21 February 2018
Prairie Fire is one of the main chances in the Blue Diamond Stakes. Prairie Fire is one of the main chances in the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Prairie Fire stormed into calculations with a win a week out from the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes and the colt is a chance to give trainer Mick Price another success in Victoria's premier race for juveniles.

Price has won two of the past six Blue Diamonds with Samaready (2012) and Extreme Choice (2016) and admits Prairie Fire surprised him with the strength of his win in last Saturday's Listed Talindert Stakes at Flemington at his second start.

It clinched Prairie Fire, a $625,000 yearling owned by Sun Stud, a spot in Saturday's $1.5 million race at Caulfield.

Price said Prairie Fire had bounced through the run.

"It's a different race for him but he improved a lot from one doughy run to what he did at Flemington," Price said.

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