Ladbrokes Tip: The Surround Stakes is a nice lead-up to the Coolmore Classic each autumn.
The Surround Stakes is a Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies run at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early February each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on Chipping Norton Stakes Day. The event was previously a Group 2 race, but gained Group 1 status for the first time in 2018.
The Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) is the headline race at the meeting, which also features a number of Group 2 support acts on the card.
Run over 1400m at set weights, the Surround Stakes now offers a lucrative $500,000 in prize money.
The race is named in honour of former champion filly Surround who took out the 1976-1977 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year award. Fillies that run well in the Surround Stakes may back up and step up in class for a shot at the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill a fortnight later.
The latest edition of the Surround Stakes took place on Saturday February 25, 2017 .
2017 Surround Stakes Results
- 1st: La Bella Diosa
- 2nd: Omei Sword
- 3rd: Global Glamour
Surround Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1979
Surround Stakes Field
The Surround Stakes field features a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance fillies that are looking to step up to a mile or further over the autumn. Many fillies in the field come out of the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) held two weeks earlier, which is the traditional lead-up race to the Surround Stakes.
The last filly to complete the Light Fingers Stakes – Surround Stakes double was More Joyous (2010) and before her Gold Edition (2007).
Surround Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.
2017 Surround Stakes Field
The official Surround Stakes 2017 field and barriers for the Chipping Norton Stakes Day Group 2 support race will be available below once announced the Wednesday before the race so stay tuned.
The 2017 Surround Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw attracted 10 three-year-old fillies led by last start Light Fingers Stakes winner Global Glamour who came up trumps with barrier two, Chris Waller’s resuming Doncaster Mile-bound Omei Sword and her smart stablemate Foxplay.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x3611x921||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Joshua Parr||2||56kg||107|
|2||x212x114x2||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||10||56kg||92|
|3||14x3111x||LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)||Mandy & Matt Brown||Jason Collett||1||56kg||92|
|4||129x12x||OMEI SWORD||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||9||56kg||92|
|5||3323x111x3||SPRIGHT||Garry Frazer||Corey Brown||8||56kg||87|
|6||3110×6||FRENCH FERN||David Payne||Tye Angland||3||56kg||82|
|7||24x11422x6||SEZANNE||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||6||56kg||80|
|8||112×411||PUMPKIN PIE||Danny Williams||Jay Ford||4||56kg||77|
|9||0x4311x9||ZENALICIOUS||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||7||56kg||75|
|10||16x2231x5||LUBITON||Bjorn Baker||Glyn Schofield||5||56kg||71|
Surround Stakes Betting & Odds
Surround Stakes odds are released after the field is out on the Wednesday before the race.
In-form fillies coming off good lead-up runs in Sydney earlier in the autumn dominate the Surround Stakes betting markets. Favourites have a strong recent record in the Surround Stakes and the markets are led by Light Fingers Stakes graduates that ran in the first three last time out a fortnight before.
Since More Joyous (2010) completed the Light Fingers Stakes – Surround Stakes double, the only winner of the latter to finish worse than fourth in the lead-up was Thump (2014) who improved on a Light Fingers seventh to win.
2017 Surround Stakes Odds
The season’s top Surround Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available right here so stay tuned for access to our autumn racing markets.
Surround Stakes Tips
Surround Stakes tips are led each autumn by the fillies that ran first four in the Light Fingers Stakes two weeks earlier.
The Light Fingers Stakes has produced more Surround Stakes winners than any other lead-up including all but one of the eight winners from 2009 – 2016.
2017 Surround Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Surround Stakes 2017 tips and betting selections on which fillies to back and sack in the Group 2 this autumn will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.
Surround Stakes Form Guide
The Surround Stakes form guide lists all of the crucial information like barriers, jockeys and trainers punters need to consider before placing a bet on the fillies’ only feature. The Surround Stakes form has held up in better autumn classics over the years including the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000).
In 2015 First Seal won the Surround Stakes before finishing second in both of those elite level features for the female gallopers. In 2014 Lucia Valentina ran third in the Surround Stakes before winning the Vinery Stud Stakes two starts later and running third in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m).
Surround Stakes Results
The Surround Stakes results have been dominated by the favourites in recent years.The most notable upset in the past decade was Thump who saluted at $25 in 2014.
Standout Surround Stakes winners include First Seal (2015), Streama (2012), More Joyous (2010) and Gold Edition (2007).
2017 Surround Stakes Results
The full Surround Stakes 2017 results including the Surround Stakes winner and margins will be known below on Saturday February 25, 2017 .
|1||3||LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)||Mandy & Matt Brown||Jason Collett||–||1||56kg||$9|
|2||4||OMEI SWORD||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||1.5L||9||56kg||$9.50|
|3||1||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Joshua Parr||1.6L||2||56kg||$2.35F|
|4||2||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||4.7L||10||56kg||$5|
|5||10||LUBITON||Bjorn Baker||Glyn Schofield||4.9L||5||56kg||$18|
|6||7||SEZANNE||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||5.7L||6||56kg||$18|
|7||9||ZENALICIOUS||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||9.4L||7||56kg||$51|
|8||5||SPRIGHT||Garry Frazer||Corey Brown||13L||8||56kg||$8.50|
|9||8||PUMPKIN PIE||Danny Williams||Jay Ford||13.9L||4||56kg||$16|
|10||6||FRENCH FERN||David Payne||Tye Angland||16.4L||3||56kg||$41|
Surround Stakes Winners
|2017||La Bella Diosa||Omei Sword||Global Glamour||1:25.6|
|2016||Ghisoni||Single Gaze||Stay With Me||1:21.3|
|2015||First Seal||Supara||Slightly Sweet||1:22.9|
|2014||Thump||Real Surreal||Lucia Valentina||1:23.5|
|2012||Streama||Sea Siren||Hallowell Belle||1:24.7|
|2011||Parables||Red Tracer||Rose Of Peace||1:22.3|
|2010||More Joyous||Hurtle Myrtle||So Anyway||1:23.6|
|2008||Chinchilla Rose||Occurrence||Mimi Lebrock||1:24.2|
|2007||Gold Edition||Tuesday Joy||Just Dancing||1:22.3|
|2006||Regal Cheer||Mnemosyne||Star Mystic||1:22.8|
|2005||Lotteria||Shania Dane||Johan’s Toy||1:22.8|
|2004||Only Words||Ike’s Dream||Shamekha||1:25.9|
|2001||On Type||Maitland Gold||Miss Kournikova||1:22.7|
|2000||Ad Alta||Spinning Hill||Camena||1:24.0|