Surround Stakes

2021 Surround Stakes Details
Date: Saturday February 27
Start time: 5.05pm
Racecourse: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Track Surface: Turf
Race Conditions: 3YO Fillies, Set Weights
Type: Thoroughbred
Operator: Australian Turf Club
Inaugural Race: 1979

Surround Stakes 2021

The 2021 Surround Stakes is a Group 1 Race, at 1,400m distance.

It’s for 3YO fillies, and is held at Royal Randwick on Saturday 27 February.

This, along with the Chipping Norton Stakes, are the first Group 1 events in Sydney’s Autumn Carnival.

In 2020, the Surround Stakes were taken out by Probabeel, who finished ahead of Funstar and Xilong.

Surround Stakes Classic Tips

2021 Surround Stakes Field

1Montefilia (11)J: Hugh Bowman 56kg T: David Payne$11.00$3.50
2Away Game (14)J: Glen Boss 56kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$8.50$2.90
3Dame Giselle (9)J: Tommy Berry 56kg T: P & P Snowden$4.60$1.90
4Every Rose (16)J: Tom Sherry 56kg T: Mark Newnham$17.00$5.00
5Hungry Heart (17)J: Unknown 56kg T: C J Waller$10.00$3.30
6Forbidden Love (3)J: Nash Rawiller 56kg T: R & M Freedman$12.00$3.80
7Never Talk (7)J: Jason Collett 56kg T: K A Lees$9.00$3.00
8Vangelic (8)J: Tim Clark 56kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott$18.00$5.50
9La Mexicana (10)J: Tom Marquand 56kg T: A & S Freedman$6.50$2.40
10Thermosphere (5)J: Ms Rachel King 56kg T: James Cummings$17.00$5.00
11Elizabeel (13)J: Robbie Dolan 56kg T: J G Sargent$20.00$5.50
12Joviality (4)J: Unknown 56kg T: C J Waller$31.00$7.00
13Philizzy (2)J: Andrew Adkins 56kg T: A J Cummings$81.00$18.00
14Love Sensation (1)J: Sam Clipperton 56kg T: K L Corstens$41.00$8.50
15Miravalle (6)J: Joshua Parr 56kg T: Mark Newnham$26.00$6.00
16Eight Diamonds (12)J: Jay Ford 56kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$81.00$18.00
17Pippali (15)J: Unknown 56kg T: J C Coyle$126.00$26.00


2021 Surround Stakes Best Bets

Can Victorian raider La Mexicana serve it up to the best fillies that Sydney has to offer in the 2021 Surround Stakes? Let’s take a look at each and every runner and find out…

1 – Montefilia – $12 👀🏆💰

Very classy filly who just peaked on her run in the VRC Derby but was outstanding in both the Flight Stakes and the Spring Champion Stakes where she knocked off a fair portion of this field. Will be better over longer and may need a run, but is super classy and is worth throwing in exotics and could still just win.

2 – Away Game – $9.50

Hasn’t been the same this preparation, her competition looks to have caught up with her now in their three-year-old season. Would have to find a few lengths to be in this.

3 – Dame Giselle – $5.00 👀🏆💰

I thought she did enough first up over the 1200m, the step up to the seven furlongs is okay and she will improve with more fitness. She’s taken care of a lot of this field before and will be right in the finish once again.

4 – Every Rose – $19

Had a dream run in the Light Fingers Stakes, and she’d have to have another birthday like that to win this one.

5 – Hungry Heart – $11

Never really delivered on her promise last preparation, with Dame Giselle and Montefilia taking care of her in every run last preparation in Sydney. If you’re a fan of hers, you are getting double figure prices here, but she will be better over the mile and at this stage is a non-winner.

6 – Forbidden Love – $14 💰

Was caught in a bit of traffic and had a less than ideal run in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on the Gold Coast, has been freshened and should be able to run a hole if things break her way and she improves from that run.

7 – Never Talk – $9.00

Keen to be against the Light Fingers Stakes form, so happy to leave her out of the numbers.

8 – Vangelic – $20

Lost a plate in running and was first up off a long spell, wouldn’t be surprised to see an improved performance, though the price is about right.

9 – La Mexicana – $6.50 👀🏆💰

Has been in outstanding form in Melbourne and brings a different form line to all of these as she chases riches in Sydney. Loses Jamie Kah but gains Aussie Tom, is in this up to her eyeballs and must go in everything.

10 – Thermosphere – $17

Hasn’t been suited both starts this prep but would need everything to go right, not sure she has the class of some of these.

11 – Elizabeel – $26

Another out of the Lightfingers we will be against.

12 – Joviality – $41

Admittedly is a massive price, but doesn’t look up to this at the moment.

13 – Philizzy – $101

Price tells the tale. No.

14 – Love Sensation – $51

Would need to start running now to have a chance.

15 – Miravalle – $31

Probably needs a few runs to be hitting her straps over further distance.

16 – Eight Diamonds – $91 💰

Good maiden win but flopped out of the gates at the Kenso last outing. Worse $91 shots around and it doesn’t take much to make her a winning result for you.

17e – Pippali – $201


Tip: 3-9-1-16

👀 = Must Watch
🏆 = Big Winning Chance
💰 = Worth Including in Exotics

2021 Surround Stakes Trifecta Tips

La Mexicana, Dame Giselle, Montefilia.

Surround Stakes Favourite

Dame Giselle is the current favourite at $5.00.

Surround Stakes Results

2020 Surround Stakes Field

NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightHcp Rating
1FLITJames CummingsHugh Bowman756kg105
2LYREAnthony FreedmanKerrin McEvoy256kg101
3KIAMICHIJames CummingsMs Rachel King656kg100
4FUNSTARChris WallerJames McDonald1456kg100
5PROBABEEL (NZ)Jamie RichardsOpie Bosson556kg 
6MISSILE MANTRAPeter & Paul SnowdenBrenton Avdulla156kg 
7HOW WOMANTICCiaron Maher & David EustaceJye McNeil1356kg 
8XILONGTony & Calvin McEvoyGlen Boss1256kg84
9AKARIBrad WiddupChristian Reith1156kg81
10BETCHA FLYINGChris WallerJason Collett1056kg 
11HEART OF THE OAKGerald RyanTim Clark356kg73
12EMERALDSJohn SargentBen Melham856kg70
13SAAS FEEGerald RyanJoshua Parr956kg70
14ASPECT RATIOJohn SargentAndrew Adkins456kg64

2020 Surround Stakes Winner & Placings

ResultsBest OddsMargin

Surround Stakes Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Surround Stakes
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Surround Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Surround Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Surround Stakes
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Surround Stakes
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Surround Stakes
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Surround Stakes
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Surround Stakes to place a Quaddie

2021 Surround Stakes Questions

Surround Stakes Prize Money

The 2021 Surround Stakes has prize money of $500,000.

Who won the 2020 Surround Stakes?

The 2020 Surround Stakes was taken out by Probabeel, in a thrilling finish in front of Funstar and Xilong.

How to place a bet on the Surround Stakes?

You can place a bet on the Surround Stakes using any Australian Bookmaker. We recommend Sportsbet.

When is the Surround Stakes?

The Surround Stakes is held on Saturday February 27.

Where is the Surround Stakes?

The Surround Stakes is held at Randwick Racecourse, and is one of three Group One Races on the day. These include the Australian Guineas in Melbourne, as well as the Surround Stakes and Chipping Norton Stakes in Sydney.


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