surround stakes

The Surround Stakes is a Group 1 race over 1400 metres for three-year-old fillies. Formerly held at Warwick Farm, it’s now raced at Randwick Racecourse. Total prizemoney is $500,000.

Surround Stakes 2021: Key runners

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HUNGRY HEART is second-up off a pipe-opener resuming. She will be more suited by this trip, already has the figures to win and has McDonald on. She has drawn wide but gets in back and with the pace on she can run on.

MONTEFILIA is a classy Sydney mare who couldn’t quite get the job done against the stronger Melbourne opposition in the Oaks, but performed credibly. First-up and ideally wants further, but she’s well up to winning the Surround Stakes first-up on class alone.

LA MEXICANA is a very solid Victorian mare who is rating consistently, however she will need to take those figures to a new level to win this. Based on how she’s done essentially the same rating her last five runs, I think she definitely can at some point.

DAME GISELLE came back okay without much luck resuming, and can clearly improve off that. I don’t agree with the markets quote but she is a winning chance.

JOVIALITY is a bit of value here, especially from a place point of view. She might find some better but she has ability and not much went right first-up. She’ll appreciate the extra trip and I am expecting improvement here.

FORBIDDEN LOVE has had a little let-up since a failure at the Gold Coast, but her previous form was good and she is super genuine otherwise. She maps well railing up from midfield and if she bounces back to the previous form, she’s in this.

NEVER TALK has been very solid in three runs back and can improve further. She will get right back but the pace should help and she’s already shown she likes it here. First look at the 1400m but everything points to her liking it. She’s one of many chances in this.

ELIZABEEL could be a nice place bet or 1×3 each-way bet at odds. She had no luck resuming but closed it out well and is suited to this extra trip. There’s several ahead of her in my market but she can certainly run into a place.

AWAY GAME had a great first prep, but a long one. She hasn’t quite come back at her top this prep thus far. So for me I need to see something more before I’d have her up there.

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