Surround Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

Surround Stakes Barrier Draw Away Game has drawn wide for the Surround Stakes (PA Images)

The Surround Stakes barrier draw is the final piece of the puzzle for for the Group 1 3YO fillies event at Royal Randwick. See who made the final field.

Below is the barrier draw for 2021:

The Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) barrier draw was announced on Wednesday morning with a capacity field of 16 plus one emergency named for Saturday’s feature at Royal Randwick.

Three-year-old filly Dame Giselle has drawn barrier nine with Tommy Berry riding. Prepared by Peter and Paul Snowden, Dame Giselle has won five of 11 starts, including four races at Group 2 level. She is chasing an elusive Group 1 victory on Saturday.

Drawing alongside Dame Giselle in gate 10 is La Mexicana for trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman. Jockey Tom Marquand picks up the ride on the filly that has won five of her seven starts. She has won her past two starts, including the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m).

Glen Boss partners with Away Game, a consistent filly that has won four from 11 starts. Recently, she was third in the $2 million Magic Million 3YO Guineas (1400m) and third in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) won by Every Rose. Away Game has barrier 14 for the Surround Stakes while Every Rose has drawn gate 16.

Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) and Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) winner Montefilia will have the services of Hugh Bowman with David Payne’s filly coming up with gate 11.

2021 Surround Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 11 56kg
2 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 14 56kg
3 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 9 56kg
4 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 16 56kg
5 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller TBA 17 56kg
6 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 3 56kg
7 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Jason Collett 7 56kg
8 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 56kg
9 LA MEXICANA Anthony & Sam Freedman Tom Marquand 10 56kg
10 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 5 56kg
11 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 13 56kg
12 JOVIALITY Chris Waller TBA 4 56kg
13 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings TBA 2 56kg
14 LOVE SENSATION Kevin Corstens TBA 1 56kg
15 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 6 56kg
16 EIGHT DIAMONDS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 12 56kg
17e PIPPALI Jason Coyle TBA 15 56kg