Nominations For The 2010 Surround Stakes

March 1st, 2010

While the Flemington Racecourse may be holding its prestigious Super Saturday this weekend, in Sydney, the Warwick Farm Racecourse is hosting its illustrious Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

While the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) headlines the day, the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) certainly provides a lot of entertainment, and this Saturday will be no exception.

Some of Australia’s top fillies are nominated for the 2010 Surround Stakes, and will compete at set-weights for a share of the $150,000, with nine nominations.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained More Joyous is certainly one to watch coming into Saturday’s race. The three-year-old filly won the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) in February, which is often used as a strong indicator into horse form for the Surround Stakes.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained More Joyous is certainly one to watch coming into Saturday’s race.

Taking the third spot at the Light Fingers Stakes was Sweepstaking. The Gillian Heinrich-trained filly produced a quality run to beat fellow 2010 Surround Stakes nominee Prerequisite to third spot.

Also taking place at the Warwick Farm Racecourse on Saturday will be the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) and the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m).

2010 Surround Stakes Nominations

No.

Horse

Trainer

1
Devoirs
Grahame Begg
2
Hurtle Myrtle
Matthew Smith
3
Little Surfer Girl
Chris Waller
4
More Joyous (NZ)
Gai Waterhouse
5
Prerequisite
David Payne
6
Run For Naara
John P Thompson
7
Shadow Miss
Garry White
8
So Anyway
John P Thompson
9
Sweepstaking
Gillian Heinrich