2011 Surround Stakes – Final Field & Barrier Draw

March 2nd, 2011

Final fields and barrier draws have been released for the 2011 Surround Stakes that will run as part of Chipping Norton Stakes Day this Saturday March 5, 2011.

Worth $200,000, the Group 2 Surround Stakes is a 1,400 metre race for three-year-old fillies only.

The 2011 Surround Stakes will jump at 3.42pm (AEDST) in Race 5 at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

One of the nine starting fillies is Gai Waterhouse’s More Strawberries, who finished third last start in the Listed Triscay Stakes.

More Strawberries will jump from barrier three, will be ridden by jockey Nash Rawiller, and will carry the set 56 kilograms in the 2011 Surround Stakes.

Bart Cumming’s Kim Heaven will be competing in her first group level race after winning a Canterbury maiden last start.

James Cummings, Bart Cummings’ grandson and foreman, says that his grandfather feels that Kim Divine is not out of her depth amongst the talented 2011 Surround Stakes field.

“Look at a filly like Secret Admirer, she was able to go from winning a maiden to beating this same group of fillies to win the Group 1 Flight Stakes in her first pPeter Snowdereparation,” James Cummings said.

James Cummings commented that running Kim Divine in the 2011 Surround stakes was a matter of not being able to find her anything else.

“We brought her back and were able to knock off a maiden first-up but there are no really suitable races for her,” he said.

Also in the final field is Peter Snowden’s Parables, who has drawn barrier seven in the 2011 Surround Stakes.

Parables has never finished out of the placings in her eight start career, and has a win percentage of 25%.

Chris Waller’s Red Tracer, David Pfieffer’s Gai’s Choice and John Thompson’s Potions are also part of the final field.

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For more information on this year’s Surround stakes, visit our 2011 Surround Stakes Final Field page.

2011 Surround Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Handicapper Rating
1 MORE STRAWBERRIES Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 3 56 98
2 PARABLES Peter Snowden Corey Brown 7 56 94
3 RED TRACER Chris Waller Nathan Berry (a) 2 56 84
4 GAI’S CHOICE David Pfieffer Tommy Berry (a) 9 56 77
5 M’LADY PEDRILLE Ron Quinton Tim Clark 5 56 75
6 WHO’S READY Alan Scorse Joshua Parr 8 56 73
7 ROSE OF PEACE Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 6 56 68
8 KIM HEAVEN Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 1 56 67
9 POTIONS John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 4 56