Surround Stakes 2013 Tips

All the talk is about Melbourne this week but there is still a quality day of racing in Sydney at Warwick Farm and one of the key races on the program is the Group 2 2013 Surround Stakes (1400m).

An exciting group of three-year-old fillies will contest the $175,000 event and Bennetta is currently a clear favourite at $2.40.

Crown Oaks winner Dear Demi ($6) will be out to turn the tables after running third in the Light Fingers Stakes while Driefontein follows closely at $6.50.

Only one other runner falls under double figures with Darley filly Meidung ($8.50) due to kick off her autumn campaign.

Plenty of decent horses at bigger odds including Brave Soul ($13), Royal Descent ($14), and Longport ($18).

For some help with your Surround Stakes selections, keep reading for the expert views from the team.

The Winner

#3 Bennetta $2.40

  • Difficult to look past the favourite here, classy filly in form
  • Chasing a fourth straight win
  • Was dominant last start when beating many of Saturday’s rivals in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes
  • Looks on upward scale towards bigger things

The Placings

#2 Dear Demi $6

  • Quality galloper who has finished in the top three 11 times from 16 starts
  • Group 1 winner
  • Has won at the distance
  • Has won at the track
  • Should improve second-up with more distance

#4 Longport $18

  • Happy to forgive first-up run, quality filly
  • Has won at track and distance
  • Group 2 winner
  • One of the most consistent fillies of the spring, can return to those heights

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