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 Races.com.au team.
#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
#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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