Upset Light Fingers Winner Every Rose Firms for Surround Stakes 2021

February 13, 2021

Upset Light Fingers Winner Every Rose Firms for Surround Stakes 2021

Every Rose enjoyed a boilover in the 2021 Light Fingers Stakes results at Randwick first-up running the ideal trial ahead of the Group 1 $500,000 Surround Stakes (1400m) at the end of the month.

Two years ago, trainer Mark Newnham did Light Fingers – Surround Stakes double with his So You Think mare Nakeeta Jane (2019), and he looks to have a genuine chance to do it again this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Choisir filly Every Rose went around at $21 in the Group 2 $200,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) on Apollo Stakes Day, but was set-up beautifully by Newnham for the race presenting fit off two strong trials.

Every Rose Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Every Rose is onto the Group 1 Surround Stakes after winning the Light Fingers Stakes first-up. Photo: Steve Hart.

Jockey Joshua Parr had been confident after the latest hit-out on the progressive three-year-old and his confidence was rewarded as they beat home a field of better fancied rivals in the Group 2.

It was the first victory for Every Rose since her winning debut in October of 2019 in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1000m), and Newnham said it had been a game of patience getting her ripe for her second career success.

After getting clean away from the gates, Parr charged up out wide on Every Rose to lead the Light Fingers Stakes field around in a gutsy all-the-way performance out deep.

The favourite Away Game ($2.60) gave chase late and looked to have her chance once on the straight, but eventually had to settle for third as the Kris Lees-trained Never Talk ($16) charged up late to challenge and run an eye-catching second just a neck beaten.

“Heart in my mouth stuff,” Newnham told the media post-race.

“I was very confident at the corner, just a matter of whether her condition would hold out in the conditions today.

“Today’s conditions and the outside draw, just dampened my confidence a little bit, but horse and jockey were good enough.”

Newnham confirmed post-race plans to target the Surround Stakes 2021 on Chipping Norton Stakes Day with Every Rose.

“I’d say that’s where we’ll be heading,” he said.

“The 1400m at Randwick’s a good on-pace race for these types of fillies and it would be nice if we can pull off another one with her.

“She’s had a few little niggles, but this time in she’s had a trouble-free prep and it all went to plan.

“She’s a lovely mare.”

Every Rose was at $26 in all-in Surround Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au before the Light Fingers Stakes results and subsequently firmed into $12.

Click here for the full futures Surround Stakes odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Light Fingers Stakes Results  

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 14 56kg $21
2 8 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Jason Collett 0.2L 13 56kg $16
3 1 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 0.4L 5 56kg $2.60F
4 11 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 1.6L 9 56kg $51
5 12 LOVE SENSATION Kevin Corstens Ms Rachel King 1.8L 3 56kg $31
6 5 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Nash Rawiller 1.9L 10 56kg $9
7 3 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 2L 8 56kg $4.40
8 4 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.5L 4 56kg $9
9 10 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 2.8L 7 56kg $61
10 13 NICCI’S FLING Gary Portelli Ms Kathy O’Hara 3.9L 2 56kg $31
11 7 JOVIALITY Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 4.1L 6 56kg $17
12 9 SWEET REPLY Richard & Michael Freedman Brenton Avdulla 5.4L 11 56kg (cd 56.5kg) $41
13 14 ORPHEUM Ron Quinton Jay Ford 5.5L 12 56kg $101
14 2 KAHMA LASS (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 6.7L 1 56kg $18
16e PIPPALI Jason Coyle 0
15e SHE CAN SING Michael Costa 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds