Surround Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 8 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd of March 2024.

The Surround Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is for fillies aged three-years-old and is run under set weight conditions. The total prize money is $750,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Surround Stakes page.

Surround Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Nearly impossible race. Learning To Fly was brilliant resuming and can go one better from the draw. She was nudged out by Kimochi who chalked up a well deserved win. Tiz Invincible was behind them but will enjoy the rise in trip and has too much class to dismiss. Makarena has the different form line and has plenty of ability while Tropical Squall can lead them up and the stable always have them ready. 

Surround Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Tropical Squall (2)

Can land up on the speed from barrier 2 and looks well placed in this company. Not hopeless fresh and chances increased if there is any on pace bias on the day.

2. Zardozi (10)

Will enjoy further but has plenty of class and is a chance of sweeping on these late. Far from hopeless.

3. Kimochi (7)

Got the deserved win last start and no reason why it can’t do it again.

4. Learning To Fly (6)

Brilliant from the wide gate fresh and looks very hard to beat here being drawn kinder. Strips fitter and deserving favourite.

5. Tiz Invincible (5)

Sound return and has beaten many of these in the past. Respect the market and what it says late. Should get its chance from barrier 5.

6. Kristilli (8)

Can’t have.

7. Tutta La Vita (3)

Prefer others.

8. Makarena (13)

Can land up on the speed from the wide draw and this race suits. Tim Clark does the steering and the stable warrant respect.

9. Autumn Ballet (4)

Can’t have.

10. Roll On High (11)

Has good upside and has beaten some of these. Not hopeless resuming but tough draw is the knock.

11. Arctic Glamour (9)

Has class and looks well placed in this field fresh. Good finale late last run.

12. Stefi Magnetica (1)

Gets the favours from barrier 1 and form stacks up around it. Should give this race a shake.

13. Kind Words (12)

Can’t have.

Surround Stakes 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
4 Learning To Fly
5 Tiz Invicible
8 Makarena
10 Roll On High

Previews for other races this week

Listed Abell Stakes 2024 (Moonee Valley (1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Skyline Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Liverpool City Cup 2024 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 1 Australian Guineas 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Inglis Sprint 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Blamey Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Furphy Trophy 2024 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas 2024 (Ascot 1800m)

Listed Lex Piper Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1600m)

Surround Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Tropical Squall
2nd 12 Stefi Magnetica 0.12 length
3rd 7 Tutta La Vita 1.8 lengths
4th 4 Learning To Fly 1.83 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratching: 13. Kind Words.