Sweet Surround Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Sweet Surround Stakes. The Surround Stakes will be run on Saturday 27th February at Royal Randwick racecourse.

 

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1AMBIENCEF3John O’Shea
2ASINARAF3John O’Shea
3BUBBLEBERRYF3Gerald Ryan
4CANAF3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
5CAPTUREDF3Clarry Conners
6EURO ANGEL (NZ)F3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
7GHISONIF3John O’Shea
8HEARTLINGSF3Kerry Parker
9HONESTAF3John P Thompson
10LET HER RIP (NZ)F3Shaune Ritchie
11PASADENA GIRL (NZ)F3Peter G Moody
12PEARLSF3John O’Shea
13PERIGNONF3Gerald Ryan
14SHOTGUN ROULETTEF3Wayne Wilkes
15SINGLE GAZEF3Nick Olive
16STAY WITH MEF3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

News:

Hugh Bowman will replace the suspended Tim Clark on Perignon when the filly tries for back-to-back Group Two wins at Randwick.

Clark rode the Gerald Ryan-trained Perignon to her first-up win in the Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) but was outed at Rosehill on Saturday.

He will miss Saturday’s Chipping Norton Stakes meeting but will be back for the Randwick Guineas a week later.

Ryan was quick to snap Bowman up to ride Perignon in the Surround Stakes (1400m).

“Hugh has ridden her before so when I heard Tim was unavailable, I was glad to get him,” Ryan said.

“She is going as well now if not better than before the Light Fingers.

“She is a filly who has really matured from the spring and is ready to step up to the 1400 metres.”

Bowman rode Perignon in her three runs during the spring when she was placed twice behind the Gai Waterhouse-trained Speak Fondly.

She finished second in the Furious Stakes (1400m) and third in the Group One Flight Stakes (1600m).

Perignon is by leading sire Snitzel who Ryan trained to Group One success for the filly’s owner Damion Flower.

A decision on whether she heads to the Group One Coolmore Classic and a possible clash with stablemate Solicit will be made after Perignon runs on Saturday.

Solicit will also be in Group Two action in the Guy Walter Stakes (1400m).

The mare ran second at the first start of her campaign with only Cox Plate winner Winx able to run her down in the Apollo Stakes.

“She came out of that race really well,” Ryan said.

“She was able to roll along in front at her own pace so it didn’t take too much out of her.

“I think she is getting better as she gets older and she is a happy horse.”

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