Surrey Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Surrey Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Surrey Stakes, a race run over 7f at Epsom during the Derby Festival.

Surrey Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Surrey Stakes Preview

Established in 1995 under the name 'Vodacom Conditions Stakes', it was given its present name of the Surrey Stakes in 1998 when upgraded to a Listed race.

The race is open to three-year-old runners and is run over seven furlongs. The race is run at Epsom during the flat season, this race is run in late May or early June.

Surrey Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Epsom tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Races Covered at the Epsom Derby Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Surrey Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2009 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 119%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Surrey Stakes, the over-round has been 113%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 which is bet.

Surrey Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Surrey Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -19.00. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Surrey Stakes.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2004 renewal when Madid from John Gosden under the guidance of Richard Hills, won in a time of 1:28.73, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Safe Voyage, trained by John Quinn and ridden by Jason Hart set the quickest time of 1:19.88 in the 2020 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Surrey Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Safe Voyage (1:19.88) in 2020
  2. Olivia Maralda (1:21.03) in 2023
  3. Producer (1:21.48) in 2012

Surrey Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Surrey Stakes' past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Surrey Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:21.03
Olivia Maralda (IRE)
3yo 8-11 (7 of 9) 3/1
Kevin Stott
Roger Varian (GB)
2022
1:23.08
Ever Given (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (6 of 7) 16/5
Daniel Tudhope
Hugo Palmer (GB)
2021
1:27.48
Mehmento (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 4) 11/8F
Hollie Doyle
Archie Watson (GB)
2020
1:19.88
Safe Voyage (IRE)
7yo 9-5 (2 of 6) 6/5F
Jason Hart
John Quinn (GB)
2019
1:22.74
Space Blues (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 7) 6/5F
James Doyle
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2018
1:24.34
Lake Volta (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 6) 3/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
2017
1:21.97
Solomons Bay (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 7) 8/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Roger Varian (GB)
2016
1:27.01
Gold Land (GB)
3yo 9-0 (6 of 8) 14/1
Jimmy Fortune
Brian Meehan (GB)
2015
1:22.57
Code Red (GB)
3yo 9-4 (7 of 9) 14/1
Martin Dwyer
William Muir (GB)
2014
1:21.58
That Is The Spirit (GB)
3yo 9-0 (6 of 5) 11/10F
Daniel Tudhope
David O'Meara (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Surrey Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 26 placings from 135 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 5 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Surrey Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are multiple leading trainers in the Surrey Stakes over the last 20 renewals with John Gosden, Saeed bin Suroor and Roger Varian having all won the race two times. John Gosden winners have been with Madid (2004) and Racer Forever (2006). Saeed bin Suroor winners have been with Iguazu Falls (2008) and Shakespearean (2010). Roger Varian winners have been with Solomons Bay (2017) and Olivia Maralda (2023).

Here are some of the top Surrey Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
John Gosden8-2-3+7.50+3.25
Saeed bin Suroor6-2-2+0.38-1.33
Roger Varian3-2-2+10.00+5.80
Brian Meehan4-1-2+11.00+6.05
Charlie Appleby3-1-3-0.80+0.56
David O'Meara3-1-1-0.90-1.31
Sir Mark Prescott Bt3-1-1-1.27-1.54
William Muir2-1-1+13.00+7.40
John Ryan2-1-1+7.00+3.80
Clive Cox2-1-1+3.00+1.50

Surrey Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Surrey Stakes over the last 20 renewals with Ryan Moore, Silvestre De Sousa, Frankie Dettori and Daniel Tudhope having all won the race two times. Ryan Moore's winners have been with Galeota (2005) and Well Acquainted (2013). Silvestre De Sousa winners have been with Solomons Bay (2017) and Lake Volta (2018). Frankie Dettori winners have been with Iguazu Falls (2008) and Shakespearean (2010). Daniel Tudhope's winners have been with That Is The Spirit (2014) and Ever Given (2022).

Here are some of the top Surrey Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Ryan Moore12-2-5-2.67-2.76
Silvestre De Sousa7-2-3+6.00+2.73
Frankie Dettori7-2-4-0.62-0.02
Daniel Tudhope2-2-2+4.30+2.69
James Doyle3-1-1-0.80-0.25
Hollie Doyle2-1-1+0.38-1.00
Kevin Stott1-1-1+3.00+1.80
Jason Hart1-1-1+1.20+0.75
Jamie Spencer6-0-4-6.00-1.02
William Buick5-0-3-5.00-1.35

Surrey Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +26.39 is when runners had the same jockey as when last winning. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a highest class run of Class 1 (L), when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-26.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 7 (3,2) [9 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 6 (1) [7 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 [4 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 2 (3) [6 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 4 (6) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Surrey Stakes is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Newbury, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Newbury last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 108 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 33 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Surrey Stakes:

  • Invincible Spirit (2 Wins)
  • Pivotal (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Surrey Stakes, that stallion is Dark Angel who has failed to produce a winner from 7 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Gold Land in 2016, winning for Brian Meehan at odds of 14/1 under the guidance of Jimmy Fortune. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 9 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 Surrey Stakes.

Races Covered at the Epsom Derby Festival

Here is the 2024 schedule for the two-day Epsom Derby Festival, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Epsom Derby Festival races for Friday 31st May 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
14:00
Woodcote Stakes
Bobsleigh (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Eve Johnson Houghton
Charles Bishop
14:35
Trustatrader Handicap
Austrian Theory (IRE)
4yo - 7/1
Charlie Johnston
Joe Fanning
15:10
Coronation Cup
Emily Upjohn (GB)
4yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
15:45
Betfred Handicap
Cadillac (IRE)
5yo - 12/1
George Boughey
Kevin Stott
16:30
Epsom Oaks
Soul Sister (IRE)
3yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
17:10
Surrey Stakes
Olivia Maralda (IRE)
3yo - 3/1
Roger Varian
Kevin Stott
17:40
Tattenham Handicap
Spanish Star (IRE)
8yo - 12/1
Patrick Chamings
Rhys Clutterbuck

Epsom Derby Festival races for Saturday 1st June 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
13:25
Lester Piggott Handicap
Torito (GB)
3yo - 4/1
John & Thady Gosden
Benoit De La Sayette
14:00
Princess Elizabeth Stakes
Prosperous Voyage (IRE)
4yo - 6/4
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
14:35
Diomed Stakes
Regal Reality (GB)
8yo - 5/1
Sir Michael Stoute
Ryan Moore
15:10
Epsom 3yo Dash
Tatterstall (IRE)
3yo - 8/1
Michael Dods
Connor Beasley
15:45
Epsom Dash
Navello (GB)
4yo - 25/1
George Boughey
Andrea Atzeni
16:30
Epsom Derby
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
3yo - 9/2
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore
17:15
Northern Dancer Handicap
Sheer Rocks (GB)
4yo - 11/2
Eve Johnson Houghton
Harry Davies
17:50
JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap
Badri (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Ruth Carr
Hollie Doyle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Surrey Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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