Nakeeta Jane (So You Think/Lustre Lady) contested the Group 1, Surround Stakes 1400m at Royal Randwick Saturday 2ndMarch 2019. She jumped from barrier 6 but had a luckless run throughout, being back and wide for most of the race and was shunted even wider on the turn. Somehow, she managed to keep extending, closing in on the leaders. By the end of the straight she was drawing on her killer instinct to attack the line. Fundamentalist was on the rails with El Dorado Dreaming and Mizzy not far away, making for anxious moments before Nakeeta Jane was eventually declared the winner!!
Not realising the filly had won, jockey Josh Parr missed his ‘in the saddle’ interview with Bernie Cooper. On returning to the enclosure he realised that Nakeeta Jane had won her first Group 1 and immediately headed for the winners’ circle with a beaming smile.
This super filly is home bred by the Towell Family and are most deserved of the success Nakeeta Jane keeps delivering them, congratulations.