TJ Smith Stakes 2019

Saturday April 6, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: Last start winners have a top TJ Smith Stakes record in recent years.

The TJ Smith Stakes is one of four Group 1 races held at Royal Randwick Racecourse as part of Doncaster Mile Day on Day 1 of The Championships. A highlight of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival The Championships runs across two Saturdays in early April and features eight top level races.

Along with the sprinters facing off in the TJ Smith Stakes the other Group 1 races on the Randwick card for Doncaster Day are the Doncaster Mile, Australian Derby and ATC Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes.

There are no age restrictions for the TJ Smith Stakes that is run over 1200m and offers a total of $2.5 million in prize money. The event is run under weight-for-age conditions and the winner takes out $1.4 million.

Each autumn the winners of the Premiere Stakes, Roman Consul Stakes, Challenge Stakes and The Galaxy are exempt from TJ Smith Stakes ballot.

Often sprinters come off Melbourne form in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) down the Flemington straight to tackle the TJ Smith Stakes and the double was last achieved by Lankan Rupee (2014).

The latest edition of the TJ Smith Stakes ran on Saturday April 6, 2019.

2019 TJ Smith Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

TJ Smith Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 6, 2019
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $2.5 million
  • First Run: 1997

2019 TJ Smith Stakes Results

The full TJ Smith Stakes 2019 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 6, 2019 and announced below.

TJ Smith Stakes Odds

TJ Smith Stakes betting favours the season’s top sprinters that have proven Group 1 form over the 1200m in either Sydney or Melbourne.

No TJ Smith Stakes winner has come off a run worse than fourth since Red Oog (2006) and in that time five last start winners have taken it out.

Newmarket Handicap and William Reid Stakes winners often top the TJ Smith Stakes odds and favourites have a gun record in the Sydney feature. Four of the TJ Smith Stakes favourites from 2008 – 2018 got the job done including Lankan Rupee (2014) and superstar mare Black Caviar who jumped odds-on in both 2011 and 2013.

2019 TJ Smith Stakes Betting

Our all-in TJ Smith Stakes odds and futures betting on the possible sprinters heading towards the Randwick feature in April are listed below.

TJ Smith Stakes Field

The TJ Smith Stakes field attracts various numbers each season with the largest in recent years being 15 starters in 2014 when Lankan Rupee saluted for the punters and 2016 when Chautauqua won his second on the trot. In 2017 Chautauqua made history with a third straight victory, again defeating 14 rivals in the TJ Smith Stakes field.

TJ Smith Stakes odds were short on the winner Chautauqua (2015 and 2016)

Chautauqua is a triple TJ Smith Stakes winner taking out the race three times from 2015-17. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Horses come into the field via many different autumn sprint lead-ups including the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and Group 1 William Reid Stakes in Melbourne; those two races producing five of the TJ Smith Stakes winners from 2011 – 2018.

TJ Smith Stakes nominations close in the first week of February before first acceptances are taken a month later. Final TJ Smith Stakes acceptances attract a fee of $55,000 to connections and close on the Tuesday before the race when the field and barrier draw is released by Racing NSW.

2019 TJ Smith Stakes Field

The TJ Smith Stakes 2019 field and barrier draw is released on Tuesday April 2, 2019 and will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 24x1515x28 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 58.5kg 118
2 311x342x41 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Blake Shinn 7 58.5kg 118
3 311x5161x5 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 8 58.5kg 116
4 2x12913x52 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 2 58.5kg 113
5 257x8x140x VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 3 58.5kg 113
6 x66x1101x1 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 10 58.5kg 112
7 21x1531x22 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4 58.5kg 112
8 598×513265 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale James McDonald 1 58.5kg 106
9 81x1x320x2 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 6 56.5kg 114
10 0x320x3178 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 9 56.5kg 106
11 x21171x311 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11 54.5kg 115

2019 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances

There are only 39 sprinters left in the mix after the official TJ Smith Stakes 2018 First Acceptances were taken. Peter & Paul Snowden have the hot favourite in futures TJ Smith Stakes betting in last start Challenge Stakes winner Redzel. Chautauqua has won the past three editions of the race and is also a first acceptor, but having failed to trial three times ahead of his autumn return could possibly be refused the chance to race.

2019 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations

The official TJ Smith Stakes 2019 nominations attracted 82 sprinters including the three-time defending champion Chautauqua and early favourite in pre-field TJ Smith Stakes betting, Redzel, who took out The Everest – Darley Classic double in the spring.

TJ Smith Stakes Tips

TJ Smith Stakes tips include looking for last start winners in the Group 1 autumn lead-up sprints and locking in betting doubles like the Newmarket – TJ Smith Stakes double. Last start winners dominate the TJ Smith Stakes tips as do the favourites who have a tidy record in the classic in recent years.

In-form fillies and mares proven at elite level are also a good TJ Smith Stakes betting tip with three beating home the boys from 2010 – 2018.

2019 TJ Smith Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive TJ Smith Stakes 2019 betting tips will be detailed below with the sprinters to back and sack for the season the week of the race.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

TJ Smith Stakes Form Guide

The TJ Smith Stakes form guide shows the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys and trainers of all the runners in the field. Also doing the lead-up TJ Smith Stakes form can be helpful with last start Group 1 winners dominating the race in recent years.

There is a wide spread of winners across all the TJ Smith Stakes barriers however the standout gate producing five winners since 1998 is barrier five. Barrier 11 follows with four victories from 1998 – 2018 including Chautauqua (2016-17).

TJ Smith Stakes Form Facts

  • Horses coming off a Group 1 Melbourne run have a dominant record in the TJ Smith Stakes results
  • The best TJ Smith Stakes form line is to back a sprinter that ran top three in their lead-up start
  • The Newmarket Handicap has produced more TJ Smith Stakes winners than any other race in the past decade
  • Single-figure hopefuls in TJ Smith Stakes betting are the best bet to make looking at the form and history

2019 TJ Smith Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive TJ Smith Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

TJ Smith Stakes Results

Favourites may have a strong recent record in the race but upset TJ Smith Stakes results have still occurred in recent years including the win by Master Of Design ($31 in 2012). The other longest priced TJ Smith Stakes winners include Shy Hero ($31 in 2000), Phoenix Park ($61 in 2002) and Shamekha ($26 in 2005).

Other notable TJ Smith Stakes champions in that time include the current race record holder Trapeze Artist (2018), historic three-time champion Chautauqua (2015, 2016, 2017), Black Caviar (2011 & 2013), Takeover Target (2009) and Apache Cat (2008).

TJ Smith Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Trapeze Artist Redzel In Her Time 1:08.2
2017 Chautauqua English Fell Swoop 1:12.4
2016 Chautauqua Fell Swoop English 1:10.1
2015 Chautauqua Lord Of The Sky Terravista 1:11.0
2014 Lankan Rupee Rebel Dane Buffering 1:12.1
2013 Black Caviar Epaulette Bel Sprinter 1:09.6
2012 Master Of Design Rain Affair Hallowell Belle 1:08.8
2011 Black Caviar Hay List Triple Honour 1:08.7
2010 Melito Hot Danish Mic Mac 1:09.2
2009 Takeover Target Northern Meteor Apache Cat 1:09.0
2008 Apache Cat Reigning To Win Takeover Target 1:11.8
2007 Bentley Biscuit Black Ink Virage De Fortune 1:10.6
2006 Red Oog Glamour Puss Snitzel 1:09.8
2005 Shamekha Fastnet Rock Only Words 1:12.1
2004 Dilly Dally Legally Bay Mistegic 1:09.9
2003 Spinning Hill Yell Bel Esprit 1:10.7
2002 Phoenix Park Fair Embrace Spinning Hill 1:10.3
2001 Century Kid Spinning Hill Falvelon 1:09.8