TJ Smith Stakes 2017

Saturday April 1, 2017

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 1, 2017 .

2017 TJ Smith Stakes Results

  • 1st: Chautauqua
  • 2nd: English
  • 3rd: Fell Swoop

TJ Smith Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 1, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $2.5 million
  • First Run: 1997

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 ten TJ Smith Stakes favourites from 2008 – 2017 got the job done including Lankan Rupee (2014) and superstar mare Black Caviar who jumped odds-on in both 2011 and 2013.

2017 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.

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

Chautauqua is a dual TJ Smith Stakes winner taking out the race at short odds in both 2015 and 2016. 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 seven TJ Smith Stakes winners from 2011 – 2017.

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.

2017 TJ Smith Stakes Field

The TJ Smith Stakes field and barrier draw is released on Tuesday March 28, 2017 and will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 311x47x323 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 58.5kg 118
2 619x215x16 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 7 58.5kg 113
3 x296x20x10 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Corey Brown 12 58.5kg 113
4 4x236710x9 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Craig Williams 15 58.5kg 110
5 13x6039x65 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5 58.5kg 108
6 156x323x66 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Joao Moreira 6 58.5kg 107
7 0111x12x29 SPIETH (NZ) Bryce Heys Hugh Bowman 13 58.5kg 107
8 12311210×2 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Damian Lane 3 58.5kg 107
9 x3221123x4 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 8 58.5kg 105
10 42x256Px1x TARGET IN SIGHT Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 2 58.5kg 105
11 1x26330x15 TIVACI Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 9 58.5kg 102
12 31x5470x17 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 1 56.5kg 110
13 x101x1122x ASTERN John O’Shea James Doyle 4 56.5kg 107
14 11114×1 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 10 56.5kg 104
15 x12037x431 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 14 56.5kg 84
  • 2017 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations closed on February 6, 2017 and attracted 75 early entries
  • 2017 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances are taken on March 7, 2017

2017 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations

Official TJ Smith Stakes 2017 nominations closed on Monday February 6 and a total of 75 sprinters make up the entries including the dual defending champion Chautauqua and a host of smart young three-year-olds led by Godolphin’s Golden Rose winner Astern.

2017 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances

Official TJ Smith Stakes 2017 first acceptances were taken on Tuesday February 7 leaving a total of 48 hopefuls including a host of sprinters that face off in the Newmarket Handicap on ‘Super Saturday’ at Flemington in the lead-up to a Sydney run during ‘The Championships’.

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 – 2017.

2017 TJ Smith Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive TJ Smith Stakes 2017 betting tips will be detailed below with the sprinters to back and sack for the season the week of the race.

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.

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

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 ($30 in 2012). The other longest priced TJ Smith Stakes winners include Shy Hero ($30 in 2000), Phoenix Park ($60 in 2002) and Shamekha ($25 in 2005).

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

2017 TJ Smith Stakes Results

The TJ Smith Stakes 2017 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 1, 2017 and announced below.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 58.5kg $5.50
2 12 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 0.2L 1 56.5kg $12
3 6 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Joao Moreira 1.5L 6 58.5kg $21
4 11 TIVACI Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 3.3L 9 58.5kg $31
5 8 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Damian Lane 3.7L 3 58.5kg $11
6 14 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5.2L 10 56.5kg $3.40F
7 2 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 5.7L 7 58.5kg $11
8 15 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 6L 14 56.5kg $51
9 4 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Craig Williams 6.4L 15 58.5kg $51
10 7 SPIETH (NZ) Bryce Heys Hugh Bowman 7.4L 13 58.5kg $9
11 5 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8.3L 5 58.5kg $41
12 10 TARGET IN SIGHT Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 9.7L 2 58.5kg $41
13 13 ASTERN John O’Shea James Doyle 10L 4 56.5kg $7
14 9 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 12.5L 8 58.5kg $41
15 3 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Corey Brown 16L 12 58.5kg $41

TJ Smith Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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