2021 TJ Smith Stakes: Tips and Race Preview

Taking a back to back winner in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2021 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

NATURE STRIP winning the Tab T J Smith Stakes.
NATURE STRIP winning the Tab T J Smith Stakes. Picture: Steve Hart

Nature Strip can explode again at $3.50 in the 2021 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

2021 TJ Smith Stakes: Final Field, Barriers and Market

2021 TJ Smith Stakes: Race History

2021 TJ Smith Stakes: Nominations

2021 TJ SMITH STAKES – RACE ANALYSIS AND TIPS

Slick tempo assured from Nature Strip and Eduardo leading the charge. NATURE STRIP (2) starts as favourite looking to defend his 2020 TJ Smith Stakes success.

Follows the same campaign path as last season arriving third up after contesting the Black Caviar Lightning and the Challenge Stakes. Was beaten narrowly as odds on favourite in the Challenge Stakes by Eduardo who had to break the 1000m Randwick track record just to deliver a nose victory and has franked the form with a dominant Galaxy win. Nature Strip in the meantime like in 2020 has been kept ticking over with a soft Randwick trial. Expect a big display.

MASKED CRUSADER (5) is the new kid on the block having ascended to Group 1 level in claiming the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on March 19. Is a horse on the up. EDUARDO (3) goes from strength to strength under the care of Joe Pride. Should be peaking third up and can remain unbeaten this prep. BIVOUAC (1) has been a shade below his best so far this campaign however is a multiple Group 1 winner who must still be respected.

2021 TJ SMITH STAKES – SELECTIONS

1st – 2 Nature Strip

2nd – 5 Masked Crusader

3rd – 3 Eduardo

4th – 1 Bivouac

WHEN IS THE 2021 TJ SMITH STAKES?

WHEN: – Race 8 @ 3:55pm AEST

WHERE: Randwick Racecourse

Racing and Sports has all the form for Randwick

* Note that betting odds may differ from time of publication


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Randwick

Saturday, 10th April 2021

8
15:55
(local)

Heineken T J Smith Stks (G1)

Type: OPEN
AUD $2,500,000
1200m TURF SOFT
8
15:55
(local)
AUD $2,500,000
1200m SOFT

Heineken T J Smith Stks (G1)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. NATURE STRIP (AUS) 6yo G
NICCONI (AUS) - STRIKELINE (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$3.00
58.5kg
R Lyons, P Harrison, P Kean, S Hansen, G Smith, J Van Duuren, P Balderstone, K Garland, D McCluskey, C Bennett, G Dumesny, F Giampaolo, Ms D McShane, D Slocum & T McHenry

Sales Information

2nd 5. MASKED CRUSADER (AUS) 4yo G
TORONADO (IRE) - SHE'S GOT GEARS (AUS)
KERRIN MCEVOY
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$7.00
58.5kg
R & C Legh Racing (Mgrs: R P & C Legh), Gilgai Farm (Mgr: R R Jamieson), B & C Thoroughbreds (Mgr: B A Dorman), C H Madden, Mrs J G Madden, Hybrook Pastoral (Mgr: P Orton), Werrett Bloodstock (Mgr: N R J Werrett) & Encompass Bloodstock (Mgr: S B McCann)

Sales Information

3rd 3. EDUARDO (AUS) 7yo G
HOST (CHI) - BLUSHING (AUS)
BRENTON AVDULLA
JOSEPH PRIDE
$3.50
58.5kg
J J W Pride, N Cresci, A J Curran, Buffto's First Kiss (Mgr: R L Dyson), L Galvin, B Henderson, Miss J A Kaufmann, Ms M Kaye, G J Loiero, N J Pinner, D P Ritchie, A J Rix, B Rodwell, Team Tsa (Mgr: Ms S Jones), Ungar Family (Mgr: T M Ungar) & Dr J R Whitfeld
4th 4. ZOUTORI (AUS) 5yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - ATOTORI (AUS)
LUKE CURRIE
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
$26.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

5th 1. BIVOUAC (AUS) 4yo H
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - DAZZLER (AUS)
HUGH BOWMAN
JAMES CUMMINGS
$5.00
58.5kg
6th 8. ELEVEN ELEVEN (AUS) 4yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SMOKIN' ALICE (USA)
KEAGAN LATHAM
GREGORY HICKMAN
$41.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

7th 6. DIRTY WORK (AUS) 4yo H
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - MAIDEL (AUS)
DAMIAN LANE
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$31.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

8th 9. LIBERTINI (AUS) 4yo M
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - ALOHA (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
ANTHONY CUMMINGS
$12.00
56.5kg
9th 7. ORDER OF COMMAND (AUS) 6yo G
SQUAMOSA (AUS) - COMMANDING ANGEL (AUS)
DAMIEN OLIVER
DANNY O'BRIEN
$41.00
58.5kg