T J Smith Stakes Final Field & Preview for 2010

This Saturday as part of the elite line-up of races scheduled for Randwick’s exciting AJC Australian Derby Day, a collection of Australia’s premier sprinters will take to the track in the $500,000 Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1200m).

A diminutive but top-class field of seven horses have been accepted in the final field for the 2010 Darley T J Smith Stakes, including four impressive last start winners.

Currently the pre-race favourite for Saturday is the Les Bridge-trained Hot Danish sitting at $2.80 for a win with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Daughter of Nothin’ Leica Dane, Hot Danish won the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes last start and will jump from barrier three on Saturday.

Hot Danish’s biggest rival looks to be Mic Mac, the second favourite at $3.20. Mic Mac, trained by Greg Eurell, had their last race start in November 2009 and is looking to win first up in the T J Smith Stakes.

The other last start winners are Lord Tavistock who won the Group 2 Blamey Stakes last month jumping from barrier one on Saturday, the Peter Moody-trained Wanted coming off their maiden Group 1 victory in the Newmarket Handicap and highly rated mare Patronyme, winner of the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes.

A more detailed preview of the 2010 T J Smith Stakes can be found by clicking on the race name.

The T J Smith Stakes is one of three Group 1 races programmed to run at Randwick on Saturday, the other is the coveted $1.3 million AJC Australian Derby. Follow the link to view the 2010 AJC Australian Derby Final Field & Preview.

T J Smith Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw for 2010:

No.

Horse

Trainer

Rider

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
MIC MAC
Greg Eurell Hugh Bowman 5 58.5
2
LORD TAVISTOCK (NZ)
Andrew R Campbell Jason Waddell 1 58.5
3
METAL BENDER (NZ)
Chris Waller Damien Oliver 6 58.5
4
HOT DANISH
Les Bridge Tim Clark 3 56.5
5
WANTED
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 56.5
6
PATRONYME
Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 2 56.5
7
MELITO
Gerald Ryan 7 54.5