TJ Smith Plate 2012 Nominations

Some of the most talented two-year-olds in the country will be on show in Brisbane this winter in the 2012 TJ Smith Plate which will take place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 9.

Nominations for the $500,000 juvenile event have been released with 109 horses entered to contest the Group 1 feature.

One local hope included in nominations is Better Than Ready who impressed when winning by more than a length on debut last Saturday.

The More Than Ready colt opened with bookmakers at above $20.00 but by race close was an outright favourite following a betting plunge.

Trained by Kelly Schweida, the highly promisng horse showed the mail was right and despite a slow start produced an outstanding turn of speed at the back end of the race to canter away for an easy victory.

One nominated juvenile who already has a decent result to his name is Gerald Ryan-trained colt Dances On Stars who won the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes at Randwick on April 14.

A son of Snitzel, Dances On Stars showed potential in his two previous starts before capitalising on a solid build up with a strong finish to beat a quality field of juveniles in his first attempt at Group level racing.

Guy Walter-trained colt Toydini is another nominated horse with fresh success to his name after winning Wednesday’s Anzac Day Handicap at Randwick-Kensington.

Leading Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote has three horses nominated with Big Decision, Heza Jetsetter and Mobster and Heathcote is particularly excited about Heza Jetsetter who ran fourth to Better Than Ready last weekend.

“I know all the talk has been around Kelly Schweida’s Better Than Ready after he landed that big plunge,” Heathcote said.

“But I was delighted with the run from Heza Jetsetter and I’ve decided to back up with him on Saturday.”

The talented colt gets his chance to impress this weekend when running from the inside barrier in the second race at Eagle Farm.

Other horses included in nominations include John Thompson-trained pair Strength and Trophies who both featured in the Sydney Autumn Carnival and David Payne-trained colt Honorius who scored mid-field finishes in two Group level races in Sydney recently.

For the best betting on this year’s winter carnival in Brisbane, sign up to the Australian owned bookmaker.com.au!

Check out their Quickbet innovation to put your bets on faster and enter the code BONUSBET when signing up today to be rewarded with their $300 bonus bet offer!

TJ Smith Plate 2012 – Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 ACADEMUS Peter Snowden
2 ALBRECHT Peter Snowden
3 ALZORA David Hayes
4 ANGELFLY Troy Hall
5 ANIKINTIME Bryan Guy
6 ANYTIME BABY David Payne
7 BARBUDA Michael Moroney
8 BAY FLYER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 BEACH BABE Matthew Dunn
10 BETRAYAL Gai Waterhouse
11 BETTER THAN READY Kelly Schweida
12 BIG DECISION Robert Heathcote
13 BISHOPS CASTLE (NZ) Michael Moroney
14 BLOWIN’ YOUR MIND Chris Waller
15 BOBAN Anthony Freedman
16 CHESTNUT ROAD David Pfieffer
17 CHOICE BRO John Sargent
18 CHOSEN MOMENT Anthony Freedman
19 COFFEE Peter Snowden
20 CONGO Matthew Dunn
21 CONJUGAL RIGHTS Tim Martin
22 COURTZ BOY Helen Page
23 COYOTE MISS Anthony Cummings
24 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan
25 DELAGOS Anthony Cummings
26 DESTRUCTION John P Thompson
27 DIRASARA Bart Cummings
28 DISCREET Kelly Schweida
29 DYSFUNCTION John P Thompson
30 EPIC CHOICE Michael Moroney
31 FAMOUS GROUSE John Wallace
32 FATHOM John P Thompson
33 FLYING LAMBORGINI Bryan Guy
34 FUSIL DE EVE Jason McLachlan
35 HAVASNIP Helen Page
36 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller
37 HERE COMES THE SUN Chris Waller
38 HEZA JETSETTER Robert Heathcote
39 HOFFENHORRY Chris Waller
40 HOLEY GADOLEY Pat Duff
41 HONORIUS David Payne
42 HOSS AMOR John O’Shea
43 HOT FEVER Kevin Newby
44 INTERJECT Jason McLachlan
45 ITCHINTOWIN Brian Smith
46 JOLIE BAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
47 KABAYAN Gai Waterhouse
48 LIBERATED ROSE Michael Moroney
49 LIMASSOL Peter Snowden
50 LITTLE MISS RITZY Anthony Cummings
51 LYRIC Peter Snowden
52 MAGNIER Anthony Cummings
53 MARBLE PRINCE Michael Moroney
54 MARDONIUS Gerald Ryan
55 MARSA Brendan Richardson
56 MENSUR Peter Snowden
57 MISS REMY (NZ) Liam Birchley
58 MOBSTER (NZ) Robert Heathcote
59 MONSIEUR DARCEY Anthony Cummings
60 MORE QUESTIONS Todd Howlett
61 MURCIELAGA Michael Moroney
62 NEVER DESPAIR Michael Nolan
63 NEW SPUR John P Thompson
64 NINTH LEGION Anthony Cummings
65 OBLIVIATE Rex Lipp
66 OCKHAM’S RAZOR (NZ) Anthony Freedman
67 ON THE DECK Troy Hall
68 ORDAIN Kelly Schweida
69 PETWORTH HOUSE Anthony Freedman
70 PLAYGROUNDPRINCESS David Peoples
71 POSITIVE OUTLOOK Anthony Cummings
72 PURE ROCK Bart Cummings
73 REFLECTANCE John P Thompson
74 REGILLUS Simon Foster
75 REGULAR Bryan Guy
76 REKINDLED GLORY David Payne
77 ROULETTE PRINCE Scott Aspery
78 ROWIE Paul Messara
79 ROYAL JESTER Liam Birchley
80 SACRED STAR Chris Waller
81 SALUTER Jason McLachlan
82 SANTA FE SUN Gerald Ryan
83 SATURN ROCK Shaune Ritchie
84 SCAPOLO (NZ) Kevin Myers
85 SEASTRA Bryan Guy
86 SHEROCKSMYWORLD Gai Waterhouse
87 SHIPPING FORECAST Tony Gollan
88 SILKEN ENDURANCE Maryann Thexton
89 SIZZLING Kelso Wood
90 SOOKIE John P Thompson
91 SPECIFIC CHOICE Chris Waller
92 STAR OF CHOISIR David Hayes
93 STAY SCHTUM Tim Martin
94 STRENGTH John P Thompson
95 TALON Mick Mair
96 TEXTILES Anthony Freedman
97 TINSLEY GREEN Bart Cummings
98 TOP RADA Ray McCall
99 TOYDINI Guy Walter
100 TROPHIES John P Thompson
101 TWISTED EMOTIONS (NZ) John O’Shea
102 UNDER THE LEANER Tony Vasil
103 UTILISM John P Thompson
104 WEEPU David Payne
105 WHAT A GAL Liam Birchley
106 WILL BE AMAZED John P Thompson
107 WOLFSBURG John P Thompson
108 WRITE CHEEK Liam Birchley
109 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings