Kabayan Trials for 2012 TJ Smith Plate

May 23, 2012

Kabayan Trials for 2012 TJ Smith Plate

Top Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse will continue Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival preparations with her up-and-coming gelding Kabayan, the TJ Smith Plate 2012 bound youngster to run at Rosehill Gardens this weekend.

Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse has two horses inside the top four in the early 2012 TJ Smith odds

The Haradasun two-year-old debuted at Wyong back on May 10 and in a very promising effort won by two and a half lengths over 1000m despite having to overcome the far outside barrier 14 of 14.

Their debut win came on the back of two winning barrier trials in Sydney from December last year then April this year.

Kabayan will go under race conditions for a second time this Saturday in a $70,000 2YO Plate (1200m) that could also feature the Gerald Ryan-trained Santa Fe Sun who won at Muswellbrook by three and a half lengths on debut, David Payne’s last start Hawkesbury winner Weepu and the Peter Snowden-trained Exceed And Excel filly Genteel.

Waterhouse, who scored the Sydney Autumn Carnival’s 2YO Triple Crown with young gun Pierro, is hoping for them to maintain their undefeated status and earn a trip up to Queensland for the $500,000 Group 1 The TJ Smith Plate (1600m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day, June 9.

“He has come through that first run very well,” Waterhouse’s racing manager Bruce Slade said of Kabayan.

“He will run in the 1200-metre race on Saturday and if he runs well and wins then he’ll head to Brisbane for the TJ.

“He’s a very smart horse.”

Futures The TJ Smith odds at bookmaker.com.au are led by Kelso Wood’s flying Snitzel colt Sizzling at a quote of $2.60.

Kabayan currently occupies the fourth line of TJ Smith betting at a quote of $11.

Just ahead of them in the markets is the fellow Waterhouse-trained Betrayal ($8.50), the Exceed And Excel colt having broken their maiden status at start number two last time out winning over 1250m at Canterbury.

“Darley cleaned up all the Group Ones for two-year-olds last year and Gai has won pretty much all the features this year except for the Blue Diamond where No Looking Back finished second,” Slade said, referring also to Waterhouse’s $2 million Gold Coast 2YO Classic win with Driefontein.

“It would be lovely to think we could feature in the TJ Smith.”

To get behind Kabayan this Saturday and further ahead in the TJ Smith 2012, head to our preferred online bookie bookmaker.com.au.

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