Santa Fe Sun’s 2012 TJ Smith Test

May 24, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Santa Fe Sun’s 2012 TJ Smith Test

The second at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday is shaping up as a telling trial for the upcoming TJ Smith 2012 in Brisbane with the two top rated youngsters in the field vying for a trip up to the sunshine state for the classic.

Yesterday the team reported that Gai Waterhouse was using the $70,000 Power Access 2YO Plate (1200m) as a lead-up run into the $500,000 Group 1 The TJ Smith (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day June 9 for her unbeaten Haradasun gelding Kabayan.

After a winning debut at Wyong on May 10 Kabayan is rated an $11 chance in the futures TJ Smith odds at which are led by Kelso Wood’s firing-on-all-cylinders colt Sizzling ($2.60).

Much further down The TJ Smith betting markets punters can find $41 roughie Santa Fe Sun who is set to take Kabayan on at Rosehill on Saturday.

Also a winner on debut having put an impressive three and a half lengths on their closest rival over 1000m at Muswellbrook on May 4, the Gerald Ryan-trained colt is another son of Aussie sire Haradasun.

“I know it’s not city form but he was way too good for them,” Ryan said of Santa Fe Sun’s victory.

Jockey Josh Parr retains the ride on Santa Fe Sun for Saturday, the duo drawn in barrier nine, two inside of Kabayan.

Ryan said that Santa Fe Sun was set for improvement and rated them as not far off from his smart Snitzel colt Dances On Stars who finished a length away third to Sizzling in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) in Doomben.

“There’s not much between him and Dances On Stars,” he said.

“He’s come on since his debut and I’m expecting him to run very well on Saturday.

“A win would see him head north for the T J (Smith).

“He’s by Haradasun and should appreciate further than Saturday’s race so if he gets there (Queensland) he’ll be a big chance.”

As for Kabayan Ryan pointed at Santa Fe Sun’s first official trial in April over 734m at Ranwick when they finished a length and a half away third to Saturday’s top pick.

“Sante Fe Sun ran third to him and I reckon we could have got closer,” Ryan said.

To get in on this Saturday’s Rosehill racing action, or to access the exclusive futures markets for the upcoming Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival features including The TJ Smith, head to – home of the $300 bonus welcome bet offer for customers that use the promo code BONUSBET!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Ambitious Futurity Stakes 2018...

Ambitious Futurity Stakes 2018 Target for Japanese Expat

Mornington horseman Anthony Freedman is eyeing the 2018 Futurity Stakes on...

Australia Day Cup Calls for 20...

Australia Day Cup Calls for 2018 Gosford Cup Winner Singing

Race favourite Singing continued his purple patch of form as an...

2018 Gosford Guineas Winner Be...

2018 Gosford Guineas Winner Bella Martini in Tight Finish

The Hawkes Racing-trained Bella Martini held on in a thrilling late finish to...

2018 Gosford Cup Tips & O...

2018 Gosford Cup Tips & Odds Update

This afternoon’s Gosford Cup 2018 is fast approaching and our insider tips and...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field