Sizzling Heads 2012 TJ Smith Field

Talented colt Sizzling headlines a 13-horse field for Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 2012 TJ Smith (1600m) at Eagle Farm.


Sizzling is the horse to beat in Saturday's Group 1 TJ Smith

The Kelso Wood-trained two-year-old will be chasing a fourth straight victory after a dominant display of racing so far in the Queensland Winter Carnival.

The only hiccup came in the Group 2 Champagne Classic at Doomben on May 19 when he got a long way back as they hit the final straight but showed a remarkable turn of foot to storm home and take victory by a head.

A son of Snitzel, the exciting youngster will run from barrier three this weekend as he attempts to add a fifth victory to his resume in just his eighth career start.

One contender who could cause the favourite some problems is promising colt Boban who showed impressive acceleration last start to win the Phoenix by 2 ½ lengths.

The Anthony Freedman-trained youngster had previously had trouble switching off but responded well to Hugh Bowman who held him at the back of the field before exploding down the outside at the straight.

Peter Snowden-trained gelding Academus gets a chance to exact revenge on Sizzling this weekend after finishing second behind the star youngster in his last two starts.

The son of Lonhro also finished second in his only other ever start and will run from barrier six with Kerrin McEvoy on board this weekend.

Another horse to place regularly behind Sizzling is Dances On Stars who finished runner-up in the Ken Russell Memorial Classic before running third in his last two starts.

Also included in the final field for Saturday’s two-year-old feature is Hampden Stakes winner Noogoora Burr, New Zealand colt Choice Bro and unbeaten colt Ninth Legion.

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TJ Smith 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1224X111 SIZZLING Kelso Wood Chris Munce 3 57kg
2 21417146 CHOICE BRO John Sargent Jonathan Riddell 12 57kg
3 X150X60149 NOOGOORA BURR David Lawlor Brad Rawiller 4 57kg
4 24X1233 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 10 57kg
5 213 REGULAR Bryan Guy Daniel Griffin 2 57kg
6 222 ACADEMUS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 57kg
7 11 NINTH LEGION Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 13 57kg
8 97101 BOBAN Anthony Freedman Hugh Bowman 1 57kg
9 28134 TOYDINI Guy Walter Glen Boss 11 57kg
10 12 KABAYAN Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 8 57kg
11 850X118 COURTZ BOY Helen Page Michael Rodd 9 57kg
12 34X7412 DONNA CATTIVA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 7 55kg
13 2X53 WHAT A GAL Liam Birchley Glen Colless 5 55kg