TJ Smith 2012 – Preview and Tips

June 8, 2012

TJ Smith 2012 – Preview and Tips

After a month of lead-up races, the feature two-year-old event of the Brisbane Winter Carnival has finally arrived with the Group 1 $500,000 2012 TJ Smith (1600m).

Kelso Wood-trained colt Sizzling is odds-on favourite after dominating all in his path so far this preparation.

The son of Snitzel will be chasing a fourth straight victory and will have regular jockey Chris Munce in the saddle.

Following the favourite in the market is the talented Boban ($6.00) who has issues settling down but has a nice turn of foot and can charge home on his day.

Just behind the Anthony Freedman-trained colt is Academus ($7.00) who gets a chance to exact revenge on Sizzling after finishing behind the exciting youngster in his past two starts.

Also set to line up is Gai Waterhouse-trained colt Kabayan ($11.00) and Gerald Ryan-trained Dances On Stars ($11.00) who has placed regularly behind Sizzling this carnival.

Keep reading for the best selections from the who have been keenly studying the form to try and bring you a winner!

The Winner

#1 Sizzling $1.90

Impossible to look past the favourite here who has answered every question asked of him this preparation.

The only hiccup came in the Group 2 Champagne Classic when he got a long way back but still had the talent to storm home and take victory by a head.

Trainer Kelso Wood was extremely confident following last weekend’s BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes win and he is expected to only get better as he steps up to 1600 metres.

The Placings

#8 Boban $6.00 and #4 Dances On Stars $11.00

Boban is one horse who can really give the favourite a shake if he can reproduce something similar to his last performance.

The son of Bernadini stormed home after being held at the back of the field to win the Listed Phoenix by 2 ½ lengths.

Experienced jockey Hugh Bowman rode him last start and he will again be on board. The inside barrier will allow him to settle with cover before getting a chance to accelerate at the back end of the race.

Dances On Stars has been a picture of consistency in his young career so far and he should again produce a good showing this weekend.

The son of Snitzel has only missed a place once in six starts and that was back in November last year so expect him to be not too far off the lead this weekend.

The Roughie

#2 Choice Bro $41.00

Struggled last start when sixth in the Phoenix but this New Zealand colt should appreciate the step up in distance.

A son of Choisir, Choice Bro arrived in Australia on the back of a Group 1 win in the Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) and placed first-up in the Hampden Stakes.

Think Sizzling will be too strong? Or fancy an outside selection? Whoever you back, be sure to get access to the best odds by signing up at

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

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

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