TJ Smith Considered for Eskimo Prince Winner Spill The Beans

February 8, 2016

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TJ Smith Considered for Eskimo Prince Winner Spill The Beans

Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is considering a 2016 TJ Smith Stakes run during April’s The Championships with the weekend’s upset Eskimo Prince Stakes winner Spill The Beans.

Spill The Beans

A late betting plunge on Spill The Beans paid off for punters with the 2016 TJ Smith Stakes-bound colt winning the Eskimo Prince Stakes first-up in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

Run at Royal Randwick on Saturday, a host or returning three-year-olds had their first-up Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival runs in the $150,000 Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m).

Equal favourites in betting were the Chris Waller-trained Counterattack and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Wolf Cry, but it was Ryan’s Snitzel colt Spill The Beans who stole the show.

Not having raced since a third over 1000m at Flemington last Melbourne Cup Carnival, Spill The Beans went out as a $4.80 chance in the Eskimo.

Ridden by Tim Clark, the returning youngster enjoyed an easy one and three quarter length win over the Kris Lees-trained outsider Le Romain ($18) while Coolmore Stud Stakes third placegetter Counterattack crossed a further length away third.

Disappointment of the race was Team Snowden’s Blue Diamond Stakes – ATC Sires’ Produce winner Pride Of Dubai who only managed to beat home one other runner when 10th, beaten nearly nine lengths in his return.

Ridden by Hugh Bowman the Street Cry colt fizzed in his first run in almost 10 months, labouring badly in the straight disappointing his hoop.

“I was most disappointed with him,” Bowman told stewards post-race.

“I don’t know what to say.

“He certainly wasn’t moving as well as he can when he was put under pressure, but I realised I was a beaten commodity before I put him under pressure. The fact he could barely get me to the 300 – or even the 400 – had me scratching my head.

“Win, lose or draw he was going to benefit fitness wise, but he should have done better than that.”

Twelve months ago Arrowfield won the Eskimo Prince Stakes with 2014 Golden Rose runner-up Scissor Kick and look to have uncovered another top stud prospect in Spill The Beans.

“I thought he would run a place,” Arrowfield boss John Messara told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I gave him a place chance, but I couldn’t believe they backed him off the map. He’s a stallion prospect so it was important to win that race if we could. I was worried when he was trying to get out, but they weren’t going that quick.”

Local trainer Ryan said Spill The Beans’s low key spring campaign was due to a short break, and he has the progressive colt tipped for bigger things this time in.

“He wasn’t going as well in the spring maybe because he only had a short break and he was possibly a bit tired,” he said.

“If he couldn’t beat those horses today first-up on wet ground when he was as fit as you can have him without giving a run [he might not beat them later] … they’re going to improve off it.

“I very rarely put the blinkers on a horse in a trial, but I left them on him to make sure we were going into this race fair dinkum.”

Ryan said the colt would be nominated for both the $2.5 million Group 1 Darley TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at April on April 2 and the following weekend’s $500,000 Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m), nominations for The Championships’ features closing at midday today, Monday February 8.

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2016 Eskimo Prince Stakes Results

Randwick Race 7 – 06/02/2016

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 SPILL THE BEANS Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 7 56kg $4.80
2 10 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Christian Reith 1.8L 10 56kg $18
3 3 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Jason Collett 2.8L 2 58.5kg $4.40EF
4 4 SHARDS John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 3.6L 9 58.5kg $41
5 8 WOLF CRY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3.7L 8 56kg $4.40EF
6 7 VOILIER Gary Nickson Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.5L 6 56kg $12
7 11 CANNYESCENT Gabrielle Englebrecht Tye Angland 5.8L 11 56kg $12
8 5 TORGERSEN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 6.5L 4 57kg $41
9 6 ZOUTENANT Gai Waterhouse Brenton Avdulla 7.8L 1 56kg $11
10 1 PRIDE OF DUBAI Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 8.7L 5 60.5kg $6.50
11 2 TARQUIN John O’Shea James McDonald 9L 3 59kg $15

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