2018 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations: Redzel vs Chautauqua

February 13, 2018

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations: Redzel vs Chautauqua

The TJ Smith Stakes 2018 nominations are a star-studded affair this autumn with early entries for the April 7 classic at Royal Randwick dominated by Redzel and the race’s three-time defending champion Chautauqua.


Champion sprinter Redzel is the standout 2017 TJ Smith Stakes nomination for the $2.5 million classic this autumn. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

All of the nominations for the major ‘The Championships’ races closed on Monday, including those for the Group 1 $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) held on Day 1.

The official TJ Smith Stakes nominations attracted 82 entries including the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Redzel who dominates early betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

During the spring the gun son of Snitzel made history winning the inaugural edition of the $10 million The Everest (1200m) at the TJ Smith Stakes track and distance.

He then took his record to six wins on the trot dominating proceedings down the Flemington straight to take out the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m).

Two brilliant trials since have the five-year-old right on track for a massive autumn that kicks off this weekend back at Flemington in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m).

Along with the hot $4.60 favourite in pre-field TJ Smith Stakes odds, Team Snowden have three other hopefuls in the mix including last autumn’s The Galaxy winning four-year-old Russian Revolution.

The other major nominee and the $9 second favourite in futures TJ Smith Stakes betting is the Hawkes Racing-trained seven-year-old Chautauqua.

The ‘Grey Flash’ made history last year saluting in his third straight TJ Smith Stakes, but he has been winless since.

Still, the $8.8 million earner was right in the mix over the spring including back-to-back fourths behind Redzel in The Everest and Darley Classic.

Chautauqua is joined in the TJ Smith Stakes nominations by two of his stablemates with up-and-coming Glenall and three-year-old Showtime in the mix.

Snitzel colt Showtime is a Group 2 winner and resumed on February 3 at Rosehill when second to Trapeze Artist in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m).

If accepted into the TJ Smith Stakes field he will be looking to break a drought by the three-year-olds with the last of the age to salute being the Gerald Ryan-trained filly Melito (2010).

A total of 24 three-year-olds feature in the TJ Smith Stakes entries this year including the Godolphin-raced Flight Stakes winning Sepoy filly Alizee, her Eskimo Price Stakes winning stablemate Kementari, last weekend’s Kevin Hayes Stakes winner Booker, Coolmore Stud Stakes champ Merchant Navy and Golden Rose third placegetter Menari.

The three-year-olds could prove a force to be reckoned with in the race going by early betting, with other young standouts being kept safe in early markets including the Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign and Golden Rose champ Trapeze Artist.

The TJ Smith Stakes first acceptances close on March 13, 2018.

See below for the full TJ Smith Stakes 2018 nominations before checking out the latest odds on Redzel and co at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations

Royal Randwick Racecourse – 07/04/2018

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1213x3x ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker 88
2 25x124113x ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings 102
3 11×7 ARDROSSAN C 3 Mick Price
4 39x93730x8 ARTLEE G 7 Kris Lees 95
5 3394x2531x BALL OF MUSCLE G 7 Joseph Pride
6 130x1569x6 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 102
7 x32111140x BONS AWAY G 4 Aaron Purcell
8 12x2316x1 BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
9 16111250×6 CANNYESCENT G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
10 110x21330x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
11 3231x7644x CHAUTAUQUA G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 x9113x385x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 111
13 00x21172xN DAL CIELO (NZ) G 5 Kris Lees 95
14 11x214119x DEPLOY G 5 Gerald Ryan 109
15 81368x008x DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
16 2x5278x132 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL M 5 Bjorn Baker 103
17 7266x4269x ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
18 311900821x FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 x6639x680x FELL SWOOP G 6 Matthew Dale 106
20 98x4408x42 FLAMBERGE G 8 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
21 302x11013x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
22 x21x78192x FUHRYK M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
23 1x2247x12x GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 93
24 302x19x64x GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
25 4×81108326 GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 85
26 910x56685x HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin
27 4423x654x5 HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir
28 1196x1401x HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy
29 1115x3179x HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds
30 5x523x112x IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith
31 541112x13x INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees 108
32 P13x1711x6 INVINCIBLE QUEST G 5 Brett Partelle 77
33 4x1211x70x ITTETSU (IRE) H 6 Darren Weir
34 1x38361x JORDA F 3 James Cummings
35 076875113x JUNGLE EDGE G 7 Mick Bell
36 21x4320x1 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 98
37 75537x514x KEN’S DREAM G 4 Darren Weir
38 11202x250x LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees 116
39 2x LIBRISA BREEZE (GB) G 6 Dean Ivory
40 15×3 LIMBO SOUL F 3 Tim Martin 71
41 3112x4F54x LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir
42 415x66x165 LORD OF THE SKY H 7 Robbie Laing
43 1351x30x3x LUCKY LIBERTY G 6 Henry Dwyer
44 12540x113x MENARI C 3 Gerald Ryan 94
45 111x101x3 MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Aaron Purcell
46 660x64314x MISHANI HONCHO G 5 Shane Edmonds 70
47 10210x430x MISS GUNPOWDER M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
48 2x1449729x MISSROCK M 4 Robbie Laing
49 11x1220x28 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman
50 x14x33934x NIETA M 5 John P Thompson
51 OYSTER BAY M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
52 2630x3735x PALAZZO PUBBLICO M 6 Matthew Smith 96
53 1220x129x PARIAH C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 91
54 1x105x100x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
55 2211x1111x REDZEL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
56 14x164x10x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
57 155x341x6x SANTA ANA LANE G 5 Anthony Freedman
58 x167x5114x SECRET AGENDA M 5 Mick Price
59 1x121x10x1 SHE WILL REIGN F 3 Gary Portelli 112
60 1460x4359x SHEIDEL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
61 28x13x0x3x SHEIKHA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 71
62 111x1221x8 SHOALS F 3 Anthony Freedman
63 2x21510x2x SHOWTIME C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
64 12x SHUMOOKH F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
65 2121x11x2x SNITTY KITTY M 4 Henry Dwyer
66 x22833005x SO SI BON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
67 x290x2860x SPIETH (NZ) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
68 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
69 0208x6132x STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir
70 117x111x SUGAR BELLA M 4 Kris Lees 79
71 13x930x15x SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent
72 x4810x950x SWEET SHERRY M 4 Brent Stanley
73 13812x326x TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 4 Joseph Pride 87
74 x847x5400x TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore
75 20x100x02x TERRAVISTA G 8 Joseph Pride
76 161x70600x THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
77 1306x13x14 THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
78 63x6410x1x TRAPEZE ARTIST C 3 Gerald Ryan 106
79 135x2450x4 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
80 1x1x11257x VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
81 11x115x VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings
82 WASHINGTON DC (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien

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