One of the best sprinting races in the world, the T.J. Smith Stakes features quality Australian sprinters in what should be a great race.
The Everest winner Redzel is popular with punters but looking to cause the upset are the likes of Brave Smash and In Her Time.
We have free tips and form for every runner, which includes our best bet, best each way and best roughie.
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2018 T.J. Smith Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the T.J. Smith Stakes 2018
Redzel @ $2.25 – BET NOW
Best Each Way Bet:
In Her Time @ $4 – BET NOW
English @ $11 – BET NOW
2018 T.J. Smith Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Redzel (Best Bet – $2.25) – BET NOW
It’s no surprise to see Redzel come up as the short favourite to win the T.J. Smith Stakes, given the season he’s had.
The Snowden-trained champion sprinter won The Everest last year before adding wins at his last two starts, following a second placing behind Redkirk Warrior at Flemington.
He has come of age this campaign and he has a date at Royal Ascot if he gets through this run with flying colours.
Punters aren’t getting great odds but he’s the best horse in the race.
Le Romain ($51) – BET NOW
Simply not running up to his best at the moment and he needs to find something easier and over a longer distance.
Brave Smash ($6.50) – BET NOW
Quality former Japanese runner which finished third in The Everest before running second in the Newmarket Handicap and winning the Futurity Stakes.
Trained by Darren Weir, Brave Smash has international quality and he’s going to get every chance jumping from barrier two.
He has firmed in from $7 to $5.50 and that’s a serious move at this level (back out to $6.50 now).
Jungle Edge ($41) – BET NOW
Had conditions to suit last start but couldn’t take advantage.
Wants it very wet and conditions won’t suit here.
Takedown ($81) – BET NOW
Not the same tough horse he used to be and his odds drifting from $61 to $81 suggests the same.
Fell Swoop ($67) – BET NOW
Ran in The Everest but it shouldn’t have.
Out of form and it’s tough to see him going close.
In Her Time (Best Each Way – $4) – BET NOW
Won the Premiere Stakes on Everest Day last year and she has since looked good in three runs.
The Ben Smith-trained five-year-old scored a big win in the Group 1 Galaxy last start and the form out of that race is going to stack up very well.
She’s in career best form and gets the weight advantage over Redzel.
We can see In Her Time and Redzel fighting out the finish.
English (Best Roughie – $11) – BET NOW
Hasn’t won for a long time now and she probably won’t here, but she represents good each way value.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained mare finished a close second behind In Her Time last start and that’s going to be a good form guide.
She has drawn awkwardly in barrier 12 so look for jockey Sam Clipperton to drag her back and flash late.
Global Glamour ($14) – BET NOW
Group 1-winning mare which won well fresh up and has gone close at her last starts.
Whether she’s at her best over the 1200m is the big question and we’d prefer to see her over something a touch longer.
Will put herself into the race.
Trapeze Artist ($12) – BET NOW
Capable three-year-old which isn’t suited by the weights here.
Ran third behind Kementari over 1600m last start and the drop back in distance and staying at 56.5kg isn’t going to help his cause.
The Mission ($91) – BET NOW
Connections need to seriously consider dropping him in grade.