We have expert betting tips for the 2021 TJ Smith Stakes this Saturday at Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships.
Australia’s best sprinters do battle over 1200m and it has attracted a quality field of 11 runners.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the TJ Smith Stakes, which will rock the crowd at Randwick on Saturday.
Best bets for T.J. Smith Stakes 2021
Eduardo @ $4.80 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Bivouac @ $4.40 Bet @ Sportsbet
Order of Command @ $81 Bet @ Sportsbet
T.J. Smith Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the TJ Smith Stakes trifecta.
- Order of Command
- Nature Strip
- Masked Crusader
T.J. Smith Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included seven runners in our first-four selections for the TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
The TJ Smith Stakes first-four pays well, so it’s worth having a bet.
- Nature Strip
- Masked Crusader
- Order of Command
- Haut Brion Her
T.J. Smith Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Bivouac (Best Each Way – $4.40) Bet @ Sportsbet
The James Cummings-trained four-year-old has been preparing for this race and his two runs this campaign have been solid.
He is a past winner at Randwick and although he hasn’t shown his best in 2021, he shows his best form with two runs under his belt.
Dangerous and Hugh Bowman rides from a positive barrier draw.
2. Nature Strip ($3.90) Bet @ Sportsbet
A slick customer but he was beaten by Eduardo last start and punters never really know what to expect with Nature Strip.
A three-time winner over this distance but we prefer him over 1000m. He is much better over the shorter distances and he could be caught close to the line on Saturday.
$3.90 is a fraction too short for our liking.
3. Eduardo (Best Bet – $4.80) Bet @ Sportsbet
Comes into this race with back-to-back wins and they have both been incredible. He gunned down Nature Strip fresh up and gave his rivals a galloping lesson last start.
There is nothing wrong with his form and punters get value odds once again. He owns seven wins from 19 starts and adding to that record is entirely possible on Saturday.
4. Zoutori ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
A lovely winner at Flemington last start but this will be his first attempt at Randwick. That can often find out runners lacking experience in Sydney.
He is a six-time winner at the distance so he can’t be ruled out, but bookmakers have him at the right price for the TJ Smith.
5. Masked Crusader ($8.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
He is a promising type that comes off a Group 1 win at Moonee Valley. Different conditions here but we all know what he can deliver when he’s on his game.
We haven’t put him in our top selections, but we’re not leaving him out of trifecta and first-four calculations.
The class is there and punters get a good price.
6. Dirty Work ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
His form hasn’t come back this preparation, which is a shame. The quality is there but an easier target could be on the cards next time around.
Punters are getting big odds for a talented type, but he would need everything to go his way on Saturday.
7. Order of Command (Best Roughie – $81) Bet @ Sportsbet
Huge odds for a runner that made up solid ground behind Eduardo last time out. The Melbourne-based runner is very consistent and he shouldn’t be overlooked.
Damien Oliver rides and if he gets onto the back of a runner, there is no reason why he can’t figure in the finish once again.
$81 is a steal.
8. Eleven Eleven ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
Gunning for four wins on the bounce but this is a steep rise in class. He didn’t fire at his only Randwick start and although he’s a smart type, he should be outgunned here.
9. Libertini ($11) Bet @ Sportsbet
The race at The Valley wasn’t run to suit and she prefers Randwick. The four-year-old mare owns four wins from eight attempts at Randwick and it gives her time to warm up.
Our only worry is the inside barrier. She likes room to move and Tommy Berry will need to get off the rail at some stage.
She is risky, but worth including in selections.
10. Haut Brion Her ($8.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Heavily backed when returning to racing last start. It was only a fair run but punters should be expecting a better effort.
Loves this distance and she is a past winner at Randwick, but we needed to see more fresh up. She might want further later in this campaign.
11. September Run ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet
Mixing her form this season but she can sprint with the best of them. The worry is her form at Randwick, which consists of three starts for no wins or placings.
We’re prepared to risk her against this level of opposition.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.