2011 TJ Smith Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw Features Black Caviar

April 6th, 2011

The $1 million TJ Smith Stakes final fields have been released for the race that will run at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 9, 2011.

The Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes will feature superstar mare Black Caviar as she attempts to win her 12th unbeaten race in a row.

Black Caviar is the unrequited star of this Saturday’s racing at Randwick, on a day where the $150th running of the AJC Australian Derby will take place.

The Bel Esprit mare has drawn well in the barrier draw, and will jump from gate five in the 1,200 metre race.

Black Caviar will be ridden by her regular winning jockey, Luke Nolen, and will be hoping she can nab her fifth Group 1 title in a row.

Also included in the 2011 TJ Smith Stakes final field is Grahame Begg’s All Silent.

The seven-year-old gelding will be first-up in the TJ Smith Stakes after two barrier trials.

The Belong To Me gelding has won eight of his 25 career starts, including multiple Group races.

Grahame Begg is pleased with All Silent’s current form, but will need for a dry track if they have any hope of upstaging Black Caviar.

”I don’t know if we can beat the super mare but he is back to his best,” Begg said.

”We know he needs a good track to show his best, so we don’t want the rain.”

All Silent has drawn the widest barrier of 11 for the 2011 TJ Smith Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Brenton Avdulla.

Hay List is amongst the field attempting to dethrone Black Caviar, with the Statue Of Liberty gelding fresh off a win in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes at Warwick Farm on March 27, 2011.

The five-year-old will be hoping it’s a case of third time lucky when he takes to the track against Black Caviar on Saturday, having been beaten by the talented mare on their previous two meetings.

Hay List will be ridden by jockey Glyn Schofield in the 2011 TJ Smith Stakes and will jump from barrier 10.

The 2011 TJ Smith Stakes will run as Race 5 at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday and is due to jump at 2.20pm (AEST).

2011 TJ Smith Stakes Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21X1116X21 HAY LIST John McNair Glyn Schofield 10 58.5kg 115
2 X11333440X SHOOT OUT John Wallace Corey Brown 2 58.5kg 115
3 18X05X504X ALL SILENT Grahame Begg Brenton Avdulla 11 58.5kg 114
4 X24230064X TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 9 58.5kg 112
5 01860X30X0 SHELLSCRAPE Chris Waller 6 58.5kg 104
6 X38X4422X3 DEMERIT Peter Snowden 1 58.5kg 100
7 X1X111X111 BLACK CAVIAR Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5 56.5kg 126
8 23121X037X ALVERTA Paul Messara Hugh Bowman 8 56.5kg 111
9 X22103X741 RESPONSE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 7 56.5kg 111
10 3X0373X363 HINCHINBROOK Peter G Moody Brad Rawiller 4 56.5kg 101
11 111X20X522 CRYSTAL LILY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Stephen Baster 3 54.5kg 112