Nine exciting Group races will run as part of Randwick Racecourse’s AJC Australian Derby Day this Saturday April 9, 2011, and here you will find the insider tips for each race.
There will be three Group 1 feature races on the day, including the 2011 Sires’ Produce Stakes, 2011 TJ Smith Stakes and the 150th running of the AJC Australian Derby.
Group racing will begin in Race 5 with the running of the $1 million TJ Smith Stakes, where Black Caviar is tipped to win her 12th unbeaten race start.
While speculation surrounds the super mare’s ability to handle her first clockwise race start and the predicted wet track, Peter Moody is confident that neither of those two things will be enough to cause Black Caviar any problems.
“I have no fears about a wet track,” Moody said.
“She has worked on it competently at home and trialled on the equivalent of a Heavy 10 at Cranbourne.”
Moody feels that Saturday’s TJ Smith Stakes is a one horse race.
“Facts and figures tell you the opposition can’t beat her without something going amiss – that is just plain and simple,” Moody said.
“I don’t want to sound bullish about it (but) all these horses, or the majority of them, she has met and beat comprehensively.”
Racing at Randwick will begin at 11.50am with the running of the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes.
Randwick Race Day Tips – 2011 AJC Australian Derby Day
Randwick Race 1 Tips – McGrath Estate Agents Kindergarten Stakes (1100m)
Favourite Tip: #7 Anise
Best Place Picks: #9 Aubazine and #1 Hot Snitzel
Randwick Race 2 Tips – Jim Bean Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)
Favourite Tip: #1 Kudakulari
Best Place Picks: #3 Divorces and #7 Needs Further
Randwick Race 3 Tips – Schweppes Chairman’s Handicap (2600m)
Favourite Tip: #2 Once Were Wild
Best Place Picks: #4 Showcase and #5 Tinseltown
Randwick Race 4 Tips – Emirates Doncaster Mile Prelude (1600m)
Favourite Tip: #11 Altered Boy
Best Place Picks: #15 Glintz and #3 Brilliant Light
Randwick Race 5 Tips – Darley TJ Smith Stakes (1200m)
Favourite Tip: #7 Black Caviar
Best Place Picks: #1 Hay List and #2 Shoot Out
Randwick Race 6 Tips – Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m)
Favourite Tip: #10 Shared Reflections
Best Place Picks: #8 Elite Falls and #2 Helmet
Randwick Race 7 Tips – David Jones 150th AJC Australian Derby (2400m)
Favourite Tip: #1 Jimmy Choux
Best Place Picks: #9 I Think I Do and #12 King Gladiator
Randwick Race 8 Tips – Yellowglen Sapphire Stakes (1200m)
Favourite Tip: #1 Graceful Anna
Best Place Picks: #4 Trim and #8 Ofcourseican
Randwick Race 9 Tips – Patinack farm Adrian Knox Stakes (1100m)
Favourite Tip: #10 Kim Heaven
Best Place Picks: #2 Willow Creek and #3 Placement