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Saturday 06 April 2019

$2,500,000

Group 1

Aquis TJ Smith Stakes

Royal Randwick

 

1.Redzel

Jockey: Kerrin Mcevoy

Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden

Barrier: 5

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $8.50

Finished worse than midfield last start in the Galaxy on a heavy track but a two time Group I winner. Proven on softer tracks. Outside hope.

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2.Trapeze Artist

Jockey: Blake Shinn

Trainer: Gerald Ryan

Barrier: 7

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $4.20

Gave nothing else a chance to win last start in the Canterbury Stakes and won four of eight Group I attempts. Trial win in the 28 days since last race adds confidence. Among the main chances.

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3.Santa Ana Lane

Jockey: Mark Zahra

Trainer: Anthony Freedman

Barrier: 8

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $7.00

Finished amongst the leaders last start in the Newmarket Hcp when fresh and won four of seven Group I attempts. Trialled in the 28 days since last run. Big chance.

 

4.Pierata

Jockey: Tommy Berry

Trainer: Gregory Hickman

Barrier: 2

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $6.00

Came on strong when just beaten last start in the Galaxy and has very strong form at Randwick. Placed in three of six Group I attempts. Not the worst.

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5.Vega Magic

Jockey: Damien Oliver

Trainer: David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig

Barrier: 3

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $17

First-up after 25 week spell. Won at Caulfield when last fresh and won four of eight first-up. Prepped well winning last trial at the same track. Some claims.

 

6.Ball Of Muscle

Jockey: Glyn Schofield

Trainer: Joseph Pride

Barrier: 10

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $13

Looking for a hat-trick after winning two in a row at Randwick and Caulfield. Goes well on a softer track. Can shock.

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7.Osborne Bulls

Jockey: Hugh Bowman

Trainer: James Cummings

Barrier: 4

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $4.60

Narrowly beaten as a favourite last start in the Newmarket Hcp and capable of closing gamely. Placed in two of three Group I attempts. Among the main chances.

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8.Fell Swoop

Jockey: James Mcdonald

Trainer: Matthew Dale

Barrier: 1

Weight: 58.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $51

Finished in the middle of the pack last start in the William Reid Stakes and has placed in five of 14 Group I races. Has gone well on a softer track but still not in this.

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9.Shoals

Jockey: Tim Clark

Trainer: Anthony Freedman

Barrier: 6

Weight: 56.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $11

Placed last start in the Canterbury Stakes when first up and won three of five Group I attempts. Track specialist winning twice at Randwick. One for wider exotics.

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10.Champagne Cuddles

Jockey: Damian Lane

Trainer: Bjorn Baker

Barrier: 9

Weight: 56.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $71

Finished midfield last start in the Newmarket Hcp and in the money in four of seven Group I outings. Goes well on a softer track but not in this.

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11.Sunlight

Jockey: Luke Currie

Trainer: Tony Mcevoy

Barrier: 11

Weight: 54.5

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Odds – BetEasy (Bet Here): $8.50

Won three of six Group I attempts. Can’t knock the form winning two in a row at Moonee Valley and Flemington. Perfectly placed.

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Tips:

1.3.Santa Ana Lane

2.4.Pierata

3.11.Sunlight

4.Osborne Bulls

5.Trapeze Artist

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Suggested Bets:

3.Santa Ana Lane to win at $7.00