TJ Smith Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 9th of March 2024.

The TJ Smith Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under weight-for-age conditions. The total prize money is $3,000,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the T J Smith Stakes page.

TJ Smith Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Imperatriz is a star and will take beating yet again in what is a suitable race. I Wish I Win is a major player and has a booming turn of foot. Finds the right race here to be going close. Sunshine In Paris will need a little luck from the draw but goes in the mix. Bella Nipotina has claims despite the tricky barrier. Magic Time also has plenty of upside and is in the mix against these.

TJ Smith Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. I Wish I Win (4)

Won this race last year and should be getting every chance from barrier 4. Is all class and looks hard to beat resuming. Fitness in the heavy may be the only query on its chances.

2. Private Eye (14)

Hasn’t had luck to date this prep. Suited by the track and conditions. Barrier 14 should be okay by this time of day.

3. Mazu (12)

Was sound when resuming and boasts a record of 4/6 on heavy. Will need luck from barrier 12 but Tim Clark is an ideal booking and this race is a suitable target.

4. Coal Crusher (10)

Can’t have.

5. Aft Cabin (8)

Happy to avoid.

6. Buenos Noches (15)

Can’t have.

7. Johnny Rocker (3)

Enormous last run when getting close to Imperatriz. Goes in the mix off that and looks a big price in this.

8. Imperatriz (6)

Star that continues to win and finds ways to win. Didn’t have all the favours last start but sustained a wide run and lasted to the line. Should be going close in this.

9. Bella Nipotina (11)

She is as honest as the day is long and should be around the mark. Barrier 11 might make things a little tricky.

10. Espiona (13)

Classy on her day but she will need to be at her very best to be taking this out.

11. Sunshine In Paris (9)

Superb return run in The Galaxy when narrowly missing out on the win. Maps a bit sticky from barrier 9 but goes in the mix here and is well placed against this lot.

12. Cylinder (7)

Can’t have.

13. Magic Time (1)

Prefer others.

14. Chain Of Lightning (2)

Good win in open company last start. Maps well from barrier 2 but will need to go to another level to take this out.

15. Willinga Beast (5)

Can’t have.

TJ Smith Stakes 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
8 Imperatriz
1 I Wish I Win
11 Sunshine In Paris
3 Mazu

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2024 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires’ 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Quality 2024 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Easter Cup 2024 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Victoria Handicap 2024 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2024 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Old Comrade Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1600m)

Listed Perth Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Dequetteville Stakes 2024 (Morphettville Parks 1000m)

TJ Smith Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 14 Chain Of Lightning
2nd 9 Bella Nipotina 0.31 length
3rd 1 I Wish I Win 0.34 length
4th 8 Imperatriz 0.56 length

The track was rated as Heavy 8.

Scratchings: 2. Private Eye, 12. Cylinder.