TJ Smith Stakes final field and barrier draw
Speed machine Nature Strip has fared well at the barrier draw for Saturday’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick and will jump from the inside gate.
The Chris Waller-trained son of Nicconi was beaten as the short-priced favourite in the Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington but bounced back to winning form with a commanding three-length victory over Redzel in the Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick.
Redzel has also drawn favourably in gate 3, while reigning TJ Smith Stakes winner Santa Ana Lane splits the pair in barrier 2.
Last start William Reid Stakes (1200m) winner Loving Gabby drew the outside alley and will jump from gate 13.
2020 TJ Smith Stakes barrier draw and final field:
1. NATURE STRIP Chris Waller – James McDonald (1) 58.5kg
2. PIERATA Gregory Hickman – Tommy Berry (9) 58.5kg
3. SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman – Tim Clark (2) 58.5kg
4. REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden – Kerrin McEvoy (3) 58.5kg
5. TREKKING James Cummings – TBA (4) 58.5kg
6. VEGADAZE Anthony Cummings – TBA (12) 58.5kg
7. BIVOUAC James Cummings – TBA (6) 56.5kg
8. IN HER TIME Kris Lees – Brenton Avdulla (5) 56.5kg
9. EXCEEDANCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – TBA (10) 56.5kg
10. TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney – Opie Bosson (8) 56.5kg
11. WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle – Ms Kathy O’Hara (7) 56.5kg
12. STANDOUT Gerald Ryan – Nash Rawiller (11) 56.5kg
13. LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Glen Boss (13) 54.5kg