Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||March 27, 2021|
Run for $700,000 at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day, The Galaxy is one of Sydney’s premier autumn sprints.
The 1100m feature isn’t synonymous with Australia’s best sprinters, as the handicap conditions often produce large betting fields, but that means punters get great value with a wide variety of runners.
Only one favourite has won in the last 20 years, which shows just how wide open The Galaxy is. It remains one of the most competitive sprint races on the Australian racing calendar.
Some of the best past winners include Nicconi, Nature Strip, Magnus, and Schillaci, who won as a three-year-old in 1992.
The Galaxy 2021 betting odds
Following an impressive spring that saw Haut Brion Her give Gytrash a scare in the Yes Yes Yes Stakes, online bookmakers have installed the Chris Waller-trained mare as a $5 favourite in The Galaxy with a trip to the TJ Smith Stakes on the cards.
Libertini and Wild Ruler are the only other horses in single figures for The Galaxy as the pair look to cement themselves as two of Sydney’s premier sprinters this year.
Dirty Work, Eduardo and Farnan are all at an each-way price for The Galaxy 2021.
Best bookmakers for The Galaxy odds
Any bookmakers that take their jobs seriously offer markets on The Galaxy well in advance of the race date. All our trusted bookies offer have markets already up on the 2021 running of The Galaxy.
The Galaxy betting guide
If you are a favourite punter, it is probably best to rethink your strategy for The Galaxy. Only three favourites have taken out The Galaxy in the past 15 years, with the shortest-priced winner being Russian Revolution back in 2017 at odds of $2.90.
There have been some classy thoroughbreds beaten in The Galaxy, such as Snitzerland, Bel Sprinter, Deep Field, Ortensia and Euclase.
Between 2010-2016 the shortest-priced winner paid $10 when Atomic Force took the race out in 2011, which suggests that any sprinter on the day can take out the Group 1 The Galaxy.
It also pays to overlook the last-start winners in the field, as the most recent of those to salute was Jetball in 1994. That’s an incredible statistic that punters should take note of.
Another key stat to bear in mind is that three-year-old runners have won The Galaxy seven times since 2000, although Russian Revolution is the only one to do so in the past 10 years.
2020 The Galaxy result
Recent The Galaxy winners
- In what was a wide open version of The Galaxy it was no surprise the winner I Am Excited saluted at odds of $26. With the majority of the field heading towards the outside of the track it was a top class ride by Tim Clark to stay towards the inside part of the track to nab the leader Miss Leonidas just on the winning post. I Am Excited gave the leader a near four length head start at the top of the straight, but powered home to take out The Galaxy in dramatic fashion.
- Nature Strip finally broke through for his maiden Group 1 title in the most spectacular of fashion in the Galaxy. Spearing out to an early lead the sprinter maintained a strong tempo and kicked away in the straight, seemingly leaving the field in his wake. It was Pierata that flew home late however, making it a photo finish. The judge had to separate them and while most couldn’t punters find a margin, Nature Strip got the nod.
- In Her Time delivered a brilliant win to secure the 2018 Galaxy. After settling towards the middle of the field it looked like the winner was drifting back through the field, but under a confident ride from Zac Purton the first-up runner took to the front at the 400m and strolled away to win, holding off a fast-finishing English.
- Russian Revolution defied the recent results of the Galaxy by winning as the favourite and when fresh, but there was plenty of confidence in the three-year-old. Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, the talented runner scored its first group one win in a narrow finish over stablemate Redzel. Russian Revolution came down the outside of runners to give punters a pleasing result. Read a full report here.
- Griante produced a gallant effort to win in 2016 with Craig Williams in the saddle. The five-year-old settled in behind the speed before coming across heels and sprinting clear to hold off Shiraz and Dothraki. It paid $16 with bookmakers to continue the trend of outsiders and it defeated some classy types in the process which included English, Fell Swoop, Terravista and Rebel Dane.
Previous winners of The Galaxy
|The Galaxy Past Winners|
|2020||I Am Excited||Tim Clark||David Pfieffer|
|2019||Nature Strip||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|2018||In Her Time||Zac Purton||Benjamin Smith|
|2017||Russian Revolution||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|2016||Griante||Craig Williams||David Brideoake|
|2015||Sweet Idea||Blake Shinn||Gai Waterhouse|
|2014||Tiger Tees||Nash Rawiller||Joseph Pride|
|2013||Bel Sprinter||Kerrin McEvoy||Jason Warren|
|2012||Temple Of Boom||James McDonald||Tony Gollan|
|2011||Atomic Force||Tim Clark||Darren Smith|
|2010||Shellscrape||Dwayne Dunn||Chris Waller|
|2009||Nicconi||Craig Williams||David Hayes|
|2008||Typhoon Zed||Tim Clark||Tim Martin|
|2007||Magnus||Damien Oliver||Peter Moody|
|2006||Proprietor||Stephen Baster||Paul Perry|
|2005||Charge Forward||Darren Beadman||John O’Shea|
|2004||Spark Of Life||Chris Munce||Allan Denham|
|2003||Snowland||Chris Munce||Gai Waterhouse|
|2002||Mistegic||Glen Boss||Lee Curtis|
|2001||Padstow||Darren Beadman||John Size|
|2000||Black Bean||Brett Prebble||Mathew Ellerton|
The Galaxy Past Winners Pre 2000
|The Galaxy Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1995||Magic Of Money|
|1986||Rich Fields Lad|
|1980||Hit It Benny|