Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||March 23, 2024|
|Location:||Rosehill Gardens – Sydney, New South Wales|
Run for $1,000,000 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.
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If you are a favourite punter, it is probably best to rethink your strategy for The Galaxy. Only four favourites have taken out The Galaxy in the past 17 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, besides the 2022 winner Shelby Sixtysix and 2021 winner Eduardo is the most recent of those to salute with Jetball in 1994. That’s an incredible statistic that punters should take note of.
Winners have come from all sorts of lead up races including four of late resuming from spells. You had to go back to 2004 when Spark Of Life won for the last one to win their lead up race before Eduardo and then Shelby Sixtysix.
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.
Only horses to win with more than 56.5kg are Luskin Star (57), Mr Tiz (58.5), Schillaci (57), Temple Of Boom (57), Eduardo (57).
Until 2017, three year olds hadn’t won for six years but they have a great record overall with 19 wins, including a streak of 12 wins from 19 runnings from 1992 to 2010.
2024 The Galaxy Final Field
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Previous The Galaxy Fields
Check out the previous field of The Galaxy here, with many a sprinting star finding themselves on the honour roll.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Eduardo Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 13 59kg 2 Uncommon James Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Damian Lane 4 54.5kg 3 In The Congo Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 11 54kg 4 Zoustyle Tony Gollan Regan Bayliss 8 53kg 5 Rocketing By David Pfieffer Dylan Gibbons 3 52.5kg 6 Asfoora Henry Dwyer Jye McNeil 5 51.5kg 7 Remarque Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 9 51.5kg 8 Mariamia Joseph Pride Tyler Schiller 2 51kg 9 Shades Of Rose Bjorn Baker Rachel King 10 51kg 10 Generation Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jay Ford 12 51kg 11 Andermatt James Cummings Michael Dee 7 51kg 12 Key Largo Bryce Heys Brock Ryan 6 51kg 13 Cannonball Peter & Paul Snowden Robbie Dolan 1 50kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Splintex Mark Newnham Tom Sherry 16 58kg 2 Big Parade Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 9 57.5kg 3 Bella Nipotina Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 3 56.5kg 4 In The Congo Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 2 56kg 5 Overpass Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 1 56kg 6 Away Game Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Linda Meech 6 55kg 7 Brooklyn Hustle Jason Warren & Dean Krongold James McDonald 14 55kg 8 Isotope Tony Gollan Kerrin McEvoy 10 55kg 9 Malkovich Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 5 55kg 10 Minhaaj John O’Shea William Pike 7 54kg 11 Paulele James Cummings Rachel King 17 53kg 12 Rule Of Law Bjorn Baker Brock Ryan 12 53kg 13 Ballistic Lover Joseph Pride Alysha Collett 11 52kg 14 Belluci Babe Bjorn Baker Jay Ford 8 52kg 15 Shelby Sixtysix (1E) Danny Williams Robbie Dolan 4 52.5kg 16 Jamaea (2E) Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 13 50kg 17 Delexo Kristen Buchanan James Innes Jnr 15 51kg
2023 The Galaxy result
Recent The Galaxy winners
- Joseph Pride and Tyler Schiller took out the final Group 1 of the day at Rosehill on Saturday, as Mariamia continued her fine form to score in The Galaxy. It’s been a masterstroke by trainer Joseph Pride bringing her back in trip to the 1100m and has ultimately meant Group 1 glory after finding the 1300m too far in the Group 2 Millie Fox. Jockey Tyler Schiller was able to keep Mariamia in a stalking position the entire trip from barrier two and was able to utilize her blistering turn-of-foot late when produce on a hot tempo.
- Having claimed a Class 2 Highway just four runs prior, the Danny Williams-trained Shelby Sixtysix remarkably became a Group 1 winner when claiming The Galaxy. The muddy marvel made it two wins a row on Heavy tracks having taken out the Maurice McCarten Stakes the start prior, the writing was on the wall for Shelby Sixtysix to become a Group 1 winner. Having been locked away on the rail in a midfield position, Robbie Dolan needed luck at the right time and when the gap came, Shelby sprinted quickly. He loomed up with 100m to go and when asked for one final effort, managed to get the job done inside the final 25m and complete one of the greatest stories in recent times on Australian shores.
- Trainer Joe Pride was wondering what could go wrong in the lead up to the Group 1 Galaxy at Rosehill. But he need not have worried as Eduardo gave his rivals a galloping lesson to take out the 1100m sprint under handicap conditions. Judging the pace perfectly, Nash Rawiller guided Eduardo ($5.50) to a three-and-a-half length win from Order Of Command ($26.00) with Jonker ($17.00) a further two-and-a-half lengths off third.
- 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|
|2023||Mariamia||Tyler Schiller||Joseph Pride|
|2022||Shelby Sixtysix||Robbie Dolan||Danny Williams|
|2021||Eduardo||Nash Rawiller||Joseph Pride|
|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|