Ladbrokes Tip: Last start winners have a poor record in The Galaxy results
The Galaxy is one of five elite level Group 1 races running at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Slipper Day during March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Currently held on the third Saturday in March alongside the likes of the Golden Slipper Stakes, George Ryder Stakes and Ranvet Stakes the short-distance sprint is contested over 1100m. Run under open handicap conditions The Galaxy has no age or gender restrictions when it comes to the sprinters in the field, but the lowest handicap weight is 51kgs or 50kgs for three-year-olds.
Each autumn The Galaxy winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) held at Randwick during The Championships.
The latest edition of The Galaxy ran on March 18, 2017.
2017 The Galaxy Results
- 1st: Russian Revolution
- 2nd: Redzel
- 3rd: Jungle Edge
The Galaxy Race Info
- Date: March 18, 2017
- Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Open Handicap
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $700,000
- First Run: 1972
The Galaxy Odds
The Galaxy betting odds rarely favour last start winners with the last horse to take out the Group 1 on the back of a victory was Jetball back in 1994.
The Challenge Stakes is a traditional lead-up into The Galaxy and Tiger Tees was the last to come out of the race improving on his ninth to win the Rosehill feature in 2014. Proven short distance performers head The Galaxy odds each year, but favourites have a pretty poor record in the race over the past two decades.
Before the success of Russian Revolution ($2.90 in 2017) the last The Galaxy favourite to salute for the punters was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Snowland ($3) back in 2003. Many roughies in the The Galaxy betting markets have saluted including Shellscrape ($21 in 2010).
2017 The Galaxy Betting
The updated The Galaxy 2017 betting odds will be available right here as soon as we release markets on the Golden Slipper Stakes Day sprint showdown so stay tuned.
The Galaxy Field
The Galaxy field traditionally attracts between 13 – 15 sprinters but was last run at its capacity 16 runners when Gold Ace was successful back in 1996. Horses come into The Galaxy via a number of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) on Randwick Guineas Day a fortnight earlier.
The short-distance specialists in The Galaxy field are often tracking towards a run in the prestigious TJ Smith Stakes held at Royal Randwick in April.
The Galaxy nominations close the Monday before the race before final acceptances and the barrier draw are announced on the Wednesday.
2017 The Galaxy Race Field
The official The Galaxy 2017 field of final acceptances and barriers will be released here on Wednesday March 15, 2017 so stay tuned.
2017 The Galaxy Final Field & Barrier Draw
The Galaxy 2017 field attracted a capacity 14 final acceptors including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained mare English coming off a Challenge Stakes win in the wet and Robbie Laing’s in-form filly Missrock who is an outsider in The Galaxy odds despite drawing barrier one.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weigth||Hcp. Rating|
|1||11x1210x15||MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||7||58kg||111|
|2||2156x323x6||FELL SWOOP||Matthew Dale||Hugh Bowman||9||56kg||107|
|3||631x5470x1||ENGLISH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||5||55.5kg||110|
|4||x6025x7542||BIG MONEY||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||12||54.5kg||104|
|5||5x16225x72||FAATINAH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||3||54.5kg||104|
|6||215x1181x2||REDZEL||Peter & Paul Snowden||Dwayne Dunn||11||54.5kg||104|
|7||113x132x61||HEATHERLY||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||13||54kg||107|
|8||x11x113x93||SUPIDO||Michael Kent||Craig Williams||4||53.5kg||102|
|9||5x447317x4||FELINES||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||10||51.5kg||102|
|10||L0x55402x5||MISS PROMISCUITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||6||51kg||99|
|11||12134028×5||JUNGLE EDGE||Mick Bell||Kevin Forrester||2||51kg||88|
|12||11114x||RUSSIAN REVOLUTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||14||50.5kg||97|
|13||x1x66735x1||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||50kg||86|
|14||1×22||GLENALL||Les Bridge||Andrew Adkins (a)||8||50kg||75|
2017 The Galaxy Nominations
Racing NSW received a bumper 22 The Galaxy 2017 nominations led by the likes of Doomben 10,000 winner Music Magnate and smart Challenge Stakes winning mare English out to be the third female sprinter in as many years to win the handicap showdown.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x6025x7542||BIG MONEY||G||7||Rodney Northam||104|
|2||2x600x2117||DAL CIELO (NZ)||G||4||Kris Lees||93|
|3||631x5470x1||ENGLISH||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||–|
|4||5x16225x72||FAATINAH||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
|6||2156x323x6||FELL SWOOP||G||5||Matthew Dale||–|
|8||113x132x61||HEATHERLY||M||4||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||–|
|9||254x24x112||HIEROGLYPHICS||M||5||Anthony & Edward Cummings||91|
|10||12134028×5||JUNGLE EDGE||G||6||Mick Bell||88|
|11||x10x3021x8||KAEPERNICK||G||5||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||–|
|12||360×221712||KURO (NZ)||G||5||Joseph Pride||106|
|13||L0x55402x5||MISS PROMISCUITY||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
|15||11x1210x15||MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ)||G||5||Bjorn Baker||111|
|16||11110x100x||PETITS FILOUS||M||4||Ciaron Maher||90|
|17||215x1181x2||REDZEL||G||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||–|
|18||11114x||RUSSIAN REVOLUTION||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||97|
|19||x421152x14||SHEIDEL||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
|21||42x256Px1x||TARGET IN SIGHT||G||7||Joseph Pride||–|
The Galaxy Tips
The Galaxy tips favour horses that didn’t win their lead-up Group start and that have winning form over the distance. Even 1200m sprinters can find the 1100m of The Galaxy a bit sharp so a good tip is to look for 1000m – 1100m specialists in the field.
Favourites rarely get the job done in the race so laying the favourite is another top The Galaxy betting tip.
From 2002 – 2017 seven three-year-olds have beaten home the older rivals – most recently Russian Revolution (2017) – so the young sprinters often come up trumps in The Galaxy tips as do the underrated runners drawn wide.
Of the ten The Galaxy winners from 2008 – 2017 five saluted from double digit barriers including two from gate 11 – Bel Sprinter (2013) and Sweet Idea (2015).
2017 The Galaxy Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Group 1 The Galaxy 2017 racing tips will be detailed below a few days out from Golden Slipper Stakes Day so bookmark this page to see the sprinters to back and sack in the short-distanced clash.
The Galaxy Form Guide
The Galaxy form guide reveals all the information needed to place a wager including the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.
Last start winners and favourites have a very poor record so looking for these in The Galaxy form guide and avoiding them in betting is historically a smart move for punters.
The Galaxy form guide also displays the handicap weight allocated to each runner and only one horse has carried more than 56.5kg to victory since 2002 when Temple Of Boom won with 57kg in 2012.
Looking out for three-year-olds carrying 55kg or less in the form guide is also a good tip in The Galaxy historically.
The Galaxy Form Facts
- Russian Revolution (2017) was the first favourite in The Galaxy betting markets to win since Snowland (2003)
- No last start winner has taken out The Galaxy since the success of Jetball (1994)
- Five of the eight The Galaxy winners from 2010 – 2017 came off a Group 1 run
- Sweet Idea (2015) and Griante (2016) became the first The Galaxy winning mares since La Baraka (1998)
The Galaxy Results
Upset The Galaxy results are very common with double-figure roughies winning more often than not and only two favourites saluting since 1996.
The longest priced The Galaxy winner in that time include Padstow ($51 in 2001), Proprietor ($41 in 2006) and Shellscrape ($21 in 2010).
Notable Galaxy winners in the past 20 years include Bel Sprinter (2013), Magnus (2007) Charge Forward (2005) and Snowland (2003).
2017 The Galaxy Results
The official The Galaxy 2017 results and finishing order will be known on March 18, 2017.
|1||12||RUSSIAN REVOLUTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||–||14||50.5kg (cd 51kg)||$2.90F|
|2||6||REDZEL||Peter & Paul Snowden||Dwayne Dunn||0.2L||11||54.5kg||$9|
|3||11||JUNGLE EDGE||Mick Bell||Kevin Forrester||0.4L||2||51kg||$51|
|4||14||GLENALL||Les Bridge||Andrew Adkins (a)||5.5L||8||50kg||$16|
|5||9||FELINES||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||5.6L||10||51.5kg||$31|
|6||2||FELL SWOOP||Matthew Dale||Hugh Bowman||6.6L||9||56kg||$11|
|7||3||ENGLISH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||7L||5||55.5kg||$5|
|8||7||HEATHERLY||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||7.8L||13||54kg||$14|
|9||13||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Ms Kathy O’Hara||8.6L||1||50kg||$61|
|10||5||FAATINAH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||9.1L||3||54.5kg||$20|
|11||4||BIG MONEY||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||10.3L||12||54.5kg||$41|
|12||1||MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||12.1L||7||58kg||$17|
|13||8||SUPIDO||Michael Kent||Craig Williams||12.7L||4||53.5kg||$7|
|14||10||MISS PROMISCUITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||24.1L||6||51kg||$81|
The Galaxy Winners
|2017||Russian Revolution||Redzel||Jungle Edge||1:07.6|
|2015||Sweet Idea||Kuro||Miracles Of Life||1:02.6|
|2014||Tiger Tees||Anatina||Villa Verde||1:12.2|
|2013||Bel Sprinter||Snitzerland||Decision Time||1:02.8|
|2012||Temple Of Boom||Nobby Snip||Ladys Angel||1:03.4|
|2011||Atomic Force||Thankgodyou’rehere||Cardinal Virtue||1:05.3|
|2008||Typhoon Zed||Keen Commander||Fritzs Princess||1:04.1|
|2007||Magnus||Fast n Famous||Macs Tune||1:03.2|
|2005||Charge Forward||Spark Of Life||Red Oog||1:04.7|
|2004||Spark Of Life||Taikun||Blessum||1:03.7|
|2003||Snowland||Star Of Florida||Bradshaw||1:04.5|