The Galaxy 2018

Saturday March 24, 2018

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 and attracts a star studded line-up of gallopers coming off lead-up runs in races like Randwick’s Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) or Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

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 took place on Saturday March 24, 2018 .

2018 The Galaxy Results

  • 1st: #3 In Her Time
  • 2nd: #5 English
  • 3rd: #13 Viridine

The Galaxy Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $700,000
  • First Run: 1972

2018 The Galaxy Results

The official The Galaxy 2018 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 24, 2018 and published below.

The Galaxy 2018 Results saw Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time kick off her autumn with a first-up win enjoying her first Group 1 success with a win for the punters over fellow mare English (2nd) and the three-year-old Viridine (3rd) who both came with eye-catching late runs.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Zac Purton 10 55kg $4F
2 5 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 0.8L 3 54.5kg $16
3 13 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 1.6L 8 50kg (cd 51kg) $4.20
4 10 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Tim Clark 2.8L 5 52kg $4.80
5 15e THE MISSION Paul Perry Ms Rachel King (a) 3L 7 50kg $101
6 7 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Jason Collett 3.6L 1 53kg $11
7 1 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3.9L 9 58kg $16
8 6 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tommy Berry 6.4L 11 54.5kg $71
9 12 LADY ESPRIT Aaron Purcell Ms Kathy O’Hara 7.3L 4 51kg $31
10 2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 7.7L 6 55.5kg $7
11 11 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Adkins 14.7L 2 52kg $31
14 PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0
8 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 0
4 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 0
9 THRONUM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 0

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 (9th in 2014) was the last The Galaxy winner 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) and then In Her Time ($4 in 2018) 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).

2018 The Galaxy Betting

The updated The Galaxy 2018 betting odds will be provided below once Group 1 racing markets open for the Golden Slipper Stakes Day sprint classic.

The Galaxy Field

The Galaxy odds were long on the 2016 winner Griante

Griante (2016) scored an upset The Galaxy result as a $16 outsider in Rosehill betting for the autumn Group 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

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.

2018 The Galaxy Race Field

The official The Galaxy 2018 field of final acceptances and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week with the full list of hopeful sprinters to be made available below.

The 2018 The Galaxy Race Field drew a full line-up, but there are only 13 left in the mix after Secret Agenda and Pariah were early scratchings. A likely Heavy-rated Rosehill track for Slipper Days sees betting on The Galaxy race dominated by proven we-track performers including the constantly surprising Group 1 placegetter Jungle Edge.

Update: Thronum and Supdio have now also officially been scratched from The Galaxy 2018 field leaving a dozen horses. The Lindsay Park-trained Thronum and the Michael Kent-trained short distance specialist are now racing in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night along with fellow The Galaxy withdrawals Secret Agenda and Pariah.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11202x250x LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 12 58kg 114
2 76875113×2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 7 55.5kg 109
3 5x523x112x IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Zac Purton 13 55kg 112
4 167x5114x1 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 14 55kg 112
5 266x4269x5 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 3 54.5kg 111
6 847x5400x7 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tommy Berry 15 54.5kg 107
7 394x2531x6 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Jason Collett 1 53kg 104
8 x930x15x45 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 9 53kg 104
9 306x13x140 THRONUM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 52.5kg 103
10 2121x11x22 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Tim Clark 6 52kg 106
11 1368x008x9 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Adkins 2 52kg 102
12 x307324017 LADY ESPRIT Aaron Purcell Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 51kg 98
13 11x115x4 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 50kg 94
14 1220x129x PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 50kg 91
15e 61x70600x8 THE MISSION Paul Perry Ms Rachel King (a) 10 50kg 90

2018 The Galaxy Nominations

Racing NSW takes the official The Galaxy 2018 nominations on the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries will be made available below once released.

21 sprinters make-up the 2018 The Galaxy Nominations including a host of smart mares led by In Her Time who returns to racing in the sprint. A number of three-year-olds are nominated to take on the older sprinters including the well-fancied Viridine who ran fourth in the Challenge Stakes and the returning Pariah for last year’s winning stable of Peter & Paul Snowden.

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, however the punters’ picks in The Galaxy tips for 2017 (Russian Revolution) and 2018 (In Her Time) both won as the favourites in betting to buck the trend.

From 2002 – 2018 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 The Galaxy winners from 2008 – 2018 six saluted from double digit barriers including two from gate 11 – Bel Sprinter (2013) and Sweet Idea (2015).

2018 The Galaxy Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Group 1 The Galaxy 2018 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.

1st: #2 JUNGLE EDGE ($4.20)

2nd: #1 LE ROMAIN ($20)

3rd: #13 VIRIDINE ($5)

JUNGLE EDGE ($4.20) is finally at a price he deserves. Constantly overs despite his excellent record against the best sprinters in the country, including the lead-up second to REDZEL in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes run on a Good (4). This horse is a mudlark and loves to swim, so that effort was particularly good. He’s fitter second-up and gets his Heavy track (12:6-1-2). Wet specialist, proven at Rosehill and ran third in this on Heavy going last year a quarter-length beaten. Up in kilos, but has done plenty since. LE ROMAIN ($20) is the other really good wet track horse in the race. The big odds are because of the distance. Last year was runner-up to Winx on this day in the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and he’s a Group 1 winner up to a mile. Still cannot rule him out at this track under the conditions. VIRIDINE ($5) a danger and very smart three-year-old who gets all the weight relief (50kg) and was good first-up running fourth with 56kg in the Challenge Stakes.

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) followed by In Her Time (2018) were the first favourites 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)
  • Six of the The Galaxy winners from 2010 – 2018 came off a Group 1 run
  • Sweet Idea (2015) and Griante (2016) became the first The Galaxy winning mares since La Baraka (1998), the mares were successful again in 2018 (In Her Time)

2018 The Galaxy Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Galaxy 2018 race Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

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).

The Galaxy Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 In Her Time English Viridine 1:04.3
2017 Russian Revolution Redzel Jungle Edge 1:07.6
2016 Griante Shiraz Dothraki 1:03.7
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
2010 Shellscrape Swift Alliance Stryker 1:03.2
2009 Nicconi Danleigh Gold Trail 1:03.5
2008 Typhoon Zed Keen Commander Fritzs Princess 1:04.1
2007 Magnus Fast n Famous Macs Tune 1:03.2
2006 Proprietor Media Black Ink 1:03.1
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
2002 Mistegic Century Kid Excellerator 1:02.7
2001 Padstow Camena Catatonic 1:04.0
2000 Black Bean Commands Padstow 1:02.9