2015 The Galaxy Tips and Betting Preview

March 20th, 2015

Fourteen runners have been confirmed to contest Saturday’s Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Sweet Idea is a leading chance for success in the 2015 The Galaxy. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Sweet Idea is a leading chance for success in the 2015 The Galaxy. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

While unable to continue his unbeaten career start through his first two starts this season, Deep Field ($4.60) has maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 The Galaxy betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Rubick ($6) and Miracles Of Life ($6.50).

Will Deep Field break-through for a maiden Group 1 victory in The Galaxy, or will he suffer another disappointing defeat at Rosehill on Saturday?

1st

Sweet Idea ($8.50)

A proven first-up performer, Sweet Idea is arguably one of the country’s leading racehorses yet to break through for a maiden Group 1 victory, but is offered an exceptional chance of success in The Galaxy in being charged with just 55.5kgs. Posting an impressive record of seven wins and eight minor place finishes over just 18 appearances on course, the Snitzel mare won the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up in spring; progressing to victory in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) and close second place finishes in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) most notably. Performing well in two barrier trials leading into her 2015 return, leading jockey Blake Shinn has been confirmed to take the ride on Sweet Idea in The Galaxy.

2nd

Rubick ($6)

Talented three-year-old Rubick will carry just 53.5kgs, has been allocated the ideal barrier 4 and is therefore more than worth consideration for a Galaxy Handicap bet at current $6 odds for success or $2.30 to finish in the top three. Posting three wins and one minor place finish over his six start career to date, the Encosta De Lago colt won the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) amongst open company first-up in spring, and appears primed for a competitive performance this weekend after running third in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) a fortnight ago.

3rd

Fast ‘N’ Rocking ($10)

Posting four wins and a further six minor place finishes over his 24 career starts to date, Fast ‘N’ Rocking has returned to racing in excellent form this time and will be difficult to beat with Dwayne Dunn aboard this weekend. Unlucky to be blocked and third in the Listed Abell Stakes (1200m) first-up on February 6th, the son of Fastnet Rock was checked rounding into the final straight of the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) last time out but responded well to finish a close third, less than one length off the pace of winner Shamal Wind. Allocated the central barrier 8, punters may find value in adding Fast ‘N’ Rocking as a selection in a Galaxy quinella or trifecta bet.

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