Sweet Idea Posts Maiden Group 1 Win in 2015 The Galaxy

March 21st, 2015

Talented mare Sweet Idea has returned to racing in the best possible at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon; displaying a keen turn of foot in the final straight to take out the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m).

Sweet Idea has broken through for a maiden Group 1 victory in the 2015 The Galaxy. Photo: Steve Hart

Sweet Idea has broken through for a maiden Group 1 victory in the 2015 The Galaxy. Photo: Steve Hart

Jumping from the gates only fairly, jockey Blake Shinn was forced to settled the Snitzel mare off the pace of early leaders Deep Field, Chloe In Paris and Kuro, who set a particularly quick tempo away from the barriers and rounding the bend.

Finding the final straight wide and with plenty to do, Sweet Idea spooled-up and exploded home late; hitting the line more than two lengths in the clear of Kuro, classy mare Miracles Of Life boxing on for third.

Blake Shinn delivered a perfectly-timed ride on Sweet Idea for success in the 2015 The Galaxy and was quick to lay the praise on trainer Gai Waterhouse and his classy mount in the victory.

“What a horse, she’s a war-horse this horse and she’s been in the Group 1 placegetters I don’t know how many times,” Shinn said.

“She backs-up year after year and it’s great for Gai, the connections and also to horse to be recognised at this top level.

“She’s just a masterful trainer and she gets them right for these big days, as we know.”

Waterhouse was understandably thrilled with Sweet Idea’s maiden Group 1 success in The Galaxy, praising Shinn for a standout performance immediately after the win.

“She’s been all over Australia and was too good for them today,” Waterhouse said

“Blake and I had a little quiet talk in the jockeys room beforehand and I said just give her a little bit of breathing space because you don’t want to use her up too soon.

“It was a magical ride from Blake and I’m just so thrilled for the owners, they’ve been wanting the Group 1 and she’s got it in her first start back – what a mare!”

In taking out the 2015 The Galaxy, Sweet Idea has now won eight of her nineteen competitive starts, over a career which has also included eight finishes in the minor places.

Punters who backed Sweet Idea with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au have been paid out on generous $18 odds!

2015 The Galaxy Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 4 SWEET IDEA Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 11 55.5kg $18
2 17 KURO (NZ) Joseph Pride Chad Schofield 2.3L 9 52kg $10
3 3 MIRACLES OF LIFE Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 2.4L 13 55.5kg $11
4 10 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 2.5L 8 53.5kg $11
5 16 CHLOE IN PARIS Ciaron Maher Sam Clipperton 2.7L 5 52kg $14
6 7 KNOYDART John O’Shea James McDonald 3L 2 54.5kg $10
7 9 RUBICK Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 3.8L 4 53.5kg $6
8 13 VILLA VERDE Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 4.4L 1 52.5kg $51
9 15 ATMOSPHERICAL David Pfieffer Craig Williams 5.9L 7 52kg $11
10 6 AVOID LIGHTNING Les Bridge Tim Clark 6.2L 6 54.5kg $12
11 5 DEEP FIELD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 7.8L 14 55kg $4.60F
12 8 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Jim Cassidy 8.1L 12 54kg $18
13 12 VA PENSIERO Jason Coyle Jason Collett 11.7L 10 53.5kg $21
14 14 A TIME FOR JULIA Peter G Moody Glen Boss 13.4L 3 52kg $91