Horse Racing Bets – Group 1 The Galaxy – Bluey’s Tips 2020

THE GALAXY 2020 PREVIEW

ROSEHILL RACE 8 – 17:10 AEDT

3YO UP
1100m
$700,000
SOFT 7
Rail out 3m ENTIRE

# Form Horse Trainer Jockey (barrier) Weight (kg) Current Price
1 2151x PIERATA G HICKMAN  TOMMY BERRY (11) 59.0 $4.60
2 6x93x IN HER TIME K LEES  B AVDULLA (4) 55.0 $13
3 9x27x KEMENTARI JAMES CUMMINGS  J B MC DONALD (9) 55.0 $11
4 01×12 SAVATIANO JAMES CUMMINGS  D OLIVER (6) 54.0 $6.50
5 714×5 DEPRIVE JAMES CUMMINGS  K MCEVOY (8) 53.5 $8.50
6 7×133 JUNGLE EDGE M BELL  J DAROSE (7) 53.5 $18
7 21×04 MISS LEONIDAS S DWYER  W EGAN (1) 51.5 $29
8 229×1 FASIKA J PRIDE  G BOSS (16) 51.0 $7
9 77×52 I AM EXCITED D PFIEFFER  TIM CLARK (2) 51.0 $26
10 1011x MADAM ROUGE C WALLER  MS K O’HARA (3) 51.0 $16
11 2151x SOOTHING JAMES CUMMINGS  C WILLIAMS (12) 51.0 $17
12 11×77 TOFANE M MORONEY  M J DEE (5) 51.0 $26
13 x060x PRETTY IN PINK J O’SHEA  MS R KING (17) 51.0 $41
14 13×10 ANAHEED P & P SNOWDEN  R DOLAN (15) 50.0 $10
15 216×2 COSMIC FORCE P & P SNOWDEN  G BOSS (13) 50.0 $6.50
16 22×10 GOD OF THUNDER M HAWKES  J FORD (14) 51.0 $26
17 33191 SPLINTEX MARK NEWNHAM  R DOLAN (10) 50.0 $51

OVERVIEW

The Galaxy rounds out a huge day of Group 1 racing at Rosehill on one of the biggest days of the year. The race itself looks to be another cracking feature, with many quality runners lining up, including Kementari, who is resuming after a failed stud career. Multiple Group 1 winner Pierata heads the betting.

SPEED MAP

This looks like a mad dash to the finish, with a number of speedy frontrunners engaged here. Any of; Miss Leonidas, Jungle Edge or Splintext could lead and it may turn into a speed battle up front. Cosmic Force (if running), Fasika and Anaheed are also likely to push forward. The speed up front might set the race up perfectly for backmarkers such as 

KEY RUNNERS

  1. PIERATA ($4.60)

Resuming today after taking out the Group 1 Redzel Stakes to finish off a successful Spring preparation. Beat a quality field that day and to his credit was able to win despite being wide no cover throughout. Has trialled well leading into this and looks a deserving favourite.

  1. KEMENTARI ($11)

Unfortunately, Kementari “The Ferrari” wasn’t quite the stud they expected but thankfully he’s had a better racing career. Hasn’t won since taking out the Group 1 Randwick Guineas in March 2018 but also hasn’t been further than 4L in any of his runs since. Probably better over further but is definitely a chance, especially with the strong tempo up front.

  1. FASIKA ($7)

Looks to me like Fasika’s best distance is 1200m – each time she’s stepped out past this, she has failed to finish strongly. She also endured some bad luck last prep, posted wide first up when going down narrowly. Resumed brilliantly this prep for a 1L victory at Group 3 level. She should improve off that run and can feature here.

  1. COSMIC FORCE ($6.50)

Is currently waiting for a spot as an emergency here but I think if he finds a run, he could prove tough to beat. He was disadvantaged last start, racing in the worst ground behind Villami first up at Rosehill – they gapped third. He’s much better second up and looks a chance here.

BLUEY’S PICK

  1. PIERATA ($4.60)

This looks like a tricky race and a lot will depend on what goes on in the early stages. For me, Pierata looks the most suited by the hot tempo up front, plus he’s shown he can wrong a strong 1300m. He’s a multiple Group 1 winner and there’s no reason to think he shouldn’t run well again here.