The Galaxy Tips & Preview 2022

Daniel McNeill Daniel McNeill
The Galaxy Tips & Preview


Looking for The Galaxy tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2022 The Galaxy at Rosehill.


The last of the five Group 1 races at Rosehill on Saturday is the Galaxy and it is the Queenslander, Isotope, that has been installed as the $3.80 favourite with Palmerbet.

Brooklyn Hustle at $8.50 and Overpass at $9 are others under the double figures. Big Parade and Paulele are at $10, while the first emergency, Shelby Sixtysix is at $11, alongside Away Game.

In The Congo ($12), Jamaea ($15), Minhaaj ($16) and Ballistic Lover ($16) are others in the mix in the 14 horse field plus the three emergencies.


Isotope has won six of 11 and finished runner-up in three others. She lost the rider in one race, while she was 10th when tackling the 1400m in the JJ Atkins Stakes as a two-year-old.

The Tony Gollan-trained mare comes into this fresh off a two month break and claimed the Magic Millions Sprint (1200m) at her most recent start, which was in January.

On that occasion, she settled handy before bursting clear at the business end. Away Game was among the beaten brigade, finishing 3rd.

Isotope went just 0.9 lengths faster than standard in the Gold Coast run but her Rosehill form stacks up and her career personal best came over the 1200m here when going 9.5 lengths faster than standard when claiming the Darby Munro ahead of Odeum and Bella Nipotina last year.

Away Game went 16.5 lengths faster than standard when runner-up behind Marabi in the recent Oakleigh Plate (1100m). They are the best figures that any horse in this race has produced in the past two years. Bella Nipotina pulled up slightly lame and was 5th, while Minhaaj had excuses in running 10th.

Others to come up from recent racing in Melbourne including Malkovich and Brooklyn Hustle. That pair provided the quinella in the Bob Hoystead Stakes at Flemington. The winner fought back strongly, while Brooklyn Hustle rattled home out wide.

Shelby Sixtysix stunned fans by splitting Eduardo and Nature Strip in the Challenge Stakes (1000m) two starts ago, going 15 lengths faster than standard and backed that up by going 13 lengths faster last weekend to score at Rosehill over the 1100m in the Maurice McCarten Stakes. He is right in this on recent form but will going for his fifth run in as many weeks. Rule Of Law was runner up to him last time and is 1.5kg better at the weights.

There are four horses aged three in this race and they are Overpass, In The Congo, Paulele and Jamaea. Overpass went 9.7 lengths faster than standard when claiming the Inglis Sprint (1200m) at Flemington on March 5 and defeated the likes of Forbidden Love and Anamoe in the Expressway Stakes (1200m) earlier this preparation.

Paulele draws the carpark but was able to knock over Ranch Hand and Converge when resuming. Jamaea is one of the three emergencies and drops in trip after running 8th in the Surround Stakes (1400m).

In The Congo is one of three horses that are fresh, alongside Ballistic Lover and Big Parade. In The Congo has really only had one campaign and was a debut winner last year then took out the Golden Rose (1400m) later on, leading then hanging on from Anamoe. He comes in with a couple of solid trials under his belt. Big Parade is a first up winner last time, while Ballistic Lover went 8.7 lengths faster than standard when winning at Doomben when fresh in the spring.


The Galaxy can throw up a bit of a surprise and eight of the past 12 winners have scored at odds greater than $10. No Nature Strip or Eduardo in the field this year and those two are among the four to have paid single digits in that time period alongside In Her Time and Russian Revolution. A stack of these like to roll along, including In The Congo, Malkovich and Big Parade. Ballistic Lover will look to slot in from barrier 11 as will Rule Of Law from barrier 12. I think this sets up for something midfield or worse. Minhaaj can be the surprise packet and was basically checked out of it in the Oakleigh Plate when 10th, finishing four lengths off them. She still managed to go 12 lengths faster than standard and was first up. Second up in the spring she improved nine lengths on figures to claim the Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m) at Flemington, while she has won the Sydney way of going. The John O’Shea-trained galloper was solid in her trials in the lead up to her Oakleigh Plate run. Willie Pike is no stranger to big race days and draws barrier 7. Might also be worth sticking with Shelby Sixty-Six if he gets a run. An unorthodox campaign but some unbelievable performances at his past two and he has drawn perfectly should he sneak into the field.



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