The Galaxy Tips & Preview 2024

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Looking for The Galaxy tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2024 The Galaxy at Rosehill.


The Galaxy is the last of the five Group 1 races on offer at Rosehill on Saturday and it is the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) winner from the spring, Ozzmosis, that is a $4.20 favourite with PlayUp after the barrier draw ahead of the Godolphin contender, Aft Cabin, at $5. Private Eye ($7), Uncommon James ($9) and Sunshine In Paris ($9) are others under single figures. 

The last start Challenge Stakes (1000m) winner, Passive Aggressive, is rated a $12 chance of making it back to back wins, while King Of Sparta is also at that quote. Buenos Noches ($14), Remarque ($20) and Asfoora ($20) head the rest of the field of 14 plus the four emergencies. 


Ozzmosis is one of three runners in the race that are resuming. The other two are Sunshine In Paris and Uncommon James. Ozzmosis had a three start spring campaign and was victorious at the track and trip ahead of Celestial Legend when resuming at his last preparation, going 10.5 lengths faster than standard. He then enjoyed a soft time of it up front when going 6.3 lengths faster than standard to claim the Coolmore Stud Stakes. 

Uncommon James has placed at his past two runs when fresh. He is capable of producing some excellent figures and went 11.4 lengths faster than standard when first up in the spring, placing 3rd behind Imperatriz and Asfoora in the Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley. 

Sunshine In Paris is unbeaten in two fresh runs, defeating Espiona at her only start last spring in the Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, going 11 lengths faster than standard. She has won four of her six starts and placed in the other two, while she draws nicely in barrier 2. 

Six runners come out of the Challenge Stakes that was held at Randwick on March 9 and those that landed behind Passive Aggressive in the Group 2 affair were Zapateo (2nd), Aft Cabin (3rd), Remarque (4th), Mazu (5th) and Private Eye (6th). 

The winner was first up and came from back in the field, producing the fastest last 400m alongside Private Eye, who really only got going late. She meets Private Eye 2kg better at the weights and it is worth noting that she is two from two at the trip. 

Zapateo led before going down late in the piece. Aft Cabin is a possible improver and was held up from the 400m to the 100m mark before going down by a length. Remarque and Mazu appeared to have their chance. 

Buenos Noches is hard to beat on his day and is a possible improver. He has had excuses in his two runs this time in, pulling up with issues. The four-year-old was 9th in the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at his most recent start but does come in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner, having gone 14.8 lengths faster than standard benchmark. Remarque is the only horse in this race that has produced a better figure in the last two years. 

The Oakleigh Plate (1100m) provides three contenders and they went hard in the Caulfield Group 1 with King’s Gambit going a healthy 13.7 lengths faster than standard when 8th behind Cueman. Asfoora produced the second fastest last 200m but will have to do it from a wide draw on Saturday. Kallos just peaked on her run late and was 11th, but beaten less then three lengths. She is one of three Godolphin runners in the race. 


I wouldn’t mind having something each-way on Asfoora, despite the Henry Dwyer mare drawing barrier 17 (likely to jump from 14 after the removal of the emergencies). She may be forced to go back but one thing in her favour if Tim Clark opts to do this is that the pace in this race should be genuine with the likes of Passive Aggressive, Ozzmossis and Front Page to go forward. That should set things up nicely for the daughter of Flying Artie. Her Oakleigh Plate run was sound and it came on a day when the leaders did enjoy a day out, while not too many made up significant ground from the back. She has the experience of tackling the 1100m at Rosehill when an unlucky 4th in this race last year and she does love the 1100m, while she is three from four when third up.