The Galaxy Tips & Preview
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.
Tips will be available following the barrier draw. See our 2021 preview below for an example of what to expect.
The 2021 edition of The Galaxy sees some contenders that are in some very solid form, including the top weight Eduardo ($7.50), as well as the likes of Wild Ruler ($6.50) and Dirty Work ($15). Favourite with NEDS is Tailleur ($4.60) ahead of Haut Brion Her ($5).
With the recent rain in Sydney, it is hard to ignore the ten-year-old Jungle Edge, who swims through the wet, winning 18 times on Soft or worse, including eight of 19 on Heavy going.
The Mick Bell-trained galloper was a mile off them in the Challenge Stakes (1000m) behind Eduardo on a Good track on March 6. He was first up that day but has a history littered with better figures when second up after a break and will thrive on the different surface.
Eduardo went a whopping 20 lengths faster than standard that day when edging out Nature Strip and broke the track record. That pair put a four length gap on Bella Vella, who was 3rd. The latter is 3kg better at the weights on Eduardo and claimed the Group 1 TAB Classic (1200m) on Soft ground at Morphettville last year.
Splintex also comes out of the Challenge and is unbeaten in two races over the 1100m at Rosehill, while he is also two from two on Heavy tracks.
Haut Brion Her, heads into this fresh and led all the way to take out the Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill when first up in the spring, going 10 lengths faster than standard benchmark. She comes in with two trial wins and is another that likes the sting out of the ground.
Dirty Work was caught on what some believed was the inferior going at Caulfield when 5th behind the dead-heaters, Portland Sky and Celebrity Queen. He came from well back that day and was held up at a vital time but managed to produce the best last 600m of the entire meeting.
Second up last time he was unlucky behind Classique Legend, Eduardo and Bivouac when 4th in the Shorts. He loves the 1100m but is a slight query on Soft ground. His last start figures of 15.8 lengths faster than standard are inferior only to Eduardo.
Tailleur will need to set a personal best. Her peak rating of 7.2 lengths faster than standard was set at her most recent run and is the lowest of the personal best figures in the field.
But she has won six of eight and has a stack of upside, while she carries just 51kg. The daughter of Shooting To Win was crunched in the early betting before this race was postponed last week.
If the track holds its Heavy rating she might look to lead on conditions similar to what she faced in a couple of races at the backend of her spring campaign when winning at Rosehill and Moonee Valley by a combined margin of 10 lengths.
Fabergino is as tough as they come and went 13 lengths faster than standard when winning at Flemington on February 27. She was a strong trial winner on the Heavy at Rosehill recently and can’t be overlooked.
Wild Ruler looks suited at the weights and settled on speed before taking out the Fireball Stakes (1100m) at Randwick last time. He will need to lift on his career personal best of eight lengths faster than standard that was set when resuming in the spring.
The Galaxy Tips & Verdict
You could make a case for a stack of these. Jungle Edge and Splintex create plenty of interest at their quotes, while the money trail for Tailleur suggests she should measure up.