$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

Hugh Bowman has no doubt Temple Of Boom can become the first horse in more than three decades to win the Galaxy twice – on one condition.

“It needs to be dead or worse for him to win at this level but if he gets that rain-affected ground he’s the one they want to look out for,” Bowman said.

The last dual winner of the sprint was Grey Receiver who went back-to-back in 1981-82.

Temple Of Boom gave trainer Tony Gollan his first elite victory in the corresponding race two years ago when it was staged at Randwick but the seven-year-old has not won since.

Bowman has ridden the horse sporadically throughout his career and was aboard for his most recent run in the Challenge Stakes.

In a bunched finish, Temple Of Boom was eighth to Villa Verde but his effort to be beaten just 1-3/4 length gives Bowman confidence going into Saturday’s race at Rosehill.

“His run was really good in the Challenge and he’s going to appreciate the 1100 (metres),” Bowman said.

“He ran really well, he travelled nicely but he just wasn’t sharp enough over the 1000 metres.”

Gollan will be looking for his second elite win in eight days after Temple Of Boom’s half-brother Spirit Of Boom broke his Group One maiden with a William Reid Stakes victory on Friday night.

The Galaxy has attracted a final field of 14 including Bel Sprinter who like Temple Of Boom will be striving to win the race for a second time.

Snitzerland was runner-up 12 months ago and will get her chance to go one better on Saturday when she also meets her last-start Challenge Stakes conqueror Villa Verde.

Trainer Joe Pride will have three runners led by Rain Affair who has been out-of-form in two starts this preparation but has a near-perfect record in slow and heavy ground.

 
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Winx Royal Ascot bound ‘if she’s 100 per cent’

Champion mare Winx will be heading to Royal Ascot if everything goes to plan according to trainer Chris Waller. Waller...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.