Adam Page gives us his brief overview of Saturday’s The Galaxy at Randwick racecourse on Doncaster Mile day.
In an open race, Swift Alliance is the $4.60 favourite ahead of Ortensia at $5.50, then Sister Madly and Thankgodyourehere at $7 and Shrapnel rounds out the horses under double figures at $9.
Tough one to sort out. I have gone with Sister Madly. If you want to see arrogant win, watch a replay of her last start effort when she was bolting before Rod Quinn gave her an ounce of rein for a very dominant performance. She has been kept fresh for this and looked sharp in a recent barrier trial behind Triple Elegance. Rod Quinn has jumped onto Thankgodyourehere and Bossy jumps on this mare. She’ll get the run of the race and prove hard to hold out at the end.
I will put in Thankgodyourehere for second because he was so impressive last campaign, culminating with victory in the Hawkesbury Cup. He’ll be jetting off to Brisbane after this and 1100m probably isn’t his best distance, but he looked like a Group One horse in his latest barrier trial win. The speed will be on for him and has the lightweight. He can unleash some explosive sectionals with the right run.
Shrapnel is a horse with plenty of promise. Scored a great on pace win in the Yallambee at Adelaide. He is better ridden with cover and with the expected hot tempo here, he should get a lovely run and prove hard to hold out with 51kg.
King Pulse has had two runs this time in and has ran fairly against the mighty mare Black Caviar. He has the rails draw and has every chance to show his true form. He is Group One placed and at at his best he’d be very hard to beat but will he produce it?
Sister Madly to record her first Group One, from Thankgodyourehere, Shrapnel in third and King Pulse for fourth.
Written by Adam Page
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