Tiger Tees scores upset result in The Galaxy 2014

March 29th, 2014

Six-year-old gelding Tiger Tees has caused a huge upset in the 2014 Galaxy Handicap at Rosehill Gardens today, winning the Group 1 1100m sprint from Anatina and Villa Verde.

Tiger Tees and Anatina

Tiger Tees (inside) holds off Anatina to win The Galaxy 2014. Picture: Steve Hart

In a race that featured two former Galaxy champions, Temple Of Boom (2012) and Bel Sprinter (2013), there was no clear favourite. When the race jumped on the rain effected Rosehill Gardens track, which had been upgraded to a Slow 7, Rain Affair ($6) was slightly ahead of Kencella ($6.50) and Villa Verde ($6.90).

Tiger Tees ($16.50) jumped well and jockey Nash Rawiller held Tiger Tees towards the front the whole trip behind early leader Kencella. Once into the Rosehill straight Tiger Tees surged forward and was joined by Anatina. Anatina was also an upset result claiming second, the impressive three-year-old Fastnet Rock filly was making her Group 1 debut and fought all the way to the line with Tiger Tees and was beaten by 0.2 of a length. Villa Verde produced a good run home to grab third ahead of Sessions.

“He loves the sting out of the track and perfect ride from Nash”, trained Joseph Pride said after the race.

“He was always drawn to get a good run and it just panned out beautifully for him.

Today’s win is the first Group 1 victory for Tiger Tees, who finished 9th in last year’s running of The Galaxy. Tiger Tees will next head to the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on March 12.

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Complete 2014 The Galaxy Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 8 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 4 55kg $13
2 14 ANATINA Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 0.2L 7 52kg $15
3 9 VILLA VERDE Anthony Cummings James McDonald 1.5L 13 53kg $6EF
4 5 SESSIONS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1.7L 12 56kg $11
5 13 WHITTINGTON Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3.3L 3 52kg $12
6 6 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Hugh Bowman 3.8L 11 55.5kg $11
7 7 SEE THE WORLD Joseph Pride Jason Collett 3.9L 6 55kg $8.50
8 1 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren Craig Newitt 4.6L 2 58kg $21
9 3 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Tim Clark 4.7L 1 56.5kg $10
10 4 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride Michael Rodd 5.1L 5 56kg $6EF
11 12 KENCELLA John O’Shea Chad Schofield 5.5L 9 52kg $6EF
12 10 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners Jim Cassidy 5.9L 10 53kg $61
13 11 IRISH FLING (NZ) Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen M R du Plessis 6L 8 52kg $41
2 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 0