2017 The Galaxy Tips and Betting Preview

March 17th, 2017

Fourteen sprinters have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2017 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse; offering punters excellent value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Fell Swoop is our tip to win Saturday's 2017 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart

Fell Swoop is our tip to win Saturday’s 2017 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart

Russian Revolution remains an outright $5 favourite in 2017 The Galaxy betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of English ($6) and Fell Swoop ($7.50).

Will Russian Revolution justify favouritism and win The Galaxy 2017, or will one of his talented rivals post an upset?

1st

Fell Swoop ($7.50)

Fell Swoop was caught in transit in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up before finishing sixth and while towards the top of the weight in The Galaxy, is a leading chance to win his first Group 1 title this weekend. Placed at the highest level several times through an impressive 2016 campaign, the Not A Single Doubt gelding ran third in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) upon resuming in spring; progressing to second in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) and a close third in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m). Fell Swoop has the notable advantage of Hugh Bowman in the saddle and shouldn’t have too much difficulty in finding a good position in transit from barrier 9.

2nd

Redzel ($8.50)

Redzel returned to the races for an impressive second in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) a fortnight ago, will relish a step up in distance and should carry plenty of improvement into The Galaxy. Winning each of his first two starts in spring last year, including the Group 3 The Heath (1100m), the Snitzel gelding failing to fire in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), but ended his year with a smart win in the Listed Mumm Stakes (1000m). Redzel will have to overcome a wide barrier, but is more than worth consideration for a bet at current The Galaxy odds.

3rd

Felines ($21)

Felines is weighted well, drawn to find a good position off the early pace and carries strong form into The Galaxy 2017. Producing a number of smart efforts through the recent Spring Carnival, the Conatus mare ran third in the talent-packed Sydney Markets Foundation BM85 (1000m) before taking out the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) most notably on September 3rd. Having run on well for fourth in the Challenge Stakes first-up. Felines is another horse that will carry improvement into this race and will enjoy a step up in distance.

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