Full field of 14 for 2017 Galaxy

By: Mark Mazzaglia
March 15th, 2017

A full field of fourteen sprinters will line up to contest the Group 1 $700,000 Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

English (white cap) and Redzel (red cap) are set to clash again in the Galaxy at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

English (white cap) and Redzel (red cap) are set to clash again in the Galaxy at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained English is looking to keep her Autumn Carnival flying and will get every chance to find the winning stall again from barrier five with Blake Shinn to ride.

Shinn was aboard English for her first up win on a heavy 10 rated track in the Group 2 $500,000 Hyland Race Colours Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on March 4 and the prospect of another heavy track for the Galaxy will only work in her favour.

The Rosehill track was rated a heavy 9 on Wednesday morning after receiving 39.5mm of rain in the last seven days.

Redzel will be taking on English again in the Galaxy after being beaten a nose by her in the Challenge Stakes and has drawn out wide at barrier eleven with Dwayne Dunn taking over from Kerrin McEvoy who will be aboard the stablemate Russian Revolution.

Russian Revolution is resuming for the Autumn and the Peter and Paul Snowden trained three year old will jump from the outside barrier in the fourteen horse field.

The Snitzel colt showed above average ability during the 2016 Spring Carnival with a win over Golden Rose Stakes winner Astern in the Group 2 $300,000 The Star Roman Consul (1200m) at Randwick on October 1 before running fourth to Flying Artie in the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Music Magnate has winning wet track form and has drawn midfield at barrier seven with Jason Collett taking over from Kerrin McEvoy.

The Bjorn Baker trained Doomben 10000 winner has had two runs back for the Autumn for a first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on January 28 followed by a fifth to Le Romain in the Group 1 $500,000 BMW Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on March 4.

Fell Swoop has the services of Hugh Bowman to help him breakthrough for his maiden Group 1 win after being placed on four occasions at the elite level and will jump from barrier nine in the Galaxy.

The Matt Dale trained Fell Swoop wasn’t far off the money during the 2016 Spring Carnival with a second to Rebel Dane in the Group 1 $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley followed by a third to Malaguerra in the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight.

Fell Swoop will be fitter for one run back for the Autumn with a sixth to Sheidel in Group 1 $500,000 The Resimax Group Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 25.

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