The Galaxy 2011 shapes up to be an event to remember with 13 horses in the field and in all honesty 13 potential race winners.
Whether it be recent form or career form you can make a case for every runner in the field and there is no horse miles ahead of the competition like we’ve come to see with the likes of More Joyous, Black Caviar and Sepoy this preparation.
More than half of The Galaxy field have recorded victories in their most recent preparations and the handicapping weights has evened out the field even more considerably.
Swift Alliance is the top weight in the field with 58kg but that’s a two kilogram drop from last start when he won the St Kingdom Stakes at Rosehill.
On that day News Alert was second by three lengths but will drop three and a half kilograms and jump from barrier three while Swift Alliance is wide in 13.
Eagle Falls is the second top rating and will carry Damien Oliver at 57.5kg for trainer David Hayes.
He was ninth in the Newmarket Handicap and will start this race from gate nine.
More than half the field will start the race with less than 52 kilograms including the lowest rated runner in the field Thankgodyou’rehere.
The gelding has an incredibly record in the lower grades winning seven from eleven starts with a further three second placings and he will be first up for 2011.
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2011 The Galaxy Final Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||0412X01071||SWIFT ALLIANCE||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||13||58kg||112|
|2||55X347X719||EAGLE FALLS||David Hayes||Damien Oliver||9||57.5kg||111|
|3||D580X35436||ORTENSIA||Tony Noonan||Craig Williams||11||55.5kg||111|
|4||80X10528X2||KEEN COMMANDER||Denise Mcgrath||Glyn Schofield||7||55kg||106|
|5||51191X2216||AVENUE||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||12||54.5kg||109|
|6||21X17X7952||NEWS ALERT||Con Karakatsanis||Jim Cassidy||3||53.5kg||103|
|7||230X340X1X||SISTER MADLY||Anthony Cummings||Glen Boss||5||51.5kg||103|
|8||112X4X75||KING PULSE||Michael Moroney||Kerrin McEvoy||1||51.5kg||99|
|9||X22910X353||SOLAR CHARGED||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||4||51kg||100|
|10||21X2336114||ATOMIC FORCE||Darren Smith||Tim Clark||6||51kg||98|
|11||31X513X01||SHRAPNEL||Mark Kavanagh||Corey Brown||2||51kg||96|
|12||5371233083||CARDINAL VIRTUE||David Payne||Josh Adams (a)||10||51kg||93|
|13||21X1X1211X||THANKGODYOU’REHERE||Patrick & Wayne Webster||Rod Quinn||8||51kg||92|