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Past Winners Feature in 2014 The Galaxy Nominations

Temple Of Boom

Temple Of Boom is out to defend their title in Saturday's 2014 The Galaxy. Photo: Steve Hart.

The two horses who have won the past two editions of Saturday’s The Galaxy 2014 feature in the nominations again for this weekend’s autumn sprint.

Sixteen sprinters make up the nominations for this year’s $400,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m), two of which have already won the event.

In 2012 the Jason Warren-trained Bel Sprinter won the race first-up before their TJ Smith Stakes third behind Black Caviar, while last year’s The Galaxy winner was Queenslander Temple Of Boom.

This year the now six-year-old Bel Sprinter, runner-up in the 2013 Krisflyer International Sprint in Singapore, has had two lead-up runs ahead of their shot at another The Galaxy win.

First-up they ran ninth to Lankan Rupee in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) where they had too much work to do after coming round the turn out wide.

They then improved second-up on March 15 when overcoming barrier 10 of 10 running on well down the outside of the field working their way from last to fourth behind Villa Verde in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick.

Tony Gollan’s veteran Picoolo gelding Temple Of Boom meanwhile also ran in the Challenge Stakes, the seven-year-old resuming with an eighth still beaten under two lengths.

Temple Of Boom hasn’t won a race since The Galaxy two autumns back something Gollan, fresh off his Group 1 William Reid Stakes win with Temple Of Boom’s half-brother Spirit Of Boom at Moonee Valley last Friday night, is hoping can change on the weekend with wet weather to help.

“They’ve forecasted eight days of rain in Sydney and he has come through his first-up run in the Challenge Stakes in really good shape,” Gollan told the Courier Mail.

“We’re just looking for a nice wet track for him at Rosehill and if he gets those conditions there is no reason he won’t run well.

“His first-up run was terrific and he is going as good as he was when he won The Galaxy two years ago.”

Challenge Stakes winner Villa Verde meanwhile shoots for a double here after their nice victory over Snitzerland first-up.

The lightly-raced Anthony Cummings-trained Not A Single Doubt filly has had just 10 starts to date and is heading towards a run in the $2.5 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 12 for which she’s currently rated a $15 chance to win.

Another The Galaxy nominee at shorter odds in the TJ Smith Stakes 2014 betting markets meanwhile is the Gerald Ryan-trained Snitzerland ($10).

The four-year-old Snitzel mare won the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) first-up before being run down in the Challenge Stakes, something she’ll be out to atone for on the weekend in the rematch with Villa Verde.

Along with Villa Verde the other last start winners in the mix for Saturday are then the Robert Smerdon-trained Fastnet Rock filly Anatina who defeated Gregers first-up in the MSS Security Stakes at Flemington and the progressive Kencella after their fourth on the trot.

Other notable The Galaxy hopes include Challenge Stakes third placed Famous Seamus and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Whittington who ran fifth in the same race after a Magic Millions Sprint win at the Gold Coast in January.

Check out the full The Galaxy 2014 nominations below, staying tuned to Races.com.au for the final acceptances out on Wednesday.

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2014 The Galaxy Nominations

Rosehill Gardens – 29/03/2014

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 ANATINA Robert Smerdon 88
2 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren 110
3 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith 107
4 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes 88
5 IRISH FLING (NZ) Guy Lowry 102
6 KENCELLA John O’Shea 98
7 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride 106
8 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners 104
9 SEE THE WORLD Joseph Pride 105
10 SESSIONS Peter Snowden 106
11 SHAMAL WIND Robert Smerdon 103
12 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan 111
13 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan 105
14 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride 104
15 VILLA VERDE Anthony Cummings 105
16 WHITTINGTON Gai Waterhouse 97

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