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March 14, 2016

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2016 The Galaxy Nominations Feature English

Trainer Gai Waterhouse will shoot for another win in The Galaxy 2016 this weekend in Sydney nominating for her star filly English in the Golden Slipper Stakes Day sprint feature.


Gai Waterhouse’s Challenge Stakes winning filly English is nominated for the 2016 The Galaxy in Sydney this Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of five top level races headline the Rosehill Gardens card on Saturday including the $700,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) for the short-distance specialists.

Waterhouse has prepared two previous The Galaxy winners with Snowland (2003) and Sweet Idea (2015) last Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

She returns this season with just one entry among the 27 The Galaxy nominations taken by Racing NSW on Monday, Encosta De Lago filly English.

The last three-year-old to win the handicap classic was Shellscrape (2010), while no filly has won the race since La Baraka (1998).

A star juvenile last season including her Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) second at the same meeting she runs in if accepted on Saturday, English returned off a lengthy nearly year-long spell to win the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on March 5.

She is now out for another turf triumph, with the Challenge Stakes last producing a The Galaxy winner in Tiger Tees (9th) in 2014.

The other notable last start winner nominated for the race is the Peter Moody-trained six-year-old Flamberge.

The son of Exceed And Excel jumped a $26 hope first-up on February 27 in Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1000m), but bravely carried 58kg to victory from barrier 15 of 17.

Moody won The Galaxy with Magnus in 2007, while the last horse to win the Sydney feature off a last start Oakleigh Plate run was Typhoon Zed (6th) in 2008.

Moody also has his Sebring mare Bring Me The Maid in the mix for a first-up run, the four-year-old boasting a good record of two wins, a second and a third from four previous resuming runs to date.

Along with Flamberge the other equal highest-rated The Galaxy nomination this season is the Joe Pride-trained Terravista.

Winner of the 2014 Darley Classic, Terravista was a surprise non-acceptor for last weekend’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) in Melbourne and was last seen running second to Chautauqua in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

His last Sydney run was in Randwick’s Group 2 Premier Stakes (1200m) in October last year, which he won, while his last Rosehill run was a disappointing 11th in the 2014 George Ryder Stakes.

Pride, who won The Galaxy two years ago with Tiger Tees (2014), also has Ball Of Muscle in the mix this autumn.

A five-year-old son of Dubawi, Ball Of Muscle is second-up on Saturday having run two lengths away sixth to English in the Challenge Stakes.

He has a gun second-up record of three wins and two seconds from five runs to date and was Group 1 placed in Melbourne’s Moir Stakes (1000m) behind Buffering in Moonee Valley last preparation.

Third in the Challenge Stakes, the Ron Quinton-trained Boss Lane is another five-year-old son of Dubawi in The Galaxy mix this year at a track he has had eight previous starts at without a top three finish.

Other notable hopes include Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes third placed colt Counterattack, Oakleigh Plate runner-up Fell Swoop and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Redzel coming off a black-type win over the distance at Randwick on March 5.

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2016 The Galaxy Nominations

Rosehill Racecourse – 19/03/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 221x3223x6 BALL OF MUSCLE G 5 Joseph Pride 106
2 1120×34153 BOSS LANE G 5 Ron Quinton 102
3 2x202x13x9 BOUNDING M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
4 x2497x380x BRING ME THE MAID M 4 Peter G Moody 98
5 x171x793x2 BROOK ROAD M 5 Kris Lees 98
6 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 92
7 0545x511x5 CRADLE ME M 7 David Pfieffer 104
8 3x815x13x7 DOTHRAKI G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
9 1126×1 ENGLISH F 3 Gai Waterhouse 103
10 79x54761x0 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) G 7 Noel Mayfield-Smith 107
11 11x41111x2 FELL SWOOP G 4 Matthew Dale 101
12 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE G 6 Peter G Moody 112
13 x9932587x0 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 100
14 35x7948x18 HEADWATER C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 96
15 27042270×0 LORD OF THE SKY H 5 Robbie Laing 105
16 x1103x16x7 LUMOSTY M 4 Robert Smerdon 105
17 24x11211x1 MALAGUERRA G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 99
18 22813920×4 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 99
19 111x130x15 OUR BOY MALACHI G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
20 1787x461x4 PITTSBURGH FLYER M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 100
21 60x123x354 REBEL DANE H 6 Gary Portelli 109
22 13x555x221 REDZEL G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 84
23 29x15450x0 SCISSOR KICK H 4 Paul Messara 102
24 5x111136x4 SHIRAZ G 6 Tony McEvoy 105
25 114x4x156x SKIP COURSE G 5 Donna Grisedale 73
26 11x623x14 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan 85
27 x330x173x2 TERRAVISTA G 6 Joseph Pride 112

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