Griante Storms Home to win The Galaxy

March 19, 2016

Griante Storms Home to win The Galaxy

David Brideoake’s decision to accept into the field of the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) with his stable star has paid dividends this afternoon as Griante charged home to post a maiden win at the highest level via a devastating late turn of foot.

Griante produced a typically smart performance to win The Galaxy at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

Griante produced a typically smart performance to win The Galaxy at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

Griante received absolutely no luck when twelfth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up but immediately put herself in a position to perform when flying the gates this afternoon and settling in a good position on the rails.

Jockey Craig Williams elected to pull the daughter of Good Journey out rounding onto the final straight and was a passenger as the mare spotted the finishing post and charged clear of her rivals; maintaining a strong enough sprint to beat home a fast finishing Shiraz and Dothraki.

Williams delivered a typically smart performance aboard Griante to win The Galaxy and was quick to lay all the praise on the quality of the mare and David Brideoake’s training performance in the success.

“My manager Mark Guest gets a lot of pats on the back because he earmarked her for me after her last start,” Williams said.

“I have to thank all of my support group and of course David Brideoake and all of his team for preparing her really well.

“She was actually a bit cheeky because she spotted the winning post and got there really easy and all I was trying to do was keep her mind on the job.

“I thought wow, that was pretty easy but I was confident that if she got a start she would deliver. She was awesome today.”

Brideoake was thrilled with Griante’s maiden Group 1 triumph in The Galaxy but revealed he is yet to settle on a next point of call for the mare this time.

“She’s a very good mare and everything’s gone to plan,” Brideoake said.

“She had no luck in the Oakleigh Plate and we’ve seen a new side of this mare over the last twelve months where she can actually sit back and finish on and she’s really done it today. She’s got a great sprint.

“I’ll have to compose myself, so it might take a day or two. By the end of the week we’ll work it all out.”

In taking out The Galaxy 2016, Griante has now posted a commendable seven wins and eight minors through twenty-seven career starts.

Punters who backed Griante to win the 2016 The Galaxy with Ladbrokes.com.au have been paid out on generous $18 odds!

2016 The Galaxy Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 16 GRIANTE David Brideoake Craig Williams 1 51kg $16
2 9 SHIRAZ Tony McEvoy Brett Prebble 0.8L 10 54kg $14
3 7 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1.3L 6 55kg $12
4 13 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Brenton Avdulla 1.5L 8 52.5kg $5EF
5 10 BOUNDING Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2L 7 53.5kg $7.50
6 14 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3.5L 14 51kg $7
7 12 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 4L 2 52.5kg $26
8 6 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Tim Clark 4.3L 9 55kg $13
9 2 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 4.5L 3 58kg $5EF
10 3 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Damien Oliver 4.6L 13 56.5kg $18
11 5 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith James McDonald 5.3L 11 55.5kg $51
12 15 PITTSBURGH FLYER Lee & Shannon Hope Craig Newitt 6.1L 4 51kg $21
13 11 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Ms Kathy O’Hara 9.3L 12 52.5kg $26
14 8 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Zac Purton 14.4L 5 54.5kg $21

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field