2018 The Galaxy Final Field: Jungle Edge gets conditions to suit

March 21, 2018

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: Jungle Edge gets conditions to suit

Wet tracker Jungle Edge is going to get his favourite track conditions when he steps out for the Group 1 $700,000 The PFD Food Services 2018 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Jungle Edge, above, will get conditions to suit in the 2018 Galaxy at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jungle Edge, above, will get conditions to suit in the 2018 Galaxy at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jungle Edge is a noted mudlark with all his thirteen wins coming on rain affected tracks and is going to get a wet surface again on Saturday with the Rosehill course proper being rated a Soft 6 on Wednesday with more rain forecast for the Sydney area in the lead up to the weekend.

The Mick Bell trained Jungle Edge has drawn barrier seven in the final Galaxy field of sixteen plus one emergency and will again be ridden by veteran jockey Kevin Forrester.

Forrester has ridden Jungle Edge for the majority of his starts since finishing third to Russian Revolution in last year’s Galaxy twelve months ago and was on board for his most recent start when second on a good 4 track to Redzel in the Group 2 $500,000 Hyland Race Colours Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on March 10.

The James Cummings trained Viridine also went around in the Challenge Stakes for a fourth and has drawn barrier eleven with Brenton Avdulla booked to ride again.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained English will wear blinkers for the first time in the Galaxy and has drawn nicely at barrier three with Sam Clipperton booked to ride.

Clipperton is no stranger to English and guided her to victory in the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on a soft track during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival and the Encosta De Lago mare also showed her liking for a rain affected track with a win in heavy conditions in the 2017 Challenge Stakes.

In Her Time will be having her first start since running second to Hey Doc in the Group 1 $1m Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) at The Valley during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival and trainer Ben Smith has tuned her up for her return with a slashing 1000m barrier trial win on the Beaumont tack at Newcastle on March 14.

Hong Kong based jockey Zac Purton takes the ride on In Her Time who has drawn awkwardly at barrier thirteen.

The Galaxy final acceptors Secret Agenda (Damien Oliver, barrier 14), Supido (Craig Williams, barrier 9), Thronum (barrier 8) and Pariah (Kerrin McEvoy, barrier 5) are also included in the final field for the Group 1 $500,000 Keogh Homes William Reid Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on Friday night.

Jungle Edge has been installed the early $3.90 favourite for The Galaxy odds at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of In Her Time at $4.20 and Viridine at $6.

Final field for the 2018 Galaxy (1100m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11202x250x LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 12 58kg 114
2 76875113×2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 7 55.5kg 109
3 5x523x112x IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Zac Purton 13 55kg 112
4 167x5114x1 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 14 55kg 112
5 266x4269x5 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 3 54.5kg 111
6 847x5400x7 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tommy Berry 15 54.5kg 107
7 394x2531x6 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Jason Collett 1 53kg 104
8 x930x15x45 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 9 53kg 104
9 306x13x140 THRONUM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 52.5kg 103
10 2121x11x22 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Tim Clark 6 52kg 106
11 1368x008x9 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Adkins 2 52kg 102
12 x307324017 LADY ESPRIT Aaron Purcell Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 51kg 98
13 11x115x4 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 50kg 94
14 1220x129x PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 50kg 91
15e 61x70600x8 THE MISSION Paul Perry Ms Rachel King (a) 10 50kg 90

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