Websters Thank God for Spot in The Galaxy

April 13, 2011

Websters Thank God for Spot in The Galaxy

Progressive five-year-old Thankgodyou’rehere has earned a shot at Group 1 glory, the budding star ready to take their spot in The Galaxy.

Local Randwick-based father and son training team Patrick and Wayne Webster paid the acceptance fee for Thankgodyou’rehere to run in Saturday’s $350,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1200m), the up-and-coming sprinter-miler one of 13 confirmed starters in the feature.

An ultra-consistent son of Secret Savings, Thankgodyou’rehere has won seven of their 11 career starts to date but hasn’t raced since winning the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup over the mile on November 4 last year.

Ready to resume racing after a five and a half month spell, Thankgodyou’rehere trialled well at Randwick on Monday morning proving he was ready to return to the spotlight.

Winning an 830 metre hitout showed connections Thankgodyou’rehere was worthy of an early start to their 2011 campaign.

“He probably didn’t beat much (on Monday) but he did everything we asked him to do,” Patrick Webster said.

“It was always in our plans to trial on Monday then wait for the Heritage Stakes a fortnight later.

“But when he trialled like he did we started thinking why not have a go at the Galaxy.

“It’s a Group 1 on his home track.”

Ortensia

Ortensia is one of the horses Thankgodyou'rehere will face in The Galaxy

It’s a tough test first-up for Thankgodyou’rehere who will face off against the likes of classy mare Ortensia, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Swift Alliance and Anthony Cummings’ Sister Madly.

“Races like this one only come along once every pancake day, especially on your home track,” Pat Webster said.

Currently the gelding sits on the second line of The Galaxy betting paying around $6.50 having drawn barrier eight and due to be ridden by regular jockey Rod Quinn.

Quinn was aboard for Monday’s impressive barrier trial and has been permitted by Racing New South Wales Stewards to take the mount on Thankgodyou’rehere half a kilogram over the declared weight of 51kg to 51.5kg on Saturday.

Other The Galaxy hopefuls whose jockeys have been approved to ride overweight in The Galaxy are:

  • #8 King Pulse (Kerrin McEvoy) – Riding 0.5kg over from 51.5kg to 52kg
  • #10 Atomic Pulse (Tim Clark) – Riding 0.5kg over from 51kg to 51.5kg (if required)
  • #11 Shrapnel (Corey Brown) – Riding 0.5kg over from 51kg to 51.5kg (if required)

Following The Galaxy, Thankgodyou’rehere is likely to be sent up to Queensland to tackle the Brisbane Winter Carnival features.

“Brisbane has been in our sights all along but I wouldn’t say no to winning a Galaxy along the way,” Webster Senior said.

“The good thing about (the Galaxy) is that we don’t have to do anything with him between now and the race…it’s all been done.”

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

Andrew Ramsden Winner Realm Of...

Shock Rough Habit Winner Crimi...

Shock Rough Habit Winner Criminal Defence Firms in 2021 Queensland Derby Betting

There was a huge boilover in the 2021 Rough Habit Plate results on Doomben...

Prince Of Boom Explodes in Spi...

Prince Of Boom Explodes in Spirit Of Boom Classic 2021 Results

The Group 1 J.J. Atkins over the mile on Stradbroke Handicap Day could be...

2021 Doomben 10,000 Day: Brisb...

2021 Doomben 10,000 Day: Brisbane Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Doomben 10,000 Day: Brisbane Scratchings & Track Report Group 1...

South Australian Derby 2021 Re...

South Australian Derby 2021 Results: Explosive Jack Enjoys Historical Win

Explosive Jack was far too good for his rivals at Morphettville making history...

Race Results

Andrew Ramsden Winner Realm Of Flowers into 2021 Melbourne Cup Field

Shock Rough Habit Winner Criminal Defence Firms in 2021 Queensland Derby Betting

Prince Of Boom Explodes in Spirit Of Boom Classic 2021 Results

South Australian Derby 2021 Results: Explosive Jack Enjoys Historical Win

2021 Hollindale Stakes Winner Zaaki Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Race Previews

2021 Doomben 10,000 Day: Brisbane Scratchings & Track Report

The Goodwood Day 2021: Morphettville Scratchings & Track Report

Doomben 10,000 Betting Update 2021: Eduardo Odds-On

2021 Melbourne Cup Hopes Head Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

The Goodwood 2021 Odds Update: Gytrash Firming Favourite

Fields & Form

2021 Doomben 10,000 Day: Brisbane Scratchings & Track Report

The Goodwood Day 2021: Morphettville Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Melbourne Cup Hopes Head Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

The Goodwood 2021 Odds Update: Gytrash Firming Favourite

2021 Scone Cup Field & Odds: Punters Hoping for Royal Celebration