Rubick Impresses in Trackwork Ahead of 2015 The Galaxy

March 19, 2015

Rubick Impresses in Trackwork Ahead of 2015 The Galaxy

Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) is one of five Group One races running at Rosehill this Saturday, attracting a capacity field of 14 sprinters plus three emergencies.

Rubick is looking to win his first Group 1 race in The Galaxy.

Rubick is looking to win his first Group 1 race in The Galaxy. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Gerald Ryan-trained Rubick is one of those 14 confirmed runners, set to atone for his unlucky third placing in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) on March 7.

Rubick resumed in the race following a three month spell as the $3.30 favourite. He was evenly away to settle three and a half lengths fourth back on the fence behind a breakneck early tempo. The colt was kept in the pocket on the fence into the straight before finding himself held up for a run and suffled back to fifth by 250 metres. He was checked abruptly off heels with 200 metres to go but got home well thereafter to finish two and a half lengths off winner Miracles Of Life but just a short half-head behind runner-up Va Pensiero.

It was an unlucky run for Rubick, who will face both Miracles Of Life and Va Pensiero in the 2015 Galaxy. The three-year-old colt enjoyed a public workout at the course proper on Tuesday, impressing many regular track watchers.

“He worked very well as I expected and I was very pleased,” Ryan told Sky Racing.

“He got caught on the fence last time and just couldn’t get out.

“He’s drawn barrier four again on Saturday so I hope it doesn’t happen again.

“But that’s Kerrin McEvoy’s problem. There’s nothing I can do.”

Rubick is the market mover of The Galaxy betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, seeing his price shorten from $6.50 to $5.50, making him second favourite behind Deep Field ($4.40).

The colt has drawn well in barrier four with Kerrin McEvoy to ride, an advantage he has over his rivals. Race favourite Deep Field will have to overcome a wide start from the outside gate with Challenge Stakes rivals Miracles Of Life ($6.50) and Va Pensiero ($21) will jump from barriers 14 and 11, respectively.

Coolmore owns a share in Rubick but a stud deal has not been done yet. Ryan understands they are waiting for a Group One win, which will increase his stud value. The trainer is hoping he can deliver it in The Galaxy.

“It’s important for any colt that you buy as a potential stud prospect to win a Group One,” Ryan said.

“It’s very important to me that he wins one and hopefully that’s on Saturday but there is no pressure from Coolmore.”

“They own a share but they are happy to race him. There is no stud deal in place.”

Rubick won the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) in February last year but finished outside the placings in fourth in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) two weeks later.

The colt then won the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) on October 11 but gave nothing over the concluding stages in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) three weeks later, finishing 11 lengths behind winner Brazen Beau in 12th place.

To back Rubick to win his maiden Group 1 in the 2015 The Galaxy, open your Ladbrokes.com.au betting account today. Bet against the Best Tote or SP + 20% to receive an additional 20% on your winnings!

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

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Conv...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Saturday turned into a profitable day for punters at Eagle Farm as Gai...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Resul...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland horseman Tony Gollan celebrated a huge result in the...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results:...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

Master trainer Chris Waller celebrated his 21st career Group 1 quinella with...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Si...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

The good run of two-year-olds this season for the Golden Slipper winning...

Race Results

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

Race Previews

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds

Fields & Form

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds