Pierata Heads 2020 The Galaxy Race Field & Odds

March 20, 2020

Pierata Heads 2020 The Galaxy Race Field & Odds

Gregory Hickman’s resuming Redzel Stakes winner Pierata heads a star-studded The Galaxy 2020 field of sprinters for Saturday’s short distance feature at Rosehill Gardens.

Pierata. Photo: Steve Hart.

Pierata leads 2020 The Galaxy race betting first-up at Rosehill on Slipper Day. Photo: Steve Hart.

The last of five Group 1 races on the Golden Slipper Day card, this year’s $700,000 The Galaxy (1100m) has attracted a capacity line-up of potential TJ Smith Stakes-bound horses.

Now into barrier 10 first-up for jockey Tommy Berry is $5.64 million earner Pierata.

The five-year-old Pierro entire was last seen racing at the Rosehill track last November for his win in the $1 million Redzel Stakes (1300m).

He has winning form over The Galaxy distance of 1100m however having claimed the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) in Sydney last September and is a noted first-up performer.

Brought on for his 2020 race debut with two Sydney lead-up trials, Pierata is also one of the best performed wet track horses on the day and looks to get conditions to suit fresh.

The latest The Galaxy odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have Pierata as the $4.50 favourite with four of his rivals also under double-figures for the win.

The $6.50 second elect is Cosmic Force (12), but the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Deep Field colt is not yet guaranteed a run.

As the first emergency he needs just one scratching to gain a start in The Galaxy field where he will look to add to his commanding record of three wins and four starts to date.

The gun three-year-old has had three runs over the distance for three second place efforts and was last seen running a first-up second to Villami in the Listed Fireball Quality (1100m) at Randwick a fortnight back.

Cosmic Force has even better form at Rosehill and will be coming right back in weight from 59kg to just 50kg (likely to carry 50.5kg) should he get a shot.

Drawn well in barrier six for the Godolphin stable at $7 is then Damien Oliver’s mount Savatiano, the James Cummings-trained daughter of Street Cry looking to add to the recent good record of mares in The Galaxy results.

Winner of Newcastle’s $1 million The Hunter (1300m) in the spring, Savatiano resumed with a first-up Rosehill victory by nearly three lengths in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m).

She then ran an eye-catching second behind The Bostonian in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) last start, but will need to be at her best dropping back in distance.

Joe Pride’s last start Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap winning So You Think mare Fasika ($7.50) and Deprive ($8.50) are the other best in The Galaxy betting.

Deprive is one of the three additional stablemates of Savatiano lining-up for Cummings in the Royal Blue in this year’s race, Kerrin McEvoy to ride the 1100m specialist.

The Denman five-year-old has posted three wins from four starts at the distance and looks fit second-up after the credible fifth behind Nature Strip at Randwick on March 7 in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) when carrying five kilos more than his 53.5kg allocation for Saturday.

Click here for the latest 2020 The Galaxy odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 The Galaxy Field

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (Probable Weight) Hcp. Rating
1 5251x2151x PIERATA Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 11 59kg 118
2 372x16x93x IN HER TIME Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 55kg 114
3 242439x27x KEMENTARI James Cummings James McDonald 9 55kg 110
4 13x4101x12 SAVATIANO James Cummings Damien Oliver 6 54kg 112
5 11x12714x5 DEPRIVE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 53.5kg 107
6 3226x7x133 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 7 53.5kg 107
7 132x721x04 MISS LEONIDAS Shaun Dwyer Billy Egan 1 51.5kg (52.5kg) 107
8 111x229x1 FASIKA Joseph Pride Glen Boss (late alt) 16 51kg 106
9 8105x77x52 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Tim Clark 2 51kg (52kg) 106
10 022x41011x MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 51kg 105
11 634x02151x SOOTHING James Cummings Craig Williams 12 51kg 104
12 2x41011x77 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 5 51kg 103
13 9x510x060x PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 17 51kg 97
14 1x93513x10 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Robbie Dolan (a) 15 50kg 103
15e 2218x216x2 COSMIC FORCE Peter & Paul Snowden Glen Boss 13 50kg (50.5kg) 95
16e 8x21322x10 GOD OF THUNDER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 14 51kg 94
17e 311×33191 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan (a) 10 50kg 84

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