Group 1 Galaxy – runner by runner stats and best bookie odds

SEEKING Justice is all the rage to take out this Saturday’s Group 1 Galaxy at Cannington after a stunning debut over the track and trip last weekend.

Lining up for his first start for WA mentor Keith Harding, the son of Kinloch Brae and Shanlyn Supreme was ultra impressive from box five, working his way to the front and charging clear to score by five and one quarter lengths in a fast 42.41.

A winner of 20 of his 47 starts, the brindle chaser is in the right hands to make an impact in the feature, with Harding having trained two previous winners of the Galaxy – the 2008 edition with Elektra and the inaugural running with Hall of Fame greyhound Afro Freeway in 1982.

Bookies think the 32 kilogram greyhound is the one to beat, with Sportsbet currently offering $1.90 about him off box one.

Lioness Lulu is the sentimental favourite for the final, with her young gun trainer Mark Giddings recently losing his father, prominent conditioner Brian Davis. The fawn bitch also happens to be the form runner of the series, having won four of her past five starts including the Group 1 Association Cup at Wentworth Park last month.

Bookies are keeping her safe at $3.20 to take out the final, with a win set to take her career earnings to over $200,000.

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Ryno’s Raider is the only other contender under double figure odds at $9 following his second placing behind Lioness Lulu in last week’s heat. The son of Collision and Other’s Quoted finished eight and one quarter lengths off the winner, which clocked 42.66, and has drawn box six in the decider.

Dyna Nilhilist fought out a tough victory to qualify for the final, recording his 17th career victory in 42.71 for trainer Enzo Crudelli. He will jump from box four in the decider and will be after his third straight win in the $80,000 to the winner showpiece.

The fourth heat winner last week was Jamie Marsh’s Hodor which is given a rough shot of taking home the prize at $13 with Sportsbet.

The red brindle dog is sure to improve after his first go over the Cannington 720m trip, with the same able to be said for Alka Casey (box three) which finished second behind Seeking Justice after finding trouble throughout her heat. The former NSW stayer, now trained in WA by Sean Kavanagh, is a $15 shot.

Zipping Bella looks to be a promising stayer in the west, with four wins from six starts since stepping up beyond the sprint journey. The regally bred daughter of Dyna Tron and Cho Chang will face her acid test in the final off box eight, but is more than capable of sneaking into the placings at $17 for the win and $4 for the place.

The field is rounded out by Lofty Ambition for trainer John Edwards at $21, with the daughter of Collision and former top liner Hot Irish awkwardly drawn in box five.

The Group 1 Galaxy is race five at Cannington on Saturday night and is set to jump at 10:32pm AEST.

Box One – Seeking Justice
Brindle Dog – 31.9kg – August 2012
Kinloch Brae x Shanlyn Supreme
Prize money: $128,855
Trainer: Keith Harding
Career: 47: 20-4-3
Box: 4: 2-0-0
T/D: 1: 1-0-0
T/D Best: 42.41
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 3 Top Cat Video Cup, 3RD 2016 Group 1 Zoom Top, 2016 Bendigo Stayers Cup

Odds to win the Galaxy: $1.90 with Sportsbet

Box Two – Hodor
Red Brindle Dog – 33.9kg – January 2013
Kinloch Brae x Natural Sapphire
Prize money: $31,160
Trainer: Jamie Marsh
Career: 29: 8-4-6
Box: 4: 3-1-0
T/D: 1: 1-0-0
T/D Best: 42.78
Career Highlights: WON Cannington 42.78, Mandurah 36.92

Odds to win the Galaxy: $13 with Sportsbet

Box Three – Alka Casey
Black and White Bitch – 25.1kg – September 2013
Bekim Bale x Josey Casey
Prize money: $8,830
Trainer: Sean Kavanagh
Career: 42.78
Box: 2: 0-2-0
T/D: 34: 4-5-2
T/D Best: 42.78
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 35.67, Mandurah 37.00

Odds to win the Galaxy: $15 with Sportsbet

Box Four – Dyna Nihilist
Black and White Dog – 33.1kg – June 2012
Cosmic Chief x Dyna Celeste
Prize money: $68,565
Trainer: Enzo Crudelli
Career: 104: 17-26-24
Box: 11: 1-4-2
T/D: 1: 1-0-0
T/D Best: 42.71
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 34.68, Horsham 23.58, Bendigo 24.35, Shepparton 25.55

Odds to win the Galaxy: $10 with Sportsbet

Box Five – Lofty Ambition
Brindle Bitch – 25.6kg – December 2013
Collision x Hot Irish
Prize money: $20,170
Trainer: John Edwards
Career: 25: 5-5-3
Box: 1: 0-0-0
T/D: 2: 0-2-0
T/D Best: 42.72
Career Highlights: WON Mandurah 36.99, 27.75

Odds to win the Galaxy: $21 with Sportsbet

Box Six – Ryno’s Raider
Black Dog – 31.6kg – April 2013
Collision x Other’s Quoted
Prize money: $96,888
Trainer: Thomas O’Donovan
Career: 47: 10-10-8
Box: 6: 1-1-1
T/D: 1: 0-1-0
T/D Best: 43.23
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Group 1 Bold Trease, FINALIST 2016 Group 1 Zoom Top, 2016 Group 1 Association Cup, 2016 Group 2 Summer Distance Plate, 2015 Group 3 Dillon Memorial

Odds to win the Galaxy: $9 with Sportsbet

Box Seven – Lioness Lulu
Fawn Bitch – 26.3kg – September 2012
Big Daddy Cool x Jackie’s Capri
Prize money: $133,525
Trainer: Mark Giddings
Career: 61: 8-18-7
Box: 7: 0-2-1
T/D: 1: 1-0-0
T/D Best: 42.66
Career Highlights: WON 2016 Group 1 Association Cup, 2ND 2016 Group 3 Wentworth Park Gold Cup

Odds to win the Galaxy: $3.20 with Sportsbet

Box Eight – Zipping Bella
Brindle Bitch – 26.2kg – October 2013
Dyna Tron x Cho Chang
Prize money: $15,355
Trainer: Brett Mazgaltsidis
Career: 16: 5-2-1
Box: 2: 0-0-0
T/D: 1: 0-1-0
T/D Best: 43.01
Career Highlights: WON Mandurah 36.63, Northan 34.49

Odds to win the Galaxy: $17 with Sportsbet

1st Reserve – Hard Bargain
Black Dog – 33.5kg – October 2013
Fabregas x Natural Sapphire
Prize money: $70,150
Trainer: Brett Bravo
Career: 37: 11-6-8
Box: N/A
T/D: 1: 0-0-1
T/D Best: 42.79
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Group 2 Great Chase, FINALST 2015 Group 3 SA Derby

Odds to win the Galaxy: $8.50 with Sportsbet

2nd Reserve – Luna Jinx
Blue Bitch – 26.0kg – May 2012
Velocette x Hannah’s Jinx
Prize money: $223,835
Trainer: Gavin Harris
Career: 68: 24-12-9
Box: N/A
T/D: 1: 0-0-1
T/D Best: 42.94
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 1 Superstayers, 3RD 2015 Group 1 Bold Trease, FINALIST 2016 Group 1 Zoom Top, 2015 Group 3 Lizrene, 2015 Group 3 Topcat Video Cup

Odds to win the Galaxy: $7.50 with Sportsbet

Tips: 1 – 7 – 8 – 2

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