2014 Group One Galaxy Heats Reviewed

With four heats of the held over ’s 715 metre distance, first and second placegetters received a rug in next weeks $80,000 race.

Heat One:

1st Sweet It Is
2nd Gold Affair Two
3rd Sassy Bullet
4th Freeway Ace

’s Gold Affair Two ($2.60) pinged the wearing the black rug to lead the field in the early stages. Sassy Bullet ($7.00), from the cherry, went with her for the first lap of the track. Victorian Sweet It Is ($2.05) played catch up after giving at least seven lengths to Gold Affair Two out of the boxes. Coming into the home straight Gold Affair Two began to look tired as fellow Victorian Sweet It Is stormed home to win the race in 41.99 for trainer Leonard Jones.


Heat Two:

1st Ash Flash
2nd Hellmuth
3rd Houdini Monelli

WA stayers Black Typhos ($71.00), Freeway Force ($20.00) and Pedro’s Finest ($8.00) led the field early. Robert Britton’s chaser Cheetah Zorro ($3.90) shot around the outside with the pink rug on to take front position from the three WA stayers. ’s chaser Ash Flash found himself in 6th position with a lot of work to do. Freeway Force took the lead back off Cheetah Zorro as they ran past the finishing post for the first time. Ash Flash put in the hard yards, working around the outside of Cheetah Zorro and Freeway Force; finally taking the lead at the 600 metre boxes, winning in 42.07.


Heat Three:

2nd Reverberate
3rd Em Three
4th Belucci
’s Reverberate ($5.50) flew out of box three to secure leading position in the early stages. Em Three ($10.00) put unwanted pressure on her WA rival, railing to snatch first position. Destini Fireball ($3.80), wearing the pink rug, did a lot of extra work around the outside of the field, sitting in first position for only a few lengths. Reverberate continued to push on despite the crowded pack. Steven Collins Dyna Willow shrugged of Destini Fireball, Reverberate and Em Three to win the third heat in 42.17.


Heat Four:

1st Born Ali
2nd Infinite Wish
3rd Dyna Werribee
4th Maddison Dee

The last heat of the Perth Galaxy went to Victorian Born Ali, who jumped favourite at $2.50 from box two. Born Ali flew to the early lead, with Infinite Wish ($3.30) staying within a few lengths as the duo pulled away from the rest of the field. The Steven Collins trained Dyna Werribee ($5.00) played catch-up from third position. Born Ali didn’t give Infinite Wish a look at the lead as she pulled away to win in the fastest qualifying time of 41.72.


WA a steady three stayers into the Galaxy next Saturday night. It is a high class group of stayers making up the Galaxy field, which should produce an exciting and speedy final.

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