Day At The Track

Galactic Star looks very promising

12:56 PM 01 Dec 2015 NZDT
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Galactic Star - A $16,000 buy at the New Zealand Premier Yearling sale in 2014
Galactic Star - A $16,000 buy at the New Zealand Premier Yearling sale in 2014

Des Baynes has always had a handy horse in his stable and judging from the way Galactic Star won at Ascot Park on Sunday it looks as if he has another.
 
His last potentially top liner Better Buy It which has been side lined with injury after running a gallant fourth in the 2014 Alabar Southern Supremacy Stakes, is owned by The Test Syndicate the same syndicate that races Galactic Star.
 
“His debut run at Winton was good and he’s backed up a couple of weeks later and done it nice today,” said driver Allan Beck.
 
After the early rush for positions Galactic Star settled four back on the outside.

He was second last inside the 800.

Beck then moved the three year old gelding out of a trailing line and progressed three wide. At the 400 he was three wide and challenging. In the run home he quickly reached the front and held on by a length and a quarter from the late finishing Better Go Hurry.

“He’s a nice striding horse."

"He’s not a big horse and still lacks a bit of strength."

"Once he gets to the autumn he’s going to get stronger and I think he’s got a big future,” Alan said
 
Galactic Star is by Better’s Delight out of the three win Christian Cullen mare Petra’s Star.

He has Ermis (17 wins) and Iraklis (22 wins) in his pedigree.
 
“It’s all ahead of him. He won today with a leg in the air.”
 
Baynes paid $16,000 for the colt at the 2014 Christchurch sales.
 
The dilemma later in the season for his driver will be when  quality three year old gelding Shortys Mate trained by Beck, clashes with Galactic Star.

Bruce Stewart

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