Galaxy Raider prepared for Pakenham return


The previous 12 months haven’t been plain crusing for Galaxy Raider and his coach Grahame Begg.Simply because the gelding was constructing to a win in his final marketing campaign, Begg was pressured to desert the preparation.Galaxy Raider has raced solely 3 times up to now 18 months and runs for the primary time since winter at Pakenham within the VOBIS Gold Bullion (1400m) on Saturday.The gelding was at teh begin of his second marketing campaign for Begg when he had a fall at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day final yr that resulted in his jockey Jordan Childs being suspended.That fall pushed Galaxy Raider to the sidelines after which he had a sluggish build-up for a racing return.After two trials Galaxy Raider made his comeback at Flemington, ending midfield over 1200m on Might 4. Hed returned to the identical monitor on June 22, ending third, once more over 1200m.That run confirmed Begg Galaxy Raider was on the right track and able to pounce, earlier than harm struck.”He was about able to have his third run and he popped a splint bone,” Begg stated.”So we then needed to give him extra day off. We needed to wait round eight weeks for it to cool down once more earlier than we might get him going.”To organize for up to date return, Galaxy Raider ran in a Cranbourne trial on heavy floor on November 11 earlier than contesting a Pakenham jump-out over 1000m final week.”It was on the Polytrack. It wasn’t supreme, however they’d them on and it gave him one other day away,” Begg stated.”It was sufficient to maintain him ticking over and have him close to proper for Saturday.”You’ll assume he could be aggressive as much as his finest type, however Widgee Turf appears effectively handled within the race.”He (Widgee Turf) really will get in effectively in all these races underneath the set-weights and penalties, however once you get these alternatives you must give them a strive.”He appears in good type and he can run effectively recent for us.”

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