Galilee Series Final 2023 Race Details

Race 4 at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday the 15th April 2023.

The Galilee Series Final is a Listed race normally held at Caulfield but is being run at Sandown this year. It is over 2400 metres. It is run under set weights and penalties conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Galilee Series Final page.

How to pick a winner

Galilee Series Final 2023 Preview

Track: Soft Weather: Showers

The early scratching of Howlin’ Rain leaves nine three year olds to contest the Listed Galilee Series Final.  The key lead up race is the St Leger Trial with seven of the nine runners having had their last start in it.  The Mick Kent trained Northern Barrage was the best placed in second and has come up a short priced favourite here.

Galilee Series Final 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Northern Barrage

Has come up favourite after a very good closing second in the St Leger Trial a fortnight ago.  Is getting deep into the first prep but a repeat of last run will see him hard to beat in this.

2. Midnight Glow

Has one win from twelve starts and was fifth in the St Leger Trial last start.  Drawn well.  In the mix.

3. Nightsun

Had a chequered passage in the St Leger Trial but kept coming to run third.   Can settle closer in the run here and should have some improvement to come.  Chance.

4. Highland Hill

Has had no luck at both runs this prep.  Could be a big improver here.

5. Kentucky Nick

Looked the winner in the St Leger Trial last start before weakening to finish sixth.  Fitter for that and could end up suited by a slow speed here.

6. Roaring Engine

Was building nicely through the line in the St Leger Trial.  Maps to get every chance again here.

7. Bengal Boy

Is still a maiden but I loved the run last start behind Moya Lass who has group form around her.  He looks ideally suited stepping out to 2400m fourth up and can run a race at a price.

8. Knentii

Improved effort at Benalla last start but that form doesn’t look strong enough for this.

9. Howlin’ Rain  – SCRATCHED

10. Fortelling

Was tenth in the St Leger Trial.  Made a little bit of late ground but looks a rough place chance at best here.

Galilee Series Final 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
7 Bengal Boy 1 Northern Barrage
3 Nightsun 7 Bengal Boy
1 Northern Barrage 3 Nightsun
4 Highland Hill 5 Kentucky Nick

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 JRA Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 Karrakatta Plate 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Auraria Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Group 3 Dequetteville Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)

Group 3 Port Adelaide Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Listed Ascot Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Daybreak Lover 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Galilee Series Final 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 7 Bengal Boy
2nd 2 Midnight Glow 0.1 length
3rd 1 Northern Barrage 1.35 lengths
4th 4 Highland Hill 4.35 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratching: 9. Howlin’ Rain.