We love night racing and even more so when there’s two meetings to choose from.
Moonee Valley and Canterbury host great betting fields this Friday night on the eve of a big Saturday of racing in Melbourne and Sydney.
The autumn carnival is starting to heat up so fill your pockets with our best tips with form for racing at Moonee Valley and Canterbury.
Moonee Valley free tips & form
Race 1. (18:30) MSC Signs Plate (1523m)
#7 – Judicious @ $5.50 – BET NOW
There are some nice types in this race, but there has been a stack of money come for the Michael Kent-trained runner.
The three-year-old son of Snitzel hasn’t trialled leading into this run and the odds move from $7.50 to $5.50 suggests that he doesn’t need a run.
It could pay to follow the market movement, but it’s one-way traffic at the moment so consider on an each way basis.
Race 2. (19:00) Quest Moonee Valley BM70 (1600m)
#8 – Shalwa @ $3.30 – BET NOW
Mick Price lines up Shalwa, which has looked good placing behind some nice types recently.
The three-year-old by O’Reilly was winner on debut at Kyneton before running second at Cranbourne second up. She then ran second at Flemington last start and that was a strong performance.
That came behind Twitchy Frank and that form has stacked up well on the big stage. This is easier here and she will get every chance with only 56kg on her back.
Her opening odds of $3.50 have been trimmed.
Race 3. (19:30) Nelson Alexander BM64 (1000m)
#3 – Freeze Over @ $2.50 – BET NOW
Freeze Over was last seen running second behind Booker at Flemington and that’s great form for this.
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained three-year-old won on debut at Sandown by 3.5 lengths before running solidly at Morphettville.
She was well-favoured to win in a strong race last start but take nothing away from that performance. It was a hot field and she did well to finish second.
Kicking off her campaign over 1000m is the only worry, but she won effortlessly on debut over this same distance and her opposition here doesn’t possess much speed.
Race 6. (21:00) Ranvet Summer Sprint (1200m)
#12 – Seannie @ $5.50 – BET NOW
Seannie finished seventh in the same race that Freeze Over placed in last start, so the third race of the night should be a good form guide.
The three-year-old filly hasn’t won for almost a year when winning at Ascot, but she ran well for her new stable at the end of the spring.
Taking on the likes of Crown Witness, Formality and Booker was just a step too far, but she has returned in good order and there is good value on offer from bookmakers.
Race 8. (22:00) Slade Bloodstock (1000m)
#9 – True Excelsior @ $3.40 – BET NOW
Drawing barrier 10 around The Valley isn’t ideal, but we can’t overlook the quality of this runner.
The extremely well-bred daughter of Exceed and Excel won a trial by 2.5 lengths to prepare for this run and she showed good toe last season.
She finished third behind Houtzen on this track and that’s group one form. That came after some good showings behind Foxswift and Roomooz, so we’re expecting that form to hold up well in this grade.
Canterbury free tips & form
Race 1. (18:15) Tab BM70 (1550m)
#3 – Moss Trip @ $1.85 – BET NOW
Moss Trip didn’t get a great ride from Brenton Avdulla last start at Rosehill when she got too far back in the run, but this should be easier.
Facing a field of only four runners, the filly by Mossman will likely stalk the speed and have too much in the tank at the closing stages.
Her win prior at Kembla Grange was outstanding and although she does like a good tempo up front, she should be in a stalking position and close enough to pounce late.
Race 5. (20:15) Murphy 40th Reunion BM72 (1900m)
#2 – Cyrus Rocks @ $6.50 – BET NOW
Cyrus Rocks is a form runner and that form returned last start when winning at Hawkesbury.
The Mark Newnham-trained five-year-old scored by two lengths as a $3 shot and punters are getting better odds this time around.
His form prior included some disappointing performances and he’s a tough horse to follow, but there are positive signs.
This field of nine isn’t spectacular and he’s worth a chance at his current odds.
Race 6. (20:45) Schweppes Evening Star BM79 (1550m)
#3 – Level Eight @ $2.60 – BET NOW
Level Eight was making good headway behind Flow last start at Randwick and that’s good enough form for this.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained runner has won only three of his 21 starts, but he has placed in 14 and he’s knocking on the door after three placings from four starts this preparation.
There’s no Flow in this race and he should get every chance to show his best.
Race 8. (21:45) E-Group Security BM73 (1250m)
#9 – Leami Astray @ $11 – BET NOW
Bookmakers are offering good odds for this runner and so they should.
The five-year-old has been out of form this season, but we believe she could be due a winning turn at big odds.
She placed at Randwick two starts back and although she finished three lengths behind the winner last start, she could return to her best form.
Worth the chance at $11.