1/8/20 – Saturday Horse Racing Tips for Moonee Valley

We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Moonee Valley that features nine quality betting races.

Premier racing returns to Moonee Valley and we have our best value bets for every race on the card.

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Moonee Valley horse racing tips

Race 1. (12:35) Support Legend Horses’ Birthday (1600m)

#6 – Victoria Star @ $1.85 – Bet Now

Victoria Star is coming off consecutive third placings and he didn’t lose any admirers with those efforts.

The Greg Eurell-trained seven-year-old didn’t quite handle the track at Flemington last start and his form prior included three consecutive wins.

He is the short-priced favourite and rightfully so.

Race 2. (13:10) Jockey Celebration Day Handicap (1000m)

#4 – Theresabearinthere @ $2.05 – Bet Now

The three-year-old gelding is a two-time winner that went forward and kicked clear at Morphettville last time out.

He is a son of Carrara that has been primed with a trial placing and that should top him off nicely for this run around The Valley.

It is a leaders’ track and that plays right into his hands, so he should go close.

Race 3. (13:50) Andrew Gilbert Handicap (1000m)

#5 – Clean Machine @ $4.40 – Bet Now

The three-year-old finished second behind Saltpeter last start and she should have strengthened up nicely from that run.

The daughter of Brazen Beau was heavily backed for that run and she has attracted good support again. She is holding steady at $4.40 and despite facing a tough field, she could score her first career win.

Drawing barrier three adds to her winning chances.

Race 4. (14:30) Mark Goring BM78 (1000m)

#4 – Brooklyn Hustle @ $2.70 – Bet Now

Brooklyn Hustle is a talented mare that needs to get back to her winning ways. The four-year-old won on debut in fine style and then faced strong fields behind the likes of Lyre, Anaheed, and Exceedance.

Her only win came at Moonee Valley where she powered home to finish in front of The Everest winner Yes Yes Yes. The form out of that contest is impressive and she could be rejuvenated enough to score.

Race 5. (15:10) Roger Booth/Donna Philpot BM78 (1600m)

#11 – Soaring Eagle @ $8.50 – Bet Now

David Brideoake lines up the five-year-old mare that has been right behind them in recent efforts. She ran fourth at Flemington last start and hasn’t run a bad race since January.

She is twice-placed from three attempts at Moonee Valley and given her barrier of three, that plays right into her hands.

Soaring Eagle should track the speed and be tough to hold out at value odds.

Race 6. (15:50) M Claridge BM84 (1200m)

#10 – Wilmot Pass @ $2.65 – Bet Now

Wilmot Pass is up and running this preparation with a last-start win at Flemington. The Freedman-trained four-year-old burst through to score late and it bodes well for this run.

The son of Rubick has the ability to soak up a hot tempo and come with a big run late. That is an ideal tactic at Moonee Valley, so expect jockey Jamie Kah to be patient.

His opening odds have already been well-backed, so take the $2.65.

Race 7. (16:25) Vale Bob Gaylard Handicap (2040m)

#4 – Mirimar @ $6.50 – Bet Now

Mirimar is coming off a win at Caulfield and he rarely runs a bad race, so the $6.50 is a value price.

The Mike Moroney-trained six-year-old is a professional six-time winner and 12-time placegetter, so he is worth following with interest.

Punters should take the each-way odds available and the $6.50 should remain steady throughout the week.

Race 8. (17:00) Ladbrokes Switch BM78 (1500m)

#12 – Sukoot @ $6.50 – Bet Now

Sukoot is another value runner that could firm throughout the week. The Danny O’Brien-trained gelding scored a win at Ballarat three back before finishing strongly at his next two starts.

The son of Savabeel is having his first run around The Valley but Damien Oliver rides and he knows this track well.

He draws well in barrier six and should be tough to beat.

Race 9. (17:35) Chandler Macleod BM70 (1200m)

#19 – Hypersonic @ $2.70 – Bet Now

Hypersonic is unbeaten after two starts and he deserves his chance against this level of opposition.

The McEvoy-trained gelding scored easily on debut by 2.5 lengths before doubling down and winning by 1.8 lengths at Morphettville.

It is another good ride for Oliver and he could produce the goods.

Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.



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