We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Moonee Valley that features nine quality betting races.
Spring racing is getting closer and the quality of thoroughbred is improving. We have our best value bets for every race on the card this Saturday.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:50) Happy 60th Birthday Pete Handicap (1523m)
#4 – Coming Around – Bet Now
Punters were confident with Coming Around last start and he showed why. The five-year-old pulled out all the stops when scoring by 1.8 lengths and he could go back-to-back.
The former Ascot-based runner has found a new home in Melbourne with Brent Stanley and he looks like the best betting proposition in this race.
He is fit and facing a few runners that might be needing the run.
Race 2. (13:25) Dr Sheahan BM84 Plate (1200m)
#4 – Tailleur – Bet Now
Sydney form stacks up well in Melbourne and Tailleur has been in fine form. The James Cummings-trained mare won by 3.8 lengths at Rosehill last start and she was a class above them.
We are wary of How Womantic, which is a classy customer, but Tailleur has race fitness on her side and that matters.
Mark Zahra rides and we are expecting a big effort.
Race 3. (14:05) Ladbrokes Switch Handicap (1200m)
#11 – Jenni’s Rainbow – Bet Now
It isn’t easy to come out of a maiden race and win in this grade but Jenni’s Rainbow was impressive on debut.
The three-year-old filly was well-backed at Pakenham and after giving the speed many lengths on the turn, she sprouted wings late.
It was impressive and she could measure up in the city.
Race 4. (14:45) Inglis 2021 Yearling Sale BM78 (2500m)
#5 – High Emocean – Bet Now
High Emocean has gone to another level this preparation with three consecutive wins. The four-year-old mare won by two lengths at Caulfield last start and rising in distance won’t be an issue.
She is trained by the Maher/Eustace team and she has finished out of the placing in only one of her nine attempts. That is great consistency for a staying type, so she is worth backing.
Race 5. (15:25) MSC Signs BM78 (1600m)
#3 – Global Gift – Bet Now
Global Gift is a former European runner that always needed more distance. He kicked off his Australian career at 1000m but it took him only four runs to rise to the mile and win.
He scored a 2.8-length win at Bendigo last time out after showing good speed throughout. His ability to lead is a good trait and he could run this field off their feet.
Look for each-way odds with bookmakers.
Race 6. (16:05) McMahon’s Dairy McKenzie Stakes (1200m)
#2 – Rathlin @ $5 – Bet Now
Rathlin could continue the form of runners from this ownership group, which has been on fire in 2020.
The three-year-old colt owns only one win from seven starts but he has been running in all the big races, including the Golden Slipper.
Bookmakers are expecting a good run and the $5 could shorten.
Race 7. (16:40) 4 Pines Refreshing Ale BM90 (1200m)
#7 – Windstorm – Bet Now
Team Williams comes to Melbourne with a strong team and Windstorm is another cab off the rank.
The four-year-old gelding owns five wins from six starts and although yet to face a field like this, he has plenty of upside.
William Pike is having a good stint in Melbourne and despite drawing wide, he could get some luck and flash home late.
Race 8. (17:15) Fiorente Carlyon Stakes (1000m)
#10 – Brooklyn Hustle @ $3.30 – Bet Now
It’s fair to say that Brooklyn Hustle put the writing on the wall last start. Her win at Moonee Valley was exceptional and she is the favourite to go back-to-back.
The Jason Warren-trained runner came from well-back in the field and stormed home to win by 3.5 lengths. She faces more depth to this field but it was an exciting performance.
Drawing an inside barrier is fine and the light weight helps.
Race 9. (17:45) Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap (2040m)
#9 – Schabau – Bet Now
There are some classy stayers in this race and Schabau is one of them. He owns five wins and four placings from 10 starts, with his only poor run coming at Flemington last start.
He pulled up with a problem on that occasion and with good fresh-up form in the past, he could hit the ground running.
A Melbourne Cup could beckon for this runner, so he’s worth following.