We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley that features eight quality betting races.
Punters get a quality card to bet on this week and we have our best value bets available.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:30) MVRC Membership On Sale BM64 (1200m)
#6 – Thunder Peak @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Mike Moroney-trained three-year-old scored at Wangaratta last start and she is capable of going back-to-back.
She scored by 2.3 lengths and although facing a rise in class, she is a well-bred type that could kick on with it.
Lachlan King takes 2kg off her back and that helps.
Race 2. (19:00) Moonee Ponds Shopping Maiden (1200m)
#11 – Sayumi @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Sayumi, which has yet to win from four starts but she has three placings on her record.
The four-year-old daughter of Sebring finished fourth at Sandown last start and the form out of that race should hold up well.
Drawing barrier four is ideal and Ben Melham should find a good spot in running.
Race 3. (19:30) Ladbrokes Odds Boost C1 Handicap (1600m)
#1 – Hasseltoff @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old is coming off a gritty effort for second at Sandown and he was a touch unlucky not to win that race.
He was a mile ahead of the third runner and his win prior at Pakenham was a good indication of how talented he is.
Getting the inside draw is ideal and it has plenty of upside.
Race 4. (20:00) Shop At Union Rd Ascot BM70 (2040m)
#5 – Night Witches @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Night Witches is a capable type that is looking to score back-to-back wins at Moonee Valley.
She scored by a nose last start and despite the margin being narrow, she had to call on her quality to get there.
Rising in distance is ideal and punters should expect her to sit off the pace and come with a big late run.
Race 5. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM64 (955m)
#10 – Goolagong Rose @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Goolagong Rose scored an easy win on debut at Gawler and there was plenty to like about that effort.
The four-year-old won by 3.5 lengths and although rising in class for this race, she has since won both trials at Morphettville and Murray Bridge.
Drawing well in barrier three suits and the early betting support is there.
Race 6. (21:00) Heartkids Hero BM70 (2500m)
#4 – Queen Guinevere @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Queen Guinevere has hit top gear after posting consecutive wins and we’re not backing against her on Friday night.
The five-year-old is only a four-time winner but she has her confidence levels up and she has drawn to get a soft run.
Punters get value odds at $5 and that price could drop throughout the week.
Race 7. (21:30) Seppelt Wines BM64 (2040m)
#8 – Fiftyonestates @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fiftyonestates mixes her form but she’s dangerous on her day. The Shea Eden-trained mare won at Ballarat two back before running ninth at The Valley last start.
Despite running ninth, she was only two lengths behind the winner, so the run was much better than it looked.
She gets a valuable 3kg claimer in the saddle and that will take her close.
Race 8. (22:00) Moonee Valley Park BM64 (1200m)
#11 – Zoushack @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zoushack hasn’t been a punters’ friend this year but the Lindsay Park-trained gelding is talented at best.
He is a two-time winner from 12 starts and he owns a placing at Moonee Valley, which is always vital to have.
He should get a nice drag in behind the speed and hit the line with power.
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.