We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley which features eight quality betting races.
Punters always love betting on Friday night at The Valley and we have found the best value bets for the card.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:30) Paramount Liqour Maiden (1200m)
#5 – Moyassar – Bet Now
Moyassar is on debut for Lindsay Park and he’s bred to be handy.
The son of Lonhro has good breeding lines throughout his page, which includes Redoute’s Choice.
This isn’t an easy starting target for the three-year-old but he has looked solid at home and could provide punters with some value in the opener.
Race 2. (19:00) Opus Group BM70 (1200m)
#5 – Grand Scholar – Bet Now
Grand Scholar is the form runner of the field having won her last two starts coming into this race.
The three-year-old filly scored at Cranbourne by 3.5 lengths on a heavy track before winning on this track.
Her most recent win came by 1.8 lengths at The Valley and that bodes well for another top effort here.
Tough to beat against this level of opposition.
Race 3. (19:30) Stoney’s 40th Furlough Plate (1000m)
#2 – Bellevue Star – Bet Now
Punters should always take note of a debutante from this stable. Especially one that is bred as well as Bellevue Star.
The two-year-old is by Sebring x. Bellevue Girl and that’s some exciting breeding heading into this race.
She’s bred for speed and with Zac Spain in the saddle, expect her to go forward from barrier three and kick strongly.
Race 4. (20:00) President’s Cup C1 (1600m)
#3 – Maximak – Bet Now
Matt Laurie lines up the four-year-old mare which hasn’t done much wrong to date. She has a win and two placings from four starts.
The daughter of Smart Missile is coming off an unlucky run for second at Seymour where she went down by a nose.
Take nothing away from that performance as she has good ability and looks more than capable of beating a field of this nature.
Race 5. (20:30) 55 Second Challenge (955m)
#11 – Heavenly Bridges – Bet Now
Heavenly Bridges has had two runs back from a spell and she looks ready to run a good race.
The four-year-old mare was good enough to win back-to-back races last season and anything close to that form would go close here.
Drawing barrier two is ideal and the apprentice jockey should be able to find a good spot over this short-course distance.
Race 6. (21:00) Sunbury Masters F’Ball BM70 (2040m)
#9 – High Sierra – Bet Now
Consistent form is with High Sierra, which owns four second placings from her last five starts.
The Luke Oliver-trained six-year-old has figured in the finish in 10 of her 21 starts and she’s knocking on the door of a win.
She’s a daughter of Redwood which won’t get a better chance to win with only 55.5kg on the back.
She also gets barrier two and that’s going to help.
Race 7. (21:30) Adapt Australia BM64 (1200m)
#5 – Need New Friends – Bet Now
This is a hot field but Need New Friends has experience against stronger fields and that should bode well.
The Danny O’Brien-trained filly was a winner at Kyneton on debut before running fifth behind Pretty Brazen at Caulfield last start.
She stuck on nicely against the hot field and that’s going to help her cause against a field of this nature.
Punters should be able to get each-way value from bookmakers.
Race 8. (22:00) Leneva Park BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Vongole – Bet Now
Vongole is a winner of two from three and he could make a winning return here.
The four-year-old gelding scored on debut at Pakenham before struggling at Sandown. However, he returned to winning form at Pakenham last start.
He’s a tough horse to line up in a field like this, but we are impressed by what we have seen so far.
Likely to run at good value odds and he’s worth following.