We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley that features eight quality betting races.
There is always quality racing to enjoy at Moonee Valley and we have our best value tips available.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:30) Reliable Energy Maiden (1200m)
#3 – Seguso – Bet @ Sportsbet
Seguso looked good finishing second on debut at Sale and he could make a winning return on Friday.
The Graeme Begg-trained colt was only a length behind Rock The Ring and his recent trial at Cranbourne was solid.
We expect plenty of money to come his way and this isn’t an overly strong field.
Race 2. (19:00) Alinta Energy BM78 (3000m)
#4 – Darvin – Bet @ Sportsbet
Darvin comes off an overdue win at Sandown and he’s capable of scoring back-to-back wins in two weeks.
The five-year-old son of Le Havre is bred to be a good stayer and staying at 3000m is right up his alley.
Having a strong rider in the saddle helps and punters should expect him to be well-backed on race night.
Race 3. (19:30) Sustainable Energy BM70 (1000m)
#1 – Harlem Blues – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding looked good early on and his win three starts back at Ballarat was impressive.
He is a two-time winner from seven starts and although he meets a strong field here, he’s capable of producing a big effort to score.
Jamie Kah rides and she’s the one to follow at the moment.
Race 4. (20:00) Alinta Energy Stayers BM70 (2040m)
#1 – Mahashakti – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mitchell Freedman lines up the four-year-old mare that has rattled off three consecutive wins.
The four-year-old mare got the job done by a narrow margin at Moonee Valley last start and having experience on the track is a bonus.
Having Damien Oliver in the saddle is ideal and we expect another top effort from the likely favourite.
Race 5. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM70 (955m)
#8 – Forever Free – Bet @ Sportsbet
Forever Free showed blistering pace when winning her first three starts before taking on tough opposition.
The three-year-old filly finished ninth behind September Run at Flemington last start, so dropping back to this class is ideal.
Drawing barrier two helps and she should ping the barriers and be tough to run down over this distance.
Race 6. (21:00) Alinta Energy Cup BM64 (1600m)
#9 – Just Stellar – Bet @ Sportsbet
Just Stellar is a grand campaigner that owns 10 wins and 21 placings from 81 starts. She comes off a second placing at Moonee Valley, which is a good form indicator.
She finished only a length behind The Regiment and there is plenty to like about that form, so she shouldn’t be overlooked.
Glen Boss rides and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 7. (21:30) Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m)
#11 – Rainbiel @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rainbiel is a capable type that owns two wins and four placings from six starts. There is plenty to like about that form and she had no luck at Caulfield fresh up.
The daughter of Toronado finished a nose behind the winner and she was held up for most of the straight. If she got out in time, she would have cruised past them.
$5 is a fair price from bookmakers, so put her on top.
Race 8. (22:00) Affordable Energy Summer BM70 (1200m)
#9 – Garvoc @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Garvoc is a four-time winner from six starts, including a last-start win at Geelong. The four-year-old mare scored by a length and she has many more wins in store.
She is a nicely-bred daughter of Good Journey that is held in high regard from the stable and drawing the inside barrier is ideal.
We would happily take the $3.30 available from bookmakers.
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.