We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley that features eight quality betting races.
Punters are getting good racing to bet into this Friday night, and we have our best value bets throughout the night.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:30) PKF Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Oregon Pinot – Bet Now
Anthony Freedman lines up the two-year-old filly that has race experience, which is always good in races like this. She finished fourth behind Surooj, and that form has held up nicely this season.
The daughter of Lonhro has a tricky draw to cope with but she clearly has talent and should be considered as a winning chance.
Race 2. (19:00) Midway Concrete Kingdom Maiden (1200m)
#7 – Tom the Star – Bet Now
Tom the Star has run two placings from two starts and it shouldn’t take him long to break maiden status. The three-year-old finished second at Warrnambool last time out behind Rotator, and that’s solid maiden form.
Drawing barrier three is ideal and punters should be able to get each-way odds come race night. He should go close and give value punters every shot.
Race 3. (19:30) Ned Whisky Salutes Ted BM64 (1200m)
#11 – Librate – Bet Now
The three-year-old filly capped off three consecutive second placings with a win at Ballarat last start. It did come on a heavy track but she coped with conditions nicely and that will hold her in good stead.
Prior to that, she finished second at Bendigo and although 1200m is short of her best, she could sprint nicely in a fresh state.
Damien Oliver rides and that helps.
Race 4. (20:00) Thirsty Camel Mile BM78 (1600m)
#1 – Star Missile – Bet Now
Star Missile will run in the All-Star Mile but he’ll need to improve to be competitive. The four-year-old gelding is better-suited at this level, where he’s a four-time winner from 14 starts.
If he’s going to a force at higher levels, he’ll need to measure up to this field. Carrying 63kg makes that harder but on class alone, he should be right in the thick of the action.
Race 5. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM78 (955m)
#8 – Excess Funds – Bet Now
Levi Kavanagh lines up the three-year-old gelding that is coming off an impressive win at Flemington. He defeated a handy field and it came after a campaign where he faced some tough customers.
Exceed Funds owns experience against the likes of Anaheed, Bivouac, and Microphone. Drawing barrier 10 could make it tough but he owns good barrier speed and he could cross the field.
Punters might be able to get value odds from bookmakers.
Race 6. (21:00) Daemco Sprint Final BM78 (1200m)
#7 – Fight – Bet Now
Fight has been scratched a couple of times this season but he should have conditions to suit perfectly this Friday. The four-year-old ran fourth fresh up on this track and there are some things working in his favour.
He gets a light weight of 55kg, a good barrier of five, and Damien Oliver in the saddle. That could be enough to see him return to the winners’ enclosure.
Race 7. (21:30) Quest Moonee Ponds Final BM78 (2500m)
#7 – Tatalina – Bet Now
Four-year-old mare Tatalina looked good winning consecutive races to kick off this campaign. She has been beaten in four runs since, but is knocking on the door after consecutive placings.
The daughter of Ocean Park made up good ground on this track last start and a similar run would take her close.
Punters will get good odds and she’s worth including for value players.
Race 8. (22:00) Adapt Australian Martin Ralston BM70 (2040m)
#3 – Ignored – Bet Now
The former Kiwi is getting close to notching her first win in Australia after running second on this track last start. She settled last throughout the run and made up a stack of ground late, which bodes well for this run.
She’s a three-time winner across the Tasman and that form is likely to show up sooner rather than later. Punters should get good odds and she hasn’t run shorter than $8 in three starts this year.
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.