We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley that features 10 quality betting races.
Punters don’t often get a full 10-race card to bet on at Moonee Valley. However, there’s plenty of action on offer this week.
We have our best value bets for all 10 races.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (17:25) Schweppes Maiden Plate (1600m)
#3 – Maqsood – Bet Now
Lindsay Park lines up the three-year-old gelding that has shown enough in four career starts.
The son of Tavistock made up good ground at Pakenham last start and the form out of that race should hold up nicely.
He gets the inside draw and he could settle closer and run on strongly.
Race 2. (18:00) Solo No Sugar Maiden (1200m)
#3 – Born a Warrior – Bet Now
The quality colt looks a good bet here if his first campaign form is anything to go by.
He finished third behind Time to Reign on debut before running second behind the talented Cosmic Force.
That form is top quality for this race and he’s going to get every chance to score off the inside draw.
Bookmakers should be offering short odds.
Race 3. (18:30) Ladbrokes Back Yourself BM70 (2040m)
#1 – Donndubhan – Bet Now
Brent Stanley lines up the improving stayer that has won two of his last three starts.
The son of Monaco Consul scored impressively at Flemington last start and that city form should hold up well for this race.
He likes to roll along in front, which is ideal for racing at Moonee Valley. Expect to see him out front and setting a nice tempo.
Race 4. (19:00) Lipton Kombucha BM64 (3000m)
#6 – Obscura – Bet Now
Obscura hasn’t done much wrong this season, which includes a win at Wangaratta and consecutive placings.
Those placings came at Cranbourne and he battled on nicely over the longer distances. His most recent run came over 3000m and having that experience will help his chances.
Punters should be looking for each-way odds.
Race 5. (19:30) Pepsi Max Summer Stayers BM78 (2500m)
#7 – Printmaker – Bet Now
Symon Wilde lines up the four-year-old gelding that owns three wins from 13 starts.
The son of Lucas Cranach is coming off a solid run at Cranbourne where he finished fourth and his most recent run on this track was good.
He ran fourth in December and drops nicely in weight, although he does rise in class for this run.
Craig Williams rides and that helps.
Race 6. (20:00) Jason Giplin Memorial BM64 (1000m)
#1 – Hint of Mint – Bet Now
Hint of Mint showed good pace when first arriving on the scene. She scored a debut win at Kyneton by 2.3 lengths before winning again at Pakenham.
That win came by 1.5 lengths and then she went to Moonee Valley and ran fourth behind some nice types.
Drawing barrier 11 won’t make it easy but she has good barrier speed and could try cross the field early.
Race 7. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM64 (955m)
#4 – Fight – Bet Now
Fight is a four-year-old gelding that looked good winning consecutive races last season.
He hasn’t raced since running eighth at Caulfield last July, but seeing Craig Williams in the saddle is a good betting lead.
He’s going to enjoy jumping from barrier two and be right in the thick of the action.
Race 8. (21:00) Adapt BM70 (2040m)
#3 – She’s On Time – Bet Now
She’s On Time has been going well for punters and she could win again.
The four-year-old mare has won her last two races by narrow margins. The first came at Cranbourne by a head and the latest came at Pakenham by a nose.
She’s just doing enough to win and that could be the story again for this race.
Race 9. (21:30) Cool Ridge BM64 (1600m)
#10 – Field of Lights – Bet Now
Field of Lights capped off some solid form to open his career with a win at Pakenham last start.
The Lindsay Park-trained gelding scored by a half-length and he handled the wet track nicely.
Drawing barrier 15 doesn’t help but he should be able to run at each-way odds with bookmakers.
Race 10. (22:00) Schweppes Summer Sprint BM70 (1000m)
#7 – Rainbow Girl – Bet Now
Rainbow Girl looked good winning her first two races last campaign and although average last start, she’s better than that.
The daughter of Pierro settled close to the pace and wasn’t beaten far on the line. She’ll strengthen up from that and she could improve nicely.
Worth including at the odds.