We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley that features eight quality betting races.
It doesn’t get much better than night racing at The Valley, and we have our best value bets for the entire meeting this week.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:30) All-Star Mile On Sale C1 (1600m)
#1 – Yukon @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Yukon has shown ability throughout his career, which included a win on debut at Wyong. The Hawkes-trained gelding then came to Melbourne and finished second at Sandown last start.
Despite being beaten, he went down by a nose, and he fought stylishly to the line. His effort should give him every chance to beat this field on Friday.
With the inside draw and a 2kg claim, Yukon could strike gold.
Race 2. (19:00) MVRC Membership On Sale Now Maiden (1600m)
#1 – Fighter @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fighter has been costly for punters to date after finishing second at odds of $2.70, $1.45, and $2.35. However, he is a winning chance once again.
The McEvoy-trained four-year-old looks ideally-placed over the mile, and this isn’t the strongest maiden field of all time.
Damien Oliver rides from barrier two, and that could make all the difference.
Race 3. (19:30) Cliff Wood Memorial Maiden (1200m)
#10 – Longduan @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Longduan scored three consecutive second placings before failing to make ground at Caulfield last start. However, she drops considerably in grade for this race, and we’re expecting better.
The daughter of Written Tycoon deserves a win, and bookmakers have kept her safe in betting, which is a good sign.
$4.60 is a value price, and punters could cash in.
Race 4. (20:00) MSC Signs BM70 (3000m)
#7 – Fields of Lights @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Symon Wilde-trained four-year-old owns two wins from 12 starts, and he went close over this distance last time out.
He finished second behind Miss Five Hundred, and despite being 4.8 lengths behind the winner, he showed enough ability.
The son of Canford Cliffs is capable of going one better this week.
Race 5. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM70 (955m)
#10 – The Mobot @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Mobot is down on confidence, but the four-year-old mare is classy at best. She is a four-time winner from only eight starts, so she demands respect.
She comes into this having finished fifth at Caulfield behind Hidden Legend, so the form should stack up nicely in this grade.
Punters should expect a much-improved effort.
Race 6. (21:00) Visit Living Legends BM64 (2040m)
#2 – Paddy Mac @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Kiwi has improved with every run this season, and he looks a good bet in this race. He finished second at Geelong last start, and he didn’t get much luck in running.
The son of Raise The Flag owns two wins from seven starts, and despite drawing barrier 11, he is the horse to beat.
$2.80 is worth taking, and he could start much shorter.
Race 7. (21:30) Adapt Australia BM64 (1500m)
#8 – Gutsy @ $10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Gutsy is living up to his name after posting back-to-back wins at Kyneton and Mornington. The four-year-old likes to sit on the pace and show a good turn-of-foot in the straight.
If the son of Brazen Beau is able to get a soft lead, he could take some catching around The Valley, which is a leaders’ track.
$10 is well worth taking.
Race 8. (22:00) Seppelt Wines BM64 (1200m)
#13 – Real Gun @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Real Gun capped off three consecutive placings with a win at Caulfield, and he has plenty more wins in store.
The four-year-old won by 2.8 lengths against a good maiden field, and having that experience helps around The Valley.
We thought he would be shorter in the betting, so take the value offered by 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.