We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Moonee Valley that features nine quality betting races.
Premier racing returns to Moonee Valley and we have our best value bets for the tight-turning track in Melbourne.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:45) Mia Kleer Hand Sanitiser Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Jigsaw – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jigsaw comes off an impressive win at Caulfield and he’s got every chance to go back-to-back against this lineup.
The son of Manhattan Rain won easily by two lengths and it came against a tough field, so he won’t be phased by this field and he could double down.
Betting will be interesting and we’re expecting late money to come his way.
Race 2. (13:20) Plant Powered Cleaning Handicap (1000m)
#10 – Sweet Mary – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sweet Mary meets a much harder field this time around but we were impressed with her effort to score on debut.
The Lindsay Smith-trained two-year-old scored by six lengths at Casterton, and despite facing a stellar age-group field, she shouldn’t be overlooked.
Punters will get generous odds and having Brett Prebble in the saddle helps.
Race 3. (13:55) Brompton Handicap (1600m)
#2 – Aktau – Bet @ Sportsbet
Aktau’s form last campaign was too bad to be true, so we’re giving him another chance fresh up.
The Mike Moroney-trained son of Teofilo owns four wins and three placings from 10 starts, so the quality is there and he has been given time to rebound.
He hits the ground running and we’re confident in his chances on Saturday.
Race 4. (14:30) Mirasan Handicap (2040m)
#1 – Buckhurst – Bet @ Sportsbet
Buckhurst has good fresh up form consisting of a win and a placing. The three-time distance winner faces only a moderate field here and he could take advantage.
The son of Australia doesn’t have to do any work off the inside barrier and he has the class edge over this field, so put him on top.
Watch for late betting moves with Buckhurst.
Race 5. (15:10) Dominant Cleaning Solution Handicap (1514m)
#1 – I’m Thunderstruck – Bet @ Sportsbet
That was an impressive run from I’m Thunderstruck last start and he looks like a real spring contender.
The three-year-old loomed up to them last start before putting them to bed by four lengths at Flemington. Race-rival Tuvalu was left flat-footed, so he could repeat the effort.
Jamie Kah will likely drop him out the back and he will make a searching run around the outside.
Race 6. (15:50) Wakeful Lady of Racing BM78 (1600m)
#1 – Betcha Flying – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare is improving with every run this preparation and we were impressed with her run for third at Caulfield.
She was only 1.2 lengths behind the winner and it came against stronger opposition, so the Chris Waller-trained mare should go well.
2kg comes off her back and punters should get nice odds.
Race 7. (16:30) Dominant T Harrison Cup BM78 (2500m)
#5 – Smokin’ Romans – Bet @ Sportsbet
Smokin’ Romans got the job done nicely at Sandown last start and he looks more than capable of rising through the grades.
The four-year-old owns four wins from 13 starts and he hasn’t had much luck throughout his career, so it could have been better.
Barrier 16 isn’t easy, but he has time to find cover over 2500m.
Race 8. (17:05) Precise Air BM72 (1000m)
#2 – Seb Song – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding is rarely too far away from the prize and he doesn’t meet an overly tough field on Saturday.
He is a two-time winner that doesn’t know how to run a bad race and having Craig Williams in the saddle only boosts his winning chances.
Betting will be interesting, but he should be firm.
Race 9. (17:40) Ladbroke It (1200m)
#8 – Wilmot Pass – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wilmot Pass is teasing punters with a winning effort after placing in his last four starts. The son of Rubick likes the distance and he could cap off consistent form.
Dropping in weight by 2kg will help and he is suited by the drop in class after contesting BM78 grade at Flemington.
It’s his last chance, but we’re prepared to stick with him.
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.