We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley that features eight quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes place at Moonee Valley on Friday and we have our best value bets across the eight-race card.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:30) Ladbrokes Back Yourself 0MW (1000m)
#11 – Universal Lady @ $4 – Bet Now
The Maher/Eustace team lines up the two-year-old filly, which has been well-backed to win on debut. She hasn’t had a trial leading into this race, so the move from $4.60 to $4 is a significant one.
It would pay to continue watching the market, but the well-bred filly is likely to start as favourite and run accordingly.
Race 2. (19:00) 4 Pines Brewing Co BM70 (1600m)
#8 – Chuck a Luck @ $2.30 – Bet Now
The former New Zealand runner made a good impression when running third at Sandown last start. He came from near last to flash home late, which is a sign of things to come.
His most recent run in New Zealand came behind Catalyst in the Guineas, and that form has stacked up well across the Tasman.
Given those form lines, we’re not surprised to see punters climb on.
Race 3. (19:30) Powerflo Solutions BM70 (1600m)
#7 – Zayydani @ $4.20 – Bet Now
Zayydani is unbeaten after two starts and although facing a harder field, she could handle it. Trained by Lindsay Park, the daughter of Savabeel won by 3.3 lengths on debut.
She then stormed home to win at Seymour to remain unbeaten after two starts. Her last run came in November, so she has had a good break. It should help in preparation for this run and there is solid money coming for her.
She looks a good each-way hope.
Race 4. (20:00) Ranvet Abell Stakes (1200m)
#2 – Faatinah @ $4 – Bet Now
Consistency isn’t always key with the Lindsay Park-trained gelding, but he’s classy at best. He has more than $1.2 million in the bank and two of his eight wins have come at The Valley.
Good enough to run in Dubai, where he won and placed twice, Faatinah brings the quality to this race. He is coming off a poor run behind Pippie last start, but conditions should suit him this time around.
The $4 on offer is worth taking in the small field.
Race 5. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM70 (955m)
#11 – Vivaro @ $3.40 – Bet Now
James Cummings lines up the talented filly, which was too good for them at Moonee Valley last start. The daughter of Exceed and Excel led throughout the race, and held on gamely in the straight.
It was her second career win from nine starts, and the penny might have dropped now. She gets in light with only 55kg on her back, and having Craig Williams in the saddle helps.
Race 6. (21:00) Adapt Australia BM64 (2040m)
#11 – Jenstar @ $23 – Bet Now
Jenstar has been running some solid races this season and she’s not without a winning chance. The David Brideoake-trained mare ran third last start at Wangaratta, and at her best, she was able to run fifth in open-class company.
A similar effort would see her winning this race, and rising up in distance to 2040m is ideal. Take the $23 as a value price.
Race 7. (21:30) Alister Clark Stakes (2040m)
#1 – Adelaide Ace @ $2.15 – Bet Now
Adelaide Ace defeated Nonconformist last start and we believe he can do it again. The professional son of Savabeel likes to go forward, and that’s a positive around The Valley.
He’s a winner of four from seven starts and he appears to be a quality stayer in the making. We’re not surprised to see bookmakers have him as the favourite, and expect money to come on race night.
He could start as the odds-on favourite.
Race 8. (22:00) Cranbourne Fencing BM70 (1200m)
#1 – Forbid Me Not @ $10 – Bet Now
It’s not going to be easy for Forbid Me Not from barrier 12, but with luck he comes right into this race.
The Symon Wilde-trained runner finished second at Flemington last start behind a nice type. That run should hold her in good stead and her record at this distance is impressive.
Punters are getting double-figure odds, so she’s worth the risk.
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.