We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Moonee Valley that features eight quality betting races.
Night racing returns to The Valley and we have our best value bets for the entire card.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (17:30) Legends Open Now BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Hot Water @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hot Water scored a win on debut at Mornington and he followed that up with a third on this track.
The three-year-old gelding wasn’t far behind Written Beauty, and that form has stacked up in top grades in Melbourne.
Drawing barrier seven makes it tough but he has plenty of ability.
Race 2. (18:00) Junction Club Open Now BM70 (1000m)
#9 – Chrome Angel @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chrome Angel has a stack of speed and although her best form has come on rain-affected tracks, she should go close.
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained filly was only a short margin behind Hint of Mint last start and that was a slick field.
Drawing barrier one is ideal and the $4.40 is a value price.
Race 3. (18:30) The Road To Jericho BM78 (3850m)
#4 – Matas @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Matas has rattled off consecutive wins and rising from 3340m to 3850m won’t worry her in the slightest.
The five-year-old mare won by 9.3 lengths at Gawler last start and although facing harder opposition, she has excellent form lines.
She defeated Will John, which has subsequently won by 10 lengths, so put her on top.
Race 4. (19:00) The Leighoak Open Now C1 Handicap (1600m)
#1 – Stuchbree Stamp @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old is coming off a dominant maiden win and although it was on a heavy track, it was impressive.
He won by 4.5 lengths and the well-bred son of Toronado could kick on with the task now. Peter Moody trains and with Luke Nolen in the saddle, another tidy effort is likely.
Race 5. (19:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM70 (955m)
#1 – Our Gladiator @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off a stylish second placing is Our Gladiator, which was only a length behind the winner at Moonee Valley last start.
The mare by Mint Lane hasn’t won in a while but she is a three-time winner on the track and capable of adding to her record.
$6.50 is a value price for punters.
Race 6. (20:00) Pines Refreshing Ale BM70 (2040m)
#2 – Crimson Ace @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Consistency is with Crimson Ace, which has been right around the mark this entire season. She owns four wins and seven placings from 19 starts, which is a great record.
The daughter of Skilled hasn’t had much luck in two runs at The Valley, but that could all change against this level of opposition.
The inside draw and the apprentice claim help her chances.
Race 7. (20:30) Seppelt Wines BM70 (1600m)
#15 – Coolth @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coolth is a nice type in the making that won his first two starts before taking on tough opposition.
The four-year-old ran third behind Persan at Flemington on two occasions, which subsequently ran fifth in the Melbourne Cup.
It’s strong form and kicking off at the mile is ideal.
Race 8. (21:00) Ladbrokes Easy Form BM64 (1200m)
#9 – Helavabel @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Greg Eurell-trained gelding owns a win and a placing from three starts and the placing came at Moonee Valley.
He followed that up with a solid run at Sandown before being spelled, and he should return a much stronger type.
Damien Oliver rides and that is a key booking.
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