We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Moonee Valley, which features nine quality betting races.
The Manor Stakes is the feature race on the card and punters love having a go at Moonee Valley on a Saturday.
It should be a good day on the punt and we have found our best value bets.
Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:55) Strath Haven Preston Plate (1000m)
#2 – Tagaloa @ $5 – Bet Now
Tagaloa ran a good race on debut when finishing third behind Hard Landing down the Flemington straight.
The two-year-old colt didn’t have the best passage at Flemington but he’s going to take massive benefit from that effort.
Drawing barrier five will give him every chance to settle just off the speed and make his run around the home turn.
Race 2. (13:30) Carnsworth Noble Park BM70 (1600m)
#2 – Balaabel @ $2.80 – Bet Now
The McEvoy-trained three-year-old finally got off the mark at her sixth start when scoring at Morphettville last start.
She had been around the mark throughout most of her career and she broke through with an impressive six-length win.
Barend Vorster comes over to ride and that should be a good sign for punters.
Race 3. (14:05) Court Tanderra BM84 (1000m)
#3 – Fill The Flute @ $5.50 – Bet Now
Fill The Flute is a speedy customer which comes into this with winning form at Cranbourne.
The Jamie Edwards-trained five-year-old scored narrowly by a nose and she has multiple wins on this track.
That bodes well for a good effort here and given the small nature of the field, she could take advantage.
Race 4. (14:40) Murray Nangatta Handicap (1000m)
#6 – Wagner @ $3.10 – Bet Now
Wagner is fresh up for the James Cummings stable and he usually hits the ground running.
The four-year-old has had three fresh up starts for two wins and a second placing. It’s tough to look past that record and he has some quality wins on the record.
He gets into this race beautifully on the weights at 54kg and he should prove tough to beat.
Race 5. (15:20) Strathdon Box Hill BM64 (1500m)
#5 – Talenti @ $2.70 – Bet Now
Robert Hickmott lines up the talented son of Niagara, which scored by almost two lengths last time out.
It came on this track, so having winning experience at The Valley is key and he could easily go back-to-back in this.
He’s a former Kiwi runner which ran some good races across the Tasman and he could remain unbeaten from two starts in Australia.
Gets the inside draw and should prove tough to get past.
Race 6. (16:00) Ladbrokes Cash In BM70 (1200m)
#6 – Somals @ $3 – Bet Now
Somals is looking to remain unbeaten after winning her first two career starts.
The three-year-old filly scored by 1.3 lengths on debut at Ballina as a $40 chance before winning on this track as a $3 favourite.
That was a win of a filly which could progress through the grades nicely and we’re confident another top run is coming here.
Drawn to get a nice run so she goes on top.
Race 7. (16:40) Ace Seating BM84 (1600m)
#1 – Sure Knee @ $2 – Bet Now
Sure Knee has always possessed plenty of talent and that was evident last time out at Flemington.
The classy mare for Chris Waller scored by 2.8 lengths against a good field and she has beaten fields much better than this in the past.
It will be her first attempt around The Valley, which is a concern. However, she could slingshot the field late and scorch the turf late.
She’s certainly worth having on the ticket.
Race 8. (17:20) Kingsville Manor Lakes BM90 (2040m)
#3 – Savaheat @ $7.50 – Bet Now
Savaheat was in hot form this season with consecutive wins at Moe and Flemington. That streak ended at Sandown last start but he wasn’t beaten far.
The five-year-old made solid ground behind Pacodali, which kicked clear and left the field in his dust.
Savaheat has bounce-back qualities and if he gets a nice run from barrier 10, he should be fighting out the finish once again.
Race 9. (17:55) Daemco BM78 (1200m)
#11 – Asgard Massif @ $9 – Bet Now
Asgard Massif might have needed the fresh up run at Kyneton and we’re expecting better now.
The John Sadler-trained four-year-old has four wins from 13 starts and he’s a well-bred son of Fastnet Rock which could take this out.
His best form would be good enough to win, so we’re giving him one more chance to impress.