We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Moonee Valley that features nine quality betting races.
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Moonee Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) PFD Food Services Handicap (1500m)
#3 – Sandy Prince – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sandy Prince faces a sharp rise in class, but we love the way he kicked clear at Sandown last time out.
The Hayes-trained three-year-old won by 2.3 lengths and it was his second consecutive win. The wins capped off three consecutive placings to start his career, and he could kick on with it.
Craig Williams rides, so expect a nice effort.
Race 2. (13:05) Drummond Golf BM78 (1600m)
#8 – Mr Brightside – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Brightside is another runner coming through the midweek grades, but he looks to have a bright future.
He scored his third consecutive win at Sandown last start, beating a talented field. He put five lengths on the field to win his first start before putting 3.8 lengths on them two back.
It’s another good ride for Williams, so he could start the day well.
Race 3. (13:40) Inglis Yearling Sales (1200m)
#2 – Generation @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Generation lost no admirers when finishing third behind some smart types last start, so we expect a bounce back effort.
The Maher/Eustace-trained colt won his first two starts in fine style, and only the wide barrier draw of 11 is going against him.
The son of Snitzel should appreciate racing at this track and finding the front could be key.
Race 4. (14:15) Powerflo Solutions Handicap (2040m)
#3 – Aktau – Bet @ Sportsbet
Aktau is taking some time to get back to his best, but we’re keeping the faith with the six-year-old gelding.
The Mike Moroney-trained son of Teofilo finished sixth at Moonee Valley last start, but he was always going to need the run.
Punters should get lovely odds and we’ll give him one more chance.
Race 5. (14:50) Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m)
#8 – September Run @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Chris Waller-trained mare didn’t have the autumn we thought she would, but she’s capable of bouncing back in the spring.
She is a five-time winner from 12 starts, who owns a fresh up win, and any easing of the track wouldn’t do her any harm. She owns two wins on a soft track, so that bodes well.
Punters get good odds, and she should do it justice.
Race 6. (15:30) 3 Point Motors Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m)
#7 – Zouzarella – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zouzarella defied a betting drift to win on debut at Moonee Valley, and she’s capable of remaining unbeaten.
She opened at around $4 for her debut run and drifted sharply to $7. She soaked up the early speed and let down with a big run, so the talent is there.
Being on the two-week backup is a good sign, so expect another top run.
Race 7. (16:10) Ladbrokes Chautauqua Stakes (1200m)
#14 – Bella Nipotina @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It took some time, but Bella Nipotina finally scored another win at Caulfield last start. She had been going close but not winning, so the half-length win should see her confidence return.
The daughter of Pride of Dubai owns two placings from three starts at The Valley, so the experience bodes well, and she likes this distance as well.
Punters get each-way odds and they are worth taking.
Race 8. (16:50) Clamms Seafood Feehan Stakes (1600m)
#14 – Sierra Sue @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sierra Sue is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Mildura and last time out against a hot field at Caulfield.
She meets the likes of Superstorm and Elephant, but the five-year-old missed the Group 1 Memsie Stakes last week to contest this race.
Barrier two is ideal and we’re happy with the goods available.
Race 9. (17:25) Ladbroke It Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Skyman – Bet @ Sportsbet
Skyman could lead an even field following a nice return last start. The Waller-trained gelding finished second behind Viral, and with two wins from four second-up starts, he looks ready to strike.
He will enjoy carrying only 55kg, and although the top weighted import could have support, he is the runner we want to back.
Look for a betting move throughout the week.
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.