Moonee Valley 16-06-2018

 

Meeting: Moonee Valley
Rail: +4m entire circuit
Track at 8am: Soft 6
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Soft 6
Weather forecast: Showers, 12 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Moonee Valley 16062018 maps

 

Race 1
11.45AM Ladbrokes Info Hub Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Not clear

 

3. TAHITIAN DANCER
She debuted well making ground late finishing 3L off Scottish Rouge who ran a solid 3rd at Flemington last week. She comes to fillies grade and will be better from that run.

2. ROYAL DUTY
She led the whole way second up to score by a comfortably 2.25L. That was on the synthetic. This is harder but she’s third up and holds race fitness and experience over many runners in this.

5. BLONDE CHOICE
She ran well on debut finishing only 1.5L off the winner and will improve off that run.

SAVER
1. KINGS BROOK
She powered home late second up winning by a nice 2.25L, that was over this trip. She looks smart and that was on soft ground which she will likely be on again here.

 

Race 2
12.15PM Friends of Epworth Plate 1600m
Predicted speed: Slow

1. HECTOPASCAL (NZ)
She has finished top two 5 times in her last 6 starts. She ran very well behind Jamaican Rain here a fortnight ago on soft ground and can go one better in this out to 1600m.

2. ANOTHER BULLSEYE
Forgive her run last start when she drew barrier 16 and had to do extra work. She has drawn well here and Damien Oliver goes on She has a solid 1600m record and should be up near the speed. Without a lot of speed predicted and a usual on pace patter when the rail starts going out here, she can be in the finish.

9. GOOD OH
She looks to have found form and this is harder but she looked good last start when stepping back out to 1400m. She sat off the speed in the soft ground and made ground to win by 1.5L. Beau Mertens goes on and she gets a bit of weight relief with the step up.

SAVER
5. LINGUIST
She had the right run last start over this trip and does run a solid 1600m. This is harder but she comes to fillies & mares company. She has drawn for a good run and can lead in this. She has the fitness and could take some catching.

 

 

Race 3
12.50PM Device Technologies Sprint 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

5. ARTIE DEE TWO
He is unbeaten over 1200m here from two starts and does run well in the wet. John Allen stays on from a solid effort last start finishing third after he was slow out of the barriers.

2. MOONLOVER
She has found form and comes against males in this but was a good winner here a fortnight ago. She handles wet tracks and 1200m is her best trip.

9. WIND FORCE
He’s third up here and can improve with the step out in trip. He was a good winner over this trip and in this grade here back in November. He handles wet tracks.

SAVER
3. BORD DE GAIN
He was a month between runs last start in Adelaide and was a convincing winner. Stephen Baster stays on here and he may sit a bit closer from the inside draw. He won at his only other start here, over 1200m back in February.

 

Race 4
1.25PM Silver Thomas Hanley Plate 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

1. BOGGOMS
He resumed over 1000m in a BM90 finishing only 0.6L off Falcool. Out to 1200m suits and he has won on a soft track. He comes back to BM78 grade in this and has a solid second up record.

9. MOONLITES CHOICE
She resumed soundly and has won second up. She handles all track conditions and does like 1200m. She comes back to restricted grade here but has drawn wide. She does tend to get back though so that’s no issue. She finished only 0.2L off Swampland last July who then placed in a Group 2.

3. WALL STREET WOLF
He’s at big odds here but can finish in the top three. He has a great 1200m record and the Norton bit goes on to help control any overracing. He has a solid second up record and Michael Walker goes on.

SAVER
2. KING RIVER
He runs well in the wet and four out of his total 5 wins have been over 1200m. He has a solid first up record and Fred Kersley goes on, his claim helps with the 60.5kg allocation. He was a solid winner over this trip back in April on a soft track.

 

Race 5
2.05PM Catanach’s Jewellers Plate 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

6. ASHLOR
He ran well here a fortnight ago just missing out on the photo. He gets a bit of weight relief coming to open grade. He has placed at all three starts here and Stephen Baster goes on. He maps well, he should get a nice sit just behind the main speed.

8. MALAISE
He’s a good fresh horse and has a consistent overall record. He’s resuming off two sound jumpouts and has won on heavy ground so soft should be no issue.

7. FALCOOL
He’d third up off two good runs. He dropped back from 1200m to 1000m last start and won nicely. He comes back out to 1200m here and Jamie Kah stays on. He has a good record on wet tracks.

SAVER
2. WIDGEE TURF
He’s in good form and has a good record here. He has won on both tries on wet tracks and back out to 1200m suits.
 

 

Race 6
2.45PM Epi Café Plate 1000m
Predicted speed: Even

2. SHOWPERO
She resumed with a nice win against males and has won second up though it was earlier in her career. She handles soft tracks well and Jamie Kah stays on. She should get a nice sit near the speed.

4. RILLITO
She is only lightly raced but has won half of her starts to date. She has trialled well and won well in town last year.

6. BALANCING ACT
She had the right run when resuming here a fortnight ago winning by half a length and Luke Currie stays on for this. Her second up record isn’t as strong but she does like Moonee Valley and 1000m is her best trip.

SAVER
1. DANCE WITH FONTEIN
She has a very good record over 1000m here and has won on a soft surface. She will be up near the speed and could surprise.
 

Race 7
3.25PM Embassy Print Solutions Sprint 1000m
Predicted Speed: Fast

2. MISS LEONIDAS
She ran very well at Flemington last week and backs up into this. She has the fitness and a solid overall record. Dwayne Dunn stays on. She won very convincingly in the wet two starts back.

8. STYLISH MISSILE
She’s unbeaten first up and did run well behind Tulip here back in February. She has drawn wide but there looks to be enough speed to benefit her. She was a winner in town first up last prep.

4. FLYING KRUPT
Her only top three miss was a forgive last July. She has a very good overall record and resumed well this prep running on strongly late. Regan Bayliss goes on and Phillip Stokes has a good record when bringing horses to Melbourne

SAVER
3. TARCOOLA SPIRIT
She’s a month off coming into this and did run very well last start. She comes back to 1000m which she has run well, and won, over. Damien Oliver goes on.

 

Race 8
4.05PM GJK Facility Services Plate 2040m
Predicted speed: Slow

1. LITE’N IN MY VEINS
He was a solid winner here a fortnight ago and can go on. He has drawn much better in this and meets similar conditions being on a rain affected track and Liam Riordan staying on.

8. HAVE ANOTHER GLASS
She ran over a similar trip two starts back in Listed company and won well. She then stepped back in trip last start and ran a solid second behind Tatoosh. She comes back out in trip here and gets a bit of weight relief. If she gets clear running from barrier 1 she should be in the finish.

3. SELF SENSE
He comes back to the flat after relishing the hurdles last start. He’s in fantastic form over the jumps and on the flat and has a great record in the wet. The blinkers go back on and this flat field has a lot less depth than he has been running in.

SAVER
6. MY NORDIC HERO (GB)
He ran a solid second here over this trip a fortnight ago and Michael Walker goes on. He looks to have hit form since stepping out over 2000m+ and there’s no reason why he can’t be competitive again here. He did run 2nd behind Boom Time two starts back!

 

Race 9
4.41PM Bidfood Travis Harrison Cup 1600m
Predicted speed: Fast

4. AKAVOROUN
He was my best each way chance last start and led most of the way holding on strongly for third. He’s getting fitter with each run back after the long break and looks close to a win. From barrier 1 he should get an easy run up on the speed.

10. MAGIC CONSOL
He’s very consistent and has finished less than 2L off the winner in his last two starts, last time being over this trip here a fortnight ago. Craig Williams goes on and he maps well.

12. SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE)
He ran well in his Australian debut and will be better for that. Regan Bayliss stays on and he stays down in the weight. The predicted fast tempo will suit him.

SAVER
13. TATOOSH
He was a comfortable and good winner a fortnight ago in Adelaide and steps out to 2040m which he has a solid record over. He does like the wet and Jamie Kah has been on him for his last two wins.

 

Race 10
5.11PM Epworth Medical Imaging Sprint 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

5. BEL SONIC
He has a very good overall record and is third up off two placings, the last being here a fortnight ago over this trip. He has drawn wide in this but will get back so it’s no problem. He likes Moonee Valley and looks a solid chance.

3. EGYPTIAN BULLET
She has won all three starts this prep including a strong win down the straight last start. She comes against males here but has the fitness and confidence to be competitive.

4. SAM’S IMAGE
He ran soundly here last start when stepping back in trip and back out to 1200m will help. His led the whole way in his only win here last October beating Nature Strip.

SAVER
6. SPIRIT OF AQUADA
He resumed this prep with a strong win here a fortnight ago and finds a similar field here. Ben Thompson is growing a good record on him and stays on. 1200m is his best record and he can definitely be competitive in this.