Moonee Valley 2-06-2018

 

Meeting: Moonee Valley
Rail: True entire circuit
Track at 8am: Soft 5
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Soft 5
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 14 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Moonee Valley 02062018 maps

 

Race 1
11.40AM Dominant Homecare Products Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Not clear

 

1. ANJANA
She was an impressive 6L winner last start over this trip and definitely has the fitness to be competitive here. That was on a heavy track, her win prior on debut was on a soft 5.

7. SHE’S SENSATIONAL
She debuts here for Lindsay Park and has jumped out well.

4. COSMIC RUBY
She wasn’t bad on debut and will be better from that experience. The winkers go on here.

SAVER
2. EMBRACE ME (NZ)
She had the blinkers go on last week and led the whole way. Off the horses who have already had runs, not a lot look like they will be up on the speed so she shouldn’t be hassled too much.

 

Race 2
12.15PM Bernadette Turner Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Fast

1. WILLIAM THOMAS
He’s in fantastic form and can go on here. He has drawn well Damian Lane goes on (he’s riding well) and he should get a sit just off the main speed.

10. CRYSTAL SPIRIT
He has a good first up record and is very consistent overall. He has run well in town and goes into this off a good jumpout.

5. HUGE ACTION
He’s won twice this prep and placed in the other two starts including a 1.75L third behind William Thomas over this trip two starts back. He will be up near the speed.

SAVER
2. BEL SONIC
He resumed this prep with a strong run on and won here second up last prep over this trip. Ben Melham has a good record on him and stays on here. He will get back but there does look to be a bit of speed in this which will suit him.

 

 

Race 3
12.50PM Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Fast

5. DIVINE QUALITY
She’s third up here off two second placings and looks close to a win. She has a solid 1200m record and this is her first time at this track. Beau Mertens stays on and she has drawn well. There looks to be enough speed to suit her.

7. MOONLITES CHOICE
She resumed here and has a very solid first up record. She has only missed once over this trip.

9. RUN GYPSY RUN
She resumed well and will be fitter from that run. She stays down on the minimum and Dwayne Dunn goes on. She has placed twice here.

SAVER
3. CREATIVITY
She comes back in grade here after only a fair run in Group 3 company last start. Damian Lane goes on, he rode her to a win last prep and from the good draw she should be up near the speed.

 

Race 4
1.25PM Dominant MVRC Partnership Handicap 1000m
Predicted speed: Fast

15. STRYKINGLEE
She made good ground late when resuming on a soft track and has a strong second up record. She has placed here twice and is under the limit after Fred Kersley’s claim.

1. MURPHY’S REWARD
He ran well last start when stepping back in trip. He comes back again here but has a solid 1000m record. He’s in solid form and should get a nice trail just off the main speed.

4. BELWAZI
She’s unbeaten first up from two tries and Stephanie Thornton continues her strong association with the mare. She runs well here.

SAVER
3. YOU’VE BEEN HAD
He has drawn the carpark in this but has won 4 of his 5 starts, all over 1000m. His only miss was a 1.7L fourth over 1200m here where he had a slow recovery. This is harder than his four wins but he has been carrying weight in many of those for solid wins.

 

Race 5
2.05PM Goodlife Essendon Handicap 1500m
Predicted speed: Even

4. JAMAICAN RAIN
She’s likely to be very popular here off her 6L very smart victory first up. She won second up last prep and did run soundly in town. A soft track would benefit her.

8. MISS CLOONEY
She’s a solid each way chance with the in form Jye McNeil staying on. He is riding well for the stable & has been on for her last three starts resulting in a win and two seconds. One of those seconds was in this grade two starts back.

10. EVIL LIL
She’s third up off two good runs. She got a long way back first up when she was at big odds then ran a close 2nd second up. She won third up last prep and the extra trip here looks like it will suit.

SAVER
2. HECTOPASCAL (NZ)
She’s in good form having won two of her last three starts both with Ethan Brown on who stays on here. She is untried over this trip but as she settles off the speed and she runs well over 1400m it shouldn’t be any issue.
 

 

Race 6
2.45PM Cafetto Kate O’Sullivan Mile 1600m
Predicted speed: Fast

2. AKAVOROUN
He has been improving with each run in this prep off a big spell and looks close to a win. He will be up near the speed and has a solid 1600m record. He’s one of the strong each way chances of the day.

10. MAGIC CONSOL
He’s in good form and comes back in trip a bit here. He runs well at Moonee Valley and has drawn well.

13. RIB EYE
His only start here is a forgive run when he had a slow recovery. He’s in good form this prep and ran very solidly last start when sitting near the tail of the field finishing only 1.5L off Moss ‘n’ Dale. He gets out to 1600m in this and has won twice over the trip.

SAVER
4. JACQUINOT BAY
He has no wins here from four tries and is deep into his prep but is in very good form. He has placed in his last two outings and is in light after Fred Kersley’s claim. He maps well in this.
 

Race 7
3.25PM Dominant Martin Ralston Cup 2040m
Predicted Speed: Even

1. LITE’N IN MY VEINS
He is in fantastic form and definitely wasn’t disgraced in Group 3 company last start. He was a Listed winner three starts back. He has drawn the widest so may take a bit of a sit but that should be no issue with the step out in trip.

2. PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB)
He ran a 0.9L third behind Boom Time over a similar trip back in February and has the fitness to be competitive in this.

11. MY NORDIC HERO (GB)
He ran a solid second behind Boom Time over this trip last start and Michael Dee stays on here.

SAVER
14. FOUR BY FOUR
He made good ground last start over 1800m. He sat near the tail of the field and finished only 0.2L off the winner. Jye McNeil stays on, he’s riding well for Cadet Lodge.

 

Race 8
4.05PM Dominant 60 Years Handicap 1600m
Predicted speed: Even

1. ICONOCLASM
He’s absolutely flying and there’s no reason why he can’t go on here. Ethan Brown stays on, he has drawn soundly and won solidly over this trip last start.

7. ANDAZ
He’s untried over this trip but it looks like it will suit. He has been running on solidly over 1400m in his last few outings, the last two have been behind the smart Fifty Stars.

2. SIRCCONI
He will be up on the speed and has the fitness to be competitive now. He was only run down late last start by Peaceful State, finishing a close 0.3L off him on equal weights. He comes up in the weights with the step back in grade.

SAVER
12. WOULDA THOUGHT SO
He stepped out to this trip last start at big odds and ran a very solid second behind Iconoclasm who he meets again here. Andrew Mallyon stays on. As long as they are running on, he is a good each way chance.

 

Race 9
4.35PM WT Partnership Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Fast

10. WISE HERO
He looks a strong chance with the favourite being scratched. He has a solid record here and out to 1200m suits. He has drawn well and will be up near the speed.

3. ASHLOR
He is in good form and finished only 0.7L off Rich Charm two starts back over this trip. Fred Kersley goes on.

13. SIR DONALD
He was very good last start powering to the line late. Jye McNeil stays on here and he gets a bit of weight relief. He’s third up and can definitely be competitive here.

SAVER
2. CAMDUS (IRE)
He resumed a winner in this grade and has runs a strong 1200m. Both of his runs here have been very good and he has drawn well in this.