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Quality racing right from the get-go at Moonee Valley’s Twilight Friday night meet.
Race 1 the $80,000 1300Whitten.Com.Au Premium Handicap (1000m) gets things underway at 6:45pm (AEDST) where a diminutive but classy field of just five runners is lead by hot favourite Master Harry, but where we are tipping an upset!
Lots of variety and lots to like at Moonee Valley for the punters.
One of the best showdowns is Race 5 the $100,000 Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap (2040m) at 8:45pm (AEDST) where our favourite female is #4 Apennine coming off a number of close placings.
Headline event not to miss is the opening Group status race of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the 2011 Australia Stakes scheduled as Race 6 at 9:15pm (AEDST) where Typhoon Tracy resumes racing for the season.
Unbeaten at the distance and hands down the classiest runner in this year’s Australia Stakes field, Typhoon Tracy is best not to lay but for value punters can try Heart Of Dreams for the Place.
Even better, lock in Typhoon Tracy and Heart Of Dreams in the Quinella at Luxbet!
Below are the top three runners we have selected to finish in the money in all the Moonee Valley races tonight.
The first horse is the one we rate special to win at their current Luxbet odds, so check the markets now!
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Moonee Valley Race 1 Tips – 1300Whitten.Com.Au Premium Handicap (1000m)
- #4 Umgeton from #5 Tassa Avanti and #1 Master Harry – Bet now at Luxbet
Nice odds on Umgeton, good weight and nice draw should be fresh first-up for this and cause an upset.
Moonee Valley Race 2 Tips – Ryan & McNulty Sawmilling Handicap (1600m)
- #10 There’s Only One from #2 Cuban Sunday and #6 Skimalong – Bet now at Luxbet
Peter Moody’s classy Testa Rossa filly There’s Only One has the inside running and can take the prize here coming off a last-start win over 1400m.
Moonee Valley Race 3 Tips – Adapt Australian Handicap (3000m)
- #1 Star Of Jeune from #7 Equal Rights and #4 Montgomery – Bet now at Luxbet
Star Of Jeune may be the top-weight, but has the lead-up form to win, close second place over 2600m at Flemington last weekend caught our eye.
Moonee Valley Race 4 Tips – Essendon Mazda 55 Second Challenge Heat 11 (955m)
- #6 Stack Em from #5 Emma Princess and #7 Super Swell – Bet now at Luxbet
Stack Em will start at juicy odds and should not be discounted, the mare ran a gallant second at Sandhill over 1000m last start and will improve here with the drop in distance.
Moonee Valley Race 5 Tips – Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap (2040m)
- #4 Apennine from #1 Manila Jewel and #7 Comocean – Bet now at Luxbet
Apennine has a good draw and has been performing super consistently of late including their last start third over 2000m at Flemington. This distance is ideal for Robert Smerdon’s mare and the weight is also perfect.
Moonee Valley Race 6 Tips – Essendon Mazda Australia Stakes (1200m)
- #9 Typhoon Tracy from #2 Heart Of Dreams and #10 Ortensia – Bet now at Luxbet
Don’t lay the favourite despite recent queries emerging over the distance. The record says it all – she is unbeaten over 1200m. Five time Group 1 winner to blow them away first-up. Heart Of Dreams adds value to the exotics.
Moonee Valley Race 7 Tips – Sportingbet Handicap (1200m)
- #11 Show Bling from #13 Prussian Storm and #2 Cross Street – Bet now at Luxbet
Show Bling may have a slightly wide draw but is coming off two wins over 1100m and then 1200m at the country tracks and can step up nicely to the class at Moonee Valley here.
Moonee Valley Race 8 Tips – Legends After The Last Premium Handicap (1600m)
- #7 Disco Dan from #5 I Got One and #3 Mega Excel – Bet now at Luxbet
Disco Dan to steal the show, a few of the favourites scratched brings them right into contention. Good draw and last start victory over the mile at this track.
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