Moonee Valley Betting Preview | Horse Racing Tips

This shapes up as a tricky eight-race card. Bet with caution!

Wed, 7 Dec, 00:00
This is an extremely tricky eight-race card at Moonee Valley.

I would suggest punters follow the betting leads and take precautions with your betting.

Trainer Darren Weir has a good hand and the apprentice jockeys should be at the fore, with trainers using their allowances to reduce the handicap of their horses.

The track is rated a Good 4 and the weather is forecast to be fine but overcast.

The rail is at the five metre position.

QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)

Skinny: 7,8,9,10 / 1,2,5,7,8 / 5,7,8,9 / 5,6,7,10
Wide: 2,4,5,7,8,9,10,13 / 1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11,14 / 2,3,5,7,8,9,12 / 2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

Best Bet: R6 – 7. Broadway And First
Next Best Bet: R7 – 7. I'll Fly Away
Best Roughie: R2 – 4. Miss Vesper

R1-6.30pm. William Hill Plate – 1000m

CATCHY is a daughter of the leading stallion Fastnet Rock. She is a product of Team Hayes, who are sweeping the juvenile events in Victoria this season. She gets the in-form Craig Williams to ride in a race where the market is the best guide as no exposed form.

STAR SEARCH is a son of Golden Slipper winner Star Witness and is sure to have the polish from Team Hawkes. He has top jockey Dwayne Dunn on board and makes appeal at his debut.

LIMESTONE is a daughter of leading sire Helmet and she hails out of the yard of top trainer Darren Weir. Stable jockey Dean Yendall will ride at her debut and pays to keep safe from gate (2).

GARRARD is a son of former ace two-year-old Sepoy and was scratched from another race to start here, which is interesting. Comes from an astute stable and respect.

SELECTIONS: No3 CATCHY, No1 Star Search, No6 Limestone, No5 Garrard

VALUE RUNNER: No6 Limestone

R2- 7pm. CRT Whites Rural Handicap – 1200m

EMPHATICALLY was backed into a $2.70 favourite before finishing fourth over 1300m at Sandown last start on November 23. She was a brilliant winner in a maiden at Swan Hill at her prior start and she looks ideally suited here against her own sex and age.

MISS VESPER (Best Roughie) was a fabulous winner at her debut against maiden fillies and mares at Geelong on November 5. Trainer Tommy Hughes has kept her fresh and with Beau Mertens’ 2kg claim she carries 57.5kg here.

WITCHES is drawn to get the run of the race in gate (2). She posted a smart debut win at Newcastle for trainer John O’Shea carrying 55.5kg. She jumps to 59kg but gets top rider Craig Williams to steer and respect at her Melbourne debut.

ABRIOLA could not have been more impressive than when bolting to a 2 ¼ length win in a maiden at Wangaratta on November 14. Apprentice Regan Bayliss keeps the ride and with his 1.5kg claims she drops to 57kg.

SELECTIONS: No1 EMPHATICALLY, No4 Miss Vesper, No7 Witches, No8 Abriola


R3 – 7.30pm. CRT Crop Care Pontiac Plate – 1600m

TALK OF CALIFORNIA only needs to repeat her effort of last Friday here to go close. She was nailed in the shadows of the post over 1600m in this grade last week. With Michael Dee’s 1.5kg allowance she carries 56.5kg here.

KEIGHRAN is going to show improvement on her first-up fourth over 1400m in a maiden at Ballarat on November 21. With apprentice Tahlia Hope’s 3kg claim she carries no weight on 53.5kg.

HEATHER HONEY gets her chance here to break the ice on her recent form. Latest ran third over 1600m in a fillies and mares’ maiden here on December 2. She backs up here and with Dwayne Dunn to ride makes appeal.

YULONG SHENG LONG can only improve on her first-up second in a 1300m maiden at Bendigo on November 30. Stable jockey Dean Yendall rides and she is each-way value.

SELECTIONS: No11 TALK OF CALIFORNIA, No10 Keighran, No8 Heather Honey, No6 Yulong Sheng Long

VALUE RUNNER: No6 Yulong Sheng Long

R4-8pm. Inglis 55sec Challenge – 955m

ANOTHER DIAMOND has been kept fresh for this race. Latest she was boxed up in the straight before finishing fourth over 955m here on November 18. With apprentice Beau Mertens’ 2kg claim she carries 56.5kg.

VERY CHOOSY is going to strip far fitter after resuming from a 317-day spell. She ran well when finishing a close third over 1000m against her own sex here on November 26 and with Ben Allen’s 2kg claim carries 53.5kg.

I’M A FLYING STAR is a smart mare who is racing for the first time for trainer David Brideoake. She has the blinkers removed and on 56kg with senior rider Ryan Maloney on board can sprint well.

POPPY TALK has won two of her past three starts on provincial tracks. She was a good 1 ¾ length winner over 1100m at Traralgon on November 27. With Ben Thompson’s 2kg claim she carries 53kg.

SELECTIONS: No2 ANOTHER DIAMOND, No5 Very Choosy, No4 I’m A Flying Star, No7 Poppy Talk

VALUE RUNNER: No7 Poppy Talk

R5-8.30pm. VicWide Towing Plate – 1200m

ALVILDA looms as a chance in an open race. She was outgunned by the winner but ran well when finishing second in a fillies and mares’ 1100m maiden at Seymour on November 19. She gets 1.5kg drop in weight to 56.5kg.

BLUE MONEY gets a good barrier in (3) and can break through. She was a $2.70 favourite when running third over 1200m in a maiden here on November 18. Dwayne Dunn is the new rider.

ELITE JOY gets her chance here with apprentice Ben Allen’s 2kg claim reducing her weight to 54.5kg. Last start she ran a very sound second over 1100m in a maiden at Bendigo on November 24.

EVERYBODY’S GAL came in for some support at $9 when at her debut she ran second over 1135m in a maiden for fillies and mares at Geelong on September 25. Thomas Sadler is the new rider and on 56.5kg has appeal.

SELECTIONS: No7 ALVILDA, No8 Blue Money, No9 Elite Joy, No10 Everybody’s Gal

VALUE RUNNER: No9 Everybody’s Gal

R6-9pm. Sweeney Estate Agents Handicap – 1200m

BROADWAY AND FIRST (BEST BET) looks a good bet on a night where finding a best bet is like looking for a needle in a haystack. This four-year-old is from the top yard of Darren Weir and with the claim of 2kg for apprentice Ben Allen will carry a comfortable 57.5kg. Won first up from a wide gate (9) at Bendigo over 1100m on November 24 and should strip fitter drawn (2) here.

SELECTIONS: No7 BROADWAY AND FIRST, No1 Gohardasun, No5 Weather The Storm, No2 I Bought A Horse

VALUE RUNNER: No2 I Bought A Horse

R7 - 9.30pm. Hume Collision Centre Handicap – 2040m

I’LL FLY AWAY Could not have gone better than when posting a smart win over this journey here on November 11. Trainer Darren Weir holds the key here also represented by Yogi. The Irish bred mare will carry 57kg with apprentice Ben Allen’s 2kg claim. She has a perfect record at this track and distance and has won three and been placed third at her five starts.

SELECTIONS: No7 I’LL FLY AWAY, No9 Yogi, No8 Honey Cara, No5 Thunder Connection.

VALUE RUNNER: No8 Honey Cara.

R8 - 10pm. Essendon Nissan Handicap – 1523m

DENPASAR gets her chance here with a change of luck. Had none before finishing 10th over 1600m at Ballarat on November 19. She gets apprentice Anthony Boyd to ride here replacing Beau Mertens and his 3kg claim reduces her impost to 56kg.

LA FLEURETTE spread-eagled her rivals to claim a two-length win over 1200m against her own sex at Hamilton on November 28. Top apprentice Ben Thompson’s 2kg claim reduces her impost to 58kg in a tough race.

MISS CHAPARRAL is going to be only improved on her first-up win over 1170m at Wangaratta on November 14. That win was off a 265-day break and with apprentice Ben Allen’s 2kg claim she carries 58kg.

ALITTLE LOOSE hails from the astute yard of trainer Mick Kent. She was aimed high when finishing seventh over 2500m in the SA Fillies’ Classic at Morphettville on May 21. Senior rider Luke Nolen is aboard and she can go well fresh here.

SELECTIONS: No5 DENPASAR, No6 La Fleurette, No7 Miss Chaparral, No10 Alittle Loose

VALUE RUNNER: No6 High Chaparral

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