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Moir Stakes Tips & Preview, Friday September 24th

The Wizard of Odds provides the runner-by-runner preview for the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley as three-year-old Profiteer makes his return.

The runner-by-runner preview for the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. 

Profiteer returns for his three-year-old campaign and The Inferno is set to challenge him for favouritism.

#1 Trekking

James Cummings

Got within three lengths of Nature Strip when resuming in the Concorde Stakes at Randwick over 1000 metres.

Has the late finishing burst required to win a race like this, but he is probably better served at 1200 metres. 

Not too sure where gets to in the run from the inside barrier. 

Odds: $12 the win and $3.20 the place
Finishing position: Ninth

#2 Wild Ruler

Peter & Paul Snowden

Wild Ruler comes out the Concorde Stakes like Trekking after finishing two-and-a-half lengths away from Nature Strip to run second.

He is yet to run at Moonee Valley in his 12-start career and would have to improve at least two lengths to considered a winning hope. 

His jockey, Daniel Moor, is riding very well at the moment which is a positive factor.

Odds: $7.5 the win and $2.5 the place
Finishing position: Fifth

#3 The Inferno

Cliff Brown

The former Singapore based sprinter showed what he was truly about when rounding up a field of handy horses to win the McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley last start.

He is being targeted at The Everest (1200m) at Randwick and trainer Cliff Brown says he is the best horse he has ever had. 

A big winning chance with the map and how far back he gets being the only queries. 

Odds: $5 the win
Finishing position: Second

#4 Portland SKy

Matt Laurie

He is going to improve at least two to three lengths from first-up effort in the McEwen when running second to The Inferno as a $2.9 favourite.

Matt Laurie sent him into the race only having had the one jump out, so he is open to a stack of upside.

Would prefer him to be leading, but there is a fair bit of speed in this race. 

Definitely a top three chance based on his last start and what he produced to dead-heat the Oakleigh Plate earlier this year.  

Odds: $11 the win and $3.2 place
Finishing position: Third

#5 September Run

Chris Waller

Clearly has the talent to win this race after a brilliant Group 1 winning season as a three-year-old filly.

She has massive closing sectionals that make her a threat if the leaders over do it. 

The problem for her is getting too far back on a track that generally favours horses close to the lead speed.  

Odds: $9 the win and $2.9 the place
Finishing position: Seventh

#6 Swats That

Leon & Troy Corstens

The four-year-old mare from the Leon & Troy Corstens team might just find this race a little bit too sharp for her. 

She was always a length or two off September Run in her three-year-old season and that form is probably not good enough to win. 

Damien Oliver on helps her cause but the wide barrier will probably see her posted three deep with no cover. 

Odds: $17 the win and $4.4 the place.
Finishing position: Eighth

#7 Brooklyn Hustle

Jason Warren & Dean Krongold

Had successful interstate trips to Adelaide and Queensland during the winter carnivals by winning the Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville and then the Dane Ripper (1300m) at Eagle Farm.

Her racing pattern is very simple; get back and storm home over the top. 

Brett Prebble is riding in spectacular form at the moment, but he will need to produce his best to get this horse near the top picks. 

Can envisage her flashing home down outside late in the race to only miss by a length. 

Odds: $13 the win and $3.8 the place
Finishing position: Fourth

#5 Ballistic Lover

Joseph Pride

A winning mare with a track and distance victory is always a juicy proposition.

She took out the Carlyon Stakes five weeks ago with a nice turn of foot to win by half-a-length. 

It was the first time she had without being asked to lead proving her versatility as a horse. 

Probably a wrung below the best in this race, but she is a top six chance.  

Odds: $10 the win and $3.2 the place.
Finishing position: Sixth

#9 Miss Albania

Enver Jusufovic

Well beaten in the Carlyon Stakes by Ballistic Lover, but she did start the $2.6 favourite.   

The wide barrier leaves her jockey Liam Riordan with only two options; go forward and be posted three deep on a hot speed or take a sit and end up in the rear half of the field. 

Either way, she has very little winning chance. 

Odds: $34 the win and $7.5 the place
Finishing position: Last

#10 Shaquero

Chris Waller

Has been given two fairly quiet trials leading into this race and had a spin around around Moonee Valley earlier this week.

Tough to say how much he has improved coming into his three-year-old season , but he will get a cushy run midfield with cover. 

Doubt he is sharp enough to win first-up over 1000-metre dash, and will probably get held up for a run, but look for him to be hitting the line late in the race. 

Odds: $26 the win and $5.5 the place
Finishing position: Tenth

#11 Profiteer

Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)

The favourite and the on top selection.

This three-year-old colt has the early speed to burn across to the lead, ping off the home corner and hold off the fast-finishing closers. 

Loved his jump outs leading into this race and his gallop around Moonee Valley during the week was super sharp. 

Carries the lightweight of 52kgs being a three-year-old in the race and that is going to help glide across the Valley surface.

Jye McNeil has one task; get him to the lead and keep him rolling along. 

Odds: $3.9 the win
Finishing position: First

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