We are back under the Friday night lights of Moonee Valley Racecourse.
The BetDeluxe experts have gone through all the best best for the eight-race program on what will be a cold and windy at the home of the Cox Plate.
Moonee Valley Race 1
#3 True Marvel
True Marvel has been just that in his two runs down in Victoria this campaign.
The Matthew Smith-trained stayer has continued to elevate as he rises in distance and looks primed to strike again.
Smith used a 1900-metre BM-72 event to get this stayer’s legs ticking over for this run over 3800 metres and it looks the perfect platform for this race.
Barrier 11 should be no concern with Lee Horner likely to push forward and ascertain an on-pace position with cover.
He has shown his adept nature of handling this tight-turning track which is always a big tick for the NSW horses.
Very hard to beat.
Suggested Bet: True Marvel win at $3.8
Suggested Exotic: Boxed First Four – 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Moonee Valley Race 4
#8 Fake Love
Sticking with the three-year-old filly in Fake Love.
This looks a race where she can find the front from barrier eight and prove too fast for her rivals over 955 metres.
She gets a nice weight advantage with Josh Richards claiming three kilos off her back and can use that to full effect over the short-course.
If she gets an uncontested lead here, she will be the one to beat.
Suggested Bet: Fake Love win at $3.1
Moonee Valley race 6
#6 Galactic Fury
Galactic Fury put in a solid performance in a very highly-rated race for this grade at Moonee Valley last start.
He finished about three lengths off Wicklow Town who is absolutely airborne at the moment.
Barrier seven looks to present Teodore Nugent with the perfect run tucked in behind the lead speed.
This horse now has the fitness base on his side to run a strong 1600-metre race.
Suggested Bet: Galactic Fury win at $3.4
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 2, 3, 4, 6
moonee valley race 8
#10 Lady of Honour
Lady of Honour could not have won any better than she did when resuming in her second preparation last start.
The three-year-old filly showed great gate speed to lead easily over 1200 metres and booted clear to win with a leg in the air.
The Moonee Valley track will favour her on-pace running style here with Jake Noonan likely to push towards the lead and hold the front.
She showed great strength towards the end of her first-up run and should still have plenty of improvement to come.
Looks tough to beat with even luck from the barrier.
Suggested Bet: Lady of Honour each-way at $5 the win and $2 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 7, 10/ 7, 10, 11, 12/ 7, 10, 11, 12