Group racing greets us at Moonee Valley on Friday night with the running of the Group 3 Typhoon Tracey (1200m).
All the best bets and tips as we head towards a big weekend of autumn racing.
moonee valley race 1
Opposing the Melbourne form and going with the Sydney form of Atonement who comes down to Moonee Valley off a 2400-metre Randwick effort last start.
The fact he is not had a run over 3000 metres is actually a positive in this race as her legs will be much freshen and sharper than most in this field.
She is usually quickly away from the barriers for a staying type of horse and her on-pace racing style will suit the Valley circuit.
Trainer Matthew Smith has done well targeting these Moonee Valley staying races with the likes of True Marvel, and Atonement looks a horse with a very similar profile.
Suggested Bet: Atonement win at $4.2
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 2, 4, 6, 8
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#4 silver on red
Another race with which we are steering clear of the Melbourne form and siding with Silver On Red.
The five-year-old gelding sprinted through sharply over 100 metres when resuming from a spell.
He settled in the rear half of the field during his winning effort at Murray Bridge and showed a nice turn of gears when asked for the supreme effort.
There is plenty of speed engaged in this race and he looks to get the charmed run in behind the speed.
He went like a jet when he was second-up in his last campaign, which gives us confidence he will only elevate on his last start performance.
Hard to hold out on an each-way basis. .
Suggested Bet: Silver On Red each-way at $6 the win and $2.5 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 1, 3, 4
moonee valley race 6
Shezadandi was given one of the worst rides we have seen at Moonee Valley in recent times last start.
She was sat three deep with no cover on the speed after failing to find cover and her jockey made no move and was, for some reason, content to sit out deep.
The tough run took its toll late and she was unable to reel in eventual winner Sacred Lass.
Greg Eurell and his stable have opted to book gun jockey Damian Lane to pilot her around the course here.
Barrier two should see her settle in the one out and one back position with cover.
With even luck, she should be winning this race.
Suggested Bet: Shezadandi win at $3.90
moonee valley race 7
#2 scorched earth
Scorched Earth deserves victory here in what has been a career-best preparation thus far.
The John Moloney-trained filly faced her defeat of the campaign when being run down by Argentia at Caulfield.
She rolled back into the worst part of the track at Caulfield and it cost her a length late in the race, which proved the difference between winning and losing.
Gets the winkers here to straighten her up and Damien Oliver will likely try to push across from the wide barrier to either sit outside the lead or find the front and dictate.
She has proven herself at Moonee Valley before with a brilliant win here at her second career start.
Suggested Bet: Scorched Earth win at $2.45