Friday night at the Valley with all the best bets and selections from BetDeluxe.
There is a first starter in the first race that looks worthy of a punt and plenty of value later in the card.
moonee valley race 1
#3 foujita san
The Hawkes have a great ability of finding a handy two-year-old during this time of the year.
Foujita San looks no exception after a nice Flemington jump out over 800 metres.
It is always a good sign when the jockey of a Hawkes horse at the jump outs does not bustle or push the horse too hard and that is what we saw with Foujita San.
He strode in a professional manner during the jump out and had some nice speed throughout.
Being by Group 1 winning sire Maurice, he will get better as he goes up in distance, but in this small field, he will close enough to the leaders, if not leading, to make a winning run.
Suggested Bet: Foujita San win at $2.80
moonee valley race 3
Ayahuasca drops back in grade from the Group 3 Vamos Stakes where she was just a touch outclassed.
She did start a $3.2 favourite in that race and comes up very similar odds in a race that is arguably much easier.
The booking of Mark Zahra tells us she has come on well from that last start defeat and can definitely atone with a win here.
Being third-up at the mile will see her rock-hard fit and she has the advantage of having had an extra run this campaign over the favourite Eaglemont.
Suggested Bet: Ayahuasca win at $3.6
moonee valley race 5
#6 graze grise
Graze Grise has a very good first-up record when sprinting fresh and she rocks up to Moonee Valley with a handful of factors in her favour.
Damian Lane taking the ride is a big flashing light that this mare is ready to rock ‘n’ roll after some solid trials.
She draws a great a barrier which will see her settle in a spot just better than midfield with a smother in behind horses.
She will get cover from the breeze and should be able to let down with a sharp sprint.
She is already a winner at this track at her only start and it tells us she can handle the tight turns of this quirky circuit.
Suggested Bet: Graze Grise each-way at $5.5 the win and $2.15 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 2, 6, 11
moonee valley race 6
A Godolphin mare who has been nominated for a race up in Sydney but comes down here to tackle the Abell Stakes.
It looks a smart move from James Cummings to send her to Moonee Valley given the state of the tracks in Sydney at the moment.
She is a better sprinter on top of the ground and she gets the dry surface she needs.
Jamie Kah can stalk In That Boat and then peel off his back to make the winning move.
Suggested Bet: Katalin win at $3.3
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 6 & 9