As summer racing kicks into full gear, Moonee Valley hosts a fantastic night meeting this Friday. Despite the Melbourne spring carnival being in the rear-view mirror, there is still plenty of quality racing on offer in Victoria!
Moonee Valley Race 5
The promising Jezoulenko resumes here. She showed plenty of potential early in her career before racing indifferently last campaign. She was impressive at a recent Flemington trial and will appreciate the dry track.
Jungle Sensation loves racing at Moonee Valley. She is very consistent, and she looks well-placed in this grade. Despite performing well in most of her races, she usually finds a way to get beat.
Enfant Rouge is over the odds from an inside draw. The class rise is the only query for a mare who always gives 100%.
Suggested Bet: Jezoulenko @ $5.50
moonee valley RACE 6
#9 MERE FANCY
Mere Fancy looks well placed here. The 1600m will suit, and she was extremely unlucky last start at Cranbourne. If she can push forward from barrier 5, I expect her to be in the finish.
Bubbly Lass has been ultra-competitive this preparation. She is well weighted with the apprentice claim, and don’t be surprised if the money comes for her late in betting.
Bellini Miss is a must for all wider exotics. She is due for a change in luck after a frustrating campaign!
Suggested Bet: Mere Fancy @ $4.20
Moonee Valey Race 7
Arktika was stiff at Flemington. She was trapped wide for most of the race, only to be beaten narrowly by her stablemate. If you switch the runs in transit, she probably wins. With her short sprint, the Moonee Valley home straight could be perfect for her. She looks a great bet.
The import St Lawrence is the interesting runner. He was tough when winning on debut in Australia, and he looks to have plenty of upside. He has been freshened up since, and this looks like a target race.
Ima Shelby will be thereabouts. He always gives 100%, and the apprentice claim brings him into winning calculations.
Suggested Bet: Arktika @ $4.00
Moonee Valley Race 8
Endlessly can win here fresh. Her trials at Flemington leading into this race should have her cherry ripe, and she is a winner first-up over 1200m. Her only win to date was a six-length demolition, and she is drawn to get a soft trip from barrier 1. If she sees daylight on straightening, watch out!
Hesket will peak here, third up from a spell. His recent form isn’t an issue, barrier 15 is. He is undefeated at Moonee Valley, and if he can get a spot in the running line from the wide gate, he can threaten.
Grinzinger Prince must be respected after his first-up performance at Geelong. The form out of this race has already produced multiple winners.
Suggested Bet: Endlessly @ $5.50