Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Moonee Valley meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: True entire circuit

DUCHY OF SAVOY won with something in hand first-up at Hillside and no reason she cannot win again.

UNFLINCHING resumes from spell. Won both starts at first start including a win around The Valley. If forward enough he looks tough to beat.

ROCK ARTIST fought the race out strongly when placed first-up then led at Flemington before tiring. Back around the tight Valley circuit and he will take catching.

THE SUPERINTENDENT comes off solid last start win and that made it two wins from last three starts. Cannot leave out of chances in this.


Goldolphin look to have a smart filly in SUMATRA. Beautifully bred and she comes off a strong Warwick Farm trial win. Happy to have her on top.

COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS is by same sire as Viddora out of Group 2 placed mare. He showed ability with a strong Cranbourne jumpout win and must include on debut.

EROS had a great tussle at Geelong on debut and just missed with a bob of the head. Sure to be better from the race experience and can go one better.

RESERVOIR DOG is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Mirette. Been impressive winning both jumpouts at Cranbourne and he looks ready for the racetrack.


Hard to knock the winning form of DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR. Made it three in a row with good tough win at Caulfield last start and that form good for this.

STARCASTER held on for close win at Werribee two starts back then battled on well enough after leading at Caulfield last start. Must include in multiples.

GOOD IDEA has been racing in consistent form in recent starts. Just out of the placings in the Bagot last start and that form strong for this.

GUNS ABLAZING won here two starts back then he followed that up with brave placing last outing. Honest gelding and will be in the mix.


LOST IMPACT gave them a galloping lesson here two starts back then went to Flemington last start and chased home steadily. She can return to winners stall back to The Valley.

SAVING controlled the race from the front here last start and held on for gutsy all the way win. Expect he will try similar tactics in this.

WELLSFORD won three starts back then been placed in two city runs since. Will sit back in second half but has finish to be competitive in this.

SALTO ANGEL was strong winning at Werribee two starts back then followed up with Caulfield placing lst start. She will be in finish again.


WINSUM returned to racing in winning form and kept his solid first-up record going. Stable have kept him fresh and another win is on the cards.

YULONG COMMAND was placed in Listed company at Caulfield two starts then placed when favourite at Flemignton last start. He gets chance for another win.

THE LAST NAPOLEON was making good late ground at The Valley last start from long way back. Will get back and needs luck but watch final stages.

SAM’S IMAGE has not been beaten all that far in his last couple of starts. Drawn to get perfect run in behind the speed and can figure in finish.


MARIMENKO resumes from spell. He won maiden by a big space when fresh last time in work and if finds that form would be right in the mix.

SHARP RESPONSE powered home from the back when just missed at Flemington first-up from spell. Never run a bad race and he gets chance in this field.

INVINCIBLE JET comes into this third-up from spell. Was not beaten all that far at Caulfield last start and ready to find best form.

DEEP DIVE is another that looks ready to find best form third-up. Drawn to get the ideal run in transit and sure to be a factor.


UNANIMOUS has been racing in consistent form with a couple of placings leading into this. Warrnambool winner three starts back and must consider.

HIGH ‘N’ DRY was much too good at Flemington two starts back then beaten less than 2 lengths last start. Only needs to hold that form to be right in the mix.

FUNDRAISER looked like he would benefit from his first-up run at Flemington when just out of placings. Would not leave him out of place chances in this.

GARIMPEIRO finished too well to get the job done at Warrnambool last start. If he can bring that form to town third-up he will be a factor.


IN THE BOAT just keeps winning. You would think that his racing style will thrive around The Valley and he can win again.

PIONEER RIVER made it two in a row down the Flemington straight last start. Has been placed in two of three starts this track/distance and must include in major chances.

FLORESCENT STAR won at Flemington two starts back then went to Caulfield and was just little one paced final stages. Drawn ideally and can figure.

SACRED PALACE finished the race off strongly at Caulfield two starts back then just missed at Terang last start. Drawn perfectly and would not leave out of chances.


PATRIKA GOLD created a big impression when powered away to win at Terang on debut. She looks city class and can measure up to these.

ESTORIL PARK has not been all that far away in any of her runs this time in. Drawn to get perfect run and just needs ounce of luck in the straight.

WAY TO GO PAULA is proving a little costly of late as she has been in the market in recent starts. Expect they will have another crack at her in this and cannot leave out.

MARIAMIA was beaten favourite last time out after showing pace to lead. Usually finds best around The Valley and from inside gate will take beating.