Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Friday’s Moonee Valley meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: Out 6m entire circuit

BURNING POWER sprinted quickly and won with something in hand here last start. Finds similar race and she can make it two in a row.

FIGHTING ARROW demolished a maiden field at Geelong last start winning by 7 lengths. Steps up a level but he can measure up and sure to be a factor.

THE AMAZONIAN had perfect run and finished too well getting the prize at Cranbourne last start. Her chances will be enhanced if any rain about.

BRING THE STARS went to Donald and got his maiden out of the way last start. Now he has won he can go on with it here.


INVINCIBLE CROWN had no luck at Lakeside last start when raced wide but still stayed on and just missed on the line. He gets chance to make amends.

RIVERINA CYCLONE is ready to win. Placed in all three starts this time in and only needs to hold that form to be right in the mix.

REFLECTING IMAGE chased home soundly when placed at Pakenham two back then she was beaten a length last start. Needs luck from barrier but cannot dismiss.

UNFORGIVEN raced on the speed and fought the race out strongly when placed at Bendigo first-up. Fitter from that run and from inside gate can win this.


TIGERTIGER relished the heavy ground to win by big margin at Geelong last start. That made it two wins from last three starts and he can win again.

GUNS ABLAZING was a little one paced here last start but not beaten all that far. He finds easier race here and would include in chances.

SAVING controlled the race from the front at Lakeside last start and was only claimed last 100m. Drawn to lead again and if left alone will take catching.

PERSIAN EMPIRE comes across the border with some solid form. Will get perfect sit in behind the speed and will have last crack at these.


VITRUVIUS finished too well to get the money at Geelong two starts back then when to Flemington and chased home steadily. Drawn wide but this a winnable race.

EFFORT relished the heavy ground to win at Geelong last start. That was a well-deserved win and from perfect barrier he will get his chance.

LAUNDY made some good late ground at Pakenham last start when ran into a placing. Sure to strip fitter second-up and he can figure.

HUGHES THE BOSS finished the race off strongly to get the job done at Donald last outing. Comes to town in winning form and would not dismiss.


CRIMOSA looked like he would benefit from the run when placed here as favourite first-up from spell. Sure to be better from the outing and he can get away with this.

AQUAPISHE started long odds on favourite first-up at Pakenham and demolished a maiden field. He will be better from the run and he will be suited around The Valley.

RIGHTS OF MAN resumes from spell. Started favourite at Hillside first-up last campaign and ran into placing. Only need that form to be right in finish.

ARROANCE jumped to the front and was too quick for them at Mornington last start. Has the pace to cross and lead and will be the one to catch.


FLORESCENT STAR resumes from spell. She won her maiden by a big space when first-up last time in work and although drawn wide she will be in the mix fresh.

REAL FEELING got the run late and drove through to win at Cranbourne last start. Fitter and no reason she will not be in finish again.

AWARD WINNER is another resuming from break. Class runner who won last couple before spell. She has won fresh and may just be too classy for these.

THUNBERG has plenty of early speed and if she can get across from her wide gate will take some catching from the corner.


SACRED LASS looks ready to win. She has been placed in both runs back including this track last start when chased home bravely as beaten favourite. Ideal barrier and she will be tough to beat.

THE AWESOME SON sustained a long run and got the job done in similar race here last start. No reason he cannot make it two in a row.

CONFRONTATIONAL won with something in hand at Mornington two starts back then placed here last start in similar company. Would not leave him out of multiples.

ROUSSEAU chased home The Awesome Son here last start and he only needs to hold that form to be in finish again.


ZOUTELLUS resumes from spell. He has been placed in both first-up tries and raced in better races than this last time in work. Barrier draw the concern but would not leave out of each way chances.

MARIAMIA raced up on the speed and stuck on bravely on the heavy ground at Kyneton last start. She has been racing consistently and will be in mix again.

TRUE NOBILITY was impressive winning first-up in maiden company at Hamilton then not far off in better race this track next start. Drawn awkwardly but can sneak a place.

KOOTARA won by a space at Bendigo three starts back then she has followed up with a couple of sound placings since. Hard to leave her out of exotics.