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 7m entire circuit
SEERESS was bit disappointing fresh at Flemington but she did lose a plate in running and may have had excuses. This and easier assignment and she can figure in this.
NALEIGH was impressive last 200m winning at Morphettville last start. Must always respect stable when they cross the border and this filly is up to this.
PASSIONATE LASS gave them a galloping lesson at Mornington on debut. Craig Williams jumps aboard and from perfect barrier looks up to making it two in a row.
KUNA MAGIC created a big impression when she finished all over them to win on debut. Joins new stable for second start and looks up to this.
EVIE GIRL just left her run a fraction too late at Cranbourne last start when just missed. Out to the mile ideal and she can win this.
MIMI’S AWARD just found one better on debut at Pakenham. Sure to be better from the race experience and would include her in the better chances.
ROYAL DRAGON is the big query for me returning from spell. She just battled on the wet surfaces last prep and with likelihood of firmer going first-up she may surprise these.
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER looks ready to break his maiden status and will not get a better chance than this after three solid placings. Barrier is his only concern.
Tip: EVIE GIRL
This looks a nice race for OKOTOKS to return to winners stall. Placed in last couple this track/distance the most recent in better class than this. Happy to be on her each way.
DESERT DREAMER finished on the heels of Okotoks when placed here last start. Drawn to get all the favours and apprentice claim puts her right in this.
ROLLS draws to get all the favours in behind the speed. Comes into this off two Warrnambool placings and would not leave him out of winning chances.
NEW CHOICE has been working through his classes with authority. Deserves his chance in town and this looks a nice progression for him.
SARTORIAL SPLENDOR jumped to the front and just proved too speedy for them here first-up. Expect John Sadler will have him fitter for this and he can win again.
WHIPCRACKER WAY started this prep in super form working through his grades with three straight wins then he came to town and powered home late. Will be running on late.
ROCK TYCOON gave them a galloping lesson at Swan Hill fresh then backed that up here last start with good strong win. Drawn ideally and can win again.
Last time METEORITE was at Moonee Valley he demolished them winning by 5 lengths. Been close up since and gets chance to return to winners stall.
Tip: SARTORIAL SPLENDOR
ZOUGAZAM was strong winning on the synthetic on debut then wanted to lay in final stages here last start but still ran into placing. Drawn touch awkwardly but have something each way.
HARPUNA chased home bravely behind an all the way winner in Adelaide first-up. He will be better from the outing and from inside gate should get his chance.
HELAVABEL only had the one outing last time in work and just battled at Sandown. Has horror barrier to contend with but can sneak a place in this.
UNO VELOCE resumes from spell. Just missed in maiden company when fresh last time in work and from ideal barrier expect she will be competitive.
TRAGIC deserves a win. Three straight placings to begin this campaign and last start Flemington suggests he will go close to win this. Perfect barrier.
METRONOME was touch disappointing last start but she did cover ground and entitled to tire final stages. Awkward gate again but cannot leave out.
NIGHT WITCHES chased home well enough at Flemington last start. Another who has wide draw but can sneak into the placings.
PALUMBO was making good late ground when placed at Flemington last start. Finds similar race and she gets her chance.
KISSINGER was enormous when placed at Flemington last start. Never on the track at any stage and still battled on to hold minor placing. Drawn ideally and this looks a winnable race.
SCOTTISH DANCER comes out of the same Flemington race at Kissinger and was not beaten all that far. Awkward barrier but can figure.
CRIMSON ACE has not been beaten all that far in her races. Takes on the boys here but she will be competitive.
CARRIE was poor in the Pinker Pinker last start but her previous form with a couple of wins suggest she is better than that. She can bounce back.
Tough race to finish the program but going to have something each way on YOUNG LIAM. Placed at Echuca fresh then had no luck when wide here last start. Again has awkward gate but cannot dismiss.
WRITTEN MISS jumped to the front and won maiden with something in hand on debut. Expect she will jump and run and takes catching from the corner.
Liked the way VOWMASTER hit the line to win with something in hand on debut. Will give them a start from the corner but has big finish so watch for him late.
REWARD WITH RETURN deserves a win. He has not been beaten all that far in his most recent starts and despite wide gate cannot leave out of multiples.
Tip: YOUNG LIAM