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 3m entire circuit
Only small field but tough one to assess. MARTINI SPECIAL won her maiden with ease on debut then was placed here last start. Inside gate a real bonus and she can win this.
DIAMONDS won her maiden in a driving finish at Pakenham last start. Comes into this third-up from spell and no reason she will not be competitive in this.
THUNDER PEAK was sent out short favourite at Wangaratta last start and broke maiden with ease. She will be a major factor.
Liked the way LARIAT got to the line winning her maiden at Mornington last start. Drawn to get the perfect run and will be in finish again.
Tip: MARTINI SPECIAL
SAYUMI resumes from spell. She only just missed this track first-up last time in work and if she finds that form should go close to winning this.
DIAMONDS’N’STONES resumes from spell. He was placed in both his runs at first prep and despite his wide gate must include.
MIGHTY FEAT has been placed in three of his four starts this time in. Does not look all that far off a maiden win and gets chance in this field.
REAL GUN is another who has shown in his brief career that he will be winning a race shortly. Don’t leave him out of multiples.
Liked the way EVIE GIRL stretched out to win here last start. Now she has her maiden out the way she can go on with it here.
HIGH DELTA deserves a win this campaign. He has three placings leading into this including this track last start when chased home the unbeaten Stuchbree Stamp. He can win this.
HASSELTOFF broke his maiden at Pakenham two back then just missed behind smart one in town. Drawn to get all the favours and like his chances in this field.
NIGHT PASSAGE just raced a little keenly here first-up but still stuck on for placing. Fitter from that outing and she will be competitive.
Tip: EVIE GIRL
DESERVED won with something in hand at Benalla two starts back then chased home into placing after wide run here last start. Drawn to get better run and can win this.
NIGHT WITCHES was impressive last 200m winning this track last start. Drawn perfectly and no reason she cannot win again.
SOPHIES REVENGE was dominant at Ararat two back then beaten less than a length behind Night Witches here last start. That form good enough for this.
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT led them up in the small field last start but just could not finish race off. Camp Carey will probably ride her bit quieter here and she can figure.
GOOLAGONG ROSE jumped straight to the front and gave nothing else a chance at Gawler on debut. Stabled would not have her here if she was not above average and the old firm of McEvoy/Kah are a force to be reckoned with.
ESTA LA ROCA should have been right in the finish here last start after being badly held up. If she can see some clear air on the corner she can win this.
THE MOBOT resumes from spell. Won his first four starts at first prep. Only the one run last time in work when not beaten far. Awkward barrier to contend with.
GOLD SPARK was placed behind Human Nature at his only run last prep. In new stable and would be looking for any stable support.
Tip: GOOLAGONG ROSE
PISSARO has been racing consistently but not been threatening. If he can get moving a touch earlier in this and turn it into a slog he can figure.
QUEEN GUINEVERE deserves her chance in town after two solid wins up in the north of Victoria. Will get perfect run from ideal barrier and if Harry Coffey can get her into the clear on the corner she can win this.
ZEDINATOR has not flattered in his three runs this time in but he did win when fourth up last time in work and may just be ready.
SKY HERO kept working solidly at Moe last start and ran into an eye catching placing. Will keep grinding away and would not leave out of multiples.
LAUNDY looks ready to win in this class. Placed here last start chasing home the impressive Ocean’s Thirteen and if he can hold that form will be a factor.
FURIOSO broke his maiden status at Cranbourne two starts back then went to town and just got fraction too far back. Still learning but has the ability to feature.
OUR CHEVALIER won with something in hand at Cranbourne. Finds a similar field and despite awkward gate must include.
LOBSTER NOODLES was beaten less than a length behind Night Witches here last start. Another who needs luck from barrier but cannot leave out.
Tough race to finish the program but going to have something each way on BONES. Won two of his three starts at first prep and he looks to have ability.
FILIP’S STAR has been racing consistently with a couple of placings leading into this. Barrier draw poses a slight problem but can she him figuring in the minors.
CATARACTA chased home the speedy Our Luca here when placed last start. Third-up from spell and she should be ready to find best form.
FOXY LADY won this track/distance when first-up last time in work. She has drawn ideally and can see her in finish.