M12 Moonee Valley – 25th August 2018

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M12 Moonee Valley – 25th August 2018

M12: Moonee Valley Races (Vic) - 25th Aug, 2018

Start time:2:25 pm
Weather:FINE
Track:GOOD

Overview

Great day of racing at The Valley where there could be a couple of potential Group 1 runners taking centre stage

Day's "Best"

R8 (1) Hey Doc

Best "Each Way"

R6 (1) Our Venice Beach

Best "Roughie"

R2 (4) The Avenger

Race 1 - TAB HANDICAP RATING 90
Time: 2:25 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $109000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
NAVY
6 Tulip   F: 1500X
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Mark Zahra )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Former quality juvenile which kicks off a new campaign here. No trial form to speak of and its last couple were poor but this is a drop in class.
Main Danger
RED, WHITE GATECRASHER
5 Iconoclasm   F: 41113
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  John Allen )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Has the form on the board this campaign with five wins from its last seven starts. Gets a good run from the barrier so include in win bets.
Next Best
CERISE, DARK BLUE STARS
4 Merriest   F: 655X4
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Damien Oliver )
 ( T-  Danny, O'Brien )
Won
Dividends : $5.10 $1.80
Three-time winner second up and that was an encouraging performance for fourth fresh. Past winner on this track with every chance to win.
Include in Multis
ROYAL BLUE
3 Eusebio   F: 36X11
  B(6) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
Tough to overlook its two wins this time in and it could go from strength to strength. Just needs some luck from a tricky draw.
Longer Odds
ROYAL BLUE, GOLD CHECKED SASH AND SLEEVES, GOLD AND ROYAL BLUE CHECKED CAP
1 Ashlor   F: 22145
  B(1) W(62)
 ( J-  Jamie Mott )
 ( T-  Dan, McCarthy )
Has yet to run out of the money in four starts on this track so include.

Remarks

Competitive sprint to open the meeting
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Tulip was impressive winning here

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 5.10
Place1 4 $ 1.80
Place2 6 $ 2.00
Place3 5 $ 1.50
Quinella 4,6 $ 10.60
Trifecta 4:6:5 $ 71.40
First4 4:6:5:1 $ 333.00
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - HANDICAP RATING 78
Time: 2:55 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $65200

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
BLACK, LIGHT BLUE QUARTERS, QUARTERED CAP
13 The Passage   F: 33221
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Mark Zahra )
 ( T-  P, & P Snowden )
Did the job well enough when scoring last start and it gets in with a good weight and an all-important good barrier. Safe in the market.
Main Danger
MAROON, WHITE STAR, WHITE AND MAROON STARS SLEEVES, WHITE AND MAROON STAR CAP
7 Red Choux's   F: 53115
  B(8) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Brad Rawiller )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Plenty of time for this gelding, which has won or placed in 13 of its 16 starts. A touch underrated and it could pay a nice price.
Next Best
GREEN AND GOLD CHEVRONS, QUARTERED CAP
11 Paremuus Boy   F: 33215
  B(11) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Damian Lane )
Two lengths behind Mantastic last start and we're unsure if that's good form, but it was a good winner prior to that so include here.
Include in Multis
NAVY BLUE, WHITE SASH, HOOPED CAP
10 Data Point   F: 00X55
 ( J-  scratched )
 ( T-  Michael, Kent )
Would go close here at its best. Two testing runs since returning and it will likely be forced back and it could come with one last shot at them.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
PURPLE AND WHITE STARS, WHITE CAP
4 The Avenger   F: 15426
  B(12) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Ben Melham )
 ( T-  Chris, Waller )
Placed
Dividend : $4.10
Has plenty of upside, despite being a touch inconsistent. Include for value.

Remarks

Many winning chances in an open race
race-image
Red Choux's could offer value

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 7.10
Place1 6 $ 2.10
Place2 8 $ 5.60
Place3 4 $ 4.10
Quinella 6,8 $ 87.40
Trifecta 6:8:4 $ 2888.00
First4 6:8:4:13 $ 13245.90
Double 4/6 $ 23.00
DBL conc 4/8 $ 106.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 7, 10, 11, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - MSC SIGNS PLATE 3YO SWP
Time: 3:35 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
ROYAL BLUE
5 Multaja   F: 1X1
  B(6) W(55)
 ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
Placed
Dividend : $1.10
Has many more wins in store if it keeps up its form to date. Unbeaten from two and it ran through the line with purpose on this track last start.
Main Danger
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE EPAULETTES, STRIPED CAP
1 Enbihaar   F: 1128X
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cory Parish )
Scored consecutive wins before running into Written By. Average last start but it should return in good order.
Next Best
GOLD, BLACK STRIPES, RED SLEEVES
2 Kinky Boom   F: 10X3
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Luke Currie )
 ( T-  Tony, McEvoy )
Placed
Dividend : $3.40
Owns plenty of pace and this track should suit, but the wide draw won't help. Could sit on the pace and provide some cheek.
Include in Multis
BLACK, WHITE V, RED SLEEVES AND WHITE CAP
7 Cristal Eyes   F: 231X
  B(8) W(55)
 ( J-  Damien Oliver )
Scored an easy win last time out and this is much harder. Has more upside than most in this field so don't leave out.
Longer Odds
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE SIDES, WHITE, ORANGE AND ROYAL BLUE HOOPED SLEEVES, ORANGE CAP
9 Belzella   F: 3X14
  B(2) W(55)
 ( J-  Regan Bayliss )
 ( T-  Tony, McEvoy )
Respect this stable when it comes to training the youngsters.

Remarks

Short-priced favourite looks like a potential star
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Multaja is a classy type

Results

Race Dividends
Win 12 $ 19.00
Place1 12 $ 3.60
Place2 5 $ 1.10
Place3 2 $ 3.40
Quinella 5,12 $ 10.60
Trifecta 12:5:2 $ 667.90
First4 12:5:2:10 $ 7283.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - WOODSIDE PARK STUD HANDICAP RATING 78
Time: 4:10 | Distance: 2500m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
ROYAL BLUE, LIME BRACES, LIME AND BLACK HALVED SLEEVES
10 Tiffany's Lass   F: 52122
  B(2) W(57)
 ( T-  Danny, Laws )
Won
Dividends : $6.10 $2.20
Loose favourite after going close its last two. That followed a win and that form should hold up well at this level.
Main Danger
SKY BLUE, NAVY BLUE ARMBANDS AND CAP
3 Pioneertown   F: 82411
  B(8) W(60)
 ( J-  Michael Walker )
Tough to overlook its recent form. Back-to-back wins coming into this and although not at high levels, it won't need to improve to win here.
Next Best
RED AND WHITE STRIPES
8 Fontein Lad   F: 35112
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Jamie Mott )
 ( T-  Greg, Eurell )
Placed
Dividend : $2.50
Always around the mark and its recent form suggests that. Has found its second win and the odds on offer are generous.
Include in Multis
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW QUARTERS, HOOPED SLEEVES, QUARTERED CAP
6 Thunder Cloud   F: 13134
  B(9) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Brad Rawiller )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Tough draw but that shouldn't matter too much over this distance. Money is coming for it so respect.
Longer Odds
PINK, PURPLE SASH AND CAP
11 Tuff Bickie   F: 9X636
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Luke Currie )
 ( T-  Ken, Keys )
This is the kind of field where upsets happen and it could add some each way value at big odds.

Remarks

Great each way field with value all around
race-image
Pioneertown could run well

Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 6.10
Place1 10 $ 2.20
Place2 8 $ 2.50
Place3 12 $ 3.00
Quinella 8,10 $ 19.20
Trifecta 10:8:12 $ 292.60
First4 10:8:12:5 $ 2519.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 6, 8, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - DR SHEAHAN PLATE 4YO+ RATING 84
Time: 4:45 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $109000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
RED, ROYAL BLUE SLEEVES, EMERALD GREEN ARMBANDS, ROYAL BLUE POM POM
6 Our Malambo   F: 74214
  B(10) W(58)
 ( J-  Ben Melham )
 ( T-  Chris, Waller )
Won
Dividends : $11.00 $3.70
Good win fresh up in Australia but disappointing last start. This track will suit its style of going forward and kicking hard. Left-handed also suits.
Main Danger
MAROON, WHITE STAR, WHITE AND MAROON STARS SLEEVES, WHITE AND MAROON STAR CAP
11 Freehearted   F: 137X1
  B(4) W(56)
 ( J-  Damian Lane )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
More than capable type which resumed with a win at Sandown. Unbeaten second-up which is a big positive and money is coming.
Next Best
EMERALD GREEN, GOLD V, RED SLEEVES, EMERALD GREEN AND GOLD QUARTERED CAP
13 Costa Bomb   F: 28426
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jordan Childs )
 ( T-  Paul, Preusker )
Hasn't been too far behind some nice types in recent times. Gets the gun run and it should be around the mark as they approach the turn.
Include in Multis
HOT PINK, YELLOW STAR, NAVY BLUE AND YELLOW STARS SLEEVES, HOT PINK AND YELLOW STAR CAP
4 Summer Sham   F: 18X69
  B(9) W(59)
 ( J-  Damien Oliver )
 ( T-  Danny, O'Brien )
Looked the goods early on in its career but has since disappointed. Big chance if it can turn that form around.
Longer Odds
SCARLET, WHITE CAP WITH SCARLET SPOTS
7 Hot Dipped   F: 12X2X
  B(5) W(57.5)
Nice form line and although the trial efforts were poor, it wasn't asked for much.

Remarks

Another great betting field with no runner paying under $7
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Freehearted could go back-to-back

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 11.00
Place1 6 $ 3.70
Place2 8 $ 5.90
Place3 1 $ 3.80
Quinella 6,8 $ 143.80
Trifecta 6:8:1 $ 2303.60
First4 6:8:1:11 $ 21060.90
Double 10/6 $ 62.70
DBL conc 10/8 $ 32.80
Treble 12/10/6 $ 3074.20
Quaddie 6/12/10/6 $ 24133.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 6, 7, 11, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - 1PRINT HANDICAP
Time: 5:25 | Distance: 2040m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
NAVY BLUE, WHITE ARMBANDS AND CAP
1 Our Venice Beach   F: 0328X
  B(5) W(60.5)
 ( J-  Ben Melham )
 ( T-  Liam, Howley )
Placed
Dividend : $3.70
Imported runner which has more class than most in this field. Owns a second placing behind Cracksman and that's top international form.
Main Danger
YELLOW, GREEN SHAMROCK, HOOPED SLEEVES AND SHAMROCKS ON CAP
2 Pacodali   F: 2X513
  B(7) W(60)
 ( J-  John Allen )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Has been around the mark its entire career and it knows how to battle on the speed. 60kg on the back but include for the win.
Next Best
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE CHECKED SLEEVES, WHITE CAP
13 Sikandarabad   F: X5211
  B(13) W(54)
 ( J-  Chris Parnham )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Pulled out all the stops when scoring a tough victory last start. Much harder here but it still has improvement left.
Include in Multis
NAVY BLUE AND GOLD HOOPS, WHITE SLEEVES AND CAP
14 Mantastic   F: 22213
  B(2) W(54)
 ( J-  Craig Williams )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
A touch disappointing since arriving but it has yet to run a bad race. Light weight and a good draw helps.
Longer Odds
LIGHT BLUE, WHITE STARS, SLEEVES AND CAP
10 Mr Clarify   F: 89X72
  B(3) W(54)
 ( J-  Kate Walters )
 ( T-  Wayne, Walters )
Battled on well last start and that should be a good form guide for this.

Remarks

It's another big field and the value odds continue
race-image
We'll give Mantastic another chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 5.60
Place1 5 $ 2.10
Place2 1 $ 3.70
Place3 13 $ 2.30
Quinella 1,5 $ 36.90
Trifecta 5:1:13 $ 294.70
First4 5:1:13:2 $ 1228.40

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (1) Our Venice Beach(2) Pacodali (13) Sikandarabad (14) Mantastic
R7 (1) Marcel From Madrid(5) Brutal
R8 (1) Hey Doc(3) Quilista (5) Faatinah (11) Super Too
R9 (1) The Taj Mahal(5) Hiyaam (9) Theanswermyfriend (16) Night's Watch
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 10, 13, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - MCMAHON'S DAIRY MCKENZIE STAKES 3YO SWP
Time: 6:05 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
NAVY, YELLOW LIGHTNING BOLT, ARMBANDS AND CAP
5 Brutal   F: 1
  B(8) W(55)
 ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
Won
Dividends : $1.50 $1.00
Looks the one to beat after a dominating debut performance. Scored by five lengths over a runner which pushed Sunlight close last start. Impressive type.
Main Danger
ROYAL BLUE, GOLD STARS, GOLD AND ROYAL BLUE STARS CAP
1 Marcel From Madrid   F: 11X
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Damian Lane )
Might be looking for further but it's tough to overlook its unbeaten record. Some money coming for it so consider.
Next Best
DARK GREEN, SILVER CARBINE THOROUGHBREDS LOGO AND CUFFS, LOGO ON SLEEVES AND CAP
4 Ocean Knight   F: 16X
  B(4) W(55)
 ( J-  Regan Bayliss )
Shorter in the market than expected but that was a strong win on debut. Better for the experience last start and a win wouldn't shock.
Include in Multis
DARK BLUE, YELLOW SLEEVES
6 Leonardo da Hinchi   F: 11
  B(3) W(55)
 ( J-  Craig Williams )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Unbeaten Weir runner which will have the fitness under the belt. Tough to rule out completely given the stats.
Longer Odds
BLACK
12 Jimenez   F: 3
  B(1) W(55)
 ( J-  Beau Mertens )
 ( T-  Michael, Kent )
Not much luck on debut and it could lob into the minors.

Remarks

It's all about Brutal here
race-image
Brutal could be the next big thing

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 1.50
Place1 5 $ 1.00
Place2 9 $ 5.10
Place3 6 $ 1.80
Quinella 5,9 $ 16.40
Trifecta 5:9:6 $ 92.20
First4 5:9:6:1 $ 375.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 5, 6, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - SAJ FRUIT SUPPLY CARLYON STAKES 4YO+ SWP
Time: 6:45 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE SIDES, WHITE, ORANGE AND ROYAL BLUE HOOPED SLEEVES, ORANGE CAP
1 Hey Doc   F: 01X7X
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Luke Currie )
 ( T-  Tony, McEvoy )
Only the one run last campaign when running seventh at Group 1 level. Better suited here and it's unbeaten in all three Valley starts.
Main Danger
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE EPAULETTES, STRIPED CAP
5 Faatinah   F: 2128X
  B(7) W(56)
 ( J-  Regan Bayliss )
Won
Dividends : $6.90 $2.30
Likely to sit just off the hot pace and hit the line with purpose. Quality at best and although inconsistent, include for the win here.
Next Best
YELLOW, PURPLE EPAULETTES, STRIPED SLEEVES, QUARTERED CAP
11 Super Too   F: X933X
  B(11) W(54)
 ( J-  Damien Oliver )
 ( T-  Marc, Conners )
Knows how to run and gun. Must cross from out wide but the 54kg helps and it should make the race interesting from the outset.
Include in Multis
BLACK, RED COLLAR AND CUFFS, WHITE CAP
3 Quilista   F: 1119X
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Damian Lane )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Is a type which could need the run this time in. Has good fresh form however and it could be in for a successful spring campaign.
Longer Odds
BLACK, WHITE STARS, WHITE AND PINK RIBBONS, BLACK AND WHITE STARS SLEEVES, WHITE AND PINK CUFFS
8 Mr Sneaky   F: 8693X
  B(6) W(56)
 ( J-  Jye McNeil )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Too good to leave out completely and the double-figure odds appeal.

Remarks

There are some nice types lining up here
race-image
Hey Doc is unbeaten on the track

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 6.90
Place1 5 $ 2.30
Place2 7 $ 12.10
Place3 8 $ 2.00
Quinella 5,7 $ 206.90
Trifecta 5:7:8 $ 1684.80
First4 5:7:8:3 $ 11321.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 5, 8, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - HARROLDS HANDICAP
Time: 7:20 | Distance: 1519m | Prize $109000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
NAVY BLUE AND GOLD HOOPS, WHITE SLEEVES AND CAP
16 Night's Watch   F: 141X2
 ( J-  scratched )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Big chance if the Weir-trained runner gets in the field. Former Kiwi which ran a big race for second last start.
Main Danger
YELLOW AND RED STRIPES, NAVY BLUE SLEEVES, NAVY BLUE AND YELLOW SPOTS CAP
9 Theanswermyfriend   F: 00581
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Mark Zahra )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Won
Dividends : $2.70 $1.50
Likes to dictate in front and that suits around this track. Scored a gritty win last start and that form is a good guide for this.
Next Best
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE V AND CAP
5 Hiyaam   F: X312X
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Zac Spain (a2) )
 ( T-  Mick, Price )
Has more upside than most in this field. Looked the goods last preparation and it's set to score some riches this spring.
Include in Multis
NAVY BLUE, WHITE ARMBANDS AND CAP
1 The Taj Mahal   F: 41X8X
  B(1) W(62.5)
 ( J-  Ben Melham )
 ( T-  Liam, Howley )
Has room for improvement this campaign. Imported runner which will get better over more distance but don't rule out.
Longer Odds
PURPLE, WHITE 3, HOT PINK AND BLACK STRIPED SLEEVES AND CAP
4 Moss 'n' Dale   F: 71624
  B(2) W(60)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Always a chance in these open races. Drawn to figure in the finish.

Remarks

Good form race with many nice types
race-image
Night's Watch looks a top chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 2.70
Place1 9 $ 1.50
Place2 14 $ 2.70
Place3 4 $ 1.80
Place6 8,10,12/1,6,8/1,5,13/5,6,9/5,7 $ 323.90
Quinella 9,14 $ 16.40
Trifecta 9:14:4 $ 94.70
First4 9:14:4:7 $ 474.70
Double 5/9 $ 17.70
DBL conc 5/14 $ 26.20
Treble 5/5/9 $ 40.40
Quaddie 5/5/5/9 $ 177.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 5, 9, 16
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%