Saturday Racing Tips - Moonee Valley 31/12/22

Jason Bale is back for your punting pleasure! It’s been a minute but I’m here to give you some winners at Moonee Valley this Saturday. Hold on tight for an array of picks at this Victorian gem.

As per usual, we at OnlyRacing give out a wide range of tips to satisfy your punting needs. From the best bet, next best, and roughie picks of the day, to my best multi and exotic tip of the card. Hopefully you heed some of my advice and take it on-board for you bets at Moonee Valley this weekend.

(Note: Odds provided by Playup)

Best of the DayMoonee Valley R1
#1 - Croatian Belle
Win: $2.80
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Place: $1.45
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Next BestMoonee Valley R9
#2 - Quraysha
Win: $3.20
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Place: $1.50
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Roughie of the DayMoonee Valley R5
#1 - Real Sensation
Win: $6.50
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Place: $2.40
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Moonee Valley Race 1 – Summer Membership On Sale Now (1000m)

#1 – Croatian Belle (BEST BET) – $2.80
#7 – Extremely Wicked - $3.50
#2 – Corniche - $9.00
#6 – Clan D’oro - $16.00

BEST BET - #1 Croatian Belle (BEST BET)
My first best bet back on the scene, and we are going with a horse that had an unreal debut. Coming from a slow start to win in soft fashion, Croatian Belle has all the makings to be a top-drawer runner. Follow my best bet here at Moonee Valley!

VALUE BET - #2 Corniche
First start here, but with some top connections that inspires me with full confidence. I back Jason Cummings’ work and John Allen’s understanding of his assignment. Long for my book and with too many supporting factors to leave out. Each-way play.

THE DANGER - #7 Extremely Wicked
I’ve left out Mark Zahra’s ride on Mansiere in this race and opted to inspect Extremely Wicked (with Ben Melham on the reigns). Will jump out early and may be hard to track down come the turn. Keep an eye on this one for the future. 

Moonee Valley Race 5 – Entry Education (1600m)

#1 – Real Sensation (BEST ROUGHIE) - $6.50 
#2 – Florida Dream - $4.80
#6 – Supreme Belief - $9.50
#12– Commodus - $9.00

BEST BET - #1 Real Sensation (BEST ROUGHIE) 
As I just touched on with my look-in at Extremely Wicked in Moonee Valley Race 1, I’m a fan of Ben Melham. Any guesses who my jockey of the day will be? Real Sensation is coming off a six-week break and has shown strong runs at this track. Bet each-way.

VALUE BET - #12 Commodus 
Commodus has had issues of tiring early after starting too hard, but this will be the fifth consecutive race with Craig Newitt on the reigns and he is sure to have it figured out. Runs strongly and if he gets his preferred run, will figure. 

THE DANGER - #2 Florida Dream
The favourite in this one, coming off a win at this course and trip seven weeks ago. Ms Hannah Edgley is a sound jockey and will know what to do with Florida Dream. Bit short for me but one to consider no doubt. Consider in multiples. 

Moonee Valley R9 – Drummond Gold (1200m)

#2 – Quraysha (NEXT BEST) - $3.20
#5 – Starlight Scope - $8.50 
#3 – Extreme Step - $5.50
#7 – Allegretta - $12.00 
BEST BET - #2 Quraysha (NEXT BEST)
Four weeks since her last start but rates highly as reflected in the odds. A win here last start at this trip, and a third place here at this trip two starts ago. Seasoned at Moonee Valley and can show out here again. Next best bet at Moonee Valley.

VALUE BET - #5 Starlight Scope
Does her best work after a run and has very strong showings amongst a stronger field. I have her much shorter in my book and will be slapping each-way. Wouldn’t surprise me if she gets over the line first. 

THE DANGER - #3 Extreme Step
Won here on return last start at the same distance. Looks fitter and could spoil the party on my next best bet of the day at Moonee Valley. Michael Dee knows what sort of ride suits her. Should figure in the placings.

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Jockey Of The Day – Ben Melham

If you’ve read through my tips so far you would already know that Ben Melham is my Jockey of the Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Saturday. I have always found it fun to not only follow specific horses but also a jockey throughout any given meet. Join me in following Ben Melham at Moonee Valley this Saturday.

Moonee Valley R1 - #7 Extremely Wicked - $3.50 
Moonee Valley R5 - #1 Real Sensation - $6.50
Moonee Valley R6 - #4 Munhamek - $5.00
Moonee Valley R7 - #13 Lonsdaleite - $14.00
Moonee Valley R8 - #4 Fasuto - $4.00
Moonee Valley R9 - #14 Pinnace - $14.00

Multi Tips For Moonee Valley

My multi tip of the day is a combination of my best bet, next best, and best roughie pick of the day. Hopefully today is the day we win big on the multi. The good thing about this multi is that it starts in Race 1 here at Moonee Valley and the last leg is in Race 9!

Join me by getting on this multi of the day with me in my return to tips. Total odds and potential return for a $50 stake are also shown below:

Moonee Valley R1 - #1 Croatian Belle – Place $1.45
Mooney Valley R5 - #1 Real Sensation – Place $2.40
Moonee Valley R9 - #2 Quraysha – Place $1.50

Total Odds = $5.22 
$50 Stake = $261 Return!

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Exotic Tips For Moonee Valley

For my exotic tip of the day, I’m going to continue with a trifecta. For this one I’ll be going with a pick from Race 5. Have a look at my tips above for this race for a deeper look into the runners and why I’ve picked them.

I’ve slowly become more and more fond of placing exotic tips. It’s a great way to combine multiple runners that I like in a specific race. Follow my trifecta in Race 5 of Moonee Valley below:

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Trifecta Tip (Moonee Valley R5)

First: 1,12
Second: 2,12
Third: 1,2,6

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Main News for Moonee Valley

Major Scratichings:

Race 1:
3. Delibes (8) SCRATCHED @ 10:42 30/12/22 W $0.15 /P $0.17
5. Bolsheviks (5) SCRATCHED @ 07:11 30/12/22 W $0.02 /P $0.02
Race 2:
5. Rainbiel (10) SCRATCHED @ 15:41 29/12/22 W $0.02 /P $0.02
Race 3:
7. Guns Ablazing (1) SCRATCHED @ 15:31 30/12/22 W $0.03 /P $0.03
12. Dubai Moon (2) SCRATCHED @ 14:18 28/12/22 NO DEDUCTIONS
14. Handful (12) SCRATCHED @ 10:31 29/12/22 W $0.02 /P $0.02
Race 6:
10. Kettle Hill (8) SCRATCHED @ 16:51 29/12/22 W $0.29 /P $0.19
Race 7:
1. Elite Icon (1) SCRATCHED @ 15:21 30/12/22 W $0.10 /P $0.10
8. Broadside Armour (15) SCRATCHED @ 10:32 30/12/22 W $0.02 /P $0.02
15. The Hass (10) SCRATCHED @ 14:51 29/12/22 W $0.04 /P $0.04
Race 8:
11. Capital Express (10) SCRATCHED @ 10:00 29/12/22 W $0.03 /P $0.03
Race 9:
6. Well In Sight (7) SCRATCHED @ 07:07 29/12/22 NO DEDUCTIONS
10. Defining (5) SCRATCHED @ 16:28 28/12/22 W $0.08 /P $0.08