Saturday Racing Tips - Moonee Valley Racecourse 09/09/23

Massive day of racing ahead as we return to Moonee Valley for Clamms Seafood Feehan Stakes day and we have a bumper card of ten races set for the program with four listed races, two group threes and two group twos. The day is highlighted by the Clamms Seafood Feehan Stakes, a 1600m WFA Group two race for a share of a whopping $500k. I have run through the card and picked out my best betting spots so follow me below!

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Best of the DayMoonee Valley R5
#4 - Steparty
Win: $2.90
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Place: $1.55
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Next BestMoonee Valley R9
#1 - Tuvalu 
Win: $5.10
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Place: $1.95  
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Roughie of the DayMoonee Valley R1
#4 - Dual Pressure  
Win: $9.00
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Place: $3.40
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Moonee Valley R1 - Inglis Ready2Race Sale 10 Oct (1500m)

#1 - Apulia - $4.60
#7 - Autumn Angel - $2.25
#4 - Dual Pressure (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY) - $9.00
#5 - Warlords - $9.00

BEST BET - #1 - Apulia
Apulia looks like a good thing going for the Hayes boys and has resumed very well since coming back as a three year old. He returned to racing in a Cranbourne maiden a few weeks ago where he boxed along the speed and when asked for the effort he drew lengths clear late for a dominant win. He maps to find the front again easily here and should make this a race with the favourite.

THE DANGER - #7 - Autumn Angel
Autumn Angle is a deserving favourite in this race and does look like a super solid horse for Peter Moody and Kelly Coleman who rarely puts in a bad effort and returned to racing very well when resuming in a midweek Sandown race and got well back in the field there and you would have thought she was gone but she was actually never in doubt when powering home on the turn to clear the field and win sharply. She shapes up very well off the back of that run and now looks set for further improvement. Tough to beat I just don’t think the price is there for me.

VALUE BET  - #4 - Dual Pressure (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY)

Dual Pressure has only had the four career starts for Mick Ellerton but seems to be a super progressive horse and a win here wouldn’t shock. He shed the maiden tag two back on the Pakenham Synthetic in fine style before making his Valley debut last time out where he was against the raceshape and improved to on the pace but had no luck at all and was held up on the leader / winners back at a crucial stage, only able to hold third placing. He will be fitter, better for the debut run here and with any clear air I would not be shocked to see him in the finish.

Moonee Valley R5 - McMahon's Dairy McKenzie Stakes (1200m)

#4 - Steparty (BEST BET) - $2.90
#3 - Brave Mead - $3.10
#1 - Amur - $9.00
#6 - Introducing - $7.00

BEST BET - #4 - Steparty (BEST BET)
I think that Steparty is an absolute jet for the Preusker stable that has made a statement in his three career outings so far and likely makes it four on the bounce here. His splits in all of those runs on average make him look like a standout in this field, clocking an average last 600m of 35.13 across all his runs and I think he could easily stamp himself as a Group 1 star this season. His Stawell trial in the Heavy showed his class is not limited by the track conditions and I think he likely belts these.

THE DANGER - #3 - Brave Mead
Brave Mead is an honest customer for the Maher and Eustace team that looked to be heading toward group One races last campaign but after failing to strike in the Sires Stakes on not the best grounding he was sent away for yard work and now resumes. His first couple trials he wasn’t moving too nicely and has since been brought to Melbourne where he has been jumping out like a jet and looks more than ready to fire here. Dangerous if he brings his best first up.

VALUE BET  - #1 - Amur
If you have been following me for some time you would know how much of a fan I am of Amur. This horse has a particular liking for this track and resumed two weeks ago where he looked like he needed the run over this track / trip and whilst he was a bit one paced he did click up towards the end to be strong through the line. He does meet some real class here but a win wouldn’t totally shock.

Moonee Valley R9 - Clamms Seafood Feehan Stakes (1600m)

#1 - Tuvalu (NEXT BEST) - $5.10
#11 - Globe - $3.60
#13 - Attrition - $8.00
#7 - Pinstriped - $9.50

BEST BET - #1 - Tuvalu (NEXT BEST) 
Tuvalu is one of my favourite horses and I am annoyed to see him draw a bad barrier here but I think that with some luck in running he can overcome it. He’s an absolute bomb second up with 2 wins and 3 seconds in six second up runs and looks to have returned in great order after having a couple small problems at the barrier last time out when resuming in the 1400m Lawrence Stakes he did it tough out wide all run and just kept finding the line to clock great splits and finish just behind the placegetters. With any luck early he finds a good spot under Shinn and they will be strong from there.

THE DANGER - #11 - Globe
Globe looks like the Price / Kent stables next future star and does strike an honest test here but he likely proves he is up to the task. He really came to during his Autumn / early Winter prep when belting a few fields at Sandown before being sent back to the paddock for some more work and I think that will be the key to leaning his way. See how he looks in the yard and what the market strength is and make a pick.

VALUE BET - #13 - Attrition
Attrition is a dangerous horse for Mitch Freedman at his best and and now has resumed as a four year old three weeks ago in the same PB Lawrence as Tuvalu where he also got caught wide with no cover for the trip and he just kept finding the line when not a winning chance. That run would have taken a fair bit out of him but the stable wouldn’t be spending the big bucks for a gate here if there wasn’t intent so go close.

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Jockey Of The Day – Jamie Kah

Jamie Kah is always in form, being one of the top five jockeys in the country for over a year now. She has been combining with Moody and Clarken/O’Shea for some big wins over the years and they again compose the majority of her rides for Saturday. I have outlined them below.

R1 - #4 - See Marie - $5.50
R2 - #18 - Liberated Girl - $7.00
R5 - #7 - Jean Valjean - $2.45
R6 - #10 - Little Miss Kubi - $5.50
R7 - #3 - Ironclad - $10.00

Multi Tips For Moonee Valley

For My multi at the Valley I have chosen my best runners in the sprint distance but also tried to stick to the theme of inside runners as I believe at the Valley over this distance range with the rail where it is that it is very advantageous. Follow me below for a fun bet to track over the day at Moonee Valley racecourse.

Moonee Valley R5 - #4 - Steparty - PLC $1.55
Moonee Valley R9 - #1 - Tuvalu - PLC $1.95
Moonee Valley R1 - #4 - Dual Pressure - PLC $3.40

Total Odds = $5.00
$50 Stake = $500.00 Return!

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Exotic Tips For Moonee Valley Racecourse

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Moonee Valley Racecourse Trifecta Tip (R5)
1st: 1, 3, 4, 6
2nd: 1, 3, 4, 6
3rd: 1, 3, 4, 6

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