Saturday Racing Tips - Moonee Valley Racecourse 23/12/23

A $1.2 million card comes to Moonee Valley this Saturday and I have run through it and picked out my three best betting spots. There looks to be some very nice horses going around from Victoria and also outer state so follow me below as I run through the day’s racing at Moonee Valley.

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Best of the DayMoonee Valley R7
#1 - Matron Bullwinkel
Win: $3.70 
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Place: $1.55
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Next BestMoonee Valley R1
#2 - Our Cracklin Rosie
Win: $6.00  
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Place: $2.50
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Roughie of the DayMoonee Valley R8
#6 - Zegalo
Win: $17.00
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Place: $3.19
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Moonee Valley R1 - Summer Membership On Sale Now (Bm70) (1000m)

#2 - Our Cracklin Rosie (NEXT BEST) - $6.00
#1 - Gitalong - $4.60
#4 - Links - $6.00
#5 - Magic Mogul - $10.00

BEST BET - #2 - Our Cracklin Rosie (NEXT BEST)
Our Cracklin Rosie looks like a great bet at great odds in the opener of the day and I think she can handle getting up in weight as she does get a little claim from Will Price. She raced at this track and trip in both of her past two starts where she has won both and each time she has managed to race near the lead and still find enough from up top to win. I think she makes it three in a row now.

THE DANGER - #1 - Gitalong
Gitalong is another who comes into this after having won his past two and can make it three in a row here with the right kind of run. He steps out for the Hawkes camp after clocking two tough on pace wins where he just keeps finding more to win in each. Can win again here.

VALUE BET  - #4 - Links
Links has looked quite a smart horse in his three career outings for Maher and Eustace and comes back to racing after a 24 week spell and with no public trials but a key claim from Gaudray who is also great on front running horses, small field, he should be competitive here.

Moonee Valley R7 - Mittys (Bm78) (2040m)

#1 - Matron Bullwinkel (BEST BET) - $3.70
#2 - Kettle Hill - $4.50
#10 - Whakamana - $4.60
#8 - Starspangled Baby - $7.50

BEST BET - #1 - Matron Bullwinkel (BEST BET)
Has to be Matron Bullwinkel in this race. She is just so much better than these with her best. The Maher and Eustace trained runner last stepped out on Cranbourne Cup Day where she got back off a solid speed and was never really a winning threat behind Foujita San but that was levels above this and I think that if history is anything to go by she is generally very strong off of a short break from racing.

THE DANGER - #2 - Kettle Hill
I feel like Kettle Hill probably promised to be a bit more than he has been since coming down under but he’s certainly not a bad horse and can win here. He last ran on Ballarat Cup Day when finishing just behind Independent Road who is a sharp horse himself. He now gets back onto better footing and can win again here. Well placed.

VALUE BET  - #8 - Starspangled Baby
Starspangled Baby I have been waiting to see in a race like this and he rates highly stepping out here for the Perdon stable after clocking a super fast runner up placing last time out. He last stepped out at Traralgon over the 1900m where he set fourth along the rail and powered home to place just behind Station One in a very strongly run race. Well placed here and I’d love to see him win this.

Moonee Valley R8 - Ladbroke It! (Bm78) (2500m)  

#1 - Glentaneous - $2.80
#5 - Fire Glo Too - $5.00
#6 - Zegalo (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY) - $18.00
#9 - Kailash  - $7.00

BEST BET - #1 - Glentaneous
I think that Glentaneous was just getting started when winning last time out at Sandown after controlling the race from out front and storming away to win so well. He should have a stack of improvement off that as Freedman runners often go and he will have no problem stepping out to this distance now. He also finds a race that is not out of reach at all.

THE DANGER - #5 - Fire Glo Too
Fire Glo Too is holding form very well and I don’t think he would have been placed here if he didn’t still have more to offer. He last ran just shy of a month ago over the 2400m at Caulfield where he came flying home from just off the pace but just couldn’t win there but went so close. He generally goes well at this course and the trip isn’t a query so should be strong.

Zegalo surely is over the odds here for the Cattell camp and has won at this track and trip and also comes into this off the back of a last start win so I think he has to be given a look here. He won the Country Classic two weeks back up in Sydney where he was very strong. He brings Sydney form now here and will handle the trip, has to rate as a key chance.

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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 R7 - #1 - Matron Bullwinkel - PLC $1.55
Moonee Valley R1 - #2 - Our Cracklin Rosie - PLC $2.50
Moonee Valley R8 - #6 - Zegalo - PLC $3.90

Total Odds = $15.00
$50 Stake = $750.00 Return!

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Exotic Tips For Moonee Valley Racecourse

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Moonee Valley Racecourse Trifecta Tip (R7)

1st: 1, 2, 8, 10

2nd: 1, 2, 8, 10

3rd: 1, 2, 8, 10

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