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: True entire circuit
ZAMBORGHINI gave them a galloping lesson when he demolished them at Ballarat on debut. Only needs to produce similar and will win this.
FOUJITA STAR is a debutant from the Hawkes stable. He has shown enough in jumpouts to suggest he has ability and he will be right in the mix.
WILBURY started favourite here first-up and he was only run down final stages. Strips fitter and gets chance to go one better.
LITERMONT started odds on and she got the job done winning at Stawell first-up. This a step up but from inside gate she will get the perfect run and will go close.
MORIOKA resumes from spell. Finally got her maiden out of the way to finish last prep and from ideal barrier she should be right in the mix.
REBEL’S CHOICE showed good pace and fought the race out tenaciously winning on debut. Sure to be better from the race experience and she can figure.
AYAHUASCA got very close to Yonce at Caulfield two starts back then started favourite in Tassie last start but was just bit one paced. Third-up and she can bounce back.
EAGLEMONT gave them a galloping lesson at Ballarat first-up from a break. Drove to the front last 200m and won in a canter. Only needs that form to be in mix.
The run of RELIABLE DUDE was better than finishing position suggests at Hillside last start. No luck final stages and he should have been in finish.
CAPTAIN CORELLI comes into this ready third-up from spell. Not beaten all that far when placed here first-up then started favourite last start and after leading only claimed late. Takes catching.
IT’S TRUE has been racing in consistent form an she looks close to a win this campaign. Beaten less than 2 lengths here last start and that good form for this.
MORTY showed sharp turn-of-hoof to get the job done in town last start. Drawn to get perfect run in transit and this a winnable race for him.
Tip: CAPTAIN CORELLI
DEEP BLAST resumes from spell. He was placed on the synthetic when first-up last time in work. Yet to run a bad race and he can get away with this.
ISLAND EDITION looks ready to win. He has not been beaten all that far in three runs this time in and despite awkward gate would not dismiss.
TITANS has been racing in super form. Won two of three this time in and he looks well placed in this. Cannot leave him out in this.
Tip: DEEP BLAST
IN THE BOAT just found the 1400m a little beyond him at Caulfield last start. String of four all the way wins previously and back to the 1200m looks the winning move.
PINTOFF resumes. He has won both first-up tries and building an imposing record winning six of his eleven starts. He will win better races than he finds here.
KATALIN has won all three first-up attempts. Drawn to get perfect run in behind the speed and she must be included on fresh record.
Tip: IN THE BOAT
EL PATRONESS looks ready to win. Placed in two runs back from spell and third-up she gets chance to break through. Top pick in this.
LUCKY DECISION won his first couple this time in then had been placed in two Group 2 runs since. This and ideal race and he can get away with this.
CASTLEREAGH KID has been working through his classes with ease this prep and he won Group 2 at Caulfield with authority. No reason he cannot win again.
Tip: EL PATRONESS
ROCKRIBBED started favourite at Ballarat last start and he was much too good for them last 200m. Drawn ideally and he will bar hard to hold out again.
MARS MISSION won by a big space here two starts back then just found them too slick in Group 3 class last start. Back in right race here.
HUNNAM resumes from spell. Good strong winner at Caulfield two starts back and if he finds that form fresh would be right in the mix.