Horse Racing Tips & Previews – The Valley | Fri 25th Feb

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: Out 5m entire circuit

WELLSFORD finished too well to get the job done here last start. Steps up in class but he can go on and win again.

ATONEMENT won with something in hand at Gosford two starts back then went to Randwick last start and never really clear until too late. Must include in chances.

MR BLACKWOOD demolished a maiden field at Moe two starts back then he was placed when favourite at Lakeside last outing. Drawn ideally and will go close.

Tip: WELLSFORD

WILBURY had some support in the Maribyrnong Plate on debut and he had no luck when being held-up last 200m. Resumes in easier race and look for improvement.

BAO BUN is a debutant who has been showing up in her jumpouts. Expect she will have stable backing and from ideal draw must respect.

Always an advantage for debutant to draw the rails and SUPERSET gets that chance here. Done enough in jumpouts to suggest he will run well.

Tip: WILBURY

ALONG THE RIVER finished off strongly when finally clear at Hillside last start. He won a couple in a row to begin this campaign and gets chance to return to winners stall.

MYNUMEROUNO resumes. He created a big impression at first prep winning three of his four starts. If forward enough he should be right in the mix.

ISLAND EDITION chased home solidly when placed at Hillside first-up from spell. He will be much better from that outing and form good enough for this.

Tip: ALONG THE RIVER

MIDWEST is absolutely flying this campaign. He has won four straight including this track and distance last start. He should go close to winning again.

HOME RULE resumes from a spell. Dominant maiden winner at Warrnambool when first-up last time in work and he may find best when fresh.

EL SALTO looks close to another win. String of placings then forget last start at Bendigo when never on the track. Drawn ideally and must respect.

Tip: MIDWEST

FLOSSING relished the heavy ground and proved too strong at Sale last start. He still looks to be learning the caper and third-up can win again.

LAYBUY fought the race out strongly to win at Hillside last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and he should be right in the mix.

AGNELLI was sent out favourite here last start and after racing up on the sped he proved too strong final stages. Drawn to drive through and lead these and can win again.

Tip: FLOSSING

ANGEL ROCK gave them a galloping lesson here last start when powered away to win as she liked. Racing in super form and she can win again.

IT’S TRUE fought the race out strongly but just found one better on the line at Hillside last start. Only needs similar form to go one better.

MY DELIGHT finished the race out strongly to win at Caulfield two starts back then she was placed here last start. She can finish in placings again.

Tip: ANGEL ROCK

SCORCHED EARTH was only run down last stride by a smart one at Caulfield last start. She had won two previous starts and may just be too speedy for these.

SNAPPED is a promising filly. Won maiden in a canter at Pakenham on debut then was even more impressive last start. She can win again.

LA ROCQUE resumes from spell. Took on a couple of hot races last time in work but did not measure up. May run a cheeky race fresh.

Tip: SCORCHED EARTH

I’m hoping that MORNINGTON GLORY can get a start in this. Drawn out in the car park but he made a huge impression winning maiden in a canter on debut and may find best when fresh.

SANDY PRINCE is another fresh from a break. Placed in both first-up tries and he has been a model of consistency only missing a place once in his career.

SACRED PALACE comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed in both runs back and from ideal barrier should be right in the mix.

Tip: MORNINGTON GLORY