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 7m entire circuit
FISSION showed abundance of speed and was never in danger on debut at Bendigo. Should be suited around The Valley and can win again.
Liked the way LATVIAN got to the line from last at Flemington on debut. Expect he will be much better from the race experience and watch for him late.
ZENNZELLA was in the market in the Listed Talindert on debut but she looked like she would benefit from the experience and will find this an easier affair.
SNAKEY MAG won her maiden with something in hand at Stony Creek on debut then she went to Hillside and chased home a smart one. This no harder and she can get away with this.
The big query in this is the return of GROWL. He won his maiden two starts back then stable threw him in the Blue Sapphire in town and he was sound. Watch for any market support.
SHE’S ORIGINAL gets back in right race. She won at Lakeside two starts back then faded late in better race last start. Has speed and will be in this for a long way.
Tip: SNAKEY MAG
Like BORS in this. That was a good maiden he took on at Hillside last start and he just faded out of placings. Finds easier and can win this.
PRINCESS TINA looks close to winning her maiden. She has been placed in her last four starts and gets chance to go one better.
SEMPER FORTIS caught the eye making good late ground at Pakenham last start. He will give them a start but watch for him to be hitting the line hard.
PLAYOFFS finished too well to win at Caulfield two starts back then ran into minor placing in better race than this at Flemington last start. He looks clear favourite.
ANNUNCIATE has been racing in consistent form but just finding it difficult to win. Drawn to get perfect run and with luck from the corner she will be right in the mix.
FRENCH MOON started favourite at Bendigo last start and he got the job done final stages. Racing well enough to sneak a minor spot in this.
SMIRNOVA is the big query resuming from a spell. Won all three starts in NSW working through her classes impressively and she was dominant at Canterbury before break. She can win this fresh.
LUNAR HERO led all the way and won with something in hand at Hillside two starts back then he chased home well into placing at The Valley last start. He will be in mix again.
ISLAND EDITION was placed at Hillside two starts back then he should have finished closer when held-up here last start. Ready third-up from spell.
SUNRISE RUBY resumes from a spell. She won first three starts last prep then may have had enough when well held in The Kosciuszko. Two trials will her primed for this.
DON’TTELLTHEBOSS is another first-up from a break. She rarely run a bad race last time in work and has a first-up win on her resume’. Must respect in this.
NIGHT OF DELIGHT was placed at Hillside last start in small field. Drawn to get the perfect run in behind the speed and she will be right in the mix.
Tip: SUNRISE RUBY
EVENING GLORY comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed at Caulfield first-up then was not disgraced last start. He will be in the mix again.
RIVER TWAIN found the front and controlled the race to win all the way at Morphettville last start. If he can find the front he will take catching again.
JOLTIN’ JOE chased home strongly when placed here last start. Going to need some luck from wide gate but would not leave out of multiples.
Tip: EVENING GLORY
ELITE ICON was dominant winning his maiden here two back then he just missed when fought tenaciously behind smart one last start. He can win this.
PLAGIARIZED raced up on the speed and just proved a touch too good here on debut. Drawn to get perfect run and no reason cannot win again.
MOREAN started favourite at Sale on debut and she finished too well for last stride win. Finds a tougher race but can measure up to these.