Moe Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday February 8

Moe Preview & Best Bets


Our form expert provides Moe tips for today’s horse racing at Moe Racecourse and gives his best bets.


Moe Tips 8/2/2023


Race 5 No. 1 DESPERADO – ($2.40)

DESPERADO shapes as the one to beat in Race 5 at Moe. The lightly raced five-year-old from the Maher/Eustace camp was a Warrnambool BenchMark 64 winner when first up on November 27, charging home to defeat Euro Dandy. Form out of that race has held up. He then had a crack at Flemington and led them up before being taken on a long way out and running 7th behind Hasseltoff, beaten three lengths. This looks a bit more suitable at this stage for the former import and the seven weeks in between runs shouldn’t be an issue, while he might be ridden a tad quieter this time around.  



Race 2 No. 4 PRINCE OF CAIRO – ($18)

PRINCE OF CAIRO is worth thought at the each-way quote in Race 2. The Robbie Griffiths and Matt de Kock-trained galloper has had four career starts and was ok when resuming at Warrnambool over the 1000m on January 8, finishing 4th behind Rock Diamond. He settled back in that race but kept coming at the business end to land just over two lengths away. He improved six lengths on benchmark figures at his second run last time to run 5th in a strong maiden behind Shalaman at Cranbourne and worth noting that he comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner in this race.