Moonee Valley Preview & Best Bets – Saturday September 3

Moonee Valley Preview & Best Bets


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


Moonee Valley Tips 3/09/2022


Race 1 No. 2 MAJOR BEEL – ($4.20)

We open up with the three-year-olds in action and interesting to see how the Sydney visitor, MAJOR BEEL, fares. The Waterhouse and Bott gelding has had the three career starts and 0was a winner two starts ago at Wyong before stepping up to Saturday grade at Rosehill and running 3rd in a thrilling three-way go behind Mazoice. He was hampered at the 150m but knuckled down well to go 1.6 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the second best figures than what any runner in this race has produced outside of Disturbia, who set a suicidal speed last time. The son of Savabeel should have improvement to come and will be ridden by Damien Oliver. 




Race 2 No. 6 MOHICAN HEIGHTS – ($5)

MOHICAN HEIGHTS shapes as a solid prospect in Race 2. The Chris Waller-trained galloper steps into this fourth up and comes off a solid runner-up performance last time out at Moonee Valley. Although that came in a field of just four runners, they did run some fairly solid time on the Soft 6 with Mohican Heights going 11.3 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best last start figures of any runner. At his previous fourth up run, the son of Australia set a personal best when winning at Caulfield over the 2400m. He will race on the speed for this and has attracted support in the early betting. 




Race 5 No. 2 IN THE CONGO – ($5)

The McEwen Stakes is one of the highlights at Moonee Valley and going for a mini upset here with IN THE CONGO a great chance of knocking over Coolangatta. The Golden Rose (1400m) winner from last year had three runs in the autumn and nothing wrong with his first up effort that saw him run 3rd behind Shelby Sixty-six in the Galaxy (1100m). He led at a solid clip in that race and was just grabbed late, going 11.4 lengths faster than standard. Don’t mind the fact that he tackles the 1000m for the first time and the son of Snitzel comes in with two solid trial wins.