Moonee Valley Tips February 14
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Moonee Valley is widely-recognised for its short home-straight of only 173m, making it the shortest of any course in Australia. The Valley track stages around 27 race meetings a year and we pick out the best chances to be backing.
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The Valley Tips – February 14
Race 6 – 9:00PM Torney Night Cup (2500 METRES)
The feature at the Valley is the Torney Cup for the stayers and if DABIYR is right he should be very hard to beat. The Chris Waller-trained galloper comes off what was a moderate effort on face value at Randwick last time. He was well backed in that race and got a mile back in a race where the leaders strung right out but was never in the hunt, finishing 7th. However, he was found to be lame post race and if we go on some of his previous form he can bounce right back. The former import is now into his second preparation in Australia under the master trainer and arrived in the nick of time prior to his recent failure, defeating Matowi and the hotpot, Mr Dependable, over the 1800m at Randwick. At his initial campaign he was a huge winner over the 2500m here before making a few mistakes when placing 4th at Group 3 level in Sydney. He will be ridden by Jye McNeil, who should get the perfect run from barrier 5. Look for the pair to close off strongly and gobble these up.
Race 8 – 10:00PM Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1600 METRES)
The final event of the evening is a BenchMark 78 and EUREKA STREET can go very close to taking this out. The Michael Kent-trained galloper was a winner at the track and trip two starts ago ahead of Sunday Pray and Salsamor. In that race he settled just worse than midfield in the field of eight runners and made a long and sustained run out wide before getting up in the shadows. He has since had one run in what was a slowly run race at Caulfield, finishing within a length of the promising Just Benjamin. He comes back to the Valley and while he has drawn wide, he can be a massive factor if he is able to slot in early on. The apprentice jockey, Mitchell Aitken, takes the ride and together the pair can go very close.