Moonee Valley Tips December 28 – Expert best bets for The Valley
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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 – December 28
The Matthew Cumani-trained RYAN’S FENDER has the perfect platform for 2040m, coming through two fast run races including a win last start at Flemington over 1800m that rated eight-lengths above benchmark. He sat on a speed that was 5.8 lengths above benchmark to the 600m and still had the turn of foot to run the fastest last 200m of the race in an impressive performance. Those two fast races will hold him in good stead here third-up and although Fred Kersley is on board from barrier one, he still looks well-placed.
Race 4 – 2:35 Chandler Macleod Handicap (1600m)
I tipped the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained MASERARTIE BAY at The Valley a month ago and although he ran third, I thought his run was full of merit. He came through a really hot trial at Cranbourne and bolted in first-up at Kyneton in a race that rated through the roof. He ran 5.9L above the class benchmark and its no surprise the form from that race has been strong. The second-placed Dubian Myth and fourth-placed Yulong Storm ran the quinella in a race at Swan Hill at there next starts, the third-placed Bella won a maiden at her next start, the sixth-placed Bonnie Reedem went onto finish third behind Bumper Blast at Sale while the eighth-placed Diggity has also won since. He was $2.20 into $1.55 at his next start at Seymour and won impressively again in a race that didn’t rate as highly. He wasn’t given much chance the way the race shaped up last start, he sat back and was wide off a tempo that was 5.7 lengths below the class benchmark to the 600m, he then ripped home in the 22nd-fastest last 200m and the 23rd-fastest last 400m of the meeting. The month between runs is a query but he looks over the odds.
Race 9 – 4:55pm Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m)