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Bet Chimps Punters Guide – Moonee Valley


Newcastle jockey Robert Thorton - by Citrus Zest via Wikimedia (Moonee Valley Punters Guide)

By Citrus Zest [Creative Commons], via Wikimedia Commons

It has been a bit of a spell between Punters Guide publishings, but, we are back today, and ready to go for the big card at Hawkesbury. Looking for plays – we have you covered here. Our last guide can be found HERE

Race 1 – Lucrf Super Handicap 1000m

Interesting race here to start the night. A rather open affair on paper, all horses are very closely matched, however, Final Choice gets the nod here. Last two wins were impressive and, closed out both of those races with impressive sectionals. Comes in at a good weight, may have drawn a little wide, but, will push forward quickly and be hard to beat. Propelle is a true chance here. Despite poor first up history, has shown an ability to finish strong, and, will look to do so again here, racing behind the lead pack. In the mix. Sacred Sword has been impressive when grabbing second on both career starts. Will be unperturbed by the big crowd and will run well. Win wouldn’t shock.

Top Pick – Final Choice
Next Best – Propelle
Longshot – Sacred Sword

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Race 2 – The Westin Melbourne Handicap 2040m

Pleasuring was rather disappointing last start despite grabbing a minor. Finds a field slightly more competitive here, but, will be better for last run. Unproductive at the track, but, lethal over the distance, winning two of four starts. Maps well here and will give benefit of the doubt. Michael Walker and Pierrocity are clear dangers here. Placed previously over 2100m only just missing the win on that occasion. Possess good race fitness and will be in the mix here. Lopartega is the value point here. Dwayne Dunn has the ride, who has been a consistent jockey at Moonee Valley this spring. Lopartega has drawn a little wide, but, will need to run on pace to account for the short straight at the Valley.

Top Pick – Pleasuring
Next Best – Pierrocity
Longshot – Lopartega

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Race 3 – Chandler Macleod Vobis Gold Star 1500m

Widgee Turf is the one to be on here. Dropping in class, will need to carry 60kgs for it, but, is the best horse in this field. Strong finisher, sectionals suggest a quick finish, drawn well, but, will drop back early on. Late strider that will be hard to keep at bay if Zahra can find a seam. Iconoclasm would be the top pick here, if not for being consistently inconsistent. Current favourite at time of writing, and, will more than likely be that at jump. Iconoclasm has his followers, but, needs to keep up with last races efforts to be in this one. Nangawooka won for us here three starts back at big odds ($15), and is double that value here today. Jumps sharply in class, but, this horse thrives in stronger surroundings. Expect a bold finish.

Top Pick – Widgee Turf
Next Best – Iconoclasm
Longshot – Nangawooka

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Race 4 – Msc Signs Handicap 2040m

Zahspeed, at its best – is better than any other runner in this race. Multiple winner at this distance, winner at class and has had most success on the going expected tonight. Drawn perfectly on the rail and will look to push forward and lead from start to finish. Good value and over the odds. The Lord Mayor is another that can’t be denied here. Winner of two from four at this range, dropping back in distance which suits, as it was racing out of its depth last two starts. Expect a better effort here. Mr.Garcia could be the value point here. Impressive type that is always there abouts. Winner at range and John Allen is yet to lose on the 6-year-old gelding. Definite danger.

Top Pick – Zahspeed
Next Best – Lord Mayor
Longshot – Mr.Garcia

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Race 5 – Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Ht3 955m

Esperance is the form horse in this race. Winner of last two, winner at distance but, stepping up slightly in class. However, speed over the short distances suggests that Esperance will be first past the post. Hugh Bowman is 2/2 in the saddle, and, will be looking to complete the hat-trick here today. Biggest danger will be in Prezado, a horse that has a ton of potential, but, rarely actualizes it on race days. Grabbed a minor on two of three starts after spell, and will have race fitness headed into this one. True chance. Essence Of Terror could be a good option here as well, fast start, and, will look to go straight to the front at the start – but will have a lot of company and will need a good start from the wide barrier to achieve that. If not overworked early on – will be right in this one.

Top Pick – Esperance
Next Best – Prezado
Longshot – Essence Of Terror

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Race 6 – Sweeney Estate Agents Handicap 1200m

Runson was super impressive when winning last start over the five furlongs, has an extra furlong to deal with today which could be a question mark. Stephen Baster is returning for the ride after strong win last start. Runson is yet to win over this distance and is more suited to the five, but, will get benefit of the doubt here over the six furlong marker. Captain Punch has drawn awkwardly, but, is another one of those horses that is going to be right in this one. Will look to start fast and push for the early lead, has the stamina to go from post-to-post here and a win wouldn’t be out of turn. Stellar Collision is another one that can’t be denied here in a very competitive field. Winner at track and distance previously, winner at class and a consistent performer when fresh. Expect a bold showing.

Top Pick – Runson
Next Best – Captain Punch
Longshot – Star Collision

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Race 7 – Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 1200m

Sunlight despite not being overly exposed to this kind of a race, is the one to beat here. Riding extremely light and ready to fly. Drawn a gun run, will bolt to the lead out of the gate and be hard to track down. This 3-year-old filly has that something special, and, much like Redzel, is one of those horses that excels when in front. One to beat. Voodoo Lad can’t be discounted here. Winner at this track and distance on two from two starts, has shown great late speed previously and is a much better chaser than leader. Expect a bold finish. Malaguerra is just the type of horse that loves to upset big races. Done it many times before, has been rested to be fresh just for this race. At its best – can win here. First up record is very eye watering and will be competitive here.

Top Pick – Sunlight
Next Best – Voodoo Lad
Longshot – Malaguerra

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Race 8 – Mitchelton Wines Handicap 1500m

Tamasa is the one to be on here. Impressive winner last two starts, has shown a great turn of foot this prep and rates on top as best of the day. Won two of three starts at this distance, steps up slightly in class, but, has the speed and ability to win this one. One to beat. Kings Command can’t be looked over either. Get’s its normal jockey Ben Thompson back in the saddle here today and, the duo have combined to win at this range and class previously. Dropping in class and carrying a little bit of weight, but, will be right in this one. Call It A Day could be the value point here. Winner three times on five starts at this distance, finds a race similar to last win and can win this.

Top Pick – Tamasa
Next Best – Kings Command
Longshot/Value – Call It A Day

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Quaddie for the meet
Race 5 – 2/5/6
Race 6 – 2/10/12
Race 7 – 3/4/14
Race 8 – 1/5/8
$81 returns 100% with BetEasy

Best Bet – Tamasa Race 8 @ $2.60 on BetEasy
Next Best – Esperance Race 5 @ $3.00 on BetEasy
Longshot – Zahspeed Race 4 @ $15.00 on BetEasy

Bet Chimps Racing Double – Esperance to win in to Tamasa to win @ $7.20/+620 on BetEasy

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Bet Chimps Punters Guide – Moonee Valley

Newcastle jockey Robert Thorton - by Citrus Zest via Wikimedia

By Citrus Zest [Creative Commons], via Wikimedia Commons

The Punters Guide returns after a break. We have a strong list of competitive races for the Moonee Valley Punters Guide today – lets pick the diamonds from the quartz. Our last guide can be found HERE

Race 1 – BIG SWING GOLF HANDICAP 1600m

Naantali may have disappointed a lot by not crossing the line first – but, it still can’t be taken away that it ran a good race, it just got out strategised coming down the straight. Today – the field doesn’t have that same type of top end speed that Miss Siska had when closing out the race last start, and that only strengthens the claims of Naantali here. Pleasuring is dropping in class here, and, at the Valley, you can never count a Weir trained horse out, especially with in-form apprentice, Ethan Brown in the saddle. Expect a bold run. Moscow Red is the value point in this race. Ran impressively last start when winning over a similar distance. Steps up slightly in class, but, is capable of a big run here. One to keep an eye on.

Top Pick – Naantali
Next Best – Pleasuring
Longshot/Value – Moscow Red

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Race 2 – HORSE GYM AUSTRALIA HANDICAP 1600m

Snitzepeg will be forgiven for last race here when running in to traffic, missing its opportunity and fading out of the race due to a poor in race decision. One of the more talented sprinters in the race, and, at its best, can run the closing sectionals required to win this. Dropping in class and, while the weight is a little more than you would like, has the ability here. Royal Ace steps up in class here today, but, is great value at current quote. Won last race and gets winning jockey from last effort today. The Weir/Rawiller duo can’t be overlooked here. Curragh comes back to Victoria after a little stint up in NSW, and, finds a beatable field here today. Drops in class, Julius gets the ride with claim and can be competitive here.

Top Pick – Snitzepeg
Next Best – Royal Ace
Longshot – Curragh

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Race 3 – 1PRINT HANDICAP 1500m

Despite there being a clear value on tote right now, this is one of the more open and competitive races of the day. Based on current form and finishing times, it is hard to look past the current tote favourite at time of writing in Approach Discreet. Winner of last two and won over seven furlongs and nine furlongs, has the ability to mix its distances, and, looks suited by seven and half here today. Will be hard to beat. Next best here is in the next form horse, being ridden by Luke Nolen in Muswellbrook. Muswellbrook won over this distance prior to spell, ran impressively first up at Flemington, and, finds a similar field here today that can be beaten. Expect a bold run here. Visao could be the value point here. Winner of last two starts, but, drawn wide and will need to work harder early. If drawn better, may have rated on top, but, still must be included here.

Top Pick – Approach Discreet
Next Best – Muswellbrook
Longshot – Visao

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Race 4 – HARROLDS HANDICAP 2040m

Yogi is beginning to warm up this prep, running on super impressively last start when grabbing second, only missing the win by a whisker against Plein Ceil. Finds a field that maps similar to last and will be missing that premier runner the last run had. Will be hard to beat here second up. Trap For Fools needs to be included after earning the right to be with impressive win last start. In the right class here at the right distance and retains winning jockey from last effort. Ticks a lot of boxes and will be one of the chances here. Pacodali disappointed last start, and, at current quote, must be included in the chances as it is a good value point when at its best. Has performed much stronger than last race and maps well for this one, weight is a concern, but, powerful gait can overcome this with claim from Ethan Brown riding.

Top Pick – Yogi
Next Best – Trap For Fools
Longshot – Pacodali

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Race 5 – MITTYS MCEWEN STAKES 1000m

Not much needs to be said about this race, Nature Strip is the horse of the moment, in a small field over the trip that suits, everything is pointing in the right direction here for the Nicconi gelding that is putting it all together now. Of the runners that stand a chance to topple the top pick, Shoals is one of those, but, after Shoals, there isn’t any that have the top end speed that can match the top pick. If in this small field Nature Strip does happen to hit trouble – Qullista is another that could capitalise, but, will need a lot of luck.

Top Pick – Nature Strip
Next Best – Shoals
Longshot – Quillista

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Race 6 – LADBROKES ATLANTIC JEWEL STAKES 1200m

Thrillster can capitalise here second up today. Has shown good speed when first up last run when grabbing third, second up here today and strips fitter for it. Winner at distance and has placed at track previously. Has the ability here. The class dropper Spanish Whisperer is hard to discount here. First up, winner first up previously and coming back after 182 days on the sidelines. Fresh record hard to look past. Assertive Play has not been away from the track for too long (70-days), and, is unbeaten first up like others. With residual fitness here, can surprise. Expect a bold run with Williams in the saddle.

Top Pick – Thrillster
Next Best – Spanish Whisperer
Longshot – Assertive Play

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Race 7 – STRATHMORE BENDIGO BANK STAKES 1200m

Land Of Plenty gets the nod here, second up and fitter for last effort when running on strong to get second. At the right distance here, gets a jockey change and runs one kilogram lighter here. Will be hard to keep out. Mr.Sneaky is one that we have followed here at Bet Chimps for a while, and, is second up here today over its peak distance, however, second-up, Mr.Sneaky has always fallen a little flat. Taking here in this race in hope that it has figured out second up. Iconoclasm could be the value point, while not at double digits, is one of those horses that when it turns up – it can run with the best of them. Finishing third first-up, unbeaten second-up though, and, will be able to compete here today coming in light.

Top Pick – Land Of Plenty
Next Best – Mr.Sneaky
Longshot/Value – Iconoclasm

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Race 8 – DATO’ TAN CHIN NAM STAKES 1600m

Night’s Watch was impressive when running on strong this time last week against a similar group of runners. Will have a couple more talented in this field though. This horse has shown great turn of foot and this distance is optimal today. Expected to be among the winners. Hartnell can’t be discredited when fighting on gamely on the rail last start and pushing for a minor. Really tough and gritty performance and, anything similar to that could be enough here. Bonneval can’t be overlooked here either. Impressive winner at Caulfield when beating Hartnell last year, first-up today after almost a year away from racing. Great first-up record and a win wouldn’t shock today.

Top Pick – Night’s Watch
Next Best – Hartnell
Longshot – Bonneval

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Race 9 – POWERFLO SOLUTIONS CRAIG OPIE CUP 1600m

This can be considered the most difficult leg of the quadrella here. Such an open race here with a good handful of horses that have legitimate claims. The Dunn combination here though on Divine Unicorn, is too hard to look past. Impressive winner first-up and has a 50% strike rate when second up (2 1-1). Coming to Moonee Valley for the first time could be a query here, but, has the ability. Moss’N’Dale is the next here that can’t be discredited. Last run third was impressive on the straight when fighting on gamely. Would have preferred a little more distance here than eight furlongs, but, must be included here. John Allen brought out the best in Gallic Chieftain when winning the only time he has been in the saddle. Returns here today, as the top weighted runner, however dropping in class more than makes up for the weight, which isn’t overly great. Distance is a question mark, as Gallic Chieftain has shown its best at ten or more furlongs. However, fresh here and will be right in this one.

Top Pick – Divine Unicorn
Next Best – Miss’N’Dale
Longshot – Gallic Chieftain

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QUADDIE FOR THE MEET
Race 6 – 1/4/6
Race 7 – 4/5/12
Race 8 – 1/7/9
Race 9 – 1/3/5
$50 gets 62.00% on BetEasy

Best Bet – Naantali Race 1 @ $2.70 on BetEasy
Next Best – Yogi Race 4 @ $5.50 on NEDS
Longshot – Gallic Chieftain Race 9 @ $19.00 on NEDS

Bet Chimps Racing Double – Naantali to win in to Yogi to place @ $5.25/+425 on BetEasy

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