|Moonee Valley Races
|Moonee Valley Racecourse – 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
|Friday, November 24, 2023
Another night of racing awaits at Moonee Valley on Friday evening, with an eight-race card kicking off at 6:15pm local time. Showers are forecast for Friday afternoon and are expected to hang around for the meeting, so it would not surprise if we are racing on a deteriorating track through the quaddie legs. The rail returns to the true position, so it may pay to be up on speed throughout the night — especially if the rain hits harder than expected.
Best Bet at Moonee Valley: Celui
Celui should relish the step back in trip and grade after a disappointing performance in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). Brent Stanley’s colt was an impressive track-and-trip winner two runs back and boasts a record of three wins and a second at the 1000m scamper. He looks to be a genuine short-course sprinter, and Moonee Valley seems to suit his racing pattern. Wiremu Pinn will use his 2kg claim to his advantage and take the son of Toronado to the front of the field, where he can control the race from barrier to box.
Race 3 –
3yo Colt | T: Brent Stanley | J: Wiremu Pinn (a2) (62kg)
Next Best at Moonee Valley: Precious Charm
Precious Charm was a determined Flemington winner last time out and gets here chance to bring up a third-straight win. The Per Incanto mare clearly has the will to win, and she displayed those qualities when challenged down the Flemington straight in a ding-dong battle with Fancify. The Simon Wilde-trained runner makes her own luck up on speed, and under Jordan Childs from barrier seven, she will look to cross the field from the tricky draw and control proceedings.
Race 2 –
4yo Mare | T: Symon Wilde | J: Jordan Childs (61kg)
Next Best Again at Moonee Valley: Miss Moonshine
Cindy Alderson’s Miss Moonshine was a smart winner over the Moonee Valley 1600m when third-up on November 3. The five-year-old mare steps up to the 2040m for the first time, but everything she has shown so far suggests she will eat up the trip. She will be given every chance to see out the trip from barrier one, and with Carleen Hefel claiming 1.5kg to get the weight down to 58kg, Miss Moonshine should prove too hard to hold out.
Next Best Again
Race 6 –
5yo Mare | T: Cindy Alderson | J: Carleen Hefel (a1.5) (59.5kg)
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Friday, November 24, 2023