Eight races will be run and won at Moruya for the club’s postponed Cup meeting. The track is rated a Good 4, with the rail in the +3m position from the 1000m-380m before the cutaway rail comes into play. Race 1 will jump at 1:04pm.
Best Bet – Race 3 #13 Boomahnoomoonah $1.90
Tommy Berry heads to Moruya on Thursday and we’ve got good reason to believe that this is the horse he is here for. The three-year-old filly is by Vancouver, who Berry guided to victory in the Golden Slipper, so he no doubt has a bit of time for his offspring. Boomahnoomoonah has had just the five career starts for two seconds at her two most recent runs, so she is working towards a win. Having had a look around Moruya first-up, she should be good enough to win this.
Race 5 on the program looks a handy little race over the 2010m trip. Blaike McDougall won on the five-year-old gelding last start at Canberra, so he knows the horse well enough to control terms here. Drawn the inside alley, Dip My Lid will rail like a greyhound, hold the lead and should prove too strong. He’s deep into his campaign here and racing very well, so we expect him to win again for Keith Dryden.
St Anton comes into this race second-up after proving too strong in a Class 2 here three weeks ago. The son of Redoute’s Choice steps up to the 1435m which should suit, given he is drawn well to get a nice cart into the race under Chad Lever. He can find a very prominent position from barrier 2 and should be too good around a track he loves. At good odds (with the best Australian betting sites), St Anton is our value bet for Moruya.