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Moonee Valley Racing Tips: Friday, December 31st

New Year’s Eve at The Valley and Trent Crebbin has previewed every race.

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Racing at Moonee Valley on Friday night for New Year’s Eve racing.

Trent Crebbin is covering the last meeting of the year and his best bet comes up in Race 5.

The track is rated a good 4 and the rail is out 4 metres.

Best Bet- Race 5 (3) Spooning

Best Value- Race 6 (5) The Commoner & (2) Pravro

TAB Sky Racing

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Race 1

Ladbroke It Mdn Plate (1000m)
5:15pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Ladbroke It Mdn Plate (1000m)
5:15pm (AEDT)

1. Lord Paramount (1) J: Jye Mcneil (58kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
2.352.32.4
2. Better Than Flying (7) J: Lewis German (56kg) T: R J Meunier
10181111
3. Bird Of Dubai (8) J: Ms Jamie Kah (56kg) T: R Griffiths & M De Kock
101110
4. Heardyou (3) J: Remi Tremsal (56kg) T: Ms R Waymouth
162020.5
5. Meschever (5) J: Daniel Moor (56kg) T: Simon Zahra
66.56.4
6. She's Correct (6) J: Thomas Stockdale (56kg) T: M Croston & G Gilmour
7. The Globe (2) J: Damien Oliver (56kg) T: James Cummings
3.23.32.95
8. The Pup (4) J: Ms Jackie Beriman (56kg) T: M C Kent
99.59

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 5:17pm (AEDT)

(7) The Globe has been consistent without winning all prep, the latest two runs resulting in narrow defeats to subsequent winners, including last week’s Caulfield bm70 winner Jezoluenko. Drawn barrier 2, she’ll be right there on speed and Olly taking the ride doesn’t hurt either. 

(1) Lord Paramount comes here first up off a strong jumpout win. He was ridden out but extended nicely. The 1000m might be on the sharp side although he did run well on a heavy track over 1100m on debut in NSW before leading over 1400m at Caulfield. 

(5) Meschever the pick of the debutants off a nice jumpout win at Flemington.

Tip: (7) The Globe- $4.00 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN The Globe

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Race 2

Front Runner Membership Mdn (1200m)
5:45pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Front Runner Membership Mdn (1200m)
5:45pm (AEDT)

1. New York Winter (5) J: Lewis German (59.5kg) T: Ms S Croxford
618181
2. Daytona Bay (3) J: Blaike Mcdougall (58kg) T: P G Moody
2.72.82.85
3. First Platoon (4) J: John Allen (58kg) T: D T O'brien
554.75
4. Kikuyu (9) J: Matthew Cartwright (58kg) T: J Warren & D Krongold
5. Cranky Sheriff (2) J: Josh Richards (57.5kg) T: Nathan Hobson
678183
6. Endlessly (11) J: Jye Mcneil (57.5kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
3.53.63.35
7. Fontaine Del Rosso (7) J: Ms Alana Kelly (57.5kg) T: Timothy Beggs
8. Miss Epernay (10) J: Jason Maskiell (57.5kg) T: K L Corstens
344140
9. Powerstone (1) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (57.5kg) T: Jack Laing
262626.5
10. Suzi Quatroped (8) J: Randy Tan (57.5kg) T: Tara Cochrane
126101131
11. Savonia (6) J: Damien Oliver (56kg) T: L & T Corstens
4.44.44.4

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 5:47pm (AEDT)

(3) First Platoon had to go back from the wide gate first up but hit the line very well out wide for 2nd in a race which the leader won. He draws better here and if he can settle closer will be hard to beat.

(2) Daytona Bay will likely get a fair bit further than 1200m but has jumped out well for his debut. The Moody camp is going very well at the moment, striking at 28% for their last 50, including a couple of debutants in town.

(6) Endlessly has had a few chances but continues to race well. She brings strong maiden form and with early luck in running will be hard to beat.

(11) Savonia next best off a forgivable run last start when wide.

Tip: (3) First Platoon- $4.80 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: No Bet

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Race 3

The Simon Davey (Bm70) (3000m)
6:15pm (AEDT)

Race 3

The Simon Davey (Bm70) (3000m)
6:15pm (AEDT)

1. Guns Ablazing (6) J: Damien Oliver (61kg) T: Amy & Ash Yargi
44.24.45
2. Into Rio (10) J: Damian Lane (59kg) T: C F Hyland
77.57.4
3. Saving (4) J: Thomas Stockdale (58kg) T: Andrea Leek
555
4. Wellsford (7) J: Jye Mcneil (58kg) T: Jarrod Robinson
5. Milestone (1) J: Michael Dee (57.5kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
998.2
6. Pissaro (8) J: Josh Richards (56.5kg) T: M C Kent
111210.4
7. Rising Archie (2) J: John Allen (56.5kg) T: P A Preusker
76.56.3
8. Lindelani (3) J: Daniel Moor (55kg) T: Michael Trotter
5.55.55.6
9. Carnamah (11) J: Ms Jamie Kah (55kg) T: Matthew Cumani
161515.2
10. She Zed So (9) J: Ms Alana Kelly (55kg) T: M Krikas
615171
11. Hanaki Warrior (5) J: Teodore Nugent (55kg) T: B I Stanaway

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 6:17pm (AEDT)

Tricky 3000m race. (1) Guns Ablazing won one of these last start, partly due to an outstanding Olly ride, edging off the leader’s back at the 250m mark and driving through to win. He’s up in weight but is racing well.

(8) Lindelani was very good in the same race, looping the field and finishing strongly over the last 100m. She meets Guns Ablazing 2.5kg better at the weights for a 1L defeat.

(3) Saving had to work early in that race and was no match late at $2.50. His win three back at this T/D over Tigertiger was dominant when able to dictate. If he can find the front easily he’ll be hard to run down.

(2) Into Rio next best.

Tip: (8) Lindelani- $6.50 at TAB

Betting Strategy: No Bet

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Race 4

Tote Bar & Dining Hcp (C1) (1600m)
6:45pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Tote Bar & Dining Hcp (C1) (1600m)
6:45pm (AEDT)

1. Black Penn (3) J: Thomas Stockdale (60kg) T: G Eurell
2. Marcolt (5) J: Michael Dee (59.5kg) T: Patrick Payne
22.12
3. Alverdun (8) J: Daniel Moor (58.5kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
9910
4. Delightful Journey (2) J: Teodore Nugent (58.5kg) T: Christine Sexton
171714.8
5. Stiller (7) J: Ms Shirley Hunter (57.5kg) T: P W Burgun
212126
6. Bring The Stars (6) J: Jye Mcneil (57kg) T: R Griffiths & M De Kock
66.55.9
7. Oh So Far (10) J: Damian Lane (57kg) T: M C Kent
98.58.3
8. Race Against Time (9) J: John Allen (57kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
77.57
9. High Resolution (4) J: Matthew Cartwright (56.5kg) T: C J Davis
343441
10. Needlework (1) J: Randy Tan (55kg) T: S C Bottomley
263126

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 6:47pm (AEDT)

Fairly thin race. (4) Delightful Journey should find the front easily. The horse seemed to bolt last start and went out at a crazy tempo eyeballing the $2.40 favourite, with both leaders beaten a long way. Drawn barrier 2 with Teo on here expect him to get the lead and rails to himself which may be advantageous. 

(2) Marcolt is the one to beat after hitting the line very well for 2nd first up over an unsuitable 1400m at Geelong. Whether he can settle closer here I’m not sure given he was a back marker at 2000m last prep in that awful winter staying series. He’s better than a class 1 horse though.

(3) Alverdun finally broke through last start at this T/D when getting the gun run. He’s drawn a bit awkwardly but will go forward and try to land on speed. 

Tip: (4) Delightful Journey- $26.00/5.00 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 0.25/0.5 units E/W Delightful Journey

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Race 5

Summer Fest.@The Valley (Bm64) (1600m)
7:15pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Summer Fest.@The Valley (Bm64) (1600m)
7:15pm (AEDT)

1. Angel Rock (4) J: Lewis German (61.5kg) T: Tom Dabernig
88.57.5
2. Just Stellar (1) J: Teodore Nugent (61.5kg) T: C J Davis
7.588.1
3. Spooning (7) J: Ms Jamie Kah (60.5kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
4.64.24.85
4. Kore (10) J: Madison Lloyd (60kg) T: Daniel Mccarthy
5. Gateaux (5) J: Ethan Brown (59kg) T: L & T Corstens
181718.8
6. Sphera (8) J: Damien Thornton (59kg) T: Nathan Dunn
343131
7. Warrowie Rose (2) J: Harry Coffey (59kg) T: A R Coffey
212626.5
8. Mostly Sunny (9) J: Damien Oliver (58.5kg) T: P L Caboche
666
9. Pitchanun (6) J: John Allen (58.5kg) T: D T O'brien
2.92.92.65
10. Uniquely (3) J: Ms Alana Kelly (58.5kg) T: Dan O'sullivan
141513.8

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 7:18pm (AEDT)

Happy to side with (3) Spooning 2nd up. She was a bit drifter in betting first up ($4-8.50) but hit the line fairly well to only be beaten 2L in a slowly run race. 2nd up last prep she ran 3rd to Cherry Tortoni in Adelaide, beating home Agreeable. She’s better than bm64 grade.

(8) Mostly Sunny races well here and can roll forward. She was a touch outclassed against the boys in a bm70 at Flemington last start but the start prior was good at this T/D. 

(2) Just Stellar led last start which made all the difference, winning easily over this T/D at $21. She ran last the start prior with Mostly Sunny lengths ahead of her, but perhaps with the tactics changes she can improve.

(9) Pitchanun is racing well and was only just beaten by subsequent Caulfield winner Daqiansweet Junior two back which reads well. 

Tip: (3) Spooning- $4.60 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Spooning

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Race 6

Ladbrokes 55Sec Challenge-Bm64 (955m)
7:45pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Ladbrokes 55Sec Challenge-Bm64 (955m)
7:45pm (AEDT)

1. Lunar Hero (1) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (64kg) T: D J Mccarthy
4.64.84.45
2. Pravro (8) J: Thomas Stockdale (62kg) T: Ms G Johnstone
161616.2
3. Kev's Girl (7) J: Damien Thornton (61.5kg) T: Adam Chambers
3.53.63.75
4. El Salto (13) J: Michael Dee (61kg) T: Brent Stanley
5. The Commoner (15) J: Josh Richards (61kg) T: M D Moroney
6. Reward With Return (9) J: Craig Robertson (60.5kg) T: Nathan Hobson
182019
7. Gulf Of Suez (14) J: John Allen (60kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
8. Aminatu (4) J: Lewis German (59.5kg) T: T Rogers
7.57.57.2
9. Kaakit Akit (12) J: Damian Lane (59.5kg) T: Symon Wilde
10. Mister Monaro (10) J: Ethan Brown (59.5kg) T: Rod Grantley
212122.5
11. Midwest (16) J: Matthew Cartwright (59kg) T: A & S Freedman
12. Estoril Park (11) J: Damien Oliver (58kg) T: L & T Corstens
3.83.93.75
13. Runamigo (2) J: Unknown (57.5kg) T: Jamie Edwards
14. Northern Melody (5) J: Unknown (55.5kg) T: M J Ellerton
15. Moon And Back (3) J: Jye Mcneil (55.5kg) T: Andrew Noblet
111110
16. Aqua Lady (6) J: Unknown (57kg) T: Saab Hasan
262625.5

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 7:47pm (AEDT)

As usual there looks very strong speed for the 955m. Plenty to work out from a few main lead ups. (4) El Salto goes very close to winning with even luck last start behind Titans. He ended up 3 back the fence searching for runs, only getting room at the 200m before having to check off heels again at the 50m mark. Draws wider here but can run well.

(5) The Commoner was another without much luck in the same race, blocked at a key stage at the 300m mark and only getting out at the 150m, running on well. She doesn’t win out of turn but bobs up in one of these every so often at a big price.

(2) Pravro should’ve gone very close to winning first up when well backed, given a poor ride. Last start he was never on the track from a wide gate, beaten 2.9L. Jockey switch, kinder barrier, $35, I’m not losing on him again.

(8) Aminatu started $41 last start which in hindsight was ridiculous given he started $2.15 first up and had post race issues. It was a good win over this T/D and he maps for a soft run behind the speed from barrier 4.

Scratchings have taken a toll. Backing Animuato and Pravro, and (6) Reward With Return is the other that is still big odds who can be included. Had his chance last start but ran very well and is usually thereabouts in these races.

Tip: (8) Aminatu- $9.50 at Sportsbet

Value: (2) Pravro- $34.00/9.00 at TAB & (6) Reward With Return- $27.00/6.00 at Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN Aminatu, 0.25 units E/W Reward With Return, 0.25 units E/W Pravro

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Race 7

Mal Godkins 60Th Bday (Bm64) (1200m)
8:15pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Mal Godkins 60Th Bday (Bm64) (1200m)
8:15pm (AEDT)

1. Vongole (14) J: Alana Kelly (63.5kg) T: Enver Jusufovic
2. Joltin' Joe (11) J: Jason Maskiell (63kg) T: Paul & Tracey Templeton
66.56.3
3. Fudging (6) J: Ms Celine Gaudray (62.5kg) T: Jerome Hunter
4. Keep On Bopping (10) J: Josh Richards (62.5kg) T: P Stokes
121312
5. Rock Tycoon (7) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (62.5kg) T: Nathan Hobson
666.1
6. Cielo D'oro (2) J: Matthew Cartwright (62kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
98.58.1
7. Bill The Boxer (15) J: J Allen (61.5kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
8. Black Opal (12) J: Ms Alana Kelly (61kg) T: J F Moloney
7.59.58.7
9. Comte (13) J: Lewis German (61kg) T: Amy & Ash Yargi
212023.5
10. Nerone (3) J: Thomas Stockdale (61kg) T: Richard Laming
11. Rogue Star (5) J: Jye Mcneil (60.5kg) T: Andrew Noblet
161813.6
12. Thunder Pace (9) J: Teodore Nugent (60.5kg) T: Simone Walker
13. Spirit Of Aquada (4) J: Blaike Mcdougall (60.5kg) T: G B Andrews
14. Logan Street Lion (16) J: Craig Williams (60kg) T: C J Waller
15. Comic Set (8) J: Ethan Brown (60kg) T: M C Kent
161314.4
16. Mckeever (1) J: Damian Lane (59.5kg) T: Symon Wilde
2.72.62.75

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 8:18pm (AEDT)

Surely tonight is the night for (5) Rock Tycoon who has been desperately unlucky his last two, 3 wide no cover two back before a bad check cost him the race last start at this T/D. He maps for a decent run behind the speed and whilst we’re not getting $17 this time, it does look a slightly easier race on paper.

(2) Joltin’ Joe was good late last start at Flemington and is generally very consistent. He’ll get back from the barrier but this is easier.

(14) Logan Street Lion has upside but drawn very wide at 1200m I’m prepared to risk first up. 

(16) Mckeever is going okay and with luck from the inside will be thereabouts.

Tip: (5) Rock Tycoon- $6.50 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 0.75 units WIN Rock Tycoon

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Race 8

Ascend Sales Trophies (Bm64) (1200m)
8:45pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Ascend Sales Trophies (Bm64) (1200m)
8:45pm (AEDT)

1. Kaniva (12) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (61kg) T: R G Symons
172020.5
2. Silkstream (7) J: Ms Alana Kelly (61kg) T: C R Chandler
313435
3. Hamslette (6) J: Blaike Mcdougall (60.5kg) T: Andrew Noblet
212620.5
4. Wegobam (11) J: Damien Oliver (60.5kg) T: L & T Corstens
5. Ethekwini (9) J: Damian Lane (60kg) T: Danny O'Brien
6. Queen Zyrah (10) J: Thomas Stockdale (60kg) T: Symon Wilde
101010.2
7. Apres La Mer (3) J: Damien Thornton (59.5kg) T: D Binaisse
555.3
8. Star Spirit (1) J: Jye Mcneil (59.5kg) T: Archie Alexander
9. It's Classified (5) J: John Allen (59kg) T: L Smith
121113.2
10. La Zucca (4) J: Matthew Cartwright (59kg) T: Ms L Tolson & Ms L Proctor
4.64.64.6
11. Miss Bank Place (15) J: Josh Richards (59kg) T: R Griffiths & M De Kock
12. Cherrypick (2) J: Michael Dee (57.5kg) T: P G Moody
4.854.45
13. Escadora (13) J: Ms Jamie Kah (59kg) T: A & S Freedman
4.84.84.5
14. Little Pickle (8) J: Ethan Brown (59kg) T: J Warren & D Krongold
211820.5
15. Sacred Snow (14) J: Craig Williams (59kg) T: C J Waller
16. Tavoliere Mist (16) J: (58.5kg) T: Rachel Samsonenko

Odds Last Updated: December 31, 2021, 8:47pm (AEDT)

The last time (4) Wegobam was in this grade she won easily. Since then she’s been competing in much stronger races and running very well, the latest at Flemington when she arguably should’ve won a bm70 if not held up. Not sure The Valley is her track but she’s an attractive price all things considered. 

(8) Star Spirit had a very good first prep, culminating in a 1.9L 4th to Zouzarella at listed level over this T/D. She’s jumped out well but she’ll need plenty of luck from barrier 1 because I think she’ll end up 3 back the fence here with pace drawn around her.

(12) Cherrypick was no match for Our Heidi first up but atoned with a nice win last start at Cranbourne. She’s still got upside and probably lands leader’s back from barrier 2.

Another race decimated by scratchings and no longer keen to bet.

Tip: (12) Cherrypick- $4.80 at Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: No Bet

Trent’s interest in the thoroughbred started out as a spark with Black Caviar, became a flame with Winx, and has now intensified into a burning obsession with Arcadia Queen. He started out throwing loose change on random trifectas at the pub, but it wasn’t long before he was watching replays and looking at sectionals, weights and markets. Trent specializes in Victorian racing and hopes his first winner as an owner is just around the corner.

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