Moonee Valley Racing Tips: Friday, March 15th

March 15th 2019, 6:24pm, By: tim_tips

Welcome to our preview and horse racing betting tips for racing at Moonee Valley on Friday, March 15th.

We have an eight-race card on a Good 4 track with the rail out 7m. The Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes is the feature race of the meeting, supported by the Listed Abell Stakes.  

We have betting tips and comments for every race below.


Best Bet: Race 5 Divanation

Best Value: Race 7 Play Me Now



Two I’m interested in to kick things off. Judy In Disguise resumes from a spell here and if she returns in the kind of form she did last preparation, she’ll go very close to winning this. Last prep she resumed with a comfortable win at Geelong over this distance, and that was fresh off more than a year off the track. She went straight back out for a spell so she’s obviously had issues. First up from a 19-week break tonight and should prove hard to beat with the inside draw and light weight. Kings Brook also comes into this first up. She also won first up last prep and did it easily, saluting by 2L. She’s trialled well enough leading into this to suggest she’s going well. She’ll be coming from the back of the field and should be hitting the line very hard. Happy to back both.


Judy In Disguise


Also backing: Kings Brook $5.00


Not a keen betting race for me. In this race I’ll be looking to the Lindsay Park operation, as they typically go well in these juvenile races. They send out Gentlemen’s Words with Jamie Kah aboard. This filly debuts with the blinkers on which is a promising sign. I’d also expect Cridlington to go well for the McArdle/Mott combo. Draws well in barrier 4. Been a stack of money for Oh So Rewarding but interesting to note Ethan Brown rides that and Damien Oliver rides the stablemate Lucifer’s Reward at longer odds.


Tell Me returns from a break tonight as the winner of three from eight starts. All three wins came last preparation in Sydney and she concluded her preparation by running 3rd in the Gosford Guineas. I don’t particularly like the jockey booking of Michael Poy but the stable’s going great guns of late and I’d be surprised if she wasn’t right in the finish. Non Paear looks the hardest to beat. She’s already a winner at this track and distance and has been in the top two in four of her five starts this prep. Should go well from the good draw.


Winkelmann has had two very quiet trials leading into this but the booking of Craig Williams really suggests that she’s ready to win first up. She won first up last preparation and has drawn well to get the good run tonight. Keen to back her. Music Of The Night has had an odd preparation. She dropped back from 2000m to 1400m last start and now goes back up to the mile tonight. She carries no weight on her back with the 3kg claim and she won her only start at this track. Include her in numbers.


Very keen on Divanation here for the McEvoy/Currie combo. She’s just had the two career starts, resulting in a win and a 2nd. The 1600m first up tonight won’t be an issue – in fact she will probably be looking for longer the further she gets into her preparation. Drawn well and looks open to plenty of improvement, which you can’t say about a lot of these. Tongsai Boss comes across from Adelaide and should be ready to go close third up from a spell. That’s probably the value at the $6 mark. Shoplifter continues to run well and draws the inside here so should be around the mark again.



BET NOW AT Ladbrokes

Value: Tongsai Boss $6.00


Competitive little race. Mystyko might get his chance to break through in stakes company tonight. He was given absolutely no hope last weekend behind Superhard but comes here on the quick back-up and Williams retains the ride. Prior to that, the horse had finished in the top two at all six starts this preparation. Princeton Spirit gets the concussion plates off his feet for the first time tonight which is a positive sign. If he’s able to produce his best here then he’d take plenty of beating. He’s won three of his four starts at the track. Kemono gets blinkers on for the first time, while Thermal Current continues to run well and can do so again.


Stars Of Carrum didn’t feature in the Guineas last start but is probably looking for this step up in trip now. He ran 2nd in the Derby last prep over 2500m so the rise from the mile to 2000m is obviously a positive. Cossetot did a good job to run 2nd last start after dropping from 2200m to 1800m. Back up to 2000m now and the blue silks are absolutely flying at the moment. Global Exchange goes on top after a scintillating win last time out as our value selection. Happy to stick with him tonight based on that effort. He’s drawn awkwardly but has the ability to round them up with a devastating turn of foot. Play Me Now looks the value in the race at double figure odds. He’s two from two so far and has trialled well once again in the lead up to tonight. He should be able to find the lead and if he does, he’ll take plenty of catching.


Global Exchange

BET NOW AT Ladbrokes

Value: Play Me Now $13


Going to end the night with Manning Road on top. She was good first up in BM58 grade, winning easily, before running 2nd last time out over the mile here in this grade. Up in trip tonight to the 2000m. Just needs a good ride from the sticky draw. Slick Back was sound last start and the step up in distance is normally a positive with runners from this stable. Mark Zahra keeps the ride. Kardashing has run 2nd in three of her four starts at this track. She’ll go forward from the wide gate and should be in the finish once again.


Bendigo Racing Tips: Sunday May 19th

Sunday horse racing sees us head to Bendigo for a big eight-race card. Check out our racing preview and betting tips for every race here! read more

Australian Betting Sign Up Bonuses Ending Soon!

The end of an era in Australian online sports betting is fast approaching! As of the 26th of May, Australian bookmakers will no longer be allowed to offer sign up bonuses to new customers! Take advantage of the offers that are still available here. read more

2019 AFL: Round 9 Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

Great little three game slate to look forward to this Sunday in the AFL, headlined by a big clash between the Hawks and Tigers at the MCG! Catch our preview and tips for all three games here read more

2018-19 A-League: Grand Final Preview & Betting Tips

The biggest day for domestic soccer in Australia is here with the 2018-19 Hyundai A-League Grand Final on this Sunday night! Check out our Perth Glory vs Sydney FC preview and betting tip here! read more


Harness racing form: what are the most important things to consider

Harness racing form can be daunting to punters that are new to the sport and form analysis for the trots is certainly different to that of the gallops or greyhounds. We've listed what we think the most important factors to consider are when studying the form for a trots race. read more

Harness Racing Barrier Draws

Barrier draws are crucial in racing and they are especially important in harness racing. We've explained why barriers are such a key part of harness racing form study and their importance to determining a horse's chances here. read more

Harness Racing Glossary

There are many common terms used in harness racing that may not make sense to those new to the sport. Our harness racing glossary will help you understand what some of the key terminology means. read more

Australian Harness Racing Classes Explained

When assessing harness racing form, having a basic knowledge on what the different classes and grades mean, will go a long way to helping understand how strong a race is and whether certain horses will measure up to that grade. We've explained how the class system works in Australian harness racing here. read more


2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Vote Predictions Round 8

We have nine players within three votes of the leader in the race for the 2019 Brownlow Medal after Round 8 of the AFL season. Check out where our votes went and who the big movers are here: read more

2019 AFL Round 9 Odds

We're up to Round 9 of the 2019 AFL season, with the action kicking off on Friday night with West Coast hosting Melbourne. Here's the Round 9 betting odds and lines for every match of the round, with thanks to BetEasy. read more

2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Schedule

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be held from England starting on the 30th of May! If you're a bit like us and find it tenuous to convert the starting times in your head, we have you covered with the full tournament schedule in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) right here! read more

2019 AFL Round 8 Odds

Round 8 of the 2019 season will see seven home town underdogs which could throw up a couple of surprise results. Here's the betting odds for all Round 8 matches thanks to TopBetta. read more

Ladbrokes Bonus