Moonee Valley tonight – preview, scratchings and premierships

By: Chris Bassani
December 2nd, 2011

The eight races set down for Moonee Valley tonight will be a good one to frequent but those not there will get Australia’s best coverage right here.

There is  little to no chance of rain this evening and the temperature is a pleasant 22c.

The track is rated a Good three with 17 scratchings to date.

Moonee Valley’s leading rider for the season, Craig Newitt has five rides.

Perhaps the best is in the first race aboard the Mick Price-trained  Roses In the Glen.

It is fixed price $3.40 favourite on TABsportsbet after its recent odds on win at Mornington.

Newitt’s other rides are much longer odds and his fans can build a bank early and capitalize later on.

Those other rides are Race three-#12 Interaq, Race five #11 Universal Rose, Race six #7 Too Many Reds, Race seven – #10 Zuma Roc.

The leading Moonee Valley trainer Peter Moody is light on for runners but those entered have great chances.

Turnitup, in race six, is second up after a pleasing first-up run at the Sandown-Hillside last start.

TABsportsbet have it $3.20 favourite knowing Moody is aiming for bigger races later on with the gelding.

Moody also has the promising Brambles in race seven, but no great odds here with $1.70 posted on fixed price.

There is more value with Plain Lucky in the last race, though favourite, he is a $5 chance on fixed price.

 Moonee Valley Scratchings

Race 1: 2 – SONG OF THE BELL, 3 – CAMBALARA, 14 – PAPAL INFUSION, 15 (L) – EMPRESS ZAKYNTHOS

Race 2: 13 – ELMS, 14 – UNSER, 15 – HISTORY NO HURDLE, 16 – BEL SIR

Race 3: 2 – PERGOLA

Race 4 5 – BAY’S EDGE

Race 5: 10 – BELLE OF DUBAI

Race 6: Nil

Race 7: 5 – UPBEAT, 9 – WESTSOUTHWEST

Race 8: 3 – AFLASHYCAT, 14 – SHAKES, 15 – LONHRIELLE, 16 – ZIGGY’S CROWN

 Top trainers at Moonee Valley

Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd starts
Peter G Moody 7 7 3 39
Mark Kavanagh 4 3 1 17
Mick Price 4 1 3 18
Leon Corstens 3 3 0 22

Top jockeys at Moonee Valley

Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd starts
Craig Newitt 9 3 4 42
Luke Nolen 8 6 6 40
Dwayne Dunn 8 5 3 46
Damien Oliver 5 2 4 17

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