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Horses For The Blackbook From November 30

Justin Darcy provides three horses to follow from Moonee Valley
Horses For The Blackbook From November 30 - Who To Follow
Morrissy was the run of the day at Moonee Valley (Getty Images)

Horses For The Blackbook From November 30 - Who To Follow

Moonee Valley hosted nine races where the track gave every runner a chance of victory.

There were a number of runs to follow from the meeting, including a horse that could be a star once he works out the caper.

Moonee Valley Race 5 - Lorenzetti

This horse ran so far above his market expectation when still doing things wrong in the run.

The run looked as if he was wanting more ground, being left flat footed when the sprint went on with around 500m to go and really picking up strongly in is final 100m.

After going back through his form, he is a stayer. He has recorded a powerful 64 grade win at Bendigo over 2100m before not handling the heavy conditions before his spell.

This bloke has now finished third behind what looks an exciting prospect in Talenti which will read well in whatever 64 grade race they choose to run in next.

If they can find a 2040m at The Valley or a 2000m race at Bendigo or Sandown, I will be very keen to follow this Jamie Edwards-trained gelding.

Likely Target: 2000m-2040m Benchmark 64

Moonee Valley Race 8 - Morrissy

A four length margin makes it hard to say he was a good thing beaten, but in all honesty I think he was.

This horse is knocking right on the door of a win nice win and I want to make sure I am following him.

As the speed picked up, he went with them, box seating in behind the leader and being unable to obtain clear room when he was desperately needing it. Had he been able to find that gap when he needed, he looked as if he was going to explode but instead had to turn off the heels of the fading leader.

As he did this, he clipped the heels of Blue Tycoon after getting a squeeze from Zizzis at the top of the straight, causing him to nearly fall.

He was entitled to then throw in the towel but he kept working to find the line, pinching third, taking ground off of the first and second place getters.

Another benchmark 78 at a course with a bend over 1200m looks a perfect target.

Likely Target: Saturday Benchmark 78

Moonee Valley Race 6 - Somals

She was the heavily supported favourite and faded into fourth.

Looking into the sectionals, she was entitled to fade a lot further than she did.

Between the 1000m and 800m, she ran a 10.04 which is unsustainable speed for a 1200m race.

The thing that I loved about her run was that she showed grit over the final 200m which the sectionals once again showed. She ran that last 200m a length and a half quicker than her 400m-200m split which meant she was trying desperately to hold on for second.

She was only beaten a neck for second, but fro me this run was the best behind the winner in the race.

If the stable can find another benchmark 70 in a few weeks, she looks such a backable prospect.

Likely Target: Benchmark 70 1200m

Frequently Asked Questions About Blackbooks

What are blackbooks?

This is an area where punters will note down horses to follow from any particular meeting.

Why do I need a blackbook?

Having races run and won seven days a week, it can be hard to keep track of certain horses and some may slip out of your mind.

A blackbook will ensure that the horse you want to follow is saved.

What is the criteria for a blackbooked runner?

There is no criteria, it is simply a horse you think was unlucky, will improve or any reason at all that you wish to follow a horse into their next few starts.

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