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Moonee Valley Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for October 23

  • Moonee Valley hosts Cox Plate Day on Saturday
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  • Justin Darcy provides his race-by-race preview
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The 2021 Cox Plate headlines a abig Moonee Valley card on Saturday. (Getty)
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Justin Darcy 22 Oct 2021
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Moonee Valley hosts a 10 race program on October 23 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.
  • Moonee Valley Tips for October 23
  • Race 1 - 12.15pm Inglis Banner Tips
  • Race 2 - 12.50pm Ladbrokes Handicap Tips
  • Race 3 - 1.25pm PFD Food Services Crockett Stakes Tips
  • Race 4 - 2.00pm Tandem Building Group Red Anchor Stakes Tips
  • Race 5 - 2.35pm 3 Point Motors Fillies Classic Tips
  • Race 6 - 3.10pm Schweppes Crystal Mile Tips
  • Race 7 - 3.45pm Drummond Golf Vase Tips
  • Race 8 - 4.25pm McCaf Moonee Valley Gold Cup Tips 
  • Race 9 - 5.10pm Ladbrokes Cox Plate Tips
  • Race 10 - 5.50pm Powerflo Solutions Tesio Stakes Tips
  • Moonee Valley FAQs

Our Moonee Valley best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, and a preview of Saturday's racing is below.


Moonee Valley Tips for October 23


Race 1 - 12.15pm Inglis Banner Tips


Selections: 1,6,7,17.

1. IDRIS galloped really nicely on Tuesday morning, looking to take to Moonee Valley really well for his debut. He has trialled up well in preparation and having drawn the pole, Damien Oliver will ensure he finds a good position in running and has every chance to claim the opener. At the price, I am more than happy to play this way.

6. Bemote was an impressive jumpout winner coming from the Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr stable who have already had two-year-old winners this season.

7. Equivocal has opened up favourite after a nice trial win at Cranbourne, but in a two-year-old race I do not want to be touching anything shorter than $5.

17. Nobel needs four scratchings to take his place in the event, but it a multi-million dollar colt who has won jumpouts both the Sydney and Melbourne way of going.

Idris - $6.50Moonee Valley Race OneBET HERE
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Race 2 - 12.50pm Ladbrokes Handicap Tips


Selections: 10,6,7,2.

10. STARRY LEGEND looks a strong bet here after winning first-up at Mornington when beating The Billionaire who subsequently spanked some handy opposition in Adelaide. He is so fast out of the gates so there is no doubting that he will be leading, and second-up he will have taken good improvement from the run. This looks a nice target for him over 1000m against some better quality horses.

6. Ranting ran well first-up last time in when not far off the winners in the Oakleigh Plate. He is a dual second-place getter first-up and with the speed on, expect him to be attacking the line late.

7. Gem of Scotland has a near faultless first-up record of five starts for three wins and a placing, but may find the 1000m a little short.

2. Free Of Debt did not disgrace himself in a stronger race last week and can run well on the back-up.

Starry Legend - $3.00Moonee Valley Race TwoBET HERE
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Race 3 - 1.25pm PFD Food Services Crockett Stakes Tips


Selections: 2,5,1,8.

2. NEW YORK BABY looks ideally placed here third-up after splitting Sneaky Five and Crystal Bound last start who both run in the Manikato Stakes on Friday night. That is more than good enough form for a fillies race like this, but it will be the last 50m where we may have our hearts in our mouth as I am not convinced she is super strong over the journey.

5. Niccolite was well beaten by New York Baby two starts back but really impressed at Mornington last start when coming from last with a big turn of foot. She gets her chance to beat the favourite if not spotting her too big of a head start.

1. Robodira was just about a good thing beaten last start in the Sneaky Five race, but now draws out so will need a touch of luck in running.

8. Our Heidi ran well behind Ranveer at her only start last campaign and has trialled up nicely in preparation for this race.

Race 4 - 2.00pm Tandem Building Group Red Anchor Stakes Tips


Selections: 5,8,4,9.

5. ATHELRIC went super around here on Tuesday morning and now back to 1200m after a five-week freshen-up from tackling the 1400m at Caulfield, he looks well suited. In that race, he was not beaten far by Lightsaber who ran fourth in the Guineas which is now Cox Plate form, more than good enough for this. He has placed in both Moonee Valley attempts to date.

Thinking the danger is 8. Mornington Glory who comes out of the Danehill Stakes. He was a dominant winner on debut and did not disgrace himself last start down the straight at just his second outing. Matt Laurie trained Portland Sky to win this last year.

4. Generation will be kicking along up on the pace but could be one to get trapped wide with a bit of speed in the race.

9. Dosh ran second at WFA last start at Group Two level, but that was over 1100m and 1200m could see her out. Maybe she is just better than these?

Athelric - $10.00Moonee Valley Race FourBET HERE
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Race 5 - 2.35pm 3 Point Motors Fillies Classic Tips


Selections: 3,2,7,5.

3. FORTUNATE KISS was very stiff not to at least place in the Thousand Guineas when cut out for a run at the top of the straight. She picked herself back up and hit the line again which is a big positive in her favour telling us that she is tough. From gate 11 things may get a little sticky as she will likely be forced to either lead or go back, but is adaptable so she can do either.

2. Heresy was bolting in the Thousand Guineas but copped a back check and was eased out of the race so ignore the naught next to her name. The question is how she bounces back after what would have been a knock to her confidence.

7. Maracana is the filly on the rise winning both career starts. She had to dog fight to get there last start but did put the race to bed over the last half furlong. 1600m looks ideal.

5. Whatafox will push forward and I assume may take the lead from the inside gate. Royalzel form reads well.

Fortunate Kiss - $4.40Moonee Valley Race FiveBET HERE
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Race 6 - 3.10pm Schweppes Crystal Mile Tips


Selections: 5,4,3,10.

5. ELEPHANT will be hard to beat back in a weaker grade and drawing the inside, something he never saw in the Toorak Handicap. He was heavily backed in that Group One but with no cover, his chances were shot from the 1200m mark, dropping out on the bend, but by all reports bouncing back nicely. With cover to come from Buffalo River and Rhinoceros, he is just going to need a split.

4. Buffalo River runs for the third week in a row after going all the way last week at Caulfield on soft ground. That is the key, the soft ground he seems to relish and he can run borderline Group One time when he is on song. This is stronger, but he is flying.

3. Romancer pushed Elephant at Sandown last start but was beaten by the better horse. He bumps into that better horse once again.

10. Rhinoceros will keep Buffalo River company and with 51kg, may be able to find himself inside the four.

Elephant - $3.00Moonee Valley Race SixBET HERE
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Race 7 - 3.45pm Drummond Golf Vase Tips


Selections: 1,2,14,9.

Give me $1.50 about 1. FORGOT YOU and I will be taking it. He should just be winning this with a leg in the air. He was enormous in the Caulfield Guineas when running sixth, closing off with a faster last 200m than the winner Anamoe, so he is looking for a trip now. He draws wide, but I would be pushing forward and taking the race by the scruff of the neck and just winning ahead of the Derby next week. 

2. Akihero comes out of the Stan Fox where he was not too far from Coastwatch and Hilal who have Artorius and Anamoe form which ties in nicely with the favourite. 2040m though?

14. Blackcomb was a certainty beaten last start in a weak race in Adelaide, and although the fillies need to improve to beat the boys, she is a nice type in the making.

9. Spirit Of Gaylard won well first-up at Bendigo as a short priced favourite and will appreciate every step of this journey.

Race 8 - 4.25pm McCaf Moonee Valley Gold Cup Tips 


Selections: 4,7,12,11.

4. ATTORNEY looks a heap of value in this event if you forget one run which was in The Metrop last start where he vetted clear and had an off day. He closed off superbly prior to that behind She's Ideel and Montefilia which reads super for this event. Attorney has trialled nicely since and the soft deck is right up his alley.

7. Harpo Marx placed third in The Metrop, closing off really well. He only goes up 4kg and has been racing in arguably better races than the top two in the market.

12. Floating Artist was ridden too cute last start in the Coongy Cup, but Teo will be sure to get rolling on him early and use his best asset which is to punish his opposition.

11. Miami Bound won this last year on soft ground and will again have similar conditions.

Attorney - $26.00Moonee Valley Race EightBET HERE
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Race 9 - 5.10pm Ladbrokes Cox Plate Tips


Selections: 1,9,6,8.

If 1. ZAAKI can find his Doomben Cup win from last prep, they will not be getting near him, but on the flip, if he runs to last start he does not run in the three. With James McDonald on board, from barrier six, you get the feeling he is going to push forward and maybe lead the field, rolling along at his own tempo and building the revs at the 800m.

9. Anamoe is the best three-year-old I have seen since All Too Hard and Pierro in 2012. He has all-star qualities and will appreciate a genuinely run 2040m contest with just 49.5kg on his back. How much of a start is he spotting the favourite?

6. Verry Elleegant is the WFA champ in Australia and can be forgiven one bad run last start. She worked well Tuesday and if back to her best if the benchmark they need to beat.

8. State Of Rest has a similar profile to 2014 winner Adelaide when winning the Saratoga Derby. He will need to be better than that horse to be winning here, but he might just be.

Zaaki - $2.80Moonee Valley Race Nine BET HERE
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Race 10 - 5.50pm Powerflo Solutions Tesio Stakes Tips


Selections: 5,7,4,1.

5. MAGNA BELLA looks a nice bit of value to bring us home on Saturday after a really solid performance last start when beaten by So You Assume who is simply flying. She has the speed to race forward and with Linda Meech in the saddle, she may well just do that from barrier nine. Has won a trial in Adelaide as a tune-up and she may well go forward.

7. Only Words looked as if she should have won two starts back in the So You Assume race, but definitely had every chance last time out. A little concerned with her after not getting the job done last start but she will be around the mark.

4. Annavisto will roll forward from the wide gate and make her own luck. She did enough against better mares last time out in the Let's Elope.

1. Princess Jenni has a near impeccable second-up record and is a Group One winner on her day, so the $41 on offer is a little generous.

Moonee Valley FAQs

What time is the first race at Moonee Valley?

The first race at Moonee Valley jumps at 12.15pm.

Who is the best bet at Moonee Valley?

We are siding with Forgot You as the best bet at Moonee Valley.

How can I live stream the Moonee Valley races?

Visit our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Moonee Valley races.

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Verdict

Forgot You and Starry Legend will run as our best bets of the day.

Attorney will run as our value bet.

Best Bet: Forgot You To Win $2.05 at Boombet - 12 Units
Next Best Bet: Starry Legend To Win $3.00 at Sportsbet - 7 Units
Value Bet: Attorney Each-Way $27.00 at PlayUP - 1 Unit

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