Jules provides his thoughts on a big day of racing at Moonee Valley from Saturday Aug 26.


MOONEE VALLEY (SAT AUG 26)
RAIL: OUT 4M ENTIRE CIRCUIT
TRACK CONDITION: GOOD (4), UPGRADED TO GOOD (3) AFTER RACE 3
INTEL: NEEDED TO BE IN LANES 1-2(3 AT A PINCH), ESPECIALLY AROUND THE BACK. CRUCIAL TO ANALYSE WHERE HORSES WERE IN RUNNING BEFORE THE STRAIGHT, DON’T GET SUCKED INTO RACE 1 AS THE WINNER WAS LANE 1 UNTIL THE STRAIGHT, FORGIVING OF THOSE OUT WIDE

 

  • MAWALLOCK HAS GONE ENORMOUS (1.25 SEC INSIDE STANDARD, BEST L400/200 OF THE DAY)
  • RACE 10 – FASTEST 1200M OF THE DAY, FOLLOW WITH CONFIDENCE

 

  • RACE 3 – SLOW OVERALL TIME, HAVEN’T BUSTED THE CLOCK LAST SECTION
  • RACE 4 HAS ONLY GONE FAIR AND MOST ARE DEEP IN PREP, FEELING WINNER MAY BE OVERBET NEXT START (BE CAREFUL)
  • OMNI MAN – NEED BIT OF JUICE IN TRACK ?
  • ST LAWRENCE – BEST ON SOFTER TRACKS TO MY EYE, PEAKS ARE IN SLOW TEMPOS?

 


(NOTABLE FIRMERS)

  • RACE 1 – THE YEARS $5-$3.50 UNPLACED, GELDED, SYDNEY FORM, BARRIER 3
  • RACE 2 – MAWALLOCK $3.60-$2.80 1ST, RESUMING, LIGHTLY RACED, BARRIER 4
  • RACE 3 – ROBRICK $3-$2.25, 2ND, GOOD RATING LAST START, FIELD LACKED DEPTH?
  • RACE 5 – BAINBRIDGE $9-$5.50, UNPLACED, INSIDE DRAW, ROLL FORWARD?
  • RACE 6 – INHIBITIONS $3.50$2.60, 1ST, GOOD GATE, SYDNEY FORM
  • RACE 10 – GRINGOTTS $8-$3.40-$2.70, 3RD – UNTAPPED, RESIDUAL FITNESS, WENT OUT ON A PEAK

 


(NOTABLE DRIFTERS)

  • RACE 1 – AMUR $4.40-$6.50 4th,¬†RESUMING, WIDE BARRIER, NO FIGURES DESPITE 3 WINS
  • RACE 3 – RIPROAR $4.40-$7, UNPLACED, WIDE GATE
  • RACE 5 – MAGNASPIN $2.70-$3.70 3rd, MAYBE 2000 TO 2500M ?, WAS ON FAST LANE LAST START
  • RACE 10 – NAJEEM SUHAIL $3.50-4.60, 1ST, DRIFTED DUE TO THE CRUSH FOR GRINGOTTS

 


(FOLLOW)

  • MAWALLOCK
  • CROATIAN BELLE
  • GRINGOTTS