Bet In-Play on all 10 races at Moonee Valley and for the first 20 seconds of the race, get the fixed odds at the time of the jump. For the Cox Plate it’s 60 seconds!
The Wolf has gone through the Cox Plate card and has offered his In-Play insights.
Race 1 – 1000m dash around the Valley for two-year-olds. The start will be critical! Sydney filly Twist Tops has drawn wide but her trials and debut suggest she goes well. If she can cross, back her In Play. Two other key runners have drawn wide too – keep an eye on Valliano and Pearl Congenial early in the race.
Race 2 – Diamond Oasis is the horse to beat. What you don’t want to see is an early speed battle. Tawteen is likely to fly across to take it up. Want to see DO parked just in behind the speed. If that eventuates, he’ll be mighty hard to beat. Conversely, if Tawteen looks to be travelling particularly well, she’s worth a bet too. Loves the Valley.
Race 3 – Silent Sedition is the one to look out for in the first 20s. She’s got back and ran on nicely in her last two but showed on debut that she is capable of settling closer. From gate 3 she gets that chance here. Don’t Doubt Mamma has a big finish but you don’t want to see her dead-last. Avoid her if that’s the case and opt for My Poppette who should get the gun run.
Race 4 – Mawahibb holds the key to the start. He’s the obvious leader but how much petrol will he have to spend to cross the field? If not as much as anticipated and he finds a rhythm, he’s the horse to beat. Would like to see Holler given a positive ride from the middle gate. If they are carving up sectionals early, looks for Demonstrate smoking the pipe in behind.
Race 5 – Serene Majesty got back and rounded her rivals up quickly last start. She had the race run to suit. Doubt McEvoy/Snowden look to change that much here. Early speed is critical for her chances. If they run along, back her. If they don’t, opt for Harlem River to turn the tables as she maps to be much handier.
Race 6 – Bohemian Lily’s best chance of winning this is for her to really roll this field along. If McEvoy is positive from the outset, look at her as a great betting option. If he’s more conservative, check to see the settling spot of The United States. Got way out of his ground last start. Expect Hugh Bowman to have him much closer here and if that’s the case, he’s mighty hard to beat.
Race 7 – Tarzino is a very smart stayer in the making. The barrier is a touch sticky fro Craig Newitt though. If he finds a spot somewhere midfield, he’s the bet. If they drag him right back with the Derby in mind look at the two fillies Pasadena Girl and Jameka who should be much closer to the pace.
Race 8 – Only bad luck looks to beat Lucky Hussler. If Bossy can weave some magic and get in on the outside somewhere midfield, he should be winning. What we don’t want is for him to be smothered up too far back on the fence. If that’s the case, have a ticket on Sons Of John at double figure odds. Maps nicely behind a hot speed.
Race 9 – 60s to see how the field settles! Great opportunity. The Cleaner will punch up from barrier 2. Where the early interest lies is with the two key internationals – Arod and Highland Reel. If they both cosy spots tracking the speed, they’re clearly the horses to beat. Expect Complacent to run a big race so monitor his map too. Want him touch closer than midfield. If the speed is crazy up front buy a ticket on Preferment. Could be a war of attrition and he won’t stop charging.
Race 10 – Typically open mares race to close the meeting. Not much between these so the start is critical. Want to see Atlantis Dream a touch closer from the good gate. Good betting option if that eventuates. There’s no obvious leader so there’s an opportunity for a jockey to really take this race by the scruff of the neck early. Pay plenty of respect to that runner if it happens.