2020 Moir Stakes Preview

The 2020 Moir Stakes headlines a huge night of racing at The Valley and we are set for a very interesting Group 1 event.

13 talented sprinters have been included in the Moir Stakes field and our market suggests that there are a number of winning chances.

We have analysed the entire field and our complete 2020 Moir Stakes tips can be found below.

Trekking

Trekking is the class sprinter in the Moir Stakes field, but I’m not sure that he is particularly well-suited in this contest.

He found the line nicely in the Moir Stakes 12 months ago, but the 1000 metres did prove too short for him and all of his best form has been over further.

I expect him to get a long way back in the run and he is going to have a wall of horses in front of him from barrier two.

Hey Doc

Hey Doc has an excellent record at The Valley, he has recorded three wins from his five race starts at the venue, and he does run well fresh.

He is another horse that I do think is better suited over 1200 metres and his record over 1000 metres isn’t particularly impressive.

There is no doubt that he has the quality to win the Moir Stakes, but I’d rather be on other horses at his current price.

Jungle Edge

There is expected to be some rain in Melbourne on Friday night and that could make Jungle Edge the value runner in the Moir Stakes field.

Everybody knows just how good Jungle Edge is when he gets to run on a soft track and the majority of his best form has come over 1000 metres.

He won the W.J. Adams Stakes over this trip earlier this year and he wasn’t beaten far behind Nature Strip and Redzel in the Challenge Stakes.

Jade Darose will settle him right on the speed and he may never have a better chance to claim a maiden win at Group 1 level.

Ashlor

Ashlor doesn’t win out of turn, but he is a very consistent performer that rarely produces a poor performance.

He could not have been tougher in the McEwen Stakes first-up and he was only narrowly denied by Bella Vella.

I don’t think that he has as much upside as some of the other horses in this race, but I do think that he will run better than his current odds suggest.

Bold Star

It has been a while between race wins for Bold Star and I’m not sure that he is quite up to the level that is required to win at Group 1 level.

He is one of the outsiders of the field for a reason.

Bella Vella

Bella Vella is racing in career best form and she goes into the Moir Stakes on the back of four straight wins.

She showed her quality when she won the Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide during the Autumn and she returned to the races with a classy win in the McEwen Stakes.

The Commands mare has recorded three wins from her four race starts at The Valley and there is no doubt that 1000 metres is her best trip.

There is no doubt that she is one of the leading contenders and $7 looks around the right price.

Pippie

Pippie could very well be the x-factor in the Moir Stakes field.

The Written Tycoon mare has recorded three wins from as many first-up starts and there is no doubt that she has been set for a fresh tilt at this contest.

Pippie never gave her rivals a chance when she led from start to finish to win the Oakleigh Plate earlier this year and it really wouldn’t surprise to see her repeat that type of performance in the Moir Stakes.

She will make her own luck right on the speed and she is one of the horses to beat.

Diamond Effort

Diamond Effort is another mare that brings winning form into the Moir Stakes and she is deserving of her chance in her first Group 1 race.

She produced a good effort to win The Heath at Caulfield first-up, but this is another step-up in quality again and I’m not sure she has the same upside as some of the other horses in this field and I can’t get her as short as $10.

Fabergino

Fabergino is currently on top of our Moir Stakes betting market.

There is no doubt that Fabergino is a talented mare and she has now recorded nine wins from her 12 race starts, but there is no doubt this is easily the toughest test of her career to date.

The big advantage that she has is that she is a genuine 1000 metres specialist and she does have a number of high-rating performances to her name.

In saying that, there is going to be a serious amount of pressure in this field and that represents a genuine unknown for her.

Because of that, I can’t get her as short as her current quote and I have to take her on.

Brooklyn Hustle

There has always been plenty of hype around Brooklyn Hustle and I am not convinced that she is as good as that hype suggests.

She found the line nicely in the McEwen Stakes first-up, but that performance suggests to me that she is looking for 1200 metres.

The barrier draw does look a little bit tricky for her and I think that she will have to settle in the second half of the field.

$17 is around the right price.

Hanseatic

The jury is still out over whether Hanseatic has come up as a three-year-old.

He was a touch disappointing first-up in the McEwen Stakes and he is another horse that is indicating that he might be looking for a step-up in trip.

The hot early tempo expected in the Moir Stakes should give Hanseatic the chance to finish over the top of his rivals and he does have upside.

There could be a touch of value at his current price of $14.

Away Game

Away Game has not produced a bad effort during her racing career to date and she goes into the Moir Stakes as a genuine contender.

She won the Magic Millions Classic, Widden Stakes and Percy Sykes Stakes as a two-year-old and also ran really well at Group 1 level in the Blue Diamond Stakes, Golden Slipper and against the older horses in the Robert Sangster Stakes.

The big question is whether she has come up again as a three-year-old and that is always a gamble, but she was bombproof as a two-year-old and gets the big pull in the weights.

Bella Nipotina

Bella Nipotina scored her maiden race win in the Quezette Stakes and has been thrown in the deep end against the older horses in the Moir Stakes.

This is obviously a huge step-up in class and she has never really shown anything to suggest that she is up to this level.

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