2021 Moir Stakes Preview


The 2021 Moir Stakes headlines a massive night of racing at The Valley and we are set for a fascniatng Group 1 event.

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

We have analysed the entire field and our complete 2021 Moir Stakes tips can be found below.


Trekking is back for another crack at the Moir Stakes after finishing a more than credible second behind Pippie 12 months ago.

It has now been over a year since Trekking recorded a race win and the jury is somewhat out on him after an indifferent Winter campaign in Queensland.

His third place finish in the Concorde Stakes suggests that he has come back in good condition and I expect him to run well, but there are other horses in this field with more upside.

Wild Ruler

Wild Ruler is one of the horses to beat in the Moir Stakes.

He returned to the races with a good second place finish behind Nature Strip in the Concorde Stakes and he should take good improvement from that performance.

Barrier four is ideal for him and he will get the run of the race, just behind the speed, with Daniel Moor in the saddle.

He is one of three horses in this race that I am keen to back.

The Inferno

The Inferno made his Australian racing debut with an indifferent performance in the Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield, but he showed his true ability with a good win over Portland Sky and September Run in the McEwen Stakes.

There was a lot to like about that performance and he remains at the same track and distance for the Moir Stakes.

The Inferno is another horse that has drawn nicely and he will have every possible chance in the run from barrier five.

He is right in the mix.

Portland Sky

Portland Sky was beaten by The Inferno in the McEwen Stakes and it is tough to see him turning-the-tables on his rivals.

He has drawn a little bit sticky in barrier eight and Luke Currie will need to be at his best to ensure that the Deep Field entire isn’t caught wide in the early stages of the race.

$11 is around the right mark for him.

September Run

I am happy to take on September Run in the Moir Stakes.

There is no doubt that she is a talented horse, but I don’t think that this is the right race for her.

Her racing pattern means that she always gets back in the run and that makes it tough to win at The Valley.

Barrier one is an awful draw for her and she is going to have a wall of horses in front of her at the top of the straight.

I have her marked double her current odds.

Swats That

Swats That is the value runner in the Moir Stakes field.

She showed her quality when she finished second behind September Run in the Coolmore Stud Stakes and she ran well in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Newmarket Handicap in the Autumn.

Her performance over 1000 metres in the Newmarket Handicap was particularly impressive and a repeat of that effort would make her very tough to beat.

The Shamus Award mare does have tactical versatility and Damien Oliver will have options in the early stages of the race.

She is well and truly over the odds at her current quote.

Brooklyn Hustle

Brooklyn Hustle flashed home late to finish fourth in the Moir Stakes and a similar effort seems likely in the 2021 edition of the race.

The big advantage that Brooklyn Hustle has is the wide barrier draw.

Brett Prebble can get her up and running a long way from home and she is a mare that can sustain a long sprint.

She is another mare that I want to have something small on at the current price.

Ballistic Lover

Ballistic Lover returned to the races with a good win the Carlyon Stakes, but this is a big step-up in quality.

She is a talented mare and she still has the upside to improve, but I don’t consider her one of the leading chances.

Miss Albania

Miss Albania is the extreme outsider in Moir Stakes betting.

She was beaten by Ballistic Lover in the Carlyon Stakes and this race is much tougher again.

The Magnus mare looks a touch outclassed in this company.


Shaquero will return to the races for the first time since he finished 11th in the Golden Slipper.

He was an inconsistent performer as a three-year-old, but there is talent there and he still has upside.

I think he is a better chance than his current odds of $31 suggests.


Profiteer is the x-factor in the Moir Stakes field and he is currently on top of our market.

There is no doubt that he is a leading contender.

He ran serious time as a two-year-old and The Valley seems like the perfect track for him as he makes his own luck right on the speed.

1000 metres is ideal for him and he will give his rivals something to catch.

The question is whether you can get him as short as his current price and for me there are too many unknowns.

Taking on older horses for the first time is always tough and he will never have been in a race with this much pressure.

I am happy to bet around him at the current quote.