Ladbrokes Tip: Single-figure fancies have dominated the AJ Moir Stakes in recent history
The AJ Moir Stakes is the feature race of one of Moonee Valley’s spring night racing meetings in early October each season and is a 1200m sprint run under weight-for-age conditions. Worth $450,000 in prize money the race is a nice lead-up for sprinters looking for a Melbourne Cup Carnival win in something like the Darley Classic at Flemington at the end of November. First run in 1976 it is one of the season’s younger features and has only held Group 1 status since 2013. Originally held over 1000m it increased to its current distance in 2007 and is named in honour of former Moonee Valley Racing Club chairman AJ Moir. Many top sprinters feature in the Moir Stakes honours list including Manikato (1982), Placid Ark (1987), Schillaci (1992), Apache Cat (2009) and dual winner Black Caviar (2010 & 2011).
This year the AJ Moir Stakes will be run on Friday 30th September2016.
AJ Moir Stakes Field
The AJ Moir Stakes field hardly ever runs at capacity and in recent years has attracted under 10 starters more often than not. In 2014 Buffering beat home just four rivals while Black Caviar scared off her rivals in the 2011 edition with a final field of just four facing off in the sprint showdown. Despite the diminutive numbers the Moir Stakes acceptances always feature a high class of competitors usually with a short-price favourite dominating the line-up.
AJ Moir Stakes Betting & Odds
AJ Moir Stakes betting favours sprinters coming off a good lead-up run with three winners since 2010 having won their previous starts including Samaready (2013). Inside alleys are favourable and those drawn in barriers two or three are usually short in the markets with these two gates producing four winners between 2010 and 2014. Mares also feature at the top of the Moir Stakes odds as three of the past five winners were female gallopers beating home the boys in the sprint classic.
AJ Moir Stakes Tips
AJ Moir Stakes tips are commonly led by the favourite with the short-priced runners boasting a strong record in the race. Since 2007 five favourites have saluted for the punters, most recently Buffering (2012) who also won again in 2014 when Lankan Rupee (2nd) jumped favourite. Looking at horses that ran first or second in their last Group race lead-up is also a good tip with no Moir Stakes winner having finished out of the money in their preparatory run since Miss Andretti back in 2007.
AJ Moir Stakes Form Guide
The AJ Moir Stakes form guide details all the basic information like barriers, jockeys and trainers as well as track statistics and win / place rates on the starting line-up. Going over the form guide before placing a bet is a must and things to look out for are classy mares with an inside alley who ran well last time out as well as horses with previous winning form at the tight Moonee Valley circuit.
AJ Moir Stakes Results
The AJ Moir Stakes results reveal the winner and finishing order of the other horses in the field as well as the margin between each place, the winning time and sometimes the payouts for the successful quinella, trifecta and first four in the race.
2016 AJ Moir Stakes Results
AJ Moir Winners
|2015||Buffering||Ball Of Muscle||Angelic Light||0:57.2|
|2014||Buffering||Lankan Rupee||Rebel Dane||1:10.9|
|2012||Buffering||Ready To Rip||Thankgodyou’rehere||1:10.9|
|2011||Black Caviar||Doubtful Jack||Here De Angels||1:10.1|
|2010||Black Caviar||Hot Danish||True Persuasion||1:11.0|
|2009||Apache Cat||Mic Mac||Bank Robber||1:10.0|
|2008||Lucky Secret||Bel Mer||Mr Baritone||1:09.9|
|2007||Miss Andretti||Gold Edition||Let Go Thommo||1:10.6|
|2006||California Dane||Let Go Thommo||Poets Voice||0:58.4|
|2005||Virage De Fortune||Miss Mooney Mooney||Imprisoned||0:59.1|
|2004||Bomber Bill||Regimental Gal||Dance The Waves||0:58.4|
|2003||Our Egyptian Raine||Spinning Hill||Dantana||0:57.7|
|2002||Spinning Hill||Bomber Bill||Mistegic||0:57.7|