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 late September or early October each season and is a 1200m sprint run under weight-for-age conditions. Worth $500,000 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 in November.
First run in 1976 it is one of the season’s younger features and has only held Group 1 status since 2013. Originally contested 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). Another notable Moir Stakes winner is triple champion Buffering who won in 2012 before going back-to-back in 2014-15.
This year the AJ Moir Stakes will be run on Friday September 29, 2017 .
AJ Moir Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Friday September 29, 2017
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1000m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1976
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.
Sprints often kick off their spring racing campaigns first-up in the Moir Stakes field on the back of an earlier autumn – winter start. Alternatively, a lead-up Moonee Valley race like the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) held at the same track and distance a fortnight prior can make a good lead-up into the AJ Moir Stakes field.
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.
Plenty of horses run first-up in the race, so the Moir Stakes betting odds often favour resuming sprinters with good first-up form and previous Melbourne racing experience. Favourites in Moir Stakes markets have a dominant recent record in the race including four straight wins from 2009 – 2012.
2017 Moir Stakes Odds
The season’s best AJ Moir Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available below complete with links for you to back your sprint selections at the right price once markets open.
2017 Moir Stakes Field
The official A.J. Moir Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be released by the Moonee Valley Racing Club on Wednesday September 27, 2017 and published in full below so stay tuned to see what sprinters are heading to the night feature.
2017 Moir Stakes Nominations
The early 2017 A.J. Moir Stakes Nominations close on Monday September 25, 2017 at midday and the full list of entries will be available here once announced.
The Moir Stakes 2017 nominations drew a huge 24 early entries with the sole three-year-old in the mix being returning Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign who is The Everest-bound. The other major players including Russian Revolution who won at the track and distance last start and first-up flyer Malaguerra.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||65x63394x2||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||7||Joseph Pride||104|
|3||x43181368x||DERRYN||H||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||104|
|4||148x758x5x||DIAMOND OASIS||G||7||Patrick Starr||91|
|5||25x720040x||FAATINAH||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||101|
|6||323x6639x6||FELL SWOOP||G||6||Matthew Dale||107|
|7||132x618x22||HEATHERLY||M||5||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||107|
|10||5313512086||JUNGLE EDGE||G||7||Mick Bell||108|
|13||1140x8180x||OCEAN EMBERS||M||5||Shea Eden||98|
|14||1123x4011x||ROCK MAGIC||G||8||Chris Gangemi||107|
|15||1114x164x1||RUSSIAN REVOLUTION||H||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||109|
|16||11x121x||SHE WILL REIGN||F||3||Gary Portelli||104|
|17||152x1460x4||SHEIDEL||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||110|
|18||6x143x180x||SUPER CASH||M||5||Andrew Noblet||103|
|19||0x11423x51||SUPER TOO||M||4||Marc Conners||82|
|21||1310x4810x||SWEET SHERRY||M||4||Brent Stanley||95|
|24||210x257x14||VOODOO LAD||G||6||Darren Weir||108|
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 and 2015 at $7 odds. Proven short-distance specialists, previous Moonee Valley performers, resuming runners with solid form first-up and those horses drawn in barriers two – four also make good Moir Stakes betting tips each spring.
2017 Moir Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive AJ Moir Stakes 2017 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprint sprinters to get behind in the Moonee Valley Group 1 this season.
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.
Moir Stakes Form Facts
- Favourites in Moir Stakes betting won four editions on the trot from 2009 – 2012, but Buffering (2012) was the last top fancy to salute
- The last Moir Stakes winner to jump at double-figures was Our Egyptian Raine ($13 in 2003)
- Extreme Choice (2016) was the first three-year-old to win the Moir Stakes since 2005
- Buffering (2015) for his third win in the race became the first eight-year-old winner in the past 30 plus years
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.
Moir Stakes race results from the past two decades have been dominated by single-figure hopes in betting. Plenty of trainers have enjoyed recent back-to-back Moir Stakes victories including Robert Heathcote with Buffering (2014-15) and Peter Moody with Black Caviar (2010-11).
Other notable Moir Stakes winners include Apache Cat (2009) Miss Andretti (2007).
2017 AJ Moir Stakes Results
The official Moir Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race runs under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday September 29, 2017 .
AJ Moir Winners
|2016||Extreme Choice||Heatherly||Wild Rain||0.58.7|
|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|