Tom Gilmore has got tips from Moonee Valley and Morphetville
Moonee Valley R1
She's got a bit of talent this filly, we saw her perform quite well in Sydney a few weeks ago when finishing runner-up over 1200m to a pretty handy one in Chetwood. She looked like a horse needing the run so expecting plenty of improvement into this afternoon, doesnt look a whole lot of speed on paper so rolling forward she maps to be mighty hard to beat. Theres no superstars in this bunch and I think she'll measure up to Saturday grade in time.
Moonee Valley R3 No.2
Thought she's progressed nicely with each run this campaign and is now screaming out for the mile, her effort in the G2 Angus Armanasco at Caulfield two weeks ago was very good. Her late splits were slick and the fact she managed to make ground in a race dominated by the leader gives merit to the run. Significant drop in grade and she now hits her peak at the 1600m. Will come home over the top of them hard!
Moonee Valley R4 No.14
We were on him in his Australian debut at Sandown over the mile and what a horror show that was, total certainty beaten. Lived up to the very good trial though which was good to see but was pocketed upon straightening and only found clean air with 100m to go, savaged the line late which confirms our thoughts he's going well! No doubt fitter/improved for the debut and this looks no harder on paper. They should run along in this so he'll get his chance to settle 3-4 pairs back and look to be coming home over the top late.
Moonee Valley R8 No.7
Looks a promising gelding going forward this, won his maiden at Sale well/in good time before progressing to here at The Valley over 1200m and again being impressive. Prepared to forgive his recent effort at Sandown over the 1300m when he was forced to work early sitting outside a good early tempo, received interference upon straightening but managed to stick on really well to the line in what was a race suited to those swooping. Back to 1200m is a plus and a wide draw no concern, he'll roll forward again and look to get a breather mid race before ramping up the tempo in the final 400m.
Morphettville R1 No.4
Very good fresh in Melbourne in what was a slick race over the 1000m (ran 58.02!), was on the heels of a good one who has since run well at Stakes grade down the Flemington straight. Looks like a filly that'll appreciate 1200m second-up, should get a genuine tempo here from a few that'll fly early and that may offset the awkward draw. If pattern allows them to run on she'll be storming home late. Has the scalp of G1 competitive Dont Doubt Mamma in August last year!
Morphettville R7 No.2
My she looks hard to beat today off the back of her recent Flemington win in the Roy Higgins, sat a pair or two off what was only a muddling tempo in transit and with that in mind she really had no right to simply run past them the way she did. Was very strong through the line at the end of 2600m which is vital when assessing a horses chances getting to two mile. She drops 1kg for that win and has been set for this since moving to Melbourne. Will find a spot midfield with cover and simply be too good for them