As racing’s focus turns to Moonee Valley and the Cox Plate, IASbet.com bookmaker Mark Read says you shouldn’t overlook the obvious when it comes to assessing the race.
“Whobegotyou ($3) has run at the track four times for four wins. He won the Yalumba Stakes last start and is a deserving favourite.”
Read suggests sticking to the local hopes with Heart Of Dreams ($5.50), Zipping ($15), and El Segundo ($15) all creating interest.
“El Segundo has won the race before, Zipping was second last year and Heart Of Dreams has been running great races in all the key lead ups. Bart Cummings three year old So You Think ($15 into $11) has been one of the better backed runners and, as we learned last week, ignore Bart at your peril!”
The Schweppes Stakes (1200m) should be a fantastic race according to Read. “This is a Group 1 field in a Group 2 race. Lucky Secret ($3.30) and Apache Cat ($3.60) must be respected with fantastic Moonee Valley records, but Light Fantastic ($13) and Danleigh ($9) represent the value. Danleigh won the Manikato Stakes over the same Distance at the Valley a month ago and should again be prominent.”