Race Five Number 6 Atom Eve (1st) and 12 Lord Von Costa (2nd):
The winner was great. Despite the low weight, it’s not easy for a three year old filly to jump from a thin Class One to Randwick on a Saturday, but she got it done and had to dig deep, which is a great sign heading forward. As for the runner up, he was outstanding given he sat wide no cover for the trip and as we saw, it was hard to be a serious winning chance if you were out wide on the track.
Race Seven Number 8 Embley (5th):
I thought his effort here was more than satisfactory. Bungled the start and sat back in a slowly run, and was another victim to come wide on the track. Knocking on the door to win again and will be around the mark next time out.
Race Eight Number 2 Felines (1st) and 10 Rose Of Man (2nd):
Full credit to the winner. She was wide no cover on a hot speed yet cruised up to the lead at the top of the straight and kicked on very strongly. No excuses for the beaten brigade considering the run she had, but Rose Of Man was excellent considering she was making ground out wide. Another win is just around the corner.
(Forgive) Race One Number 2 Yulong Baby (5th):
Forgive and forget she went around. Given her racing pattern, Moonee Valley just simply isn’t her track. Back her with confidence next time she steps out on a bigger track.
Race Eight Number 1 Trevinder (3rd):
This was his first run since November 28 and considering he carried 60.5kg and had to come the widest on the turn, his effort was outstanding. He can definitely win a couple of races this time in.
Race Nine Number 9 Tuff Host (1st):
There is a bit to like about this Brett Scott trained galloper. He was only third up here and let down with a strong turn of foot from before the turn and won quite impressively. He can win stronger races for sure given he has so much upside.
Race Six Number 4 Mydream (6th):
I am a fan of her because she tries hard…but she hasn’t won for a little while now. Excused a touch given she had to come wide on the turn, but for now she is just becoming too costly.
Race Three Number 7 Herstory (8th):
Jump outs leading in were super, but her first two runs this time in have been quite poor, and she can sit on the pine until further notice.
If you thought Derby Day at Flemington was bias towards the inside…watch the replays of this meeting. Dear oh dear.
Morphettville Race Eight Number 6 Tidy Prophet (2nd)- Josh Cartwright:
Mick Dee had it sewn up I thought for a couple of his rides at Moonee Valley, but this nightmare won the gold medal. It was a bludger of a day for Cartwright, with the exception being a gun ride on Burst Away, but he got it badly wrong on Tidy Prophet. Option was there to hug the rail and get the inside split, though it was inferior ground. He went to peel wide but there was no run at all and by the time he got out, the winner had all the momentum.