Despite a wide gate and carrying 58kg, the Team Freedman trained Minaj has clearly been the best backed runner with Sportsbet.com.au to take out the fifth event at Moonee Valley this Saturday, the Pantry Packer Handicap (1000m).
The daughter of Commands, who last ran in the Proud Miss Stakes (1200m), has since been to the Flemington jump outs and looked very sharp in winning. The mare opened $5.50 and has firmed at every call, now into $4.50 and pushing Pilly’s Wish for favouritism. The Mick Price trained galloper opened $4.40, eased to as much as $4.60 but is now back into his opening price.
Wild Rain has also been supported, firming to $3.90 from $4.20, but has eased a fraction to $4.
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Pantry Packer Handicap
$4.00 Wild Rain
$4.40 Pilly’s Wish