EXPERT RACING TIPS: MORNINGTON

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MORNINGTON RACING TIPS | SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2022

Expecting a slight advantage to horses that will be handy to the speed and in lanes 1-4 in the straight.

BEST BACK OF THE DAY: RACE 6 | #4 Crystal Pegasus

Very keen on the in-form stayer to make it four wins from last four starts. At peak fitness after a dominant win over 2600m last start. Suited by the small field as the gelding can settle back in the field and be saved for one sprint at them late.

BEST LAY OF THE DAY: RACE 2 | #6 Do It La at < $2.70

Against the Peter Moody trained filly at start number three. Was beaten home by the top pick last start and feel she won’t be able to find the required improvement to turn the tables.


Race 1 | Mornington | Key Runners 

3. Cirrina
4. Quintello
2. Merlins Charm
7. La Roque

Betting Strategy

Tough race to suggest a betting play with most of the small field having the required form to be winning, other races appeal at betting propositions.


Race 2 | Mornington | Key Runners 

1. Yaki Ishi
6. Do It La
5. Skyphios
2. Belgian Black

Betting Strategy

LAY (WIN) – Do It La at < $2.70

Against the Peter Moody trained filly at start number three. Was beaten home by the top pick last start and feel she won’t be able to find the required improvement to turn the tables.


Race 3 | Mornington | Key Runners & Expert Tips

2. Midwest
10. Yulong Defence
5. Starry Legend
8. Little Stevie

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Midwest

Horse is flying this preparation and has a race fitness edge over the two main dangers. Has the early speed to lead and will prove very tough to run down over the 1000m.


Race 4 | Mornington | Key Runners & Expert Tips

2. Struck By
9. Invincible Jet
11. Jump The Broom
7. Evening Glory

Betting Strategy

LAY (WIN) – Jump The Broom at < $4.00

Happy to take on this Hawkes trained mare resuming over the 1200m. Nothing splits the top four in the market and the mare has the potential of getting caught on the inside and needing a lot of luck in the straight.


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Race 5 | Mornington | Key Runners 

9. Agnelli
7. Upswing
3. Rosseau
8. Divine Diosa

Betting Strategy

Low confidence race to suggest a back or lay suggestion with an even and capacity field over the 2000m.


Race 6 | Mornington | Key Runners 

4. Crystal Pegasus
2. Pondus
3. Sacramento
6. Ddoozdart

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Crystal Pegasus

Very keen on the in-form stayer to make it four wins from last four starts. At peak fitness after a dominant win over 2600m last start. Suited by the small field as the gelding can settle back in the field and be saved for one sprint at them late.


Race 7 | Mornington | Key Runners 

5. Superium
4. La Mexicana
2. Signore Fox
4. Great Again

Betting Strategy

Low confidence race to be confident in providing a betting play with most of the field resuming, happy to watch and use as a strong form race moving forward.


Race 8 | Mornington | Key Runners 

12. Ancient Girl
5. Sharp Response
8. British Columbia
4. Zerelle

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Ancient Girl

Consistent galloper that has produced superior ratings to anything else in the field in past three starts. At peak fitness and finds the front and able to dictate the pace to suit.


Race 9 | Mornington | Key Runners 

10. Savannah Cloud
7. Basarwa
8. Major Artie
12. Jaffstock

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Savannah Cloud

Brings the best form into the race having being beaten by two very smart gallopers at past two starts. Has the early speed to sit outside of the speed and get every chance staying at 1600m.


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MORNINGTON RACECOURSE (MELBOURNE RACING CLUB)

Mornington Racecourse is set amongst 68 hectares of rolling lawns and cypress trees, and affords racegoers views of the nearby Moorooduc Plains. The grandstand and tight turning track create a natural amphitheatre on raceday, with Mornington – which is operated by the Melbourne Racing Club – hosting 20 meetings per year. The club’s feature fixture is Mornington Cup Day, which offers a golden ticket to the Caulfield Cup. For Mornington race tips on cup day and throughout the year, head to the Betfair Hub.

KEY EVENTS

The Listed Mornington Cup, run over 2400m under weight-for-age conditions in March, is a ballot exempt race for the $5m Caulfield Cup. Previous winners include Kings Will Dream (2018), who brought up his fifth straight victory in the Mornington Cup and went on to start favourite in the Caulfield Cup, but could only manage sixth after a luckless run. Chris Waller’s progressiver stayer Crystal Pegasus earned a ticket to the 2022 Caulfield Cup after his Mornington Cup win under Craig Williams. The Listed Hareeba Stakes, named in honour of the champion sprinter who won six Black Type races, is run over 1200m on the same day.

TRACK PROFILE

With a circumference of 1800m and a short home straight measuring just 210m, Mornington is one of Victoria’s smaller racetracks. There is a minor incline in the home straight, but given its shallow gradient it doesn’t have a major impact on races. The tight track and short home straight invariably favour on-pace runners, particularly in sprint and middle distance races. With back markers usually struggling to make up ground, it pays to draw inside and be up on the speed. Betfair’s team of tipsters stay across the speed maps and track variables when they deliver their Mornington best bets today and for every meeting.

HISTORY

In 1899, the Mornington Racing Club was formed and the first race meeting was held at Mornington in 1911. The first ever Mornington Cup was run over 1700m in 1921, with a prize fund of £80 and a trophy valued at £75. By 1948, the prize purse had increased to £1000. In 2010, the Melbourne racing Club assumed control of Mornington Racecourse.

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