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Ladbrokes Blog: Friday Night Lights Preview – 1st December 2023

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Eight races will be run and won under lights this Friday night at Moonee Valley.

Picture: Racing Photos

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The rail will be out 2m and the track is currently rated a soft 5.

Our Ladbrokes preview can be found below.

RACE 1 - 6:15PM: CHRISTMAS AT THE VALLEY PLATE MAIDEN SW (1200 METRES)

There was a lot to like about the debut performance of Princess Pia.

Off a wide gate and an awkward beginning she settled back second last and came wide on the turn but lengthened out beautifully in the straight to power home into second. 

Given a short break, the daughter of Maurice comes here off two recent jump outs and whilst she does look like she'll improve over more ground, she looks well placed here over the 1200m first up. 

Michael Dee stays in the saddle and she's set to enjoy a cosy run from barrier two. 

1 unit – PRINCESS PIA

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RACE 2 - 6:45PM: QUEST MOONEE VALLEY HANDICAP BM64 (1200 METRES)

So Glamourous made the perfect start to her career with a victory over 1200m at Ballarat.

Given a lovely run in transit she looked to have plenty in hand once into the clear but it was all very new and she just took some encouraging but picked up nicely over the final part to glide past the leader and score by half a length.

A daughter of So You Think, she will have taken plenty of natural improvement from the outing.

Jordan Childs retains the ride for the in-form Graham Begg stable and 

1 unit – SO GLAMOUROUS

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RACE 3 - 7:15PM: WESTERN GENERAL BODYWORKS HANDICAP BM64 (2500 METRES) 

The Genuis has been racing well and didn't have the best of luck here last start.

After scoring a determined second up win over 1860m, the son of So You Think stepped up to 2040m and after settling back last off the outside draw, he made a sweeping run but was just checked at a vital stage and did well to pick up again and grab third.

Only lightly raced, he's yet to step out over this trip but gives every indication he'll run it out strongly.

From gate two he's set to enjoy a soft run under Damian Lane, who goes onboard for Danny O'Brien. 

1 unit – THE GENIUS

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RACE 4 - 7:45PM: LIVING LEGENDS HANDICAP BM70 (1600 METRES)

Starianne returned from a break in superb order, kicking off her campaign with a solid win at Pakenham, beating subsequent stakes placegetter Forbidden City.

She then stepped up to 1700m at Flemington and although she had cover, she was always wide and just held her ground to the line. 

Relatively lightly raced with just the eleven starts, the daughter of Sebring looks very promising, having performed well in some stronger races, including the Group One Australasian Oaks where she finished fourth. 

She does have to lump the 60kgs again but strips fitter for the two runs back and has drawn to get a soft run under Daniel Moor. 

1 unit – STARIANNE

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RACE 5 - 8:15PM: EDSA GROUP HANDICAP BM64 (1600 METRES)

Lady Tino remains unbeaten from four starts and I can't see any reason why she can't win again.

The daughter of dual Group One winner Palentino was sent to the paddock after her first two appearances and returned in top order, scoring a gutsy win over 1212m at Kilmore. 

She was then sent out at a very short quote when stepping up to 1500m at Mornington and proved too strong with an all the way win under 61kgs.

Each time it looks like the challengers may be getting close, she sticks her head out and knows how to get the job done.

Tatum Bull goes onboard and will take 3kgs off.

The only slight concern is the barrier but she possess good early speed and if she can cross without being made to work, she'll be in it for a long way. 

1 unit – LADY TINO

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RACE 6 - 8:45PM: LADBROKES RACING CLUB HANDICAP BM64 (2040 METRES)

Kailash hasn't been far away at his past few runs and looks ready to win.

He was unlucky here two starts back, racing in restricted room into the straight and was then held up 100m from home but finished off well. 

The Irish bred gelding was solid to the line here last time, he's hard fit and drops back in grade.

Rhys McLeod goes onboard for Nick Ryan and from barrier four he's set to receive every chance.

1 unit – KAILASH

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RACE 7 - 9:15PM: LADBROKES 55 SECOND CHALLENGE HEAT 7 BM64 (1600 METRES)

Keane Enuff returns to the races.

The son of Rich Enuff has only had the two race starts and was brilliant on debut over 1000m at Mornington.

Racing outside the leader he kicked strongly in the straight to pull away and record a dominant three length win.

He then went to Flemington where he was left out in front and just looked a bit lost but did well to finish only 4.2 lengths from the winner, in what has proven to be a very strong field.

The four year old has been given time to mature and has performed well in two recent jump outs.

Barrier three is a definite advantage and Jye McNeil goes back aboard.

1 unit – KEANE ENUFF

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RACE 8 - 9:45PM: SHARP EIT SOLUTIONS HANDICAP BM64 (1200 METRES)

She Daresthe Devil has been racing well and recorded a well deserved last start victory over this course and distance. 

The Puissance de Lune mare worked home strongly over 1100m two runs back and looked to really appreciate getting out to 1200m for the first time last start.

She's drawn to get a similar run again and drops back in grade.

With the rise in weight, trainer Ray Besanko has elected to go with the claim, engaging Tatum Bull to do the steering and take 3kgs off. 

1 unit – SHE DARESTHE DEVIL

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