Melbourne Racing Tips – Saturday January 22, 2022
Saturday @ Moonee Valley:
Track: Good 3. Rail: True.
2:25pm R4 #2 SALTO ANGEL
3:00pm R5 #2 YULONG COMMAND (Best)
Starts Race 6 at 3:40pm AEDT
1st leg: 1, 9, 10, 11
2nd leg: 4, 6, 10
3rd leg: 11
4th leg: 2,
6, 8, 11
$12 for 25%
Race 4: BM70 HANDICAP 2500M
SALTO ANGEL (2) ran a credible 2ND last start in similar grade at Caulfield over 2380m. The start prior she broke her duck winning a 2000m maiden at Pakenham which doesn’t read all that well for a race like this but her 2nd in the G1 Oaks over 2500m and a 2nd in the Listed Andrew Ramsden over 2800m would see her very competitive here. The jock who won on her goes back aboard and she is trained by a Melbourne & Caulfield Cup winning trainer.
SAVING (1) won a BM70 over 3000m at this track last start in a bold front running ride. If he was to repeat that here as he looks to get a similar easy time in front he will be a chance albeit he rises 2kgs in weight. COUP DE TONNERRE (3) looks the best of the rest with a win over 2400m in a BM64, has the gun in Jamie Kah and is trained by an astute staying stable. Would have to lift and perform a career best to win here though.
(2) SALTO ANGEL: 0.5 units win @ $5.00
Race 5: BM78 HANDICAP 1000m
YULONG COMMAND (2) has placed all 4 runs this time in including a win in this grade at this track over 955m. He placed 2nd behind the smart mare SCORCHED EARTH down the straight last run and that mare has since won again. He is hard fit and gets in well with the claim. On what looks a likely fast track, he should jump and sit outside the leader and be hard to run down.
WINSUM (5) won a similar class race 7 weeks ago over 1000m in pretty easy fashion. He is 3 from 3 at the distance and the senior jockey sticks with him here. Untried at the track and may benefit from the run be he’ll be steaming home. GRANDVIEW AVENUE (1) has good stats track and distance and drops back in grade here. If he reclaims his form of a year ago he would be in this up to his ears. Unfortunately he hasn’t won for 59 weeks now and has a hefty impost of 62kgs to carry.
(2) YULONG COMMAND: 1 unit win @ $2.30