The Moir Stakes is a Group 1 1000-metre race that is traditionally run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on the Friday night prior to the AFL Grand Final. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Moir Stakes winners’ list includes the very best sprinters in Australian racing.
The 2022 Moir Stakes will be run on Friday 23rd September with $1,000,000 in prizemoney on offer.
Moir Stakes Past Winners
An upgrade in status to Group 1 and a move in the schedule have played a big role in the emergence of the Moir Stakes as a true headline act of the Cox Plate Carnival.
The race has been won by the “who’s who” of Australian sprinting in recent years, with globe-trotting superstars NATURE STRIP, MISS ANDRETTI and the incomparable BLACK CAVIAR all winning overseas after winning the Moir Stakes.
Moir Stakes Form Guide
Resuming horses have a good record in the Moir Stakes, so sprinters with good first-up records must be respected. The unique nature of the Moonee Valley circuit ensures that those with a good Valley record run well while horses drawn inside barriers tend to be at an advantage.
The Group 2 McEwen Stakes run over the same trip at Moonee Valley three weeks earlier is the best lead in the race for those horses that aren’t first up, with horses able to show how they will handle the tight turning circuit.
Champion Victorian-based jockey Damien Oliver has ridden the winner of the Moir Stakes four times and is by far the most successful of the current jockeys. With his vast experience and knowledge of the track, his mount in this year’s Moir Stakes must be considered.
Placing A Bet On The Moir Stakes
Before performing horse racing betting on the Moir Stakes it is important to look at the recent history of the race. While NATURE STRIP (2019) is the only outright favourite to have won the race in the last ten years, the majority of recent winners have been priced at $10 or less.
The Weight For Age conditions of the race attracts the best sprinters in the land and makes doing the form easier (in theory!). Ten of the last eleven Moir Stakes winners had already won at Group 1 level further underscoring the quality of the field.
In summary, outstanding 1000m horses with good records, who have shown they can handle Moonee Valley in the past are the horses to beat. They must be respected.
2022 Moir Stakes Predictions & Odds
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The Palmerbet Blog is a great source for free expert racing tips, betting previews and up-to-date betting odds as well as the all-important Moir Stakes Betting Tips.
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