2015 Moonga Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

October 16th, 2015

12 runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Under The Louvre is out pic to take out the 2015 Moonga Stakes. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Under The Louvre is out pic to take out the 2015 Moonga Stakes. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Under The Louvre ($2.40) has returned to racing in typically slick form this time and remains clear favourite in 2015 Moonga Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Vashka ($6.50) and Rock Sturdy ($8).

Will Under The Louvre justify favouritism and win the 2015 Moonga Stakes or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Under The Louvre ($2.40)

Under The Louvre has undoubtedly found career-best form to date in 2015 and will be very hard to beat in the Moonga Stakes despite drawing the outside barrier. Running a close second in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) upon resuming in autumn, the Excellent Art entire charged home to win the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) before finishing in the minors in both the Listed Anniversary Vase (1400m) and Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m). Having placed fifth in the Group 3 TheShark.com.au Stakes (1100m) first-up on August 29th, Under The Louvre has since placed second in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) and third in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and will be tough to beat in stepping back in class on Saturday.

2nd

Charlie Boy ($9.50)

Charlie Boy has posted several impressive results of his own this year, and should relish the conditions of the 2015 Moonga Stakes third-up on Saturday. Posting three wins and five minors through 20 career starts, the Myboycharlie gelding returned to racing for fifth in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) on April 18th; progressing to success in the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) before running a close second to Boban in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) on May 23rd. Placing second in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m) and sixth in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) so-far this time, Charlie Boy will be partnered by leading hoop Blake Shinn in the Moonga Stakes.

3rd

Ulmann ($16)

Ulmann has been charged with carrying only 56kgs in the 2015 Moonga Stakes, will have taken plenty of benefit from two runs this time and represents terrific value at 2015 Moonga Stakes odds or $16 for success or $4.30 to finish in the first three. Claiming two wins and three minors through 12 career starts, the Sebring entire won a Sandown minor over a mile on April 6th; progressing to fourth in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1800m) and second in the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) before running on for third amongst open company in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) on June 13th.

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