Savoie likely to get forward and from gate 7 looks the pacesetter.
Cloak has a wide gate but should be rolling forward. Real Success and Thunderdome will be looking to get handy as well.
Another big field where position likely to be keenly contested.
Outrageous and Savvy Oak from inside gates will be back in the field.
Aramayo could be caught wide looking for positoin from a tricky gate with Micky Blue Eyes also looking to push down closer tot he rail.
While this can be used for horses on a Derby or Oaks path with Jameka the last to complete the Vase/Oaks double in 2015 and Efficient the last to do the Vase/Derby double in 2006.
While fillies have claimed 2 of the past 3 editions, they are the only female winners since the turn of the century.
2nd Emergency, Power Of Attorney is the only acceptor to have finished in the top-three in a race at The Valley.
Mark Kavanagh is the only trainer to have claimed the race on multiple occasions in the past 10 years, with victories in 2012 and 2008.
Favourites have a 50% win strike-rate in the past 10 years with 5 claiming victory- three of those were odds-on.
Gear changes to consider- Outrageous has the winkers off again, Power Of Attorney (Em2) blinkers first time.
In a capacity field not one of the engaged runners has a previous win at The Valley, with Savvy Oak, Stars Of Carrum, Thunderdome, Approach Discreet and Outrageous the only runners that have even had a start at the track.
Many of these are getting out to 2000m for the first time, with Verry Elleegant the only runner to have a win at 2000m.
The past 4 winners all contested either the Caulfield Guineas or the Thousand Guineas at the lead-in- Outrageous is the only runner on that path in 2018.
Glyn Schofield is the only jockey to have won this race in the past 7 years with a ride in 2018. Damien Oliver won aboard Jameka in 2015 and will be relying on scratchings to get a 2018 start.
All the early money has been for Verry Elleegant. Opening at $3.60 the biggest bet in early trading has been $500 e/w at $3.40/$1.60
Aramayo has been well tried with the Godolphin runner $4.40 out as far as $5 and back to $4.80.
Botti has been specked at odds but has been on the drift, $16 out to $26.
Runners under double figure odds are Verry Elleegant, Aramayo, Savoie and Dealmaker.
The outsider is Stripping Royalty while there has been a nibble at Vow And Declare who will need a scratching to make the field as the gelding is the first emergency.
Restricted to three year olds, the Moonee Valley Vase is run at set weights and has traditionally been a key lead up event for the VRC Derby. The last horse to complete the Vase/Derby double was Efficient in 2006, while Tarzino finished 3rd in the Vase before going on to claim the Derby in 2015.
First held in 1983 at Listed level, the race achieved Group 3 status in 1989 and in 1997 was elevated to the current Group 2 classification. The race is held over 2040m with colts & geldings allotted 57kg and fillies 55kg at the set weight scale.
Total prizemoney on offer in 2018 is $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. The 2018 winner was the Aaron Purcell trained Aloisia, ridden by Luke Nolen. Previous Moonee Valley Vase winners include Jameka, Rekindled Interest, Whobegotyou, Ustinov, Gold Guru and Alfa.
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|Date:||Saturday, 27th October 2018|
|Location:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO SW|
|Market:||2018 Moonee Valley Vase Odds|