Moonee Valley trackwork on September 5
Darryl Sherer - Tuesday September 5

Moonee Valley was busy on Tuesday as horses nominated for races on Saturday were able to gallop on the course.

Nistaan (outside) and Aspect galloping on Tuesday. Photo: Darryl Sherer

Co-trainer Paul Snowden was back in town to watch his Group I winner Russian Revolution get a feel for the circuit along with fellow McEwen Stakes nominated Houtzen, which worked earlier in company.

Markers were out 12 metres, riders reporting the ground riding in the good(4) range.

Racenet has compiled a list of times below with an analysis of the work to assist punters.



last 400m


Russian Revolution

800m 55.20


Short and sharp but controlled from the off. Consistent through his evens and just built without any encouragement from Mark Zahra to do this easily. Nominated for McEwen Stakes.

Sweet Sherry & Balancing Act

800m 50.21


Strong tempo from the off and maintained it. Both on the bridle through the line and done comfortably. Balancing Act nominated for Morphettville on Saturday.

Houtzen & Eptimum

800m 56.29


Held together from the off, sitting just off Eptimum. Moved alongside around the turn on the right leg and cruised through in the straight, not appearing to be out to run any time and more a look at the course. Houtzen nominated for the McEwen Stakes.


1200m 1:25.68


Blinkered and unhurried early under Jake Noonan then built gradually. Well on the bridle into the straight and did this easily under his own steam. Nominated for the Open 1600m on Saturday.

Special Diva & Masculino

1200m 1:23.14


Steady early then settled into a rhythm. Began to quicken before the home turn and strong late, together through the line. Special Diva nominated for the Benchmark84 over 1600m and Masculino nominated for the 3YO over 1509m

Bonneval & Lizzie L'Amour

1200m 1:21.31


Solid from the off, Bonneval under Damian Lane on the inside. Rolled into the turn and sharp late, both on the bridle and strong through the line. Both mares nominated for the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes.


1000m 1:06.93


Settled into a lovely rhythm and relaxed in earmuffs. Allowed to go a little faster off the bend and through the line under a hold and keen to go faster. Nominated for the Benchmark 78 over 1509m and the Benchmark 84 over 1600m.

Aspect & Nistaan

1200m 1:21.72


Consistent tempo from the off before building gradually. Nistaan on the outside and both comfortable through the line, the last 100m the best part of the work. Both nominated for the 3YO Hcp over 1509m plus the Morphettville Guineas in Adelaide.

Banish & Esperance

1000m 1:07.68


Together from the off and unhurried, Esperance on the outside. Still well on the bridle through the line, Banish shading the gallop. Banish nominated for the Atlantic Jewel Stakes.


1400m 1:41.71


Relaxed on his own and looked to enjoy himself. Allowed to increase the speed in the straight and through the line well on the bridle. Nominated for the Open 1600m Hcp.


1200m 1:25.59


Wore cheek pieces. Unhurried early and gradually built from the 800m. Handled the turn well and strong through the line well on the bridle. Nominated for the 3YO Hcp over 1509m.

Mission Vision & Ferrocerium

1000m 1:10.36


Casual early before settling into a rhythm. Together around the turn and through the line without any pressure. Both nominated for the 3YO Hcp over 1509m.


1200m 1:23.09


Controlled throughout but looked keen to go faster. Held together in the straight and well on the bridle through the line.

Tarcoola Spirit & She's So High

800m 54.09


Tarcoola Spirit and a stablemate set off three lengths clear of She's So High who joined in along the inside around the home turn, the trio together through the line. Tarcoola Spirit and She's So High nominated for the Atlantic Jewel Stakes

Stampede & Taikomochi

1200m 1:21/13


Strong from the off and consistent through their three-quarter pace. Quickened up off the bend and together through the line without any pressure. Stampede nominated for the Open 1600m Hcp.

Speed Street & Hualalai

1000m 1:06.48


Beau Mertens on Speed Street and on the outside of Hualalai. Consistent speed to the bend then allowed to go a little faster, Speed Street shading the work but both well on the bridle. Speed Street nominated for the 3YO Hcp over 1509m.


1600m 1:52.20


Trotted a lap before cantering off under Katelyn Mallyon. Consistent speed and always travelling strongly, keen to go faster but held together in the straight.

Our Crown Mistress

1200m 1:27.38


Blinkered under Beau Mertens. Casual through the first part before building gradually. Rolled around the turn on the right leg and through the line with ears pricked. Nominated for Sale on Sunday.

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