Moonee Valley gallops on Monday

Darryl Sherer - Monday September 25

Moonee Valley hosted a busy morning of gallops on Monday ahead the Moir Stakes meeting on Friday night.

Demonstrate (inside) and Coruscate towards the end of their gallop. Photo: Darryl Sherer

The last start McEwen Stakes winner Russian Revolution is nominated for the Group I sprint and had a brisk workout along with fellow Moir contenders Houtzen and Ability.

Markers were out 10 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 51.76


Touch casual through the early stages then built momentum, strong late without any encouragement and done easily. Nominated for the Moir Stakes.

Azazel & Over Exposure

800m 50.04


Short and sharp, Azazel on the inside and leading the gallop early. Strong late, Azazel well on the bridle and shading the gallop. Azazel nominated for the Stutt Stakes.

Houtzen & Berisha

800m 49.75


Houtzen blinkered and on the outside. Strong from the off and always leading the work, through the line under a hold. Houtzen nominated for the Scarborough Stakes.


600m 36.38


Short and sharp. Controlled from the off and relaxed, well on the bridle through the line. Nominated for the Moir Stakes.

Montoya's Secret

1200m 1:23.90


Not hurried early and then chased along in the home straight, ridden through the line. Nominated for the JRA Cup.

Fox Swift & Split Lip

800m 51.80


Split Lip on the inside and looked to cope with the turn comfortably. Both strong through the line, Split Lip a length clear at the finish. Both nominated for the Scarborough Stakes.


800m 54.06


Not out to do anything more, had a good look around and handled the home turn comfortably at speed.

Rock Magic

800m 51.07


Strong but relaxed from the off. Deceptively quick as he was so relaxed and under a hold through the line. Nominated for the Moir Stakes.

Toga Picta & Etymology

1200m 1:23.16


Steady early before building down the side. Together around the turn and through the line, Toga Picta on the outside of the older horse and both on the bridle.

Demonstrate & Coruscate

1000m 1:06.05


Strong from the off, Demonstrate on the inside. Demonstrate just shading the work through the line with Coruscate pushed along.

Masculino & Mighty Boss

1200m 1:20.19


Masculino on the inside of Mighty Boss and strong from the off at a consistent speed. Masculino shading the work through the line.

Bonney & Mintha

1000m 1:09.04


Not out to do anything more. Both had a good look around and appeared to handle the home turn comfortably at speed, both well on the bridle through the line.

True Excelsior & Captain's Son

800m 50.38


True Excelsior on the outside in ear muffs and nose roll. Stoked up in the straight and strong late. Nominated for the Scarborough Stakes.

Super Too

600m 36.22


Short and sharp from the off. Powered home in the straight. Nominated for the Moir Stakes.

Holy Snow & Ouyang Feng

1200m 1:21.43


Controlled from the off and together all the way. Built gradually and both comfortable through the line.

Annus Mirabilis

1400m 1:40.34


Cantered a lap and then went again, consistent before building gradually and cruised through the line with ears pricked. Nominated for the JRA Cup.

Flying Jess

1000m 1:08.48


Strong early before relaxing into a rhythm. Under a hold in the straight and not asked to do anything serious. Nominated for the Stutt Stakes.


1400m 1:34.53


Consistent tempo from the off. Built before the home turn and strong through the line under a hold.

Almalita & Dante Rosetti

1200m 1:26.85


Almalita on the outside of the younger horse. Steady early before building gradually and strong the last 200m, together through the line.


1200m 1:25.67


Settled straight into her rhythm and consistent tempo. Comfortable around the turn and under a hold through the line.

Our Crown Mistress & Invincible Star

1200m 1:21.27


Maintenance work, Invincible Star on the inside and both keen to go faster, under a hold in the straight.

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