Nature Strip favourite for Moir Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Nature Strip will be out to push his place in the market for the $13m, TAB Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 13th when he contests the $500,000, Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

The McEwen Stakes winner, who has the Australian Turf Club's slot in The Everest, is TAB’s $2.25 favourite with five contenders on the second line of betting at $9 for The Valley sprint.

“Last start he broke the track record and no doubt he will be popular with punters,” TAB’s Nick Quinn said.

“On a big night for TAB Everest contenders, Chautauqua will trial between races and is a $15 chance to win the Everest.”

Meanwhile, Grunt and Humidor have opened as joint $4.60 favourites for Sunday’s $750,000, Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield. markets

Moir Stakes @ The Valley on Friday night

$2.25     Nature Strip
$9           Ball Of Muscle, Brave Smash, Houtzen, Snitty Kitty, Voodoo Lad
$11         Viddora
$17         Faatinah
$21         Missrock
$34+      Others Quoted

Underwood Stakes @ Caulfield on Sunday

$4.60     Grunt, Humidor
$6           Blair House
$7.50     Comin’ Through, Homesman
$9           Unforgotten
$13+      Others Quoted 

TAB Everest @ Randwick on October 13th

$5           Trapeze Artist
$6           Redzel
$7           Vega Magic
$8           Nature Strip
$11         In Her Time
$13         Santa Ana Lane
$15+      Others Quoted

Underwood Stakes nominations