No more waiting for Saturday for your weekend racing fix – Moonee Valley’s night racing season returns this Friday for its 20th season.

The Valley was the first metro racing club in Australia in to race under lights back in 1998, and has maintained its status as the premier night racing venue in the country.

This week’s season opener is highlighted by the $150,000 Group 3 RA Scarborough Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old fillies.  Previously known as the Champagne Stakes, the race was renamed by the MVRC this year in honour of recently retired Chairman Bob Scarborough.

Our Melbourne Ratings service covers all Friday night meetings at the Valley, and analyst Trevor Lawson is optimistic about the season ahead.

“I’ve found the Friday night meetings generally offer some good value,” says Trevor.

“At this time of year the focus of everyone in racing – and bookmakers – is understandably on the big Saturday and Carnival meetings.  That creates some real opportunities for us.

“The markets for a big Saturday meeting go up on a Wednesday and by raceday a lot of the fat has been trimmed off them.  There’s less focus and work put into the Friday nights by both punters and bookies, so there’s gaps there that we can take advantage of.”

Members of the Melbourne Ratings service will receive Trevor’s full ratings and speed maps for the Valley this Friday afternoon, and for all night meetings for the season – a valuable addition to the regular metro midweek and Saturday action.

Trevor is a successful professional punter with over fifteen years of experience and excellent long-term results.  Since opening in May, his Melbourne Ratings service has made over 80 units in profit at over 20% profit of turnover.  Check it out here.