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The Moonee Valley Nissan Stakes over 1200 metres, is on tomorrow August 22nd 2008 (Race #2) in Melbourne, and it is shaping as a great race. There are some quality three year olds going around, including the up and coming stars Minnesota Shark and Von Costa De Hero, who were both very successful earlier in the year in some big races.
I personally think Minnesota Shark is going to be a champion of the future, and at $4.50 fixed odds he is great value. He gets back and gives you a great sight flashing down the outside. Von Costa De Hero trained by David Hayes is favourite for the race as he has beaten Minnesota Shark previously… but not by much. The Moonee Valley Nissan Stakes however isn’t a 2 horse race, with the likes of Fury and Dubai To Sydney well and truly in the race, especially with a small field.
What does everyone else think? Please let me know your thoughts; will Minnesota Shark or Von Costa De Hero will win the Nissan Stakes, or will they be upstaged by a roughy?