William Reid Stakes
Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Friday, March 18, 2022|
|Location:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
The William Reid Stakes has been won by Australia’s best sprinters and is seen as one of the major sprint races on the Australian calendar.
The prize money of $500,000 and the group one status makes it an appealing race for both connections and punters who want to see the best thoroughbreds in action.
With past winners including the great Black Caviar, Apache Cat and Miss Andretti – it’s a race worth investing on and due to the race being run on a Friday night, the atmosphere is always electric at Moonee Valley.
2022 William Reid Stakes betting odds
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2021 William Reid Stakes result
Recent William Reid Stakes winners
- Drawing barrier one over a sprint trip at Moonee Valley has long been a detriment to the chances of a runner who does not have early gate speed. In the 2021 William Reid Stakes that was no issue for Masked Crusader who smashed his rivals with thanks to a pin point steer from William Pike. The wizard from the west took the smallest gap along the fence between Portland Sky and Pippie and once his mount saw the gap he charged through it and quickly put a decent margin on his rivals. The win was Masked Crusader’s maiden Group 1 success and all thoughts immediately turned to The Everest in the spring.
- It was a third black-type win for Loving Gaby at Moonee Valley when the Maher & Eustace-trained mare took out the 2020 William Reid Stakes. Having sat outside the leader, Bivouac, throughout the race Loving Gaby had enough in the tank to sail past the Newmarket Handicap winner to claim the Manikato-William Reid double at The Valley.
- The Tony McEvoy trained filly gave nothing else a chance when leading from barrier to box to take out the William Reid Stakes. With a cheap sectional between the 600m-400m mark Luke Currie knew he had plenty of horse underneath him and when he asked for an effort at the top of the straight the gun filly kicked clear and was never in any real danger.
- It was another Group 1 win in Melbourne for Darren Weir after Hellbent streaked away to win the William Reid Stakes. After settling towards the back the field Hellbent circled at the corner and torched them, reaching long time leader Thornum in the shadows of the post to record a comfortable win.
- Silent Sedition scored a tough win in 2017 after holding out the Darren Weir-trained Hellbent. The two stars battled down the Moonee Valley straight, but it was four-year-old Silent Sedition which gave trainer Andrew Noblet and jockey Katelyn Mallyon their first group one success. Read report here.
- Flamberge was another upset winner in 2016 when winning at odds of $12. The then Peter Moody-trained gelding didn’t have everything go its way after stumbling at the start, but the class runner picked itself up and came along the rails to down Holler on the line. The field was full of quality runners which included Japonisme, Gregers and The Quarterback.
- A wide open betting field was presented in 2015 and it was Lucky Hussler which came away with the prize. The Darren Weir-trained five-year-old asserted its class over the concluding stages with a 1.8-length win and it kicked off what was a stellar year for the son of Husson. Vain Queen ran well as the second favourite, with the likes of Earthquake and Rebel Dane unable to find their best in the straight.
- In one of the most exciting finishes in the races history, Queenslander Spirit Of Boom got the better of its rivals in a driving three-horse finish. The Tony Gollan-trained six-year-old tracked the leaders into the race before moving wide around the Moonee Valley home turn. It hit the front over the concluding stages and it held off the fast finishing Fontelina and Unpretentious in a thrilling finish. Spirit Of Boom was well-supported at $5.50 in the betting.
- The amazing Black Caviar dominated the 2013 edition at skinny odds of $1.05. The Moody-trained champion mare was expected to dominate the race and it didn’t disappoint. The six-year-old sat outside the leader throughout before hitting second gear and cruising to victory. The win won’t be considered one of its best due to the average field it defeated, which included staying types Fawkner, Luckygray and Linton, but that’s to be expected when Black Caviar is lining up.
- All the talk in the lead-up was for $1.50 favourite Hay List, but punters forgot about talented three-year-old Foxwedge. The future stallion showed good fight in winning at odds of $12 over the well-fancied Hay List which had to settle for another placing in a big race. Foxwedge was an expensive $925,000 purchase and this win was one of its highlights in a limited career.
William Red Stakes past winners list
|Willaim Reid Stakes Past Winners|
|2021||Masked Crusader||William Pike||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2020||Loving Gaby||Craig Williams||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2019||Sunlight||Luke Currie||Tony McEvoy|
|2018||Hellbent||Craig Williams||Darren Weir|
|2017||Silent Sedition||Katelyn Mallyon||Andrew Noblet|
|2016||Flamberge||Brad Rawiller||Peter Moody|
|2015||Lucky Hussler||Glen Boss||Darren Weir|
|2014||Spirit Of Boom||Michael Rodd||Tony Gollan|
|2013||Black Caviar||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
|2012||Foxwedge||Nash Rawiller||John O’Shea|
|2011||Black Caviar||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
|2010||Turffontein||Glen Boss||Anthony Cummings|
|2009||Apache Cat||Damien Oliver||Greg Eurell|
|2008||Apache Cat||Corey Brown||Greg Eurell|
|2007||Miss Andretti||Craig Newitt||Lee Freedman|
|2006||Virage De Fortune||Greg Childs||Bruce McLachlan|
|2005||Cape Of Good Hope||Brett Prebble||David Oughton|
|2004||Regimental Gal||Steven King||Shaun Dwyer|
|2003||Yell||Darren Gauci||John Hawkes|
|2002||Toledo||Steven Arnold||Russell & Scott Cameron|
|2001||Bomber Bill||Steven Arnold||Russell & Scott Cameron|
|2000||Miss Pennymoney||Brett Prebble||Jim Conlan|
William Reid Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
|Willaim Reid Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|