William Reid Stakes 2022

Friday March 25, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Newmarket Handicap is the best lead-up race into the William Reid Stakes in recent years

The William Reid Stakes is a Group 1 race run under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday night in late March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. It is one of the final Melbourne feature races of the season scheduled before top-level racing moves to Sydney and is run under the lights as the feature event of William Reid Stakes Night.

Contested over 1200m it is a weight-for-age race for sprinters and has a field limit of 14 runners competing for $1,000,000 in total prize money as of 2022.

The key lead-up race into the William Reid Stakes is the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) run over the same distance down the Flemington straight a fortnight earlier. Sunlight (2019) was the last sprinter to complete the Newmarket Handicap – William Reid Stakes double, while the next year Newmarket runner-up Loving Gaby (2020) went one better becoming the second straight filly to win the William Reid Stakes.

In 2022 the William Reid Stakes winner September Run improved on a Newmarket Handicap third for her upset at $17.

Many William Reid Stakes horses often head to Sydney next targeting the TJ Smith Stakes on Doncaster Mile Day or the All Aged Stakes over 1400m at Randwick after the two-day The Championships in April.

The last horse to win the William Reid Stakes – TJ Smith Stakes double without a run in between was Black Caviar (2013), while the Newmarket Handicap – William Reid Stakes double was also achieved by the superstar mare in 2011.

The latest edition of the William Reid Stakes ran on Friday March 25, 2022 and saw the Chris Waller-trained September Run ($17) return to winning form. 

William Reid Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Friday March 25, 2022
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1925

2022 William Reid Stakes Results

The William Reid Stakes Results 2022 and finishing order for the Moonee Valley Group 1 race will be known on Friday March 25, 2022 and published right here.

  • 1st: #8 September Run ($17)
  • 2nd: #6 Halvorsen
  • 3rd: #11 General Beau

Chris Waller’s mare September Run ($17) enjoyed her first win since the 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes leading an upset William Reid Stakes 2022 trifecta when beating home 60/1 roughies Halvorsen and General Beau while odds-on favourite Marabi suffered her first loss running fifth under the lights at Moonee Valley.

William Reid Stakes Betting

William Reid Stakes betting is led by sprinters that come via a top three run in the Newmarket Handicap or Lightning Stakes earlier in the autumn.

These two autumn races have provided more William Reid Stakes winners than any other events and make popular betting doubles paired with the Moonee Valley night features. Just two of the 19 William Reid Stakes winners from 2003 – 2022 finished worse than third in their Group lead-up run.

From 2006 – 2022 the favourites in the William Reid Stakes odds saluted for the punters five times including champion mare Black Caviar (2011 and 2013) and most recently Sunlight ($1.70 in 2019).

Horses drawn wide are also risky in William Reid Stakes betting with Toledo (10 in 2002), Silent Sedition (10 in 2017), Hellbent (10 in 2018) and September Run (10 in 2022) the only winners from a double digit barrier in over 30 years.

2022 William Reid Stakes Odds

The top William Reid Stakes 2022 odds on the final Group 1 sprint in Melbourne for the autumn will be available below the week of the race so make sure you check back to get behind your favourite Moonee Valley track specialists at the right price.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 William Reid Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

William Reid Stakes Field

The William Reid Stakes field has a capacity of 14 starters and was last run at capacity in 2015 when Lucky Hussler won as an 11/1 shot. From 2009 – 2012 the race attracted only seven or eight runners in the field with superstar sprinters Apache Cat and Black Caviar scaring away the rivals.

William Reid Stakes odds are at double-figures for the 2016 winner Flamberge

Flamberge (inside) continued the good record of six-year-olds in the William Reid Stakes results for his 2016 win. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Traditionally horses come into the William Reid Stakes field via a lead-up run in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) two weeks earlier at Flemington or the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) in late February.

The Newmarket Handicap and Black Caviar Stakes produced all but seven of the 18 William Reid Stakes winners from 2002 – 2022. The latest horses to complete the Newmarket Handicap – William Reid Stakes double were Black Caviar (2011) who also won the latter in 2013 and Sunlight (2019).

The Lightning Stakes – William Reid Stakes double was most recently secured by another double winner of the Moonee Valley feature when Apache Cat scored his first in 2008, followed by Black Caviar (2013) who the first leg of the double (Black Caviar Lightning) is now named in honour of.

William Reid Stakes nominations close the Monday prior to the race with the field out on the Wednesday when the William Reid Stakes barrier draw is also conducted.

2022 William Reid Stakes Field

The William Reid Stakes field 2022 and barrier draw will be published below on Wednesday March 23, 2022 so stay tuned.

The 2022 William Reid Stakes final field features a full line-up of sprinters with unbeaten Oakleigh Plate winning mare Marabi odds-on from gate eight for the Maher/Eustace stable.

  • Scratchings Update: #3 The Inferno (7); #13 Marine One (13)

2022 William Reid Stakes Nominations

The early William Reid Stakes 2022 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published right here so stay tuned to see what sprinters make up the original entries for the sprint.

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s undefeated mare Marabi coming off an Oakleigh Plate win dominates the 2022 William Reid Stakes nominations and all-in betting markets on Friday night’s Moonee Valley feature.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 49x1541x33 ELECTRIC GIRL M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
2 5x25125x72 GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton 89
3 11x331x12 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 95
4 02980×1310 HALVORSEN G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 102
5 x3x2x761x0 JONKER H 6 Tony Gollan 110
6 2318x232x1 KEMALPASA G 6 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 108
7 111×1111 MARABI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 114
8 567×110121 MARINE ONE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
9 76x032853x OVERKILL G 5 Denis Daffy 71
10 0x1745x240 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 87
11 15x330x5 REMARQUE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 84
12 48x37664x3 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 108
13 1610x5796x SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 88
14 0x24x50311 SNAPPER (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 81
15 0x62230x63 STANDOUT H 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 102
16 411313×372 THE ASTROLOGIST G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 106
17 111x6120x8 THE INFERNO G 5 Cliff Brown 109
18 554x3360x0 TREKKING G 7 James Cummings 112
19 40x4240x08 ZOUTORI G 6 Mathew Ellerton
20 1128×40 ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

William Reid Stakes Tips

The best William Reid Stakes tips are to back in-form autumn sprinters coming off a placing in the Newmarket Handicap or Lightning Stakes. It is also a top William Reid Stakes tip to back a horse drawn no wider than nine with the most successful barrier since 1983 producing seven winners being gate one – the inside alley.

Fillies & mares have a strong record over the boys in the William Reid Stakes in recent years with nine wins since 2004 most recently September Run (2022), while six three-year-olds have beaten the older horses in the race since 2003 including the fillies Sunlight (2019) and Loving Gaby (2020).

Looking for gallopers with proven form on tight tracks like the Moonee Valley circuit is also a good betting tip for the William Reid Stakes.

2022 William Reid Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider William Reid Stakes 2022 tips and exotic Group 1 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack in the Friday night feature this autumn.

  • To Win: #9 Marabi ($1.65 at time of publish) 

What stops Marabi from extending her flawless career run to eight straight? Probably nothing. There’s little value, but based on what she’s show so far it’s impossible to tip against her. A mare in this vein of form, three-from-three at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit who won a Group 1 last time out? Ticking every box, stepped-up in grade last start without a worry and gets a good run from a mid-field barrier. Back don’t sack.

William Reid Stakes Form Guide

The William Reid Stakes form guide shows the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form for all the horses in the field. Keeping an eye on sprinters coming off a good run in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap is a top tip as is checking the barrier draw with the William Reid Stakes favouring those drawn the inside alley.

Jockey Glen Boss rode two William Reid Stakes winners with Turfontein (2010) and Lucky Hussler (2010) so checking the jockeys in the form guide is also a good idea for successful punting on the classic.

William Reid Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2007 – 2022 six William Reid Stakes betting favourites saluted for the punters most recently Sunlight ($1.70 in 2019)
  • A Flemington run in the lead-up is the best William Reid Stakes form guide with all but five of the winners from 2008 – 2022 coming off either the Lighting Stakes or Newmarket Handicap
  • Six-year-olds have a dominant record in the William Reid Stakes results with four wins from 2009 – 2022
  • Horses drawn in barriers one and two have the best record in the race in the past decade

2022 William Reid Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive William Reid Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

William Reid Stakes Results

While favourites have a strong recent record in the race upsets in the William Reid Stakes results in the past decade have also occurred including September Run ($17 in 2022), Foxwedge ($12 in 2012) and Turffontein ($12 in 2010).

The longest priced William Reid Stakes winner in the past three decades was Toledo ($31 in 2002).

Some notable William Reid Stakes winners in recent years include include Masked Crusader (2021), Loving Gaby (2020), Sunlight (2019), Black Caviar (2011 and 2013), Apache Cat (2008 and 2009), Miss Andretti (2007) and Regimental Gal (2004).

William Reid Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 September Run Halvorsen General Beau 1:09.9
2021 Masked Crusader Portland Sky Libertini 1:09.2
2020 Loving Gaby Gytrash Bivouac 1:09.4
2019 Sunlight Spright Ellicazoom 1:09.7
2018 Hellbent Thronum Catchy 1:09.3
2017 Silent Sedition Hellbent Star Turn 1:10.1
2016 Flamberge Holler Japonisme 1:09.8
2015 Lucky Hussler Vain Queen Griante 1:10.3
2014 Spirit Of Boom Fontelina Unpretentious 1:11.1
2013 Black Caviar Karuta Queen Fawkner 1:11.0
2012 Foxwedge Hay List Buffering 1:10.2
2011 Black Caviar Crystal Lily Hinchinbrook 1:10.0
2010 Turffontein Wanted Sniper’s Bullet 1:11.6
2009 Apache Cat Vormista Time Thief 1:09.6
2008 Apache Cat Stanzout Monet Rules 1:09.6
2007 Miss Andretti Any Suggestion Rewaaya 1:10.2
2006 Virage De Fortune Rewaaya Undue 1:10.0
2005 Cape Of Good Hope Super Elegant Spark Of Life 1:10.3
2004 Regimental Gal Our Egyptian Raine Legally Bay 1:10.3
2003 Yell Dash For Cash Spinning Hill 1:10.5
2002 Toledo Show A Heart North Boy 1:11.8
2001 Bomber Bill Scenic Warrior Nina Haraka 1:11.4
2000 Miss Pennymoney Redoutes Choice St Chrisoph 1:10.7