William Reid Stakes 2017

March 24, 2017

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 $500,000 in total prize money.

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. 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 March 24, 2017.

2017 William Reid Stakes Results

  • 1st: Silent Sedition
  • 2nd: Hellbent
  • 3rd: Star Turn

William Reid Stakes Race Info

  • Date: March 24, 2017
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1925

William Reid Stakes Odds

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 15 William Reid Stakes winners from 2003 – 2017 finished worse than third in their Group lead-up run.

From 2006 – 2017 the favourites in the William Reid Stakes odds saluted for the punters four times including champion mare Black Caviar (2011 and 2013). Horses drawn wide are also risky in William Reid Stakes betting with Toledo (10 in 2002) and Silent Sedition (10 in 2017) the only winners from a double digit barrier in over 30 years.

2017 William Reid Stakes Betting

The top William Reid Stakes 2017 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.

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 five of the 15 William Reid Stakes winners from 2002 – 2017. The last horse to complete the Newmarket Handicap – William Reid Stakes double was Black Caviar (2011) who also won the latter in 2013.

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. 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.

2017 William Reid Stakes Field

The William Reid Stakes field 2017 and barrier draw will be published below on Wednesday March 22, 2017 so stay tuned.

The 2017 William Reid Stakes Final Field originally attracted thirteen sprinters, but the early scratching of the widely-drawn Kuro (13) leaves a dozen in the mix for Friday night’s feature race. Key runners include the consistent Lindsay Park-trained mare Sheidel who won the Oakleigh Plate two back and the Coolmore Classic runner-up Silent Sedition who looks overs in William Reid Stakes betting.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Hcp. Rating
1 94x236710x REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Ben Melham 7 58.5kg 111
2 100x98x440 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 58.5kg 111
3 1539x146x0 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 12 58.5kg 108
4 313x6039x6 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2 58.5kg 108
5 900x70x9x2 HOOKED Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 11 58.5kg 103
6 3x3221123x ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 6 58.5kg 105
7 360×221712 KURO (NZ) Joseph Pride Corey Brown 13 58.5kg 105
8 21x1212x50 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Hugh Bowman 8 58.5kg 104
9 x10x3021x8 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 4 58.5kg 102
10 x10113x344 HELLBENT Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 58.5kg 99
11 x421152x14 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 9 56.5kg 111
12 12x231x212 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 56.5kg 105
13 56x1213x33 STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 56kg 109

2017 William Reid Stakes Nominations

Racing Victoria took the official William Reid Stakes 2017 nominations on Monday and the Group 1 autumn sprint under the lights attracted twenty-five early entries including the three-year-old colt Star Turn and Lindsay Park’s consistent mare Sheidel who ran third and fourth respectively last start in the Newmarket Handicap.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 933x242x11 BASSETT (NZ) G 4 Mick Price 95
2 2x600x2117 DAL CIELO (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees 93
3 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 80
4 100x98x440 FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 111
5 x10113x344 HELLBENT H 4 Darren Weir 99
6 900x70x9x2 HOOKED H 6 Robert Smerdon 103
7 154231×271 I AM A STAR (NZ) F 3 Shane Nichols 105
8 21x1212x50 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 5 Peter Gelagotis 104
9 313x6039x6 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 108
10 x10x3021x8 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
11 360×221712 KURO (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 105
12 1x66735x19 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 86
13 94x236710x REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli 111
14 3x3221123x ROCK MAGIC G 7 Chris Gangemi 105
15 27024x167x SECRET AGENDA M 4 Mick Price 100
16 x421152x14 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 111
17 12x231x212 SILENT SEDITION M 4 Andrew Noblet 105
18 1500×17203 SIRBIBLE G 5 Russell Bell 93
19 0111x12x29 SPIETH (NZ) H 4 Bryce Heys 109
20 56x1213x33 STAR TURN C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
21 3397293235 SUNDAY ESCAPE G 6 Andrew Murray 81
22 667x1310x4 SWEET SHERRY F 3 Paul Banks 80
23 42x256Px1x TARGET IN SIGHT G 7 Joseph Pride 105
24 1539x146x0 THE QUARTERBACK G 6 Robbie Griffiths 108
25 842990×613 WELL SPRUNG G 4 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 92

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.

Mares have a strong record over the boys in the William Reid Stakes in recent years with six wins since 2004, while four three-year-olds have beaten the older horses in the race since 2003. 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.

2017 William Reid Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider William Reid Stakes 2017 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.

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 – 2017 four of the 11 William Reid Stakes betting favourites saluted for the punters
  • A Flemington run in the lead-up is the best William Reid Stakes form guide with all but two of the winners from 2008 – 2017 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 – 2017
  • Horses drawn in barriers one and two have the best record in the race in the past decade

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 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 winners of the race include Black Caviar (2011 and 2013), Apache Cat (2008 and 2009), Miss Andretti (2007) and Regimental Gal (2004).

Notable recent Vinery Stud Stakes winners include Lucia Valentina (2014), Mosheen (2012), Faint Perfume (2010) and Miss Finland (2007).

2017 William Reid Stakes Results

The William Reid Stakes Results 2017 and finishing order for the Moonee Valley Group 1 race will be known on March 24, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 56.5kg $7.50
2 10 HELLBENT Darren Weir Damian Lane 0.1L 5 58.5kg $8
3 13 STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1.35L 3 56kg $4F
4 6 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 1.55L 6 58.5kg $21
5 4 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2.05L 2 58.5kg $19
6 11 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 2.25L 9 56.5kg $5
7 9 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 2.75L 4 58.5kg $19
8 2 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3.15L 1 58.5kg $20
9 1 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Ben Melham 3.35L 7 58.5kg $17
10 5 HOOKED Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 4.85L 11 58.5kg $31
11 8 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Hugh Bowman 5.35L 8 58.5kg $10
12 3 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 5.45L 12 58.5kg $31
7 KURO (NZ) Joseph Pride Corey Brown 0

William Reid Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Silent Sedition Hellbent Star Turn 1:10.11
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