William Reid Stakes 2012 – Nominations Announced

March 19th, 2012

The Group 1 William Reid Stakes is set to run at Moonee Valley racecourse this Friday night March 23, 2012, and here you will find the nominations for the race.

Included in the 2012 William Reid Stakes nominations is Hay List, who is fresh from his impressive Newmarket Handicap win last start.

The six-year-old gelding won the race by a nose ahead of Buffering on March 10, 2012, while carrying a massive 58.5 kilograms.

Hay List has won an impressive 15 of his 22 race starts and has earned close to $2.5 million in prize money.

Lone Rock is also one of the 11 horses nominated for a start in the 2012 William Reid Stakes.

Trainer Robert Smerdon is hopeful his mare will be able to succeed in the absence of Black Caviar.

“We’re looking to the William Reid now because I think there is fairly much a strong likelihood that Black Caviar will head to Adelaide for the Sangster Stakes, so it was agreed to start her,” Smerdon said.

Lone Rock, who finished 21st of 22 in the Newmarket Handicap last start, has won four of her 16 race starts and earned more than $550,000 in prize money.

The Fastnet Rock mare’s wins include the Group 1 The Goodwood in May last year.

Foxwedge is also nominated for a start in the 2012 William Reid Stakes after finishing third to Hay List last start.

“Hay List is the one we’ve all got to beat again,” trainer John O’Shea said.

“He was devastating the other day and he has shown a propensity for Moonee Valley.

“My bloke did a bit wrong in the Newmarket.

“We’ll take a sit behind Hay List on Friday night and see what happens.”

Woorim, Buffering and Love Conquers All are also included in the 2012 William Reid Stakes nominations.

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2012 William Reid Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BEADED Peter Snowden 114
2 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote 110
3 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes 109
4 FOXWEDGE John O’Shea 104
5 HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 110
6 HAY LIST John McNair 121
7 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon 109
8 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 112
9 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody 102
11 WOORIM Robert Heathcote 110