A field of 10 quality sprinters will take part in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes, to be run under lights on Friday 21 March 2014 at Moonee Valley.
Set to jump at 9:45pm AEDT as Race 7 on the eight race program, the William Reid Stakes brings down the curtain on the Melbourne Festival Of Racing for 2014.
Among the 10 horse field is Caulfield Cup champion Fawkner, who is resuming for the Autumn after their last start 6th in the Melbourne Cup. Fawkner will jump from the outside barrier 10.
Despite a disappointing result when first up in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap, Samaready is the current favourite for the William Reid Stakes Friday night.
Coming into this race with good form is the always consistent performer Spirit Of Boom who has finished second in both the Oakleigh Plate and the Newmarket Handicap this preparation.
Second favourite in betting is the Danny O’Brien trained 4-year-old Shamexpress, who also has form from the Newmarket Handicap where they finished fourth. First up this preparation they finished second behind Snitzerland in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning. Shamexpress will jump from barrier 7.
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