14 runners have been confirmed to contest Friday’s featured Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
A proven performer over both track and distance, Angelic Light has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 William Reid Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au; currently available at a quote of $5 for success.
Posting a commendable race record of five wins and a further six minor place finishes over her 16 start career so far, Angelic Light returned to racing for a credible third in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) in spring before registering a shock victory over the world’s leading sprinter Lankan Rupee in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m).
Running fourth in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) and second in the talent-rich Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) on October 24th, the Holy Roman Emperor mare returned to the paddock following a luckless run for fifth in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth on November 22nd.
Allocated the ideal barrier 4, Angelic Light has been confirmed to be partnered by champion jockey Damien Oliver and will carry 56.5kgs.
Rebel Dane and Vain Queen are both yet to herald a lot of interest from punters in 2015 William Reid Stakes betting markets, but remain tied on the second line at a quote of $6 each.
A Group 1 winner having taken out the 2013 edition of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), Rebel Dane returned to racing in 2014 for an impressive second in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) before finishing a luckless fifth when blocked for a run in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).
Returning in spring for consecutive third place finishes in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) and Moir Stakes, the California Dane entire placed fourth in the Manikato Stakes and returned to the paddock after boxing on for a credible seventh in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) on November 8th.
Having taken out a strong Warwick Farm trial on March 12th, Gary Portelli is confident his stable star is up to the task of the 2015 William Reid Stakes.
Posting seven impressive wins over her short but impressive 13 start career so far, Vain Queen arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2015 William Reid Stakes betting markets but will have to overcome the somewhat wide and awkward barrier 9.
Running fourth in each of the Group 3 TheShark.com.au Stakes (1100m) and Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m) through spring, the daughter of Artie Schiller returned to the paddock after taking out the Group 3 Mumm Stakes (1100m) and will take valuable condition from a first-up run for fourth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) in late February.
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