Twelve runners have been confirmed in the final field for Thursday night’s 2016 Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Lucky Hussler charged home to win the William Reid Stakes in 2016 and currently leads betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au to successfully defend his crown, at a quote of $3.20 for success.
Posting eight wins and a further nine minors through thirty-five career starts so far, Lucky Hussler finished mid pack in two autumn starts following his William Reid Stakes triumph, but returned in spring for a commendable fourth in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) on September 12th.
Running sixth in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), the Husson gelding returned to winning form with a dominant performance for success in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).
Having capped his spring campaign a credible sixth in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m), Lucky Hussler jogged home to win the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) on January 9th before placing an agonizingly-close second in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) on February 13th.
Godolphin runner Holler carries winning Group 1 form into the 2016 William Reid Stakes and represents terrific value for money at $4.20 odds for success.
Posting a number of commendable results through the Spring Carnival, including second in the Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) and success in the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Day, Holler produced a big effort to overcome open company for the first time and win the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) first-up on January 23rd.
Progressing to fifth in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) on February 13th, the Commands colt immediately kicked to the fore of the field in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) and continued to find to the line to post a maiden win at the highest level.
Japonisme is yet to herald much interest in 2016 William Reid Stakes betting markets but remains sole occupant of the third line at a quote of $5.50 for success.
Stamping himself as a colt to follow when appearing in spring for success in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1200m), Japonisme was returned to the paddock for a brief freshen-up when fading for fourth in the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m).
Resuming for third in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m), the Choisir gelding produced a huge late turn of foot to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on October 31st.
Having savaged the line for third in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) and finished a luckless fifth in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) a fortnight ago, Japonisme has been charged with overcoming barrier 11 but has been confirmed to be partnered by leading hoop Hugh Bowman.
Kinglike ($8) interestingly figures as the only other runner currently available at 2016 William Reid Stakes odds of less than $10, while Oakleigh Plate winner Flamberge ($12) and Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback ($13) both represent terrific value at double figure quotes.
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