2016 William Reid Stakes Odds and Betting Update

March 23rd, 2016

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 remains favourite in 2016 William Reid Stakes betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lucky Hussler remains favourite in 2016 William Reid Stakes betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

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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