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William Reid Stakes 2024 Betting Odds - Odds-On for Imperatriz

Last updated: 18 Mar 2024
Bets.com.au Staff 18 Mar 2024
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  • The William Reid Stakes is the final Group 1 sprint of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival
  • Worth $1 million, this feature is run over 1200m at Moonee Valley
  • The 2024 edition will be contested on Saturday, March 23
  • Market provided by Neds
William Reid Odds
Imperatriz winning the 2023 William Reid Stakes. (Getty)

Although her 12 month winning streak came to end last start in the Newmarket Handicap, Imperatriz was giving 6.5kg to the winner (Cylinder) and back to WFA conditions, she'll be much better suited in the William Reid Stakes.
  • William Reid Stakes 2024 Betting Odds
  • William Reid Stakes Winners

A return to Moonee Valley is also in her favour, with the five-year-old unbeaten in four attempts at The Valley and that includes a one-length triumph in last year's William Reid Stakes.

The bookies are taking no risks with Imperatriz in the 2024 William Reid Stakes and that includes Neds, who have the nine-time Group 1 winner as a $1.60 favourite.

Cylinder ($5) will meet Imperatriz worse off at the weights this time around, however, the Godolphin colt still put up a comfortable winning margin when defeating her a fortnight ago and he remains at 1200m here.

Consistent sprinter Bella Nipotina ($7) won her only Group 1 over this track/trip when taking out the 2022 Manikato Stakes and the six-year-old has been competitive in both runs this campaign, which includes a last-start fifth in the Newmarket Handicap.

The Ciaron Maher-trained mare has a decent record on this circuit, with two wins and six placings from nine outings at Moonee Valley.

Ciaron Maher also prepares I Am Me ($11), a daughter of I Am Invincible who has won nine races from 18 starts and the last of those was over Bella Nipotina via the Sydney Stakes last spring.

Her stablemate franked that form at her next outing when defeating Think About It and Private Eye.

William Reid Stakes 2024 Betting Odds

Bella Nipotina$7.00
I Am Me$11.00
King's Gambit$15.00
She Dances$26.00
The Astrologist$26.00
Chain Of Lightning$51.00
Queen Of The Ball$51.00
Skew Wiff$51.00
The Inferno$51.00
Johnny Rocker$101.00
Odds courtesy of Neds & correct on 18/03/2024.

William Reid Stakes Winners

William Reid Stakes is one of the top 1200m weight for age sprint races and it takes place under at The Valley during the Autumn Carnival, with this feature generally headlining the final night meeting of the season at Moonee Valley, however, it will be run on Saturday in 2024 in the day-time metro program in Melbourne.

The William Reid Stakes dates back to 1925 and Manikato is the most successful horse in the history of this sprint, having won this event five times on the trot from 1979 to 1983.

Comic Court, Vo Rogue, Miss Andretti, Apache Cat and Black Caviar are among the other champions to have won the William Reid Stakes. which was given Group 1 status in 1987, 

Masked Crusader (2021), September Run (2022) and Imperatriz (2023) have won the last three editions of the William Reid Stakes.

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