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William Reid Stakes 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 23 Mar 2023
Alex Marsh 23 Mar 2023
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  • The William Reid Stakes is a feature sprint of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 1200 metres at Moonee Valley
  • The 2023 edition will be contested on Friday, March 24
  • Preview & tips are included below
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Jigsaw is a leading chance in Friday's William Reid Stakes. (Getty)
            

The 2023 William Reid Stakes will be contested on Friday, March 25 and this 1200m feature headlines the final Moonee Valley night meeting of the season.
  • William Reid Stakes 2023 Field & Odds
  • William Reid Stakes 2023 Tips
  • William Reid Stakes FAQs

Run after the Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate, the William Reid Stakes is the only 1200m WFA Group 1 of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

At $3.40 with Unibet Australia, Imperatriz is favourite for the 2023 William Reid Stakes.

William Reid Stakes 2023 Field & Odds

                                                                                                                            
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Masked CrusaderMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 458.5kg$31
2PauleleJames CummingsDamien Oliver1458.5kg$19
3King Of SpartaPeter & Paul SnowdenJohn Allen1258.5kg$17
4A Case Of You (IRE)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Mark Zahra1058.5kg$14
5In The CongoGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark158.5kg$7.50
6Front PageGeoff DuryeaPatrick Moloney858.5kg$19
7JigsawCindy AldersonDaniel Moor558.5kg$7.50
8Bella NipotinaCiaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham1356.5kg$14
9Roch 'N' HorseMichael MoroneyJamie Mott956.5kg$34
10September RunChris WallerNash Rawiller656.5kg$23
11ImperatrizMark WalkerOpie Bosson756.5kg $3.40
12Chain Of LightningPeter G MoodyLuke Nolen356.5kg $26
13Babylon BerlinBen FooteBlake Shinn256.5kg $14
14BenedettaJason WarrenDaniel Stackhouse1154kg$8
Odds provided by Unibet Australia & correct at 2.30am on 23/03/2023.

William Reid Stakes 2023 Tips


2023 William Reid Stakes Best Bet - Jigsaw

The last jump-out is his biggest concern ahead of the William Reid Stakes, but have to trust the race form, while his prior hit-out was excellent.

There's absolutely no standouts in this Group 1, with the elite set to contest next Saturday's TJ Smith Stakes and the market is unsure with this lot.

Having won his last four on the trot, including an Australian Stakes romp over this track/trip before a spell, Jigsaw gets the nod at each-way odds.

He's a more seasoned and professional sprinter as a four-year-old, while from barrier five, he'll settle handy, without necessarily having to lead.

Jigsaw - $7.50William Reid Stakes Best Betbet now
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2023 William Reid Stakes Next Best Bet - Benedetta

Another galloper arriving off a double hat-trick is Benedetta, an exciting filly from the Jason Warren yard and one that's answering every challenge.

She's come a long way from a Cranbourne maiden triumph on Dec 29 and with a freshen-up ahead of the Inglis Sprint, she then bolted in at Flemington.

Connections are reportedly leaning the way of the Sunline Classic on Sat, but with such a winnable Group 1 right here, surely they take a punt?

It is still her first campaign, which is likely the reasoning for not wanting to try her at The Valley via this level so early, but she has been well managed.

Benedetta - $8.00William Reid Stakes Next Best Betbet now
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2023 William Reid Stakes Value Bet - King Of Sparta

While the long and testing Sandown straight potentially suited him more, King Of Sparta has handled tighter circuits in previous performances.

After opening his summer prep with back-to-back Brisbane victories, Team Snowden gave the gelding his first Group 1 taste via the Oakleigh Plate.

Along with recording the fastest last 200m of that 1100m dash, he was spotting weight to Uncommon James, Lofty Strike and Asfoora there.

Although this is WFA, he's coming from a hot race and with better luck last Sat, Uncommon James and Asfoora would've filled The Galaxy quinella.

King Of Sparta - $17.00William Reid Stakes Value Betbet now
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William Reid Stakes FAQs

When is the 2022 William Reid Stakes?

The 2022 William Reid Stakes is scheduled to run on Friday, March 25.

Where is the William Reid Stakes held?

The William Reid Stakes is held at Flemington Racecourse.

What distance is the William Reid Stakes?

The William Reid Stakes is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

Who won the 2021 William Reid Stakes?

Masked Crusader won the 2021 William Reid Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2022 William Reid Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the William Reid Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Verdict

Leaning towards the in-form Jigsaw in an open William Reid Stakes.

Benedetta can be saved on, while King Of Sparta is decent odds.

Best Bet: Jigsaw To Win @13/2 at Unibet Australia - 2 Units
Next Best Bet: Benedetta To Win @7/1 at Unibet Australia - 1 Unit
Value Bet: King Of Sparta Each Way @16/1 at Unibet Australia - 1 Unit
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