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William Reid 2024 Betting Tips - Champ can bounce back

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Last updated: 20 Mar 2024
Alex Marsh 20 Mar 2024
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  • The William Reid Stakes is a feature sprint of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival
  • This Group 1 is run over 1200m at Moonee Valley
  • The 2024 edition will be contested on Saturday, March 23
  • Preview & tips are included below
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Imperatriz is aiming for back-to-back wins in the William Reid Stakes. (Getty)
 

The Group 1 William Reid Stakes will be contested on Saturday, March 23 and this 1200m feature headlines the Moonee Valley program.
  • 2024 William Reid Stakes Tips
  • 2024 William Reid Stakes Field & Odds

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

At $1.80 with bet365, Imperatriz is favourite for the 2024 William Reid Stakes.

2024 William Reid Stakes Tips


2024 William Reid Stakes Best Bet - Imperatriz

While her 12 month winning streak came to end in the Newmarket Handicap, Imperatriz was giving 6.5kg to the winner (Cylinder) and she's much better suited in the William Reid Stakes.

Along with having a 6kg weight swing in her favour on Cylinder now back under WFA conditions, a return to Moonee Valley is also a big positive for the nine-time Group 1 winner.

She did get away with two straight-track victories, however, Imperatriz was never as dynamic in her Flemington attempts and there's improvement to come here third-up.

Despite showing her tactical versatility in recent appearances, she's mostly been effective when ridden colder, so gate 10 should be fine providing they can make ground.
2024 William Reid Stakes Next Best Bet - I Am Me

Although there's a nomination thrown in for the TJ Smith Stakes, I Am Me would be better placed at the Adelaide Group 1 sprints, but she'll likely go to Sydney if she strikes here fresh.

The five-year-old has completed two Randwick trials leading into her William Reid Stakes return and she won the last of those in slick time for the morning via the March 7 set.

The Ciaron Maher-trained mare wasn't able to threaten Imperatriz as a well beaten second over this track/trip in the Manikato Stakes, although the fav was airborne at that time.

A dynamic fresh performer and a proven six-furlong sprinter, I Am Me maps for a nice run on the speed under Ben Melham in her return assignment.
2024 William Reid Stakes Value Bet - King's Gambit

Although he's a very talented sprinter, King's Gambit hasn't been an easy horse to catch for punters and that proved to be the case first-up in the Oakleigh Plate.

The three-year-old was disappointing in that latest Group 1 tilt, where he seemed to have every chance and he's been back to Sydney, with the colt winning a March 7 trial.

While he's hard to trust, the Team Snowden galloper easily accounted for Coolmore winner Ozzmosis second-up last campaign and that horse leads The Galaxy market.

Barrier five is just about ideal, as he can settle handy enough to the speed, yet still get a nice smother in transit and he's from a stable who can often turn one around in a big race.

2024 William Reid Stakes Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1The AstrologistLeon & Troy CorstensDeclan Bates958.5kg$41
2The InfernoCliff BrownJake Noonan858.5kg $81
3QuemanShane & Cassie OxladeHarry Coffey458.5kg $29
4Johnny RockerNick RyanRhys McLeod1158.5kg $101
5ImperatrizMark WalkerOpie Bosson1056.5kg$1.80
6Bella NipotinaCiaron MaherJohn Allen356.5kg $7.50
7I Am MeCiaron Maher Ben Melham256.5kg $7.50
8Queen Of The BallMichael FreedmanBilly Egan756.5kg $101
9HypotheticalAnthony & Sam FreedmanMichael Dee656.5kg $26
10CylinderJames CummingsBeau Mertens156kg $5
11King's GambitPeter & Paul Snowden Jamie Mott556kg $23
                                   
Odds courtesy of bet365 & correct on 20/03/2024.

Verdict

Our tips for the 2024 William Reid Stakes are:

Best Bet1: Imperatriz To Win @4/5 at bet365 Australia - 5 Units
Best Bet2: I Am Me To Win @13/2 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
Best Bet3: King's Gambit Each Way @22/1 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
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