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William Reid Stakes 2020 Racing Tips - Can Loving Gaby win another WFA G1?

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Loving Gaby is our best bet in the William Reid Stakes (Getty Images)

William Reid Stakes 2020 Racing Tips - Can Loving Gaby win another WFA G1?

The William Reid Stakes looks one of the hottest sprints we have seen in Victoria for a long time now with the 3YOs dominating the market.

We are siding with a 3YO in this race, the filly down the bottom who we believe will turn the tables on Bivouac.

William Reid Stakes Information

  • DateFri 19 Mar, 2021
  • Race Time09:30
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

William Reid Stakes 2020 - Betting Odds & Final Field

1Scales Of JusticeLindsey SmithDean Yendall3$9
2Rock MagicChris GangemiMick Dee11$71
3GytrashGordan RichardsMark Zahra4$10
4Vital SilverDaniel & Ben PearceJye McNeil9$19
5ZoutoriMatthew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDamian Lane2$26
6Mystic JourneyAdam TrinderAnthony Darmanin6$15
7PippieJohn & Chris MeagherBen Melham10$12
8Embrace MeDanny O'BrienDamien Oliver7$41
9BivouacJames CummingsHugh Bowman1$2.50
10ExceedanceMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry8$7.50
11Loving GabyCiaron Maher & David EustaceCraig Williams5$5

William Reid Stakes Best Bet - Loving Gaby

Everyone knows that I am a big fan of this filly and am very excited to see her back around a bend.

She is a horse that has an electric turn of foot, and now that the favourite has drawn the inside gate, Craig Williams probably needs to box seat or settle midfield to keep him in his corner.

Gaby is clearly in the top two best horses in this field and is the current Manikato champion from last year, so to me, at $5, she is a great bet.

We know she gets around the track and the WFA conditions do suit her.

Last start, I do not believe she was in the right part of the track and with a better run in transit, she has the ability to turn the tables on Bivouac.

William Reid Stakes Value Bet - Vital Silver

It was hard to ignore his Manikato second to Loving Gaby giving her 7.5kg, and only giving her 4.5kg here, yet he is four times the price.

We have seen in recent weeks how strong the WA brigade are and this may just be one of those sprinters that fly under the radar.

Subsequent to that Manikato win was a second placing in the Winterbottom Stakes behind Hey Doc who is a Manikato winner himself, so he is up to this class.

With the speed on up front, that will likely suit him if they can swoop on the night, giving him the chance to unleash a turn of foot.

At nearly $20, he is a great chance in this race.

William Reid Stakes Night FAQ

What time is the first race on William Reid Stakes night?

The first race on William Reid Stakes night jumps at 5.30pm.

The opener is a benchmark 70 run over 1200m.

What time is the William Reid Stakes?

The William Reid Stakes jumps at 8.30pm.

The three 3YOs look to dominate the betting market.

Who won last year's William Reid Stakes?

Sunlight was last year's William Reid winner after claiming the Newmarket Handicap.


We will be having 10 units on Loving Gaby and three on Vital Silver at long odds.
Best Bet: Loving Gaby To Win @5.00 at Beteasy - 10 Units
Value Bet: Vital Silver To Win @19.00 at Beteasy - 3 Units

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