We have expert betting tips for the 2021 William Reid Stakes this Friday night at Moonee Valley.
Some of Australia’s best sprinters do battle over 1200m at The Valley and a great betting field is on display.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for all 14 William Reid Stakes entrants.
Best bets for William Reid Stakes 2021
Ancestry @ $6.50 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Portland Sky @ $13 Bet @ Sportsbet
Swats That @ $13 Bet @ Sportsbet
William Reid Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the William Reid Stakes trifecta.
- Portland Sky
- Swats That
- September Run
William Reid Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included seven runners in our first-four selections for the William Reid Stakes on Friday.
- Portland Sky
- Swats That
- September Run
- Hey Doc
- Masked Crusader
William Reid Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Hey Doc ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet
Despite a poor run at Flemington last start, Hey Doc grows another leg at Moonee Valley. He owns four wins from seven starts at this track, so he must enter calculations.
$12 for a course specialist is good shopping, so put him in first-four selections.
2. Kementari ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
Ended last campaign with a long overdue win and although yet to fire at Moonee Valley, it has class to call upon.
However, this is a hot field and he might find them too slick over this distance.
3. Elite Street ($61) Bet @ Sportsbet
Scored three consecutive wins earlier this preparation but his recent form is not anything to get excited about.
Might have met his match at the top grades and he should target something much easier.
4. Indian Pacific ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
Comes off a gallant second placing behind Zoutori at Flemington. It was his second consecutive second placing, which included a placing behind Fabergino.
He has yet to run at Moonee Valley, which makes him an interesting runner, but he’s good enough to win. He just needs luck from the wide barrier.
5. Ancestry (Best Bet – $6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Ancestry has his second run in six days on Friday night, but he was electric when winning on Saturday.
The four-year-old kicked away for a 2.3-length win and although facing harder opposition, he is unbeaten in three starts around The Valley.
Look for him to ping the gates and try find the rail.
6. Masked Crusader ($9) Bet @ Sportsbet
A talented Sydney-based runner that has yet punters down a fair bit throughout his career. However, he owns plenty of ability and shouldn’t be discounted.
Barrier two should see him settle closer to the pace and he could be a dangerous type with the right run.
Don’t overlook the $9.
7. Flit ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
Disappointing efforts from the mare since resuming from a spell. She is better over longer distances and she should get run off her feet over 1200m.
Having her first start on the track doesn’t help and she typically needs a longer straight to show her best.
8. Libertini ($5) Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re not surprised Libertini is the favourite, but she’ll need to be good to win from barrier 13.
The mare will likely try find cover from the wide draw and work into the race late, but she has yet to race at Moonee Valley. It could trip her up and she’s not a bomb-proof type.
$5 is too short, but she enters calculations for trifectas.
9. Pippie ($15) Bet @ Sportsbet
A past winner on the track and she is a noted fresh-up performer. Pippie owns four wins from five fresh starts, so she hits the ground running.
She is likely to push forward and settle on the pace, which is always an asset at this track.
10. Bella Vella ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
A three-time winner at The Valley and she comes off a third placing behind Eduardo and Nature Strip.
There is plenty to like about that form and although she could get trapped off the track from barrier 11, we wouldn’t completely rule her out.
$27 is a fair price and she shouldn’t be too far away.
11. Brooklyn Hustle ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet
Not firing on all cylinders this preparation and we couldn’t take the $12 odds. She gets back in the run and requires a lot of luck, which we don’t think she’ll get.
We would have entertained her chances as a $20 chance, but we can’t take the current odds on offer.
12. Portland Sky (Best Each-Way – $13) Bet @ Sportsbet
Yet to be exposed to this type of racing but Portland Sky is running well with three wins from his last four starts.
The colt isn’t ideally weighted at 56kg, but that was a tough effort to dead-heat with Celebrity Queen at Caulfield.
He scored a win at his only Valley start and punters should be confident.
13. September Run ($5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters went bust last time out with September Run, which produced very little at Flemington. We won’t drop her on that one effort as her form prior was terrific.
Craig Williams rides at only 54kg and there has been plenty of betting support for her. Consider at the $5.50 for trifecta and first-four bets.
14. Swats That (Best Roughie – $13) Bet @ Sportsbet
She won her only start at Moonee Valley and with only 54kg on her back, she should enter calculations.
With two runs under her belt this preparation, she should be rock-hard fit and there is plenty of value on offer for punters.
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