William Reid and Slipper Day likely fields – Racing.com


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Sunlight is set to start a hot favourite in Friday night’s William Reid Stakes

A huge weekend of racing kicks off this weekend at The Valley on Friday night with the running of the Group 1 William Reid Stakes the feature for the sprinters.

The 1200m $500,000 event has been won by some of the greats of the turf including Miss Andretti, Black Caviar and Apache Cat. This year’s race will be headlined by a horse who may end her career as one of the great sprinters of modern times in Sunlight.

After winning the Newmarket Handicap last start she will go into the race a hot favourite with Sportsbet currently having her at $2.50 in the All-In market for the sprint ahead of Osborne Bulls who won’t run and Shoals who may run so there is a big potential she starts even shorter. Now to take a look at the field she is likely to be up against

WILLIAM REID STAKES- LIKELY FIELD

SUNLIGHT- Luke Currie

MALAGUERRA

MANUEL

SPRIGHT (Possible Runner)

REDZEL (Possible Runner)- Kerrin McEvoy

WRITTEN BY- Jordan Childs

FELL SWOOP

BALLER

VOODOO LAD

BON’S AWAY

SHOALS (Possible Runner)- Rider TBC

The other highlight meeting of the weekend is of course Golden Slipper day at Rosehill which will feature five Group 1 races. The Golden Slipper is shaping to be a fascinating race with plenty of chances and no real stand out from the pack. Unbelievably, Godolphin is likely to saddle seven runners in the race whilst Aquis Farm will also own three runners in the $3,500,000 feature. Here is the likely field and riders in Ballot Order with the top seven ballot exempt.

GOLDEN SLIPPER LIKELY FIELD

  1. YES YES YES- Blake Shinn
  2. COSMIC FORCE- Mark Zahra
  3. TIME TO REIGN- Jason Collett
  4. MICROPHONE- Hugh Bowman
  5. TENLEY- James McDonald
  6. ANAHEED- Tim Clark
  7. KIAMICHI- Damian Lane
  8. LYRE- Luke Currie
  9. LANKAN STAR- Damien Oliver
  10. FREE OF DEBT- Dwayne Dunn
  11. ATHIRI- TBC
  12. PIN SEC- Tommy Berry
  13. CATCH ME- Corey Brown
  14. DUBIOUS- Michael Walker
  15. VINCERE VOLARE- Sam Clipperton
  16. EXHILARATES- Kerrin McEvoy
  17. 1ST EMG -LOVING GABY- Oisin Murphy
  18. 2ND EMG- MCLAREN- TBC
  19. 3RD EMG- BIVOUAC- TBC
  20. 4TH EMG- ROME- TBC
  21. AMERCEMENT- TBC
  22. HIGHTAIL- TBC

Another Group 1 on the day at Rosehill is the Galaxy for the sprinters and a quality field is expected to line up including the likes of Boom Sprinter Nature Stip, Top three year old Graff and seasoned Group 1 performer Redzel may also line up.

THE GALAXY- LIKELY FIELD

REDZEL (Not Confirmed)- Kerrin McEvoy

BALL OF MUSCLE- Glyn Schofield

NATURE STRIP- James McDonald

GRAFF- Brenton Avdulla

EASY EDDIE- Robbie Dolan

VIRIDINE- Tim Clark

PROPHET’S THUMB

I AM EXCITED

Winx will take her place in the George Ryder Stakes as she looks to win that race for the fourth time and on the rivals likely to front up against her you would say another win in the streak that stretches at 31 straight is a given.

GEORGER RYDER- LIKELY FIELD

WINX- Hugh Bowman

DREAMFORCE- Damian Lane

LAND OF PLENTY- Kerrin McEvoy

RINGERDINGDING

SHILLELAGH

KEMENTARI (Not Confirmed)

The other two Group 1 races at Rosehill are at 2000m one at WFA in the Ranvet Stakes and one for the three-year old’s in the Rosehill Guineas. Both races will have high interest from punters with the Ranvet a very competitive line up whilst the Rosehill Guineas sees The Autumn Sun have his first beyond 1600m. Here is the likely fields for both contests.

RANVET STAKES- Likely Field

JOHANNES VERMEER

HARLEM- Jamie Kah

NIGHT’S WATCH (Possible Runner)

SIKANDARABAD (Possible Runner)

AVILIUS

EMINENT

EGG TART- Brenton Avdulla

ALMANDIN (Possible Runner)- Damien Oliver

DANZDANZDANCE- Opie Bosson

AUVRAY- Glyn Schofield

UNFORGOTTEN (Not Confirmed)

ACE HIGH- Dwayne Dunn

ROSEHILL GUINEAS- LIKELY FIELD

THE AUTUMN SUN- Kerrin McEvoy

MADISON COUNTY

SURELY SACRED- Damian Lane

VERNANME- Opie Bosson

PURPLE SECTOR

ARAMAYO

DEALMAKER

CHAPADA- Damien Oliver


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