Imperatriz Goals for Historic Repeat in 2024 William Reid Stakes

Mark Walker‘s champion mare Imperatriz headlines the sector for the 2024 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley this Saturday.

Imperatriz wins 2024 Black Caviar Lightning

Imperatriz is out to develop into a 10-time Group 1 profitable mare within the William Reid Stakes 2024 this weekend. Picture: Final Racing Photographs.

The I Am Invincible mare is a short-priced favorite at $1.85 at Ladbrokes to defend her title and notch her tenth profession Group 1 victory.

Imperatriz boasts an unblemished file (4 wins from 4 begins) on the tight Moonee Valley circuit.

Following a slender second within the Newmarket Handicap whereas carrying high weight, she returns to the weight-for-age circumstances that favour her.

A victory on Saturday would see Imperatriz be a part of elite firm: changing into the primary back-to-back William Reid Stakes winner since Apache Cat (2008-09) and the primary to attain consecutive wins since Black Caviar (2011, 2013).

Godolphin‘s Cylinder, contemporary off his Newmarket Handicap victory, presents the principle risk to Imperatriz’s dominance.

Drawn barrier 1, the Exceed And Excel colt boasts a robust file over the 1200m distance however has but to race at Moonee Valley.

He’s presently priced at $4.60 at Ladbrokes to trigger one other upset.

Final 12 months’s runner-up Bella Nipotina ($7) and the man Ciaron Maher-trained mare I Am Me ($10) are the opposite notable contenders.

Bella Nipotina, a Moonee Valley specialist, is drawn properly and has a constant file on the monitor.

I Am Me, resuming from a break, has a powerful first-up file and completed second to Imperatriz in final 12 months’s Manikato Stakes.

See beneath for the whole 2024 William Reid Stakes last discipline and barrier draw with markets out there by way of Ladbrokes right here.

2024 William Reid Stakes Discipline

No Final 10 Horse Coach Jockey Barrier Weight Possible Weight Penalty Hcp Ranking
1 62725×9573 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Declan Bates 9 58.5kg 104
2 x9275x440x THE INFERNO Cliff Brown Jake Noonan 8 58.5kg 101
3 631x117x11 QUEMAN Shane & Cassie Oxlade Harry Coffey 4 58.5kg 105
4 17x244x271 JOHNNY ROCKER Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 11 58.5kg 75
5 21x1111x12 IMPERATRIZ Mark Walker Opie Bosson 10 56.5kg 119
6 6x33315x45 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher John Allen 3 56.5kg 114
7 117x16122x I AM ME Ciaron Maher Ben Melham 2 56.5kg 110
8 8x27415x07 QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Billy Egan 7 56.5kg 96
9 3x24221x42 HYPOTHETICAL Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 6 56.5kg 104
10 7x11350x61 CYLINDER James Cummings 1 56kg 113
11 1x233x31x8 KING’S GAMBIT Peter & Paul Snowden Jamie Mott 5 56kg 95

Desk Credit score: Racing Australia.

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