Turffontein Wins William Reid Stakes

The Anthony Cummings-trained Turffontein claimed his second Group 1 victory of his career on Saturday when the five-year-old entire took out the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley.

In an unexpected upset, Turffontein ($12) beat home eight of the best sprinters in the 1200m Group 1 feature, including runner-up Wanted ($4.60) by half a neck and third placegetter Sniper?s Bullet ($12).

Warm pre-race favourite, Lightning Stakes winner Nicconi ($3) ran a lacklustre sixth and will try to make amends overseas when trainer David Hayes takes him to England.

Fifth placegetter Master O?Reilly ran a gallant first-up race, with trainer Danny O?Brien saying it was an excellent preparatory run for next month?s Australia Cup.

Turffontein, who also has the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clark Stakes to his name, will now be aimed at the Newmarket Handicap on March 6.

For more results information on the 2010 William Reid Stakes click here.

William Reid Stakes Results for 2010:

Placing

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1
TURFFONTEIN
Anthony Cummings Glen Boss
2
WANTED
Peter G Moody Brad Rawiller
3
SNIPER?S BULLET
Tracey Bartley Craig Williams
4
LIGHT FANTASTIC
Mick Price Craig Newitt
5
MASTER O?REILLY (NZ)
Danny O?Brien James Winks
6
NICCONI
David Hayes Damien Oliver
7
MENTALITY
M, W & J Hawkes Steven King
8
SHELLSCRAPE
Chris Waller Danny Nikolic