Odds-on favourite to take out the 2012 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night Hay List will undergo a veterinary examination on some minor bruising, trainer John McNair 100% confident they will be right to run and win.
Last seen carrying a history-making 58.5kg to victory in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington a fortnight ago, Hay List has eased out slightly in his price to win the $400,000 Group 1 William Reid Stakes(1200m) after McNair informed stewards that his Statue Of Liberty six-year-old had an issue.
The gelding has slight bruising on his inside heel, bookmaker.com.au letting Hay List drift out from $1.30 to $1.35 in their William Reid Stakes 2012 odds since hearing the news.
“John rang to say that Hay List had bruising to his near fore, inside his heel,” Racing Victoria deputy chairman of stewards Alan Reardon said.
“He said, ‘there won’t be any worries about him running on Friday, I just wanted to let you know that he has some bruising’.”
RVL chief veterinarian Brian Stewart has been assigned to inspect the star sprinter according to Terry Bailey, RVL’s chairman of stewards.
Three other gallopers are then installed as the $12 second elects in the William Reid Stakes markets at bookmaker.com.au with Newmarket runner-up Buffering, the fellow Rob Heathcote-trained Woorim and Newmarket third placed three-year-old Foxwedge.
When markets were first released Oakleigh Plate winner Woorim was paying $10, but they too have eased along with the favourite.
Early William Reid Stakes betting market mover is Rekindled Interest, Jim Conlan’s resuming champ in from $26 to $21 at bookmaker.com.au.
Redoute’s Choice four-year-old Rekindled Interest is a Moonee Valley specialist with two Group 2 victories and a Cox Plate third at the track to his name.
While the speed and distance is likely to be too quick for Rekindled Interest to notch another win at the Valley on Friday night, at that price they are hard to go past for a Place Bet.
See below for the full list of William Reid Stakes fixed win odds and market moves courtesy of bookmaker.com.au.
2012 William Reid Stakes Betting Moves
Moonee Valley Race 6 – 9:15pm – 23/03/2012
- #1 Hay List – $1.30 out to $1.35 @ bookmaker.com.au
- #2 Buffering – Steady at $12 through bookmaker.com.au
- #3 Woorim – $10 out to $12 @ bookmaker.com.au
- #4 Rekindled Interest – $26 into $21 @ bookmaker.com.au
- #5 Beaded – Steady at $14 through bookmaker.com.au
- #6 Lone Rock – Steady at $31 through bookmaker.com.au
- #7 Mid Summer Music – Steady at $31 through bookmaker.com.au
- #8 Foxwedge – Steady at $12 through bookmaker.com.au
*Fixed Win Odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change