Griffiths Pair Chasing 2015 William Reid Stakes Success

March 25, 2015

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Griffiths Pair Chasing 2015 William Reid Stakes Success

Robbie Griffiths is set to have two strong chances in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley this Friday night.

Angelic Light is set to resume in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes.

Angelic Light is set to resume in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Of the 23 total nominations taken for the $400,000 feature race, Griffiths holds two in the form of Angelic Light and It Is Written.

Five-year-old mare Angelic Light will be getting her first start of the autumn in the 2015 William Reid Stakes after an unsuccessful trip to Perth during the Summer Racing Carnival. She was the $2.80 favourite to win the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on November 22 but finished fifth behind four local horses.

Angelic Light will enjoy the return to Moonee Valley where she will run over her ideal distance of 1200 metres. All in all the mare has finished in the first two in four of her five starts over the track and distance.

“She’s got all the right form at the Valley,” Griffiths said via Racenet.

“I’m very happy with her.

“She’s had two trials and she galloped on Monday morning on the grass. She ran her last three (furlongs – 600m) in 35.5 (seconds) and she went really well.”

The mare was last seen at the track running a very close second to Lankan Rupee in the messy Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) on October 24. It was a great result considering she was badly knocked and nearly fell.

Joining Angelic Light in the 2015 William Reid Stakes is six-year-old It Is Written, who will have fitness on his side. The gelding has been running since September with 11 starts,  which includes a runner-up finish in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) on January 24 before winning the Listed Abell Stakes (1200m) 13 days later.

It Is Written was last seen running a solid seventh in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on February 28, four and a half lengths off winner Shamal Wind.

“He’s in good order too,” Griffiths said.

“He’s worked well. He loves the Valley and he can’t be disrespected in that race either.

“His Oakleigh Plate run was very good. His Moonee Valley form is impeccable and he’s a very fit horse.”

It Is Written finished last in the 2014 edition of the William Reid Stakes but was only three lengths behind winner Spirit Of Boom. The gelding sat midfield on the fence before tracking up behind the leader when the pace slowed. He didn’t quicken but tried hard late once out wider on the track.

However it’s worth noting that the gelding has an affinity with Moonee Valley, placing in 13 of his 19 starts on the tricky circuit.

The 2015 William Reid Stakes final field and barrier draw will be released later this morning (Wednesday). In the meantime, open your online betting account to receive up to $250 in a bonus match on your first bet.

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