William Reid Stakes field and barrier draw
The William Reid Stakes barrier draw was declared on Wednesday morning with a speedy field of 11 to contest The Valley Group 1 sprint.
Star three-year-old and last start Newmarket Handicap (1200m) winner Bivouac has drawn the inside gate which proved a disaster last time he raced at The Valley.
The Exceed And Excel colt never got clear in the Manikato Stakes (1200m) when finishing 2.4 lengths from Loving Gabby who he defeated last start.
Loving Gabby is undefeated in two starts at The Valley and has drawn fairly in barrier 5 as Craig Williams retains the ride.
Scales Of Justice showed a liking for The Valley when taking out the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) two starts back and he’s drawn ideally in gate 3.
The speedy Pippie will be looking to charge across from the outside gate (10) and claim back-to-back Group 1 victories following her all the way win in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) last start.
2020 William Reid Stakes barrier draw:
1. SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith – Dean Yendall (3) 58.5kg
2. ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi – Michael Dee (11) 58.5kg
3. GYTRASH Gordon Richards – Mark Zahra (4) 58.5kg
4. VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce – Jye McNeil (9) 58.5kg
5. ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra – Damian Lane (2) 58.5kg
6. MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder – Anthony Darmanin (6) 56.5kg
7. PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher – Ben Melham (10) 56.5kg
8. EMBRACE ME (NZ) Danny O’Brien – Damien Oliver (7) 56.5kg
9. BIVOUAC James Cummings – Hugh Bowman (1) 56kg
10. EXCEEDANCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – TBA (8) 56kg
11. LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Craig Williams (5) 54kg