Marabi to jump from barrier 8 in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes

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A full field of 14 runners and 1 emergency will take their place in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Unbeaten galloper Marabi will jump from barrier 8 and will be looking to dictate terms once again at Moonee Valley with Ben Allen riding for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.

Five-year-old gelding, The Astrologist, who was Group 1 placed last start in the Newmarket Stakes has drawn barrier 1. It will be his first ever run at the track with Fred Kersley remaining in the saddle.

Proven Group horse Trekking has drawn barrier 4 with Damien Oliver. He has had five runs at the track for four top three finishes, including a third in the Group 1 Moir Stakes last year.

South Australian jockey jake Toeroek will need a bit of luck, with Kemalpasa drawing barrier 12 for Richard and Chantelle Jolly.

Similar will be required from Craig William with September Run being handed barrier 11. The four-year-old mare returned to her best last start with a top three finish in the G1 Newmarket.

2022 G1 William Reid Stakes Barrier Drawn and Final Field:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 TREKKING James Cummings Damien Oliver 4 58.5kg
2 JONKER Tony Gollan Craig Newitt 14 58.5kg
3 THE INFERNO Cliff Brown Mark Zahra 7 58.5kg
4 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 12 58.5kg
5 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Fred Kersley 1 58.5kg
6 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Andrew Mallyon 15 58.5kg
7 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 3 58.5kg
8 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 11 56.5kg
9 MARABI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 8 56.5kg
10 ELECTRIC GIRL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 10 56.5kg
11 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton Damien Thornton 6 56kg
12 GENERATION Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 56kg
13 MARINE ONE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 56kg
14 ZOUZARELLA Anthony & Sam Freedman Brett Prebble 9 54kg
15e SNAPPER (NZ) Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 5 58.5kg

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