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STAR’S TURN TO SHINE IN THE WILLIAM REID STAKES

Support for smart three-year-old Star Turn has gathered momentum and he is the punters’ pick for tomorrow night’s William Reid Stakes.

Star Turn had trouble gaining backers when online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au opened betting on the Moonee Valley Group 1.

However, that has now switched with Star Turn firming from $4.60 into $4.40 favourite.

Oakleigh Plate winner Sheidel commands second spot on $4.80 ahead of the Darren Weir trained Hellbent ($7.50).

Illustrious Lad also has plenty of admirers and his quote has tightened from $13 into $11.

Last year’s winner Flamberge is unwanted and has eased from $13 out to $16.

“Star Turn is yet to crack it for a Group 1, but he is an outstanding colt. He finished third, at his last two starts, in the Lightning and Oakleigh Plate and punters think he can get the job done this time,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
William Reid Stakes
$4.40 Star Turn
$4.80 Sheidel
$7.50 Hellbent
$8.50 Rock Magic
$9.50 Rebel Dane
$11 Illustrious Lad
$13 Silent Sedition
$16 Flamberge
$17 Japonisme
$21 The Quarterback
$21 Kaepernick
$34 Hooked

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