$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
500% Deposit Bonus
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

The value of Moonee Valley experience has not been lost on trainer Kris Lees who will send three-year-old Thump into a weight-for-age battle in the William Reid Stakes.

Lees has decided Friday night’s Group One sprint is an easier option than the Coolmore Classic the following day at Rosehill.

The winner of the Group Two Surround Stakes last Saturday week, Thump was a late entry on Tuesday for the William Reid (1200m) leaving her stablemates Lucia Valentina and Sharnee Rose as the trainer’s Coolmore runners.

“She has won at the track which is in her favour,” Lees said.

“I think it is a nice option for her and might be a little bit softer than the Coolmore.”

Jim Cassidy will ride the former Patinack Farm filly in the William Reid Moonee Valley before which features Group One-winning sprinters Samaready and Shamexpress and last year’s Caulfield cup winner Fawkner.

When trained by John Thompson for Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm, Thump won the Group Three Champagne Stakes at the Valley, beating Blue Diamond Stakes winner Miracles Of Life.

After her seventh in the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington, Thump was bought by Bruce Neill’s Cressfield Stud.

She has had two starts for Lees, finishing seventh first-up in the Light Fingers Stakes won by Sweet Idea.

Lucia Valentina is another newcomer to the Lees’ Newcastle stable, earning her Coolmore Classic berth with her third to Thump in the Surround at her first start for the trainer.

Sharnee Rose finished second to Catkins in the Group Three Wiggle Stakes (1400m) on the same day and gets an extra 2.5kg weight advantage in the Coolmore from their last meeting.

Lees has not confirmed a rider for Lucia Valentina who is on the limit weight but will go up to 53.5kg if Red Tracer does not run to ensure Catkins has a minimum topweight of 58kg.

“I can’t confirm a rider yet because we don’t know what weight she will be carrying,” he said.

 
  • Deposit
    $20
  • Bet with
    $120!
  • Claim $100 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
  • Join now!
Claim $100 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $20
    start betting
    with
    $120*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Big Bets – 22/9/2018

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

Chautauqua finally jumps at Flemington

Champion sprinter Chautauqua’s racing career looks to be back on track as the grey jumped with the rest of the...

Owner banned over offensive racehorse name

A racehorse owner has been disqualified for 18 months for knowingly giving a horse an offensive name and subsequently giving...

Nash Rawiller reportedly back in Australia

Jockey Nash Rawiller is reportedly back in Australia after avoiding charges from Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption. The 43-year-old...

Darren Weir charged over incorrect identification of horses

Premier Victorian trainer Darren Weir has been fined $5000 over the incorrect identification of seven horses which contested jump-outs at...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.