She Will Reign uses William Reid as Championships preview

Mar 21, 2018

Gary Portelli will use Friday’s William Reid Stakes as the gauge to decide which race She Will Reign will target at next month's Championships in Sydney.

Last year's Golden Slipper winner has already been a group 1 winner at Moonee Valley against the older horses in the Moir Stakes and has pleased Portelli since her Oakleigh Plate failure.

“She really got around the Valley well in the spring and if she could win, you would have to consider the TJ Smith, but my gut keeps telling me that she is going to be better next year,” Portelli said.

“You look after them and they will look after you. It is tough taking on these gun sprinters all the time and she could drop back to Arrowfield Sprint, where she only has to take on the three-year-olds. She is flying and I expect she will run very well on Friday.”

Chris Roots - The Sydney Morning Herald - 18/03/18