Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020

Saturday September 19, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Four-year-olds have the best recent record in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes results

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a handicap clash for middle distance sprint types held at Caulfield Racecourse in late September. Having previously been run on Underwood Stakes Day each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the race is now the feature on its own Caulfield race meeting that also features two Group 3 support acts.

Raced over 1400m and worth $500,000 in prize money it serves as a good lead-up into the Toorak Handicap held back at the track over 1600m. Trust In A Gust (2014) was the last galloper to complete the popular Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes – Toorak Handicap double.

Inaugurated in 1951 when Jovial Lad scored the race was originally known as the Invitation Stakes and it has held Group 1 status since a 1979 upgrade. It was renamed in honour of former Victorian Amateur Turf Club chairman Sir Rupert Clarke after his death in 2005. Many notable horses have won the race including Stratum Star (2015), Moment Of Change (2012), Exceed And Excel (2003), dual Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes champ Testa Rossa (1999 & 2000) and Encosta De Lago (1996).

The latest edition of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ran on Saturday September 19, 2020 and was won in a brilliant effort by the top-weight Behemoth. 

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 19, 2020
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1951
 

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results

The official Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results for 2020 will be available in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 19, 2020.

  • 1st: #1 Behemoth
  • 2nd: #6 Dollar For Dollar
  • 3rd: #13 Pretty Brazen

Memsie Stakes winner Behemoth ($3.80F) was too good again, the top-weight bursting through off a luckless run to take out the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes results for the punters. 

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Craig Williams   5 60kg   $3.80F
2 6 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Nolen 1L 7 56.5kg   $26
3 13 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 1.1L 10 54.5kg   $10
4 10 ACHERNAR STAR Lindsey Smith Jamie Mott 1.4L 1 55.5kg   $51
5 9 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 1.6L 11 56kg   $41
6 15 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 1.8L 12 54kg   $11
7 16 BANQUO Danny O’Brien Jye McNeil 1.9L 6 54kg   $7
7 7 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Ben Melham 1.9L 16 56kg   $21
9 8 MANDELA EFFECT Scott Brunton Craig Newitt 2.4L 2 56kg   $51
10 11 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2.5L 13 55.5kg   $10
11 4 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.8L 8 58kg   $8.50
12 5 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3.2L 15 57kg   $11
13 3 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 3.4L 4 58kg   $26
14 17e HARLECH (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 3.5L 9 54kg   $26
15 2 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Daniel Stackhouse 6.25L 14 58.5kg   $41
16 12 DEBT AGENT (NZ) Jim Conlan Billy Egan 21.25L 3 54.5kg   $101
  19e GOLD FIELDS Logan McGill     0      
  20e RUNSON Leon & Troy Corstens     0      
  14 ROHERYN James Cummings John Allen   0      
  18e I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden     0      

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Odds

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting odds are usually dominated by in-form four-year-old horses in the field with four-year-olds winning all seven editions of the race from 2010 – 2018.

Wide barriers are a non-issue but a good lead-up run ensures a shorter price in the markets, especially for graduates of the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington, which is the traditional Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes lead-up producing four winners from 2007 – 2018.

Favourites in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting have a solid recent record in the race winning three times on the trot from 2012 – 2014, but there have also been notable upsets including Santa Ana Lane ($26 in 2017) and the European raider Jungle Cat ($11 in 2018).

In 2019 the favourite in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting Begood Toya Mother saluted on the back of a lead-up sixth in the Memsie Stakes, while in 2020 Behemoth also won as the top fancy in betting coming off a win in the Memsie. 

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Odds

The season’s top Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 betting odds and market links to the Caulfield Group 1 will be available below once released.


Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes final field has a capacity of 18 starters, a number the race has run at a number of times in recent years, most recently in 2015 when Stratum Star beat home 17 rivals from a wide barrier 15 draw.

Horses may come into the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field via an earlier Group 1 spring run in the season’s opening elite level race, the Memsie Stakes.

Begood Toya Mother (6th in 2019) was the last Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner to come out of the Memsie, held at the same track and distance, before Behemoth (2020) became the first to do the double since  Regal Roller (2004). 

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes odds at Ladbrokes

Trust In A Gust (2014) saluted for the punters in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field

The official Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week with the full line-up to be published below.

David Jolly’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes winner Behemoth heads a capacity 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field for Saturday carrying the 60kg top weight as the punters’ pick. 

  • Scratchings: #14 Roheryn (14), #18e I Am Superman (15), #19e Goldfields (19), #20e Runson (16)  
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4184x14x11 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Craig Williams 5 60kg   110
2 x3210x2705 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Daniel Stackhouse 17 58.5kg   107
3 161x777x46 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 4 58kg   106
4 3x25319x44 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 8 58kg   106
5 2154x122x9 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 18 57kg   104
6 55x2308x85 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg   103
7 011x9702x6 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Ben Melham 20 56kg   106
8 45212111×5 MANDELA EFFECT Scott Brunton Craig Newitt 2 56kg   102
9 10×3815674 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 11 56kg   102
10 440x0223x8 ACHERNAR STAR Lindsey Smith Jamie Mott 1 55.5kg   101
11 1123x63x23 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 13 55.5kg   101
12 x870x4905x DEBT AGENT (NZ) Jim Conlan Billy Egan 3 54.5kg   99
13 1151x22x71 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 10 54.5kg   103
14 8x1275x121 ROHERYN James Cummings John Allen 14 54.5kg   99
15 31x4124x3 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 12 54kg   102
16 114x325x72 BANQUO Danny O’Brien Jye McNeil 6 54kg   98
17e 3x1212224x HARLECH (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 9 54kg   98
18e 13x0x470x1 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden   15 54kg   98
19e 83x45050x6 GOLD FIELDS Logan McGill   19 54kg   97
20e 80x82120x3 RUNSON Leon & Troy Corstens   16 54kg   97

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations

The early Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 nominations close the Monday ahead of the event and the full list of entries to be announced below.

The 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations feature 24 hopefuls led in betting by Grant & Alana Williams’ Showmanship chasing a seventh consecutive win, his All-Star Mile second placed stablemate Superstorm and the defending champion Begood Toya Mother

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 440x0223x8 ACHERNAR STAR G 6 Lindsey Smith 101
2 1123x63x23 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 101
3 114x325x72 BANQUO H 4 Danny O’Brien 98
4 161x777x46 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER G 6 Daniel Bowman 106
5 4184x14x11 BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly 110
6 x111x0x11x BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney 95
7 3x25319x44 CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 106
8 x870x4905x DEBT AGENT (NZ) G 8 Jim Conlan 99
9 55x2308x85 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
10 83x45050x6 GOLD FIELDS G 8 Logan McGill 97
11 3x1212224x HARLECH (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 98
12 13x0x470x1 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
13 3131037×31 JUNIPAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 94
14 011x9702x6 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller 106
15 45212111×5 MANDELA EFFECT G 6 Scott Brunton 102
16 1151x22x71 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
17 10×3815674 REYKJAVIK H 6 Lindsey Smith 102
18 8x1275x121 ROHERYN G 5 James Cummings 99
19 80x82120x3 RUNSON G 8 Leon & Troy Corstens 97
20 14×111111 SHOWMANSHIP (NZ) G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 99
21 x3210x2705 STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 107
22 2154x122x9 SUPERSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 104
23 31x4124x3 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 102
24 x930751721 TRAVIMYFRIEND (NZ) G 8 Rachael Frost 97

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes tips favour the shorties in the markets with the favourite saluting plenty of times in the past decade including three times on the trot with Moment Of Change (2012), Rebel Dane (2011) and Trust In A Gust (2014) all getting the job done for the punters, along with Begood Toya Mother in 2019 and Behemoth in 2020. 

Many Sir Rupert Clarke tipsters also like to predict Craig Williams’ mount to run well as the top hoop has ridden six Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winners since 2005, most recently aboard Behemoth (2020). 

Other key Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting tips including backing the in-form four-year-olds in the field with seven four-year-olds winning on the trot from 2010 – 2016 and only two winners having finished worse than fourth in their lead-up run from 2002 – 2020 including the internationally-trained 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Jungle Cat who came off a lead-up win in Dubai’s Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint (1200m) that March.

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 betting tips will be detailed in full below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the horses to back and sack in the Sunday racing feature this spring.

  • Best Roughie: #13 Pretty Brazen ($16 at time of publish) 

Big field, big value on offer for Tony & Calvin McEvoy’s class Brazen Beau mare Pretty Brazen. No doubt Behemoth deserves top spot in betting after the Memsie, but he’s giving away plenty of weight in a capacity field. This four-year-old was outstanding defeating Arcadia Queen in the Group 2 Let’s Elope at Flemington last start and presents fitter again here. No doubt she prefers HQ to Caulfield, and this is a genuine class rise, but she comes back from 58kg to 54.5kg and can run a cheeky race at odds. 

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Guide

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes form guide has all the info punters need to place a well-informed wager on the Caulfield spring classic like saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, jockeys and trainers as well as the allocated weights. The form guide also shows the lead-up races horses come via and their record at the track and distance.

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes form guide data from the past decade reveals some key things to consider including the dominant record of four-year-olds in the race and the fact that from 2012 – 2020 three of the winners jumped from wide barriers including Moment Of Change (15 of 15 in 2012).

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Facts

  • Four-year-olds have dominated the recent Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes results with seven straight wins from 2010 – 2016
  • Horses coming off a top three run last time out are the best bets in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field
  • The Memsie Stakes and Bobbie Lewis Quality are the top Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes lead-up races
  • Jockey Craig Williams has ridden six Sir Rupert Clarke winners since 2005
  • Single-figure horses in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting have a dominant record in the race over the past 20 years

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes results and race finishing order of all the starters is known after the event runs late on the Sir Rupert Day card and also reveals the winning margin, time and starting price of each horse so you can see how the favourites fared.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2020 Behemoth Dollar For Dollar Pretty Brazen 1:23.84
2019 Begood Toya Mother Age Of Chivalry Widgee Turf 1:21.98
2018 Jungle Cat Dollar for Dollar Land of Plenty 1:22.31
2017 Santa Ana Lane Mr Sneaky So Si Bon 1:22.28
2016 Bon Aurum Voodoo Lad Fast ‘n’ Rocking 1:23.4
2015 Stratum Star Disposition Under The Louvre 1:22.0
2014 Trust In A Gust Dissident Bull Point 1:23.0
2013 Rebel Dane Fontelina Solzhenitsyn 1:23.9
2012 Moment Of Change We’re Gonna Rock Solzhenitsyn 1:22.1
2011 Toorak Toff Pinnacles Master Of Design 1:21.9
2010 Response No Evidence Needed Woorim 1:22.23
2009 Turffontein Stickpin Raffaello 1:25.3
2008 Orange County Bon Hoffa Turffontein 1:24.3
2007 Bon Hoffa Niconero Wonderful World 1:22.5
2006 Rewaaya Miss Andretti Undue 1:23.4
2005 Barely A Moment Super Kid Sky Cuddle 1:25.7
2004 Regal Roller Our Egyptian Raine Alinghi 1:24.2
2003 Exceed & Excel Reactive Titanic Jack 1:21.2
2002 Pernod Bel Espirit Royal Code 1:22.6
2001 Mr Murphy Fubu Umrum 1:23.5
2000 Testa Rossa Camarena Porto Roca 1:21.9
1999 Testa Rossa Nina Haraka Redoutes Choice 1:22.1
1998 Lord Luskin Theatre Haltermann 1:23.3
1997 Cut Up Rough Tarnpir Lane Delsole 1:22.9
1996 Encosta De Lago Scenic Royale Lochrae 1:24.2
1995 Our Maizcay Cut Up Rough You Remember 1:22.3
1994 Poetic King Lets Cut Loose Subastral 1:23.2
1993 Black Rouge Lets Hurry Primacy 1:23.3
1992 Mannerism Black Rouge Vows 1:26.2
1991 St Jude Our Dawn Star Cole Diesel 1:27.4
1990 Submariner Plush Embassy Crimson Medal 1:23.6