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 next edition of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes runs on Saturday September 19, 2020.
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: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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.
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, while Regal Roller (2014) was the last to do the double.
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.
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.
Many Sir Rupert Clarke tipsters also like to predict Craig Williams’ mount to run well as the top hoop has ridden five Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winners since 2005, most recently aboard Stratum Star (2015).
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 – 2019 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.
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 – 2019 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 five 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
||Begood Toya Mother
||Age Of Chivalry
||Dollar for Dollar
||Land of Plenty
||Santa Ana Lane
||So Si Bon
||Fast ‘n’ Rocking
||Under The Louvre
||Trust In A Gust
||Moment Of Change
||We’re Gonna Rock
||Master Of Design
||No Evidence Needed
||Barely A Moment
||Our Egyptian Raine
||Exceed & Excel
||Cut Up Rough
||Encosta De Lago
||Cut Up Rough
||Lets Cut Loose
||Our Dawn Star