Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021

Saturday September 18, 2021

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 four Group support acts including the two Guineas Prelude races – the Group 2 $300,000 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) for fillies and the Group 3 $300,000 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) for colts and geldings.

The Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) also takes place on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day offering the winner a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption, as does the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) for mares.

Raced over 1400m and worth $1 million in prize money as of 2021 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 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at the same track and distance the month prior makes a nice lead-up into the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes with star South Australian galloper Behemoth (2020) the last to do the double.

The latest edition of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ran on Saturday September 18, 2021 and was won by underrated mare Sierra Sue.  

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 18, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1951

 

 
 

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results

The official Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results for 2021 will be available in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 18, 2021.

  • 1st: #7 Sierra Sue
  • 2nd: #14 Dice Roll
  • 3rd: #17e I’m Thunderstruck

The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained Sierra Sue ($11) continued her rise through the grades, the mare relishing a light weight and gun ride by Daniel Moor to win the 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield

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), European raider Jungle Cat ($11 in 2018) and Sierra Sue ($11 in 2021). 

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.

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Odds

The season’s top Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links to the Caulfield Group 1 will be available below once released.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.


Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes final field had 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, but now can have a maximum of 16 starters. 

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.

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field

The official Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week with the full line-up to be published below.

The 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field features a capacity line-up of middle-distance stars led in betting by the rails-drawn Beau Rossa and the hulking Behemoth who ran second and first in the Memsie Stakes last start.

Scratchings Update: #3 Streets Of Avalon (14)

 

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations

The early Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 nominations close the Monday ahead of the event. 

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 three winners having finished worse than fourth in their lead-up run from 2002 – 2021 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.

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 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.

  • To Win: #2 Probabeel ($5.50 at time of publish) 

Going to stick with Jamie Richards’ classy mare Probabeel to go two-from-two this prep on the back of her narrow but impressive first-up victory in the Group 3 Cockram Stakes. She’s undefeated at the track chasing her fourth win at Caulfield and has a very imposing second-up record (5:4-1-0). Group 1 Futurity win here in the autumn, drawn ideally (2) and Brett Prebble is on. Can win at a decent price in an outstanding edition of the race. 

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 – 2021 four 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

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 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 Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Sierra Sue Daniel Moor Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 1:23.07
2020 Behemoth Craig Williams David Jolly 1:23.84
2019 Begood Toya Mother Declan Bates Daniel Bowman 1:21.98
2018 Jungle Cat James Doyle Charlie Appleby 1:21.31
2017 Santa Ana Lane Dean Yendell Anthony Freedman 1:22.28
2016 Bon Aurum Kerrin McEvoy Ciaron Maher 1:22.28
2015 Stratum Star Craig Williams Darren Weir 1:23.4
2014 Trust In A Gust Damian Lane Darren Weir 1:22.0
2013 Rebel Dane Glen Boss Gary Portelli 1:23.0
2012 Moment Of Change Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 1:23.9
2011 Toorak Toff Craig Williams Rick Hore-Lacy 1:22.1
2010 Response Craig Williams Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra 1:21.9
2009 Turffontein Glen Boss Anthony Cummings 1:22.23
2008 Orange County Damien Oliver B Mayfield-Smith 1:24.3
2007 Bon Hoffa Vlad Duric Wendy Kelly 1:22.5
2006 Rewaaya Craig Williams D A Hayes 1:23.4
2005 Barely A Moment Craig Williams Tony McEvoy 1:25.7
2004 Regal Roller M Flaherty Clinton McDonald 1:24.2
2003 Exceed & Excel C W Brown Tim Martin 1:21.2
2002 Pernod Kerrin McEvoy Michael Moroney 1:22.6
2001 Mr Murphy D Oliver D L Freedman 1:23.5
2000 Testa Rossa B Prebble D R Lawson 1:21.9
1999 Testa Rossa D Oliver D R Lawson 1:22.1
1998 Lord Luskin S Baster R N McDonell 1:23.3
1997 Cut Up Rough S R King David Noonan 1:22.9
1996 Encosta De Lago S R King D L Freedman 1:24.2
1995 Our Maizcay B York G L Searle 1:22.3
1994 Poetic King D Oliver D L Freedman 1:23.2
1993 Black Rouge N Wilson Brendan McCarthy 1:23.3
1992 Mannerism D Oliver D L Freedman 1:26.2
1991 St Jude B York B J McLachlan 1:27.4
1990 Submariner D Oliver Bart Cummings 1:23.6
1989 Potrero R S Dye DR G Chapman 1.23.6
1988 Rancho Ruler H White G Marconi 1.24.0
1987 Western pago J Scorse Wally Mitchell 1:23.8
1986 Canny Lass Greg Hall Rick Hore-Lacy 1:24.2
1985 Trichelle R Mallyon C S Hayes 1:23.4
1984 King Phoenix M Goreham T R Howe 1:25.8
1983 Ranger’s Son M Goreham J K McIntosh 1:26.7
1982 Magari 1:23.0
1981 Soldier of Fortune 1:23.0
1980 Torbek 1:22.8
1979 Private Talk
1978 Manikato
1977 Raffindale
1976 Private Talk
1975 Cap D’Antibes
1974 Ptery’s Son
1973 Millefleurs
1972 Proud Toff
1971 Tauto
1970 Tauto
1969 Heralding
1968 Joking
1967 Snub
1966 Maritana
1965 Nicopolis
1964 Ripa
1963 Samson
1962 Anonyme
1961 Anonyme
1960 My Peak
1959 St. Joel
1958 Gay Saba
1957 Luire
1956 St. Joel
1955 Matrice
1954 Rio Janeiro
1953 St. Joel
1952 Fetlar
1951 Jovial Lad