Rubiton Stakes 2018

Saturday February 10, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Rubiton Stakes is a good Oakleigh Plate guide each Autumn Carnival

The Rubiton Stakes is a key Group 2 support act on the Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February, which kicks off the top racing action of the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) headlines the card, but there’s plenty of other action for the punters including in the form of the Rubiton Stakes for the sprinters run over 1100m under set weights plus penalties conditions.

An open age and sex event, the race offers a total of $200,000 in prize money and serves as a good lead-up to the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) back at the track a fortnight later. In 2016 Heatherly won the Rubiton Stakes before running third in the Oakleigh Plate, while the last horse to complete the double was Lankan Rupee (2014).

The latest edition of the Rubiton Stakes ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 and saw Super Cash win back-to-back editions.

2018 Rubiton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Super Cash
  • 2nd: #3 Flamberge
  • 3rd: #6 Merchant Navy

Rubiton Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1989

2018 Rubiton Stakes Results

The official Rubiton Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 10, 2018 and published in full below.

The 2018 Rubiton Stakes Results saw last year’s champion Super Cash returned and score successive wins with a late victory over the nearly all-the-way leader Flamberge. In third rounding out the tight trifecta was returning Coolmore Stud Stakes winning three-year-old Merchant Navy.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 2 56.5kg $4.60
2 3 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 0.1L 3 56kg $14
3 6 MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 0.4L 6 55.5kg $3.90F
4 1 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 1.4L 1 57.5kg $11
5 4 HELLBENT Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 1.6L 4 56kg $14
6 5 CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 2.35L 5 56kg $31
7 8 ARDROSSAN Mick Price Michael Dee 2.65L 8 53kg $4.40
8 7 PREZADO Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 5.15L 7 53kg $6

Rubiton Stakes Betting & Odds

Rubiton Stakes betting markets are led by the proven sprinters in the field that enjoyed a solid spring the campaign before and that are proven over the short distances. First-up runners with a good strike rate when resuming also feature high up the Rubiton Stakes odds, which open after the final field is released the week of the race.

Favourites have a strong strike rate in the Rubiton Stakes, which has been won by some top class runners over the years.

2018 Rubiton Stakes Odds

The official Rubiton Stakes 2018 betting odds will be available here each autumn as soon as released.

Rubiton Stakes Field

The Rubiton Stakes field attracts a collection of the autumn’s best sprinters, many running first-up in the event on way to bigger and better races.

Most of the runners in the Rubiton Stakes field go onto Group 1 events including Chautauqua (2015) who backed-up and ran second in the Newmarket Handicap and won the TJ Smith Stakes at Melbourne and April respectively, followed by plenty more elite level glory over subsequent seasons.

Rubiton Stakes betting favoured the 2015 winner Chautauqua

Chautauqua (2015) is one of the most famous Rubiton Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Adrienne Bicknell.

Rubiton Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race runs on a Saturday followed by the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2018 Rubiton Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Rubiton Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what gun sprinters are in the mix for the short distance clash on Orr Day this autumn.

The 2018 Rubiton Stakes Field features eight hopefuls including Merchant Navy first-up since his Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) win at Flemington last November and the rails-drawn Rich Charm chasing his fourth win from five starts at the Caulfield track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 34111x411x RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 1 57.5kg 103
2 3x180x188x SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 2 56.5kg 107
3 x98x4408x4 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 56kg 110
4 34423x654x HELLBENT Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 4 56kg 105
5 516111250x CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 5 56kg 96
6 111x101x MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 6 55.5kg 108
7 24x21x2 PREZADO Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 7 53kg 78
8 11x ARDROSSAN Mick Price Michael Dee 8 53kg 71

2018 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

Racing Victoria takes the early Rubiton Stakes 2018 Nominations on the Monday of CF Orr Stakes week, the full list of entries to be published below once announced.

The 2018 Rubiton Stakes Nominations attracted 12 sprinters including returning Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Merchant Navy, and the classy Andrew Noblet-trained mares Silent Sedition and Super Cash.


Rubiton Stakes Tips

Rubiton Stakes tips include backing sprinters with form in Melbourne over 1100m – 1200m that have previously won at the Caulfield track.

Looking for the best out of the tougher races the previous spring that are drawn well are also good Rubiton Stakes betting tips.

2018 Rubiton Stakes Tips

Our exclusive Rubiton Stakes 2018 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #2 SUPER CASH ($5)
  • 2nd:#1 RICH CHARM ($8.50)
  • 3rd: #3 FLAMBERGE ($9)

SUPER CASH ($5) defends her title and is a huge chance to enjoy back-to-back Rubiton wins fresh. Gets the run of the race from barrier two and top hoop Craig Williams is on. She has suffered just one loss when first-up (5:4-0-1) and took this out at bigger odds resuming last autumn. first-up winner in the spring’s Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1200m) and is three-from-three at the track and distance. RICH CHARM ($8.50) also has first-up claims, the Udyta Clarke-trained son of Danerich having won back-to-back sprints to see out his spring including the Group 2 down the Flemington straight on Derby Day. Loves Caulfield (4:3-0-0). FLAMBERGE ($9) is a three-time Group 1 winning sprinter and he looked back to his better form with the narrow first-up loss when fourth in the Kensington. Big weight drop for this.

Rubiton Stakes Form Guide

The Rubiton Stakes form guide details all the information punters need to know before placing a bet on the CF Orr Stakes Day showdown including the lead-up form and barrier draw of all the runners in the field.

The Rubiton Stakes form has stacked up in plenty of tougher Group 1 races in both Melbourne and Sydney over the autumn and spring in recent years.

2018 Rubiton Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Rubition Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

Rubiton Stakes Results

The Rubiton Stakes results are usually dominated by above average sprinters with previous form in Melbourne over similar distance. Notable recent Rubiton Stakes winners include back-to-back winning mare Super Cash (2017-18), Chautauqua (2015), Lankan Rupee (2014), Here De Angles (2008 and 2010) and triple champion Super Elegant (2003-05).

Rubiton Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Super Cash Flamberge Merchant Navy 1:04.54
2017 Super Cash I Am A Star Chautauqua 1:02.57
2016 Heatherly Politeness Just A Bullet 1:02.2
2015 Chautauqua Flamberge Atmospherical 1:02.3
2014 Lankan Rupee Iconic First Command 1:02.5
2013 Adebisi Rescue Mission Big Buddie 1:03.3
2012 Eagle Falls First Command Hot Spin 1:03.8
2011 Catapulted Avenue Solar Charged 1:02.2
2010 Here De Angels Lucky Secret Rostova 1:01.7
2009 Mind Your Head =2 Happy Glen =2 Lucky Secret 1:03.4
2008 Here De Angels Let Go Thommo Raid The Royals 1:03.8
2007 Dance The Waves Barabba Road Message Bank 1:02.9
2006 Bomber Bill Whats The Mail Live In Vain 0:56.6
2005 Super Elegant Truly Wicked Sensational Spot 1:03.4
2004 Super Elegant Ruben Step Ahead 1:02.3
2003 Super Elegant Azevedo Sir Chuckle 1:02.9
2002 Intelligent Star Bomber Bill Sudurka 1:01.6
2001 Appoint Bomber Bill Cullen 1:02.4
2000 Miss Pennymoney St Chrisoph Paint 1:02.4