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 or early October on Underwood Stakes Day each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Raced over 1400m and worth $500,000 in prize money it is one of two Group 1 races on the card and is the perfect 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).
This year the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ran on Sunday October 1, 2017 , the same day as the NRL Grand Final and after Epsom Handicap Day on the Saturday featured three Sydney Group 1 races.
2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Santa Ana Lane
- 2nd: #14 Mr Sneaky
- 3rd: #11 So Si Bon
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Race Info
- Date: Sunday October 1, 2017
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Open Handicap
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1951
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Betting & 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 – 2016. 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 – 2017.
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).
2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Odds
The season’s top Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2017 betting odds and market links to the Caulfield Group 1 on the Sunday of the football finals in Australia will be available below once released.
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. 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 winner having finished worse than fourth in their lead-up run from 2002 – 2017.
2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2017 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.
- 1st: #3 Scales Of Justice ($3.30) – Plenty of money is rolling in for this Perth Group 1 winner to keep the good recent record of favourites in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting going, and it is easy to see why. He hated the ‘Straight Six’ at Flemington first-up, racing like a wayward two-year-old, but still finished runner-up behind the Newmarket Handicap winner Redkirk Warrior in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis. He’ll be better with a corner at the Caulfield track, gets a good run from the barrier and second-up presents fitter getting up to a more suitable distance (4-2-2-0).
- 2nd: #6 Charmed Harmony ($19) – There may be no real value outside the favourite for the Win bets, but this is an open affair for the placings with plenty of double-figure fancies more than worthy of a trifecta bet on the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. Gets in on 52kg and the run of the race from barrier three, after a big run under 59kg (at WFA) from 10 (of 11) in the PB Lawrence Stakes when second only to Hartnell. That’s a pretty strong form line and this eight-year-olds Place Rate at Caulfield is outstanding, his past three visits all producing seconds, which he can do again here.
- 3rd: #5 Grande Rosso ($15) – Another lightweight (52.5kg) at double-figures that can surprise. Lindsay Park present this Written Tycoon six-year-old third-up after a Flemington third to Hey Doc and a Caulfield win at this track / distance carrying 59kg. Will be flying dropping right back in the kilos, has plenty of 1400m form (11-6-3-0) and is unbeaten at the 1400m here (2-2-0-0).
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. Stratum Star (3rd in 2015) was the last Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner to come out of the Memise, held at the same track and distance, while Regal Roller (2014) was the last to do the double.
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes final acceptances are released on the Wednesday before the Sunday race meeting at Caulfield, which is also when betting on the event really heats up.
2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field
The official Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on Wednesday September 27, 2017 and published in full below so stay tuned to see what sprinter – milers take to the Caulfield track in the one of the feature races of the AFL Grand Final long weekend.
The 2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field features 16 runners including Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat carrying the 58kg top weight, Group 1 Perth winner Scales Of Justice who is mid-field and in flying form, and three for the Lindsay Park stable including Sovereign Nation getting in on just 52kg.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||4313x1119x||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||13||58kg||114|
|2||x791x705x6||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||12||56.5kg||111|
|3||1112x211x2||SCALES OF JUSTICE||Lindsey Smith||Brad Rawiller||7||56kg||110|
|4||09x4x22x53||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||16||55.5kg||109|
|5||7121175×31||GRANDE ROSSO||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Corey Brown||10||52.5kg||103|
|6||9x60229x42||CHARMED HARMONY||John Sadler||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||3||52kg||101|
|7||23276×1531||SOVEREIGN NATION||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||9||52kg||97|
|8||x151611125||CANNYESCENT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Beau Mertens (a)||15||52kg||96|
|9||7x49155x34||SANTA ANA LANE||Anthony Freedman||Dean Yendall||8||52kg||96|
|10||x41212x221||THEANSWERMYFRIEND||Robert Smerdon||Kerrin McEvoy||11||52kg||96|
|11||x4030x2283||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||TBA||2||52kg||95|
|12||7x2504x527||EL DIVINO||Darren Weir||Michael Dee||6||52kg||91|
|13||x5240x48x5||ATTENTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||TBA||1||52kg||90|
|14||2413311×12||MR SNEAKY||Anthony Freedman||Brenton Avdulla||5||52kg||90|
|15||24x1401x56||ROYAL TUDOR||Rodney Ollerton||TBA||4||52kg||90|
|16||29x3380x53||LAND OF PLENTY||Grahame Begg||TBA||14||52kg||80|
2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations for 2017 close on Monday September 25, 2017 at midday with the full list of early entries to be published right here at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The 2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations attracted 24 early entries including the reigning Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat for Godolphin who is allocated the original 58kg top weight. All-in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting is led by Perth galloper Scales Of Justice, the Group 1 winner coming off a first-up second in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||4313x1119x||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||G||7||James Cummings||1||58kg||114|
|2||x791x705x6||LUCKY HUSSLER||G||8||Darren Weir||2||56.5kg||111|
|3||1112x211x2||SCALES OF JUSTICE||G||5||Lindsey Smith||3||56kg||110|
|4||09x4x22x53||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||H||7||Darren Weir||4||55.5kg||109|
|5||210x257x14||VOODOO LAD||G||6||Darren Weir||5||55kg||108|
|6||7121175×31||GRANDE ROSSO||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||52.5kg||103|
|7||9x60229x42||CHARMED HARMONY||G||8||John Sadler||7||52kg||101|
|8||x6321220x0||SAVILE ROW (NZ)||H||4||Michael Moroney||8||52kg||98|
|9||157×321111||BONS AWAY||G||4||Ciaron Maher||9||52kg||98|
|10||23276×1531||SOVEREIGN NATION||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||10||52kg||97|
|12||7x49155x34||SANTA ANA LANE||G||5||Anthony Freedman||12||52kg||96|
|13||x151611125||CANNYESCENT||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||13||52kg||96|
|14||x4030x2283||SO SI BON||H||4||Robbie Laing||14||52kg||95|
|15||114173×546||SNITZSON||H||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||15||52kg||94|
|16||x073397x00||GREAT ESTEEM||G||7||Stuart Webb||16||52kg||94|
|17||7x2504x527||EL DIVINO||H||4||Darren Weir||17||52kg||91|
|18||x5240x48x5||ATTENTION||H||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||18||52kg||90|
|19||2413311×12||MR SNEAKY||G||4||Anthony Freedman||19||52kg||90|
|20||24x1401x56||ROYAL TUDOR||G||5||Rodney Ollerton||20||52kg||90|
|21||111×1||ROYAL SYMPHONY||C||3||Tony McEvoy||21||52kg||85|
|22||353510×682||WYNDSPELLE (NZ)||H||4||Michael Kent||22||52kg||84|
|23||29x3380x53||LAND OF PLENTY||H||4||Grahame Begg||23||52kg||80|
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 – 2017 three of the six 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
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 Underwood Stakes Day card and also reveals the winning margin, time and starting price of each horse so you can see how the favourites faired.
2017 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results
The official Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results for 2017 will be available in full below once the race is run and won on Sunday October 1, 2017 .
|1||9||SANTA ANA LANE||Anthony Freedman||Dean Yendall||–||6||52kg||$26|
|2||14||MR SNEAKY||Anthony Freedman||Brenton Avdulla||0.75L||4||52kg||$8|
|3||11||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Craig Newitt||2L||2||52kg||$26|
|4||7||SOVEREIGN NATION||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||2.1L||7||52kg||$21|
|5||10||THEANSWERMYFRIEND||Robert Smerdon||Kerrin McEvoy||2.4L||9||52kg||$4|
|6||4||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||2.6L||14||55.5kg||$6|
|7||3||SCALES OF JUSTICE||Lindsey Smith||Brad Rawiller||2.7L||5||56kg||$3.60F|
|8||16||LAND OF PLENTY||Grahame Begg||Ms Linda Meech||3L||12||52kg||$41|
|9||5||GRANDE ROSSO||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Corey Brown||3.75L||8||52.5kg||$21|
|10||1||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||3.95L||11||58kg||$21|
|11||13||ATTENTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Ben Thompson (a)||5.2L||1||52kg||$41|
|12||15||ROYAL TUDOR||Rodney Ollerton||Chris Symons||5.95L||3||52kg (cd 52.5kg)||$101|
|13||2||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||8.2L||10||56.5kg||$51|
|14||8||CANNYESCENT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Beau Mertens (a)||11.7L||13||52kg||$31|
|–||12||EL DIVINO||Darren Weir||Michael Dee||–||0||–||–|
|–||6||CHARMED HARMONY||John Sadler||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||–||0||–||–|
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners
|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|
|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|
|2008||Orange County||Bon Hoffa||Turffontein||1:24.3|
|2007||Bon Hoffa||Niconero||Wonderful World||1:22.5|
|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|
|2000||Testa Rossa||Camarena||Porto Roca||1:21.9|
|1999||Testa Rossa||Nina Haraka||Redoutes Choice||1:22.1|
|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|
|1991||St Jude||Our Dawn Star||Cole Diesel||1:27.4|
|1990||Submariner||Plush Embassy||Crimson Medal||1:23.6|