2010 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Final Field and Preview

September 17th, 2010

Caulfield will play host to its first two Group 1 races of the Spring this Saturday, September 18, which includes the $350,000 2010 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. The 1400m race will see just one previous Group 1 winner competing for a shot at the title.

While Peter Snowden’s Kidnapped took a convincing first place victory in the Group 1 South Australian Derby, this horse is far from the favourite going into this one. Plenty of experts and punters are getting behind Doubtful Jack as the four-year-old bay gelding is being touted as a can’t lose bet.

This may be the gelding’s first Group 1 appearance, but he is coming into it off a fantastic performance. He took an impressive first place finish in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Stakes (1200m) at Flemington earlier this month, and will be seeking his fifth consecutive win. Doubtful Jack is listed at 2.70 odds at Sportsbet. He will be jumping from barrier number ten with Luke Nolen in the saddle.

He will be going up some other tough competitors including Gold Salute in barrier number nine. The nine-year-old took a second place finish in the Toorak Handicap (1600m) and third place in the Emirates Stakes (1600m) last year. Response (6.00 odds) in barrier number five and Sister Madly (8.50 odds) in barrier number seven are also expected to do well.

The 2010 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes will be race number seven on Caulfield’s card, jumping 3:40pm AEST. It will follow the star-studded Underwood Stakes. Be sure to get to Ladbrokes.com.au to place a wager at the above mentioned odds or to check out all of the available odds on the track’s entire card. With the Caulfield Guineas and Thousand Guineas set to jump this Saturday as well, there is no shortage of action.

2010 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Final Field

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 Doubtful Jack Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 58kg
2 Gold Salute Mark Riley Damien Oliver 9 58kg
3 La Rocket Dale Sutton Stephen Baster 1 58kg
4 Rightfully Yours Mick Price Glen Boss 4 58kg
5 Jungle Ruter Peter White Darren Gauci 17 57kg
6 Kidnapped Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 8 57kg
7 Pinnacles Rick Hore-Lacy Steven Arnold 15 57kg
8 Raffaello Jim Carconi Ben Melham 16 57kg
9 Beltrois Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 14 55kg
10 Woorim Robert Heathcote Nicholas Hall 2 54.5kg
11 No Evidence Needed John P Thompson James Winks 6 53.5kg
12 Response Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 5 53.5kg
13 Delayedreaction (NZ) Leon Corstens Brent Stanley 11 53.5kg
14 Electromotive Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 13 53.5kg
15 Sister Madly Anthony Cummings Dwayne Dunn 7 53.5kg
16 Gathering John P Thompson Dean Holland 3 53.5kg
17 We’re Gonna Rock Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 12 53.5kg