2013 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Guide & Betting Facts

On Sunday a stellar field of gallopers is engaged to face off in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2013 at Caulfield Racecourse, the Races.com.au team’s insider form guide analysis and betting preview for which is detailed below.

Solzhenitsyn

Solzhenitsyn is the early 2013 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting market mover. Photo: Daniel Costello

Running as the last at 4:55pm (AEST) this year’s $400,000 Group 1 Clamms Seafood Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) features a capacity line-up of 18 starters plus one emergency.

Steady favourite in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes odds at $5.50 is the Gary Portelli-trained Rebel Dane, first-up winner of the Show County Quality who comes off a fourth to Speediness in the Bobbie Lewis at Flemington.

The genuine Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting market mover meanwhile is Rob Heathcote’s Group 1 winning Queenslander Solzhenitsyn who has been backed in from $6.50 to $5.50.

Solzhenitsyn gets back to Melbourne after resuming with a second to Riva De Lago in the Theo Marks Stakes and should love their return to Caulfield where they won last year’s Toorak Handicap.

Other single figure chances for Sunday’s major showdown are then the Peter Moody-trained improver Strawberry Boy ($7.50) and the autumn’s Australian Guineas champ Ferlax ($9.50).

So this is what the latest markets are saying but what about the race form, history and statistics.

To save you scrolling through it all below are the must know Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes facts and form stats so you can back a winner at Ladbrokes.com.au this weekend!

2013 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Facts & Betting Stats

  • Last year’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner was the Peter Moody-trained Moment Of Change who won the race third-up from barrier 15 (of 15) with Luke Nolen aboard
  • This year Moody is back after his second win in the classic with #11 Lidari ($18), #15 Thy ($31) and #18 Strawberry Boy ($7.50) who will have the defending jockey Nolen in the saddle
  • 10 horses in the field will be third-up in the Sir Rupert this year including #4 Luckygray ($19), #5 Ferlax ($9.50), #7 Temple Of Boom ($18) and the favourite #8 Rebel Dane ($5.50)
  • Last year’s winning barrier 15 meanwhile belongs on Sunday to the emergency #19 Peron ($13), if Peron fails to gain a run then #8 Rebel Dane will come in from 16 to 15
  • Barrier 15 has produced four Sir Rupert Clarke winners in the past 30 years making it the race’s most successful barrier
  • The next best gates are then 5, 8 and 11 with three winners each; these gates belong this year to #3 Solzhenitsyn (5), #4 Luckygray (8) and #7 Temple Of Boom (11)
  • Favourites have a poor recent record in the Sir Rupert Clarke stakes with just two saluting in the past 12 years with Bon Hoffa (2007) and Testa Rossa (2000)
  • The most successful jockey in recent times has been Craig Williams riding four of the last eight winners; Williams is back this year riding #9 Speediness ($15)
  • The best form line for the Sir Rupert in the past seven years has been the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) with five Sir Rupert winners coming through that earlier Flemington race
  • This year horses coming via the Bobbie Lewis include the winner #9 Speediness, #7 Temple Of Boom (2nd), #8 Rebel Dane (4th) and #10 Fontelina (9th)
  • Along with #9 Speediness the only other last start winner is the resuming #1 Linton (Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, 1400m, Eagle Farm, 08/06/2013)
  • Other good lead-up races to the Sir Rupert producing two runners each in the past 10 years are then the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes and the now Group 1 Memsie Stakes
  • This year #9 Thy (10th) comes via a run in the Let’s Elope from September 7th while this year’s Memsie has produced #5 Ferlax (2nd) and #4 Luckygray (9th)
  • The horse boasting the highest Win Rate is the emergency #19 Peron (66.67%) followed by #18 Strawberry Boy (60%), #5 Ferlax (57.14%), #8 Rebel Dane (55.56%) and #4 Luckygray (54.55%)
  • The best Place Rate then belongs to #18 Strawberry Boy (90%) followed by #19 Peron (88.89%), #5 Ferlax (71.43%) and #16 Dany The Fox (70.59%)
  • At Caulfield horses with the best track record are #15 Thy (3-2-0-1), #6 Budriguez (6-2-1-1), #12 Pago Rock (7-3-0-0), #11 Lidari (1-1-0-0), #3 Solzhenitsyn (2-1-0-1) and #18 Strawberry Boy (2-1-0-1)
  • Over the distance those with good form are #1 Linton (7-3-0-1), #3 Solzhenitsyn (11-5-2-2), #4 Luckygray (9-4-1-0), #5 Ferlax (2-1-1-0), #6 Budriguez (11-4-2-0), #8 Rebel Dane (2-1-1-0), #9 Speediness (6-2-1-1), #10 Fontelina (5-2-1-0), #11 Lidari (4-2-0-1), #12 Pago Rock (8-2-2-0), #16 Dany The Fox (8-2-3-1) and 1400m specialist #19 Peron (5-4-0-0)
  • Six gallopers meanwhile have a previous win over the Track & Distance with #6 Budriguez (4-1-1-0), #9 Speediness (2-1-0-0), #11 Lidari (1-1-0-0), #12 Pago Rock (4-1-0-0), #14 Bonaria (2-1-0-0) and #15 Thy (1-1-0-0)

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2013 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Form Guide

Caulfield Race 8 – 4:55pm (AEST) – 29/09/2013

# Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. AS Days API Career W% P% Last 6
1. LINTON J D Sadler Jamie Mott 9 58 7yoG 113 $86,254 24: 7 2 4 29.17% 54.17% x5111x
2. DECEMBER DRAW M A Kavanagh Michael Rodd 2 57.5 8yoG 22 $23,337 29: 8 3 6 27.59% 58.62% 3307×0
3. SOLZHENITSYN R L Heathcote Nash Rawiller 5 57.5 7yoG 15 $25,300 32: 12 3 7 37.50% 68.75% 0715×2
4. LUCKYGRAY R W Smerdon Mark Zahra 8 57 6yoG 29 $82,890 22: 12 2 0 54.55% 63.64% x84x69
5. FERLAX J T Conlan Stephen Baster 3 56.5 4yoH 29 $57,571 7: 4 1 0 57.14% 71.43% 117×72
6. BUDRIGUEZ D R Jolly Darren Gauci 12 56 7yoG 15 $21,156 32: 12 5 2 37.50% 59.38% 311×70
7. TEMPLE OF BOOM T J Gollan Nicholas Hall 1 56 7yoG 22 $30,908 41: 10 6 6 24.39% 53.66% 570×22
8. REBEL DANE G Portelli Glen Boss 16 55.5 4yoH 22 $46,848 9: 5 1 0 55.56% 66.67% 240×14
9. SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Craig Williams 14 55.5 6yoG 22 $26,074 22: 7 3 3 31.82% 59.09% 6131×1
10. FONTELINA A J Cummings Peter Robl 4 55 5yoG 22 $24,711 19: 5 2 0 26.32% 36.84% 5010×9
11. LIDARI P G Moody Ben Melham 17 54 5yoH 15 $17,327 16: 6 2 3 37.50% 68.75% 225×13
12. PAGO ROCK D A Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 13 54 6yoG 22 $17,791 21: 10 3 0 47.62% 61.90% 611546
13. YOSEI S J Webb Michelle Payne 18 53.5 6yoM 15 $32,592 39: 4 1 4 10.26% 23.08% 098700
14. BONARIA P T Hyland Michael Walker 10 52 5yoM 22 $14,119 25: 5 2 5 20.00% 48.00% 419×44
15. THY P G Moody Tim Clark 11 52 5yoM 22 $20,114 14: 4 1 2 28.57% 50.00% 168×10
16. DANY THE FOX M G Price Dean Yendall 7 52 5yoG 22 $18,011 17: 6 4 2 35.29% 70.59% 182×32
17. MUTUAL TRUST Sam Pritchard-gordon Chris Symons 19 52 6yoG 22 $31,395 12: 3 0 0 25.00% 25.00% 7x90x8
18. STRAWBERRY BOY P G Moody Luke Nolen 6 52 5yoG 29 $26,995 10: 6 0 3 60.00% 90.00% 3x11x3
19. PERON John Thompson Not Notified 15 52 4yoM 15 $20,394 9: 6 1 1 66.67% 88.89% 311102

*Form Guide credit – Ladbrokes.com.au

*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change