Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2019: Caulfield Scratchings

September 21, 2019

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2019: Caulfield Scratchings

Caulfield Racecourse is host to 2019 Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day today, Saturday September 21, and below are the latest Melbourne race scratchings for the Group 1 meeting and updated track report.

Begood Toya Mother. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Begood Toya Mother is favourite in the 2019 Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Caulfield Track Report – 21/09/2019

  • Rail: Out 3m Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Showers
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • Irrigation: 10mm last 24 hours and week
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24 hours; 18.6mm last 7 days

The Caulfield track received 10mm of irrigation ahead of Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day with the course proper rated a Good (4) before the first.

The weather forecast however is for plenty of rain across the afternoon meaning there is likely to be a downgrade to the Caulfield track rating as the meeting progresses.

Unlike in Sydney where a rain-affected Randwick track has seen a host of scratchings, the Caulfield card has just 10 official withdrawals.

The first Group status race on the program sees the mares face off in the Group 3 How Now Stakes (Race 5) and the Lindsay Park-trained Victory Kingdom (6) is the only omission.

That leaves a field of 12 and it is the flying Cockram Stakes winner Pippie who is firming favourite now into $2 in the latest How Now Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Next-up the 2019 Caulfield Cup hopes fight for the ballot exemption into next month’s $5 million feature in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (Race 6).

Running as the MRC Foundation Cup, the field has been hit with five official scratchings leaving 11 chances led in betting at Ladbrokes.com.au by the now rails-drawn Heatherlie Handicap winner Super Titus ($3.50).

The meeting’s marquee event meanwhile is the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Race 7) where all 15 original acceptors remain in contention including Begood Toya Mother ($2.80) leading the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au coming right down in weight to just 52kg.

See below for the full Caulfield race times and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day scratchings before heading over to race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au for the latest Melbourne racing odds.

Caulfield Scratchings – 21/09/2019

Total Scratchings: 10

Race 1 (12:35pm) – $75,000 Grassroots Sports Club for Mirabel Hcp (1800m)

  • #1 Mortar Platoon (6)

Race 2 (1:10pm) – $135,000 4CYTE for Living Legends Hcp (1600m)

  • No official scratchings

Race 3 (1:45pm) – $135,000 Punters.com.au Living Legends Plate (1000m)

  • No official scratchings

Race 4 (2:20pm) – $125,000 Fight Cancer Foundation Hcp (1400m)

  • No official scratchings

Race 5 (2:55pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Ladbrokes How Now Stakes (1200m)

  • #12 Victory Kingdom (6)

Race 6 (3:35pm) – Group 3 $160,000 East Malvern Bendigo Bank MRC Foundation Cup (2000m)

  • #1 Muntahaa (8)
  • #8 Self Sense (9)
  • #12 Maurus (7)
  • #15 Supernova (1)
  • #16 Valac (15)

Race 7 (4:15pm) – Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m)

  • No official scratchings

Race 8 (4:55pm) – Listed $140,000 Aquis Jim Moloney Stakes for Pinchapoo (1400m)

  • #8 Acting (16)

Race 9 (5:35pm) – $125,000 Green Distillation Technologies for Mirabel Hcp (1100m)

  • #6 Mystyko (6)
  • #10 Benz (8)

*All times quoted are local (AEST) and subject to change

 

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