2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day: Scratchings & Caulfield Track Report

September 19, 2020

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day: Scratchings & Caulfield Track Report

Melbourne racing is headlined today, Saturday September 19, by Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2020 at Caulfield and below we take a look at the latest scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

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Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa runs in the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes today at Caulfield. Ultimate Racing Photos.

Caulfield Track Report – 19/09/2020  

  • Rail: Out 3m Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Windy
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • General Comment: Finalised 19/9 – 7:45am
  • Irrigation: 3mm last 24 hours, 8mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24 hours, 19.8mm last 7 days
  • Track Information: Inspection 6:25AM 19/9

The forecast in Melbourne is for a partly cloudy and windy, but otherwise fine day, and without any rain on the radar the current Good (4) Caulfield track rating should stay in play across the afternoon.

Caulfield racing gets underway at 12:30pm (AEST) and the nine-race card continues through until the mares do battle in the Group 3 How Now Stakes at 5:25pm (AEST).

It’s a quality field in the last with all 13 original acceptors for the 2020 How Now Stakes still in the mix including the hot favourite Lyre ($2.40 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) looking to return to winning form.

Group racing at the meeting gets underway with Race 7 at 4:15pm (AEST) where a $5 million Caulfield Cup ballot exemption is on offer to the winner of the Group 3 MRC Foundation Cup.

Formerly known as the Naturalism Stakes, the event has four scratchings from the field including original top-weight Mirage Dancer (61kg) being saved for the JRA Cup at The Valley next Friday night and Group 1 winner Cape Of Good Hope.

The day’s marquee race is the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Race 8) with the Godolphin-raced Roheryn (14) the only withdrawal from an intriguing race where the Memsie Stakes winner Behemoth ($4.80 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) is the top-weight and favourite in betting.

See below for the full Caulfield race scratchings and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day jump times before visiting Ladbrokes.com.au for the best odds on offer this weekend.

Caulfield Scratchings – 19/09/2020

  • Total Scratchings: 20

Race 1 (12:30pm) – $135,000 Longboard Accountants for Mirabel Hcp (1600m)

  • #4 Albarado (5)

Race 2 (1:05pm) – $75,000 Arrowfield for Living Legends Handicap (1200m)

  • #4 Easy Beast (6)
  • #9 Proper Rogue (4)
  • #11 Testifier (13)

Race 3 (1:40pm) – $135,000 4CYTE for Living Legends Handicap (1000m)

  • #2 Diesel ‘N’ Dust (2)
  • #5 Unanimous (3)
  • #11 Peggy Selene (7)

Race 4 (2:15pm) – $125,000 The Henley homes APC Handicap (1100m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 5 (2:55pm) – $125,000 PFD Food Services for NJT Hcp (1400m)

  • #2 Benitoite (12)
  • #5 Out Of The Park (1)
  • #12 Sierra Sue (13)

Race 6 (3:35pm) – Listed $140,000 Aquis Jim Moloney Stakes for Pinchapoo (1400m)

  • #1 Thermosphere (6)
  • #9 A Pinch Of Luck (5)

Race 7 (4:15pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Catanach’s Jewellers MRC Foundation Cup (2000m)

  • #1 Mirage Dancer (13)
  • #2 Cape Of Good Hope (5)
  • #5 Shared Ambition (9)
  • #16 Djukon (19)

Race 8 (4:50pm) – Group 1 $500,000 Neds Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m)

  • #14 Roheryn (14)
  • #18e I Am Superman (15)
  • #19e Gold Fields (19)
  • #20e Runson (16)

Race 9 (5:25pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Neds How Now Stakes (1200m)

  • No current scratchings

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

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