Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes barrier draw was conducted on Wednesday morning with a capacity final field of 16 plus four emergencies declared for the Caulfield Group 1.
Last start Memsie Stakes (1400m) winner Behemoth has been set a mammoth task and will have to carry 60kg in the $500,000 handicap that has traditionally favoured those down in the weights.
The David Jolly-trained galloper has come up with barrier 5 and will again be ridden by Craig Williams.
Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes (1400m) winner Pretty Brazen is one of two runners for trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy, and she drops from 58kg to 54.5kg and has drawn gate 10.
The speedy Dollar For Dollar is the other McEvoy runner, and considering Luke Currie rode both McEvoy horses last start and has opted for Pretty Brazen on Saturday, Dollar For Dollar looks to be the stable’s second-stringer.
There is plenty of speed in this even with Streets Of Avalon drawing wide in gate 17 and being forced to go forward, while reigning Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Begood Toya Mother has drawn gate 5 and is also likely to push on and set the speed.
2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes barrier draw and final field 👇
|1||BEHEMOTH||David Jolly||Craig Williams||5||60kg|
|2||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Daniel Stackhouse||17||58.5kg|
|3||BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER||Daniel Bowman||Declan Bates||4||58kg|
|4||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||8||58kg|
|5||SUPERSTORM||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||18||57kg|
|6||DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Nolen||7||56.5kg|
|7||MADAM ROUGE||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||20||56kg|
|8||MANDELA EFFECT||Scott Brunton||Craig Newitt||2||56kg|
|9||REYKJAVIK||Lindsey Smith||Dean Yendall||11||56kg|
|10||ACHERNAR STAR||Lindsey Smith||Jamie Mott||1||55.5kg|
|11||AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||13||55.5kg|
|12||DEBT AGENT (NZ)||Jim Conlan||Billy Egan||3||54.5kg|
|13||PRETTY BRAZEN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||10||54.5kg|
|14||ROHERYN||James Cummings||John Allen||14||54.5kg|
|15||TAGALOA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||12||54kg|
|16||BANQUO||Danny O’Brien||Jye McNeil||6||54kg|
|17e||HARLECH (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Michael Dee||9||54kg|
|18e||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||Peter & Paul Snowden||TBA||15||54kg|
|19e||GOLD FIELDS||Logan McGill||TBA||19||54kg|
|20e||RUNSON||Leon & Troy Corstens||TBA||16||54kg|