Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 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 ?

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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