Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations Begood Toya Mother winning the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (PA Images)

A total of 24 nominations have been received for Saturday’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

Last year’s winner Begood Toya Mother has been entered as he chases back-to-back wins in the race. Trained by Daniel Bowman, the six-year-old gelding has raced twice this campaign for a fourth in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) and sixth in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) won by Behemoth.

The David Jolly-trained five-year-old gelding Behemoth has also been entered after his brilliant win in the Memsie Stakes. Prior to that win, Behemoth had resumed with a win over Dalasan in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.

WA trainers Grant and Alana Williams have two horses nominated for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. The first is five-year-old gelding Showmanship who has won seven of his eight starts. He was last seen winning the Listed Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m) at The Valley. Their second runner is four-year-old gelding Superstorm who finished ninth in the Group 3 The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m).

Michael Moroney’s five-year-old gelding Buffalo River has been nominated for the race. A winner of six from 10 starts, Buffalo River won back-to-back 1400m races at Caulfield and Sandown Lakeside respectively in April and May.

Other key nominations include Age Of Chivalry, Cascadian, I Am Superman and Tagaloa.

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations ?

Horse Trainer
1 ACHERNAR STAR Lindsey Smith
2 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
3 BANQUO Danny O’Brien
5 BEHEMOTH David Jolly
6 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney
7 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
8 DEBT AGENT (NZ) Jim Conlan
9 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy
10 GOLD FIELDS Logan McGill
11 HARLECH (NZ) Michael Moroney
12 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden
13 JUNIPAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
14 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller
15 MANDELA EFFECT Scott Brunton
16 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy
17 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith
18 ROHERYN James Cummings
19 RUNSON Leon & Troy Corstens
20 SHOWMANSHIP (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams
21 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols
22 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams
23 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
24 TRAVIMYFRIEND (NZ) Rachael Frost