Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips & Preview

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips

 

Looking for Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips on Saturday September 19? Our form expert previews the Caulfield Group 1 handicap and gives his best bets.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Preview

A capacity field to line up in Saturday’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield with 16 horses coming through 11 different form races.

On Benchmark (BM) ratings, the Memsie Stakes rated highest with the winner, Behemoth, going 14.2 lengths quicker than standard BM.

Cascadian and Begood Toya Mother also come out of that race, while Runson and Superstorm also recorded strong performances in the Neds The Heath (1100m).

I Am Superman’s win in the Mrc Members’ Tipstar (1400m) also rated well on the day, but the overall time was slow with him winning in 1:23.71 on a Good 4 at Caulfield.

In comparison, Behemoth’s win in the Memsie Stakes was in 1:22.71 on a Good 3 at Caulfield, while Pretty Brazen won the Lets Elope in 1:22.84 on a Good 4 at Flemington.

The form out of the Memsie Stakes and Lets Elope Stakes looks strongest and this were we should focus.

How do the Memsie Stakes runners line up?

There is no doubt Behemoth was the star in the Memsie Stakes, but he now has to carry 60kg in a race that traditionally favours those down in the weights.

However, Behemoth is a giant of a horse, and if any horse was going to be less advantaged by carrying more weight in a 1400m handicap, it’s Behemoth.

And as far as weights and history go, weights have been raised 2kg in 2020 due to Covid, and Jungle Cat did win the Sir Rupert Clarke with 58kg.

Both runs this campaign were PBs for Behemoth, and in his last two preparations, he improved third-up so there is no reason to suggest he won’t improve again on Saturday for trainer David Jolly.

Cascadian made up a lot of ground to finish 4th in the Memsie and has improved his BM rating by four lengths third-up in his last two preparations.

However, that was over 1500m and 1600m, and with two runs over 1400m this time in, he may be looking for longer and I’d prefer to be on him next start if he goes to the mile.

Begood Toya Mother was comprehensively beaten by Behemoth in the Memsie and also spikes third-up, but I can’t see him improving enough to turn the tables on Behemoth.

Who will win the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Behemoth is my top pick and Superstorm could be charging home with any luck from a wide gate, but my value selection is the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained Pretty Brazen.

The daughter of Brazen Beau showed a devastating turn of foot to win the Lets Elope Stakes ahead of the fast finishing Arcadia Queen.

She ran her final 600m, 400m and 200m in 33.28, 22.16 and 11.32 and now drops from 58kg to 54kg and faces the seven-day back up.

That sprint was far quicker than anything in the Memsie Stakes and it was on par with Superstorm who ran 33.80, 22.10 and 11.16 over 1100m.

Pretty Brazen maps nicely around midfield in a race with a ton of early speed, and as long as she handles the quick back up, she can finish over the top of them with 4kg less than last time.

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