We have expert betting tips for the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes this Saturday, which features a maximum field at Caulfield.
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is always a terrific race, and with the likes of Behemoth, Tagaloa, and Cascadian in action, it should be another great edition.
2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020
Behemoth @ $4.80 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Tagaloa @ $8.50 Bet Now
Cascadian @ $12 Bet Now
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Behemoth (Best Bet – $4.80) Bet Now
Behemoth lives up to his name and he was too good for them at Caulfield last time out. The win showed that he can win in this grade, so we are sticking with him.
He rises up in weight to 60kg, but that shouldn’t be a worry for this big son of All Too Hard.
2. Streets of Avalon ($23) Bet Now
He is coming off a tough effort at The Valley and he would need to improve on that. He’s not quite a Group 1-level horse at the moment.
3. Begood Toya Mother ($21) Bet Now
Begood Toya Mother hasn’t shown much this year and it’s disappointing to see. He showed plenty in 2019, but he looks held in this grade.
$21 is a fair price but punters would be taking him on trust.
4. Cascadian (Best Roughie – $12) Bet Now
The James Cummings-trained gelding hasn’t had much luck this season, but he is a danger to them here.
He gets back in his races, but with Damien Oliver in the saddle, we are expecting him to finish off stylishly down the outside.
$12 is a great price for a runner ready to explode.
5. Superstorm ($11) Bet Now
Always respect his stable but there wasn’t much to like about his effort for ninth at Caulfield last start.
He is a nice type but he only owns two wins from nine starts, and he needs more exposure to this level of racing.
6. Dollar for Dollar ($31) Bet Now
He never gives in and he fought gamely to the line at Flemington last time out. He has yet to win from seven attempts at Caulfield, and that’s unlikely to change on Saturday.
7. Madam Rouge ($20) Bet Now
A quality mare that owns five wins and five placings. She wasn’t too far away last time out and we wouldn’t be surprised if she won.
She has over $1 million in the bank and winning the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is well within her limits.
8. Mandela Effect ($46) Bet Now
He won three consecutive races last campaign but he didn’t fire at The Valley last time out. His 12 wins from 24 starts is a good record, but he needs luck at this level.
9. Reykjavik ($31) Bet Now
The form line doesn’t instill much confidence but there is some betting support at $31. It battles well and if Dean Yendall can find a good spot, he could be in the finish.
10. Achernar Star ($51) Bet Now
Struggling to find his best form and it’s unlikely to come in this grade. He was well-beaten in tough conditions at The Valley, and that won’t do him any good.
11. Age of Chivalry ($10) Bet Now
Age of Chivalry is a talented type that punters wish won more often. He comes into this race off three consecutive placings, but he often finds one better.
Drawing barrier 13 makes it tough but he has the ability to win a race like this. Consider at double-figure odds.
12. Debt Agent ($81) Bet Now
The former Singapore runner is out of form and we’re not expecting that to improve here. Watch for him later in the spring in something much easier.
13. Pretty Brazen ($18) Bet Now
Pretty Brazen returned to form when winning at Flemington last start and he is a past winner at Caulfield.
Conditions are different this time around, but she is a smart type and her confidence is up. Another win wouldn’t surprise.
14. Roheryn ($23) Bet Now
Roheryn has an explosive turn-of-foot on his day and he has shown that in both wins this spring.
The Cummings-trained five-year-old will settle back and although it’s tough to make ground at Caulfield, he could be storming home late.
$23 is a good price for this runner.
15. Tagaloa (Best Each Way – $8.50) Bet Now
The Blue Diamond winner gets in well on the weights at 54kg and he lost no admirers when finishing third fresh up.
His form will only continue to improve and the three-year-old colt has many more wins in store. Take the $8.50 before it shortens.
16. Banquo ($10) Bet Now
Banquo is a nice type for the future but we’re unsure if he’s up to winning at this level. He ran well for second last start but we need to see more of him.
17. Harlech ($31) Bet Now
Herlech showed plenty of ability in New Zealand and he will be better for the run. He could show something later in the spring, but winning a Group 1 fresh up is tough.
18. I Am Superman ($23) Bet Now
He scored an overdue win last start but rising in grade isn’t ideal. He is drifting in the betting and that isn’t surprising.
19. Gold Fields ($251) Bet Now
Unlikely run and unlikely to win.
20. Runson ($51) Bet Now
Better than Gold Fields, but it shouldn’t get a start.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.