An interesting and big field will line up in the 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, which features international and local form.
2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2018
Home Of The Brave @ $4 – BET NOW
Best Each Way:
Osborne Bulls @ $6.50 – BET NOW
Jungle Cat @ $12 – BET NOW
2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Jungle Cat (Best Roughie – $12) – BET NOW
Punters must respect the international form as it has stacked up time and time again. Champion trainer Charlie Appleby brings over Jungle Cat, which was last seen winning a Group 1 in Dubai.
Form at Meydan is tough to line up but it should stack up against an even Group 1 field in Australia and $12 is a great price.
Home Of The Brave (Best Bet – $4) – BET NOW
Another imported runner, Home Of The Brave showed them a clean pair of heels when winning the Theo Marks in Sydney last start.
The seven-time winner, now trained by James Cummings, set the pace last start and was never headed. That win came over the likes of D’argento, which was considered by many as the second-best horse in Australia.
That’s a good form guide.
Showtime ($19) – BET NOW
Enigmatic type which scored a good win two back in the Lawrence Stakes before running last in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes.
This is easier but punters can’t trust this four-year-old.
Osborne Bulls (Best Each Way – $6.50) – BET NOW
It’s tough not to like Osborne Bulls and punters have had a great time betting this gelding.
The Cummings-trained five-year-old has yet to finish outside of the placings and that includes eight wins from 11 starts. He showed his talents when winning from off the pace last time out at Caulfield and that form looks nice for this.
He is a special type which could graduate to Group 1 grade here.
Lite’n In My Veins ($27) – BET NOW
Gets a wide draw and although he has good form coming into this, it’s not Group 1 level and a win here would be a surprise.
Hellova Street ($23) – BET NOW
Talented Tasmanian which could lead the field throughout but it would need to find another length or three to be competitive here.
Likely to fold up in the straight under pressure.
Land Of Plenty ($6.50) – BET NOW
Worked home well for second behind Osborne Bulls fresh up before stamping his authority with a win at Moonee Valley last start.
That half-length win will have him in good order for this and although only a five-time winner, he is in career-best form and he could be putting in the big bounds late.
Sovereign Nation ($26) – BET NOW
Fresh up form consists of two wins from five starts but his most recent fresh-up start wasn’t particularly impressive.
Looks held here.
Dollar For Dollar ($20) – BET NOW
Consistent type which has been a money earner for punters but we are doubting his credentials at the top grade.
The eight-time winner likes to roll forward and that’s going to be tough from barrier 18. Wait till he lines up in something easier than this.
Fastnet Tempest ($26) – BET NOW
Typically needs a few runs to show his best and his best won’t be good enough for this race.
Mr Sneaky ($19) – BET NOW
Has a turn-of-foot so can’t be entirely ruled out but he has been entitled to show more in two runs back from a spell and a win would be an upset result.
Has place claims at around the $6 mark.
Oregon’s Day ($12) – BET NOW
Four-time winner from 22 starts and it scored a breakthrough win at Gold Coast last preparation.
She has always been around some of the best types in Australia, including Humidor last time out. 53kg helps but place chances seem best.
Miss Gunpowder ($46) – BET NOW
Returned to some form last start with a close-up fourth behind I Am A Star but that’s not the form guide for this race and she will need to lift.
Peaceful State ($10) – BET NOW
Firmed into single-figure odds during the week but has since drifted out a touch.
Has the ability to win and he went close behind Land Of Plenty last time out, so the $10 is good value and carrying 52kg could make him a force to deal with.
Holy Snow ($20) – BET NOW
Best form has come in easier grades and the 52kg is the only real positive.
Ozi Choice ($51) – BET NOW
Hasn’t been showing enough form this spring to warrant attention. Punters are better to wait for a much easier race.
Waging War ($35) – BET NOW
Consistent type but not in this grade. Might not even get a start.
Tulip ($27) – BET NOW
Unlikely to run but has a chance off an inside barrier with a light weight if she does.