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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips
Begood Toya Mother was last year's Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes champion (Getty Images)

The 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes will take place at Caulfield on September 19, where some up and coming handicappers are all set to clash in the Group 1.

Behemoth and Cascadian bring WFA form lines to the race and, with weights compressed, they come right into conclusions.

Find our Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes preview and tips below.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Information

  • DateSat 19 Sep, 2020
  • Race Time06:50
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance1400 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Betting Odds


1BehemothD. JollyC. Williams5$5
2Streets Of AvalonS. NicholsD. Stakchouse17$21
3Begood Toya MotherD. BowmanD. Bates4$17
4CascadianJ. CummingsD. Oliver8$13
5SuperstormG & A. WilliamsW. Pike18$9.50
6Dollar For DollarT & C. McEvoyL. Nolen7$31
7Madam RougeC. WallerB. Melham20$15
8Mandela EddectS. BruntonC. Newitt2$31
9ReykjavicL. SmithD. Yendall11$21
10Achenar StarL. SmithJ. Mott1$31
11Age Of ChivalryM. Ellerton & S. ZahraD. Lane13$8
12Debt AgentJ. ConlanB. Egan12$51
13Pretty BrazenT & C. McEvoyL. Currie10$15
14RoherynJ. CummingsJ. Allen14$21
15TagaloaT. Busuttin & N. YoungM. Walker12$8.50
16BanquoD. O'BrienJ. McNeil6$8.50
17HarlechM. MoroneyM. Dee9$21
18I Am SupermanP & P. SnowdenUnknown15$17
19Gold FieldsL. McGillUnknown19$201
20RunsonL & T. CorstensUnknown16$41

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 16.9.20 - 12.00pm.

2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Behemoth

Behemoth put a Group One WFA win on the board last start in the Memsie Stakes and can add a second Group One up here.

He was dominant last start and drawing gate five makes things easy for Craig Williams, who will ride him exactly how he did in the Memsie...one off the speed.

As much as this is an open affair, he looks well weighted with 60kg, giving just 6kg to the bottom weights, which some would be barely competitive in a Group Two let alone a Group One.

Although it is never a positve being a top weight in an open handicap, he is a proper Group One horse.

He picks himself based off the last start dominant effort and maps to get the gun run as he did in the Memsie.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Cascadian

Cascadian has been fantastic at WFA level this prep, including storming home from the back of the field against Behemoth.

He will be better suited over the mile in the Toorak or Cantala, but he brings the right formlines into the race, getting a 2kg weight swing on the top weight.

His problem is his map. He tends to always get back in his races and things could get sticky for him from barrier eight where he will have rump all around him midfield.

With even luck, he can turn it around on Behemoth, but you're punting on luck.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Roughie - Banquo

Banquo was fantastic last start in the Bobbie Lewis down the Flemimgton straight, and is now well suited in this race with 54kg.

He draws well in barrier six and can plant himself just off the speed which gives him an advantage over the likes of Cascadian and Superstorm who will sit worse than midfield.

He gets around Caulfield well, as we saw last prep when he ran Group One winner Microphone to a head over this trip.

He will be underestimated in the market, but do not be shocked to see the pro's find him late with his versatility and strong gate.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes FAQs

What date is the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Caulfield.

What time is the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes starts at around 4.50pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Begood Toya Mother won the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

What distance is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

We're with Behemoth as the best bet in the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.


We are backing all three of our runners in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

Best Bet: Behemoth To Win @5.00 at Sportsbet - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Cascadian To Win @12.00 at Sportsbetting - 2 Units
Roughie: Banquo To Win @8.50 at Betstar Australia - 2 Units

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