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2022 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2022
Justin Darcy 14 Sep 2022
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  • The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a feature handicap of the Melbourne Spring Carnival
  • This feature is run over 1400 metres at Caulfield
  • Can Dragon Leap record an Australian G1 win?
  • Preview & tips are below
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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Betting Tips
Dragon Leap is the first emergency in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. (Getty)
   

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a 1400m race run at Caulfield racecourse on September 17.
  • Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 Field & Odds
  • Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 Field & Odds
  • Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes FAQs

A major lead up race to the Spring Carnival miles, horses such as Testa Rossa, Exceed And Excel, Regal Roller & more recently Santa Ana Lane take out this event along with a number of other features throughout their career.

A strong field of 20 has been assembled for the 2022 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, with I Wish I Win heading the market at $3.10 with Ladbrokes.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 Field & Odds

                                                                          
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 1158kg$26.00
2LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham John Allen 758kg$19.00
3SINAWANN (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ben Melham 358kg$16.00
4CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) Danny O'Brien Jamie Mott 1257.5kg$20.00
5I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 1957.5kg$14.00
6JUST FOLK Josh Julius Harry Coffey 557.5kg$41.00
7GRACEFUL GIRL Danny O'Brien Ms Jamie Kah 157kg$11.00
8AYRTON (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 456.5kg$5.00
9HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 2056.5kg$11.00
10SHOWMANSHIP (NZ) Danny O'Brien Damien Oliver 1056.5kg$7.00
11RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Luke Nolen 1756kg$21.00
12BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 1655.5kg$20.00
13AYSAR Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 955kg$19.00
14BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Newitt 1854.5kg$18.00
15TUVALU Lindsey Smith Jarrod Fry 1354.5kg$7.00
16CHAILLOT Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Daniel Moor 653kg$12.00
17eDRAGON LEAP Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott Michael Dee 1554.5kg$7.50
18eI WISH I WIN (NZ) Peter G Moody Ms Jamie Kah 1454kg$3.10
19eAGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ethan Brown 854kg$20.00
20eOPEN MINDED (NZ) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 253.5kg$41.00
Odds provided by Ladbrokes - taken at 12.09pm 14/9/22.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 Field & Odds

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 Best Bet - Dragon Leap

His New Zealand form should be ideal for a Caulfield Cup, given his win in the Avondale Guineas & fourth when fav in the New Zealand Derby in 2020, but instead he's seen as a live chance in a 1400m handicap where he carries 54.5kg.

Since that season, Dragon Leap has clearly had a few issues here and there and is now being kept to these sprint trips, with his best result being a third in the Group Three Swap Sprint.

Resuming in Melbourne this prep, he kicked off in the WFA Memsie Stakes over 1400m where he finished a very nice fourth in a stronger race, but he still requires one scratching to make this field.

Dragon Leap - $7.50Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Best BetBET HERE
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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 Next Best Bet - Showmanship

The fav for this race in 2020 prior to injury, his next start post his Moonee Valley win in August of that year was in the Wangoom at Warrnambool on a heavy deck, beaten less than one-length on the line.

15-weeks later, this horse looks as fit and as well as ever, winning the Group Three Show County in Sydney over 1200m and what we know is that he is going to improve lengths over this 1400m feature, where he maps for cover in a three-wide line from a middle draw.

An established handicap type in this field, he carries the same weight as Ayrton who has not shown anything to say that he is a better horse than this gelding, so at the price he's a better bet.

Showmanship - $7.00Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Next Best BetBET HERE
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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 Value Bet - Aysar

A solid fourth place getter in this race behind Sierra Sue last year beaten one-length, he carried 52kg whereas this year he carries 55kg.

Heading into that event last year, Aysar had finished fourth in the Listed Chautauqua Stakes, a race that he won well this year with 54.5kg, so I am not remotely concerned about him having to carry an extra 0.5kg from last start.

This is the race he has been set to peak in and although he has certainly been one who is very hard to catch, there is a sense of timing about him heading into this after his last start victory.

Aysar - $19.00Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Value BetBET HERE
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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes FAQs

When is the 2022 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The 2022 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, September 17.

It will run as Race 7 on Caulfield meeting.

What distance is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

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

Who won the 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Sierra Sue won the 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2022 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.

What is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes worth?

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is worth a total of $1 million.

$600,000 goes to the winner.

                                                                  

Verdict

Backing Dragon Leap as the main bet in this race, while we also profit on Showmanship and my old favourite Aysar.

Best Bet: Dragon Leap To Win @13/2 at Ladbrokes Australia - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Showmanship To Win @6/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Value Bet: Aysar Each-Way @18/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
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Showmanship
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Aysar
Each-Way
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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022