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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 Betting Tips - Magic Time tipped in Group 1 debut

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Last updated: 15 Nov 2023
Alex Marsh 15 Nov 2023
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  • The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a 1400m Group 1 handicap
  • The 2023 edition will be run on Saturday, November 18
  • Magic Time is the favourite with BetRight
  • Our feature preview is included below
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Can Magic Time atone in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes? (Getty)
 

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes joins the Thousand Guineas and these Group 1's headline a new program on the calendar, with Caulfield holding a bigger meeting post the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips
  • 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Odds

While it is often an open betting race for punters, this 1400m Group 1 handicap has had many famous winners, with Manikato, Mannerism, Testa Rossa and Exceed And Excel all on the honour roll.

Magic Time heads the betting for the 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, with $4 the quote via BetRight

2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips


2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Best Bet - Magic Time

After a brilliant win in the Nivision Stakes, Magic Time lost no admirers despite a third in The Invitation as fav, where the four-year-old stuck on bravely after a wide run over 1400m at Randwick.

The Grahame Begg-trained mare has put together a tidy record and with 53.5kg now fourth-up in a handicap, she's well placed to record her first Group 1 victory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

While the tactically versatile four-year-old has another wide draw to overcome, the obvious leader (Buffalo River) is drawn to her outside and him running along could open up space behind to slot in.

Given she was more than five weeks between runs when saluting second-up and with three weeks to get over a taxing third-up performance, Magic Time should be able to at least hold her form here.
2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Next Best Bet - Ayrton

With a teasing few preps and a winning drought of 18 months, most punters had understandably had enough of Ayrton, however, he has turned a corner this prep going off his two spring outings.

Importantly, he dug deep to score first-up, where he also kept his unbeaten Caulfield record intact and then second-up when ridden cold, that Group 2 performance had as much merit as the fresh win.

With the fastest last 1000m/800m/600m and 400m of that Flemington race, the clock backed it up, with the five-year-old coming from off the speed and wide, which was very hard to do on Derby Day.

He's always threatened to be one of these Group 1 handicappers in the 1400m to 1600m range and now third-up, where he draws kinder in barrier six, Ayrton has to be among the main chances.
2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Value Bet - Chain Of Lightning

The Moody & Coleman runners aren't generally as wound up early in a prep as they once were, with many of them now working into a prep with racing and that's been the case with this mare.

First-up over 1100m at Caulfield, Chain Of Lightning was off the bridle early before picking up and the five-year-old was only a few strides from nailing Uncommon James late in that Schillaci Stakes.

While she finished another two lengths closer, it wasn't a dissimilar performance when second-up at Flemington, where she was chasing a long way out over six furlongs behind a tearaway leader.

Chain Of Lightning appears to be crying out for 1400m now (has won over this track/trip) and with the sprinting platform leading into this assignment, she could be the one exploding here third-up.

2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1VilanaJames CummingsDamien Oliver 157kg$11
2I Am MeCiaron Maher & David EustaceBlake Shinn 1056kg $8
3Straight AcerEdward CummingsMark Zahra455.5kg $8
4BandersnatchMichael, Wayne & John HawkesJordan Childs355kg $21
5Skew Wiff (NZ)Mark WalkerCraig Williams 1255kg $19
6The InfernoCliff BrownJake Noonan755kg $17
7Ayrton (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Daniel Moor654.5kg $13
8ZoutoriMathew EllertonBeau Mertens254.5kg $71
9Buffalo River (USA)Michael Moroney Celine Gaudray (a)1953.5kg $26
10Chain Of LightningPeter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Billy Egan1153.5kg$15
11Magic TimeGrahame Begg Michael Dee1553.5kg$4
12Munhamek (GB)Nick RyanLuke Currie1853.5kg$15
13Cause for ConcernShawn MathrickJamie Kah853kg $15
14General BeauMathew Ellerton Linda Meech1653kg $26
15CrosshavenBen, Will & JD HayesDaniel Stackhouse552.5kg$19
16Wrote To Arataki (NZ)Matthew WilliamsDean Yendall1352.5kg $17
17eNot An OptionMichael Moroney Craig Newitt952.5kg $71
18eMilitary ExpertAnnabel NeashamWinona Costin1752.5kg $41
19eUmgawaLeon & Troy CorstensLiam Riordan1452.5kg $41
                                                                                    
Odds courtesy of BetRight & correct on 16/11/2023.

Verdict

Our tips for the 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes are:

Best Bet1: Magic Time To Win @3/1 at Bet Right - 6 Units
Best Bet2: Ayrton Each Way @12/1 at Bet Right - 2 Units
Best Bet3: Chain Of Lightning Each Way @14/1 at Bet Right - 2 Units
Magic Time
To Win
@3/1 - 6 Units
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Ayrton
Each Way
@12/1 - 2 Units
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Chain Of Lightning
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@14/1 - 2 Units
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