Scheduled to take place at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse on September 18, the Underwood Stakes Day marks the start of the Group One racing season – with two thrillers lined up.
While the $350,000 group One Underwood Stakes (1800m) headlines the day’s action, the $350,000 Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) is another feature.
The 2010 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes will run under open handicap conditions, and looks set to be the first-up Group run for the Chris Waller-trained Stryker.
The son of Fastnet Rock ran a 1200 metre event at Warwick Farm over the weekend to mark his return to spring action, and finished fourth with a gallant sprint.
Another potential star to take to Caulfield for the 2010 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is Mark Riley’s Gold Salute.
The Testa Rossa gelding ran third in the 2009 Emirates Stakes, and embarked on his spring campaign with a solid first up run at Moonee Valley over the weekend.
The 2010 Rupert Clark Stakes will be a good race to watch for punters keen to get in on the action this spring. It is the perfect lead up race to the $350,000 Group One Toorak Handicap (1600m) on October 9.
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