Response Wins 2010 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Ahead of No Evidence Needed

September 20th, 2010

The two mares we tipped as the best value bets for the $350,000 Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) came good on Saturday with Response winning ahead of No Evidence Needed on Saturday.

A huge betting plunge moments before the markets closed on Saturday saw Response shorten in from $6.50 into $4.80.

Then, four-year-old Charge Forward mare Response, co-trained by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra at Flemington, did just that – charged forward within the first 50 metres.

We tipped Response as a horse that could win at juicy odds in our race preview & punters that followed our advice were well rewarded!

It was a tactical and professional decision by champion hoop Craig Williams, as Response held on to defeat No Evidence Needed ($13) by a long neck with Woorim ($17) a gallant third just a short half-head further back.

Connections have named the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) on Victoria Derby Day Saturday October 30 as the primary spring goal for Response.

Punters that read our Race Preview tipping No Evidence Needed and Response as mares that could cause an upset at juicy odds through Sportsbet were rewarded as the $3.30 favourite, Doubtful Jack finished sixth.

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2010 Patinack Farm Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results

Place Horse Jockey SP
1 RESPONSE Craig Williams $4.80
2 NO EVIDENCE NEEDED James Winks $13
3 WOORIM Danny Nikolic $17
4 SISTER MADLY Dwayne Dunn $12
5 WE’RE GONNA ROCK Michael Rodd $9
6 DOUBTFUL JACK Luke Nolen $3.30F
7 RIGHTFULLY YOURS Glen Boss $11
8 GATHERING Dean Holland $41
9 LA ROCKET Stephen Baster $41
10 PINNACLES Steven Arnold $81
11 KIDNAPPED Mark Zahra $41
12 BELTROIS Luke Currie $26
13 RAFFAELLO Ben Melham $31
14 ELECTROMOTIVE Craig Newitt $31
15 DELAYEDREACTION (NZ) Brent Stanley $71
16 JUNGLE RULER Darren Gauci $51
17 GOLD SALUTE Damien Oliver $14