The 2011 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations have been released with a comprehensive list of 28 entries received for the Group 1 feature event at Caulfield this Saturday.
While there’s quality littered throughout the field there’s no doubt the star nominee belongs to Anthony Cummings and his colt Smart Missile.
After being scratched at the stalls for the Group 1 Golden Slipper and after not finding a lot of luck in the Group 1 Golden Rose, many feel this horse is due to earn his maiden Group 1 victory.
It will be his first ever trip to Melbourne but reports are all good out of the early training camp that he’s taken to the track well and should have no issues running in the reverse direction.
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a 1400m contest, is worth $350,000 and provides plenty of momentum for the rest of the spring carnival.
It will be Smart Missile’s first assignment against older horses with some top rung performers among the list.
The likes of Pinwheel, Dao Dao, Toorak Toff, Yosei, Parables and Gathering will all make life very tough for him should they choose to accept.
That’s not even mentioning last start winner Woorim which Cummings rates as his main threat come this Saturday.
The only thing we know for sure is that the race is going to be a cracker and it’s certainly one you’ll want to follow with online bookmaker Luxbet.
They’ll have a full market released for the 2011 Sir Rupert Clarke stakes in the coming days and you can guarantee the place you’ll find the best odds is always and will always remain easy to find at Luxbet!
2011 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations
|3||DAO DAO||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||5||56.5kg||106|
|4||TOORAK TOFF||Rick Hore-Lacy||4||56.5kg||106|
|5||GATHERING||John P Thompson||6||56kg||105|
|6||C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||8||55.5kg||103|
|9||DOUBTFUL JACK||Peter G Moody||13||55kg||102|
|10||LUEN YAT FOREVER||Peter G Moody||11||55kg||102|
|12||SILVER GRECIAN (GB)||John Moore||15||54.5kg||101|
|13||TESTASCANA||Peter G Moody||16||54.5kg||101|
|15||BLACKIE (NZ)||Michael Kent||20||53.5kg||98|
|16||MASTER OF DESIGN||David Payne||21||53.5kg||98|
|17||CHOSEN TO FLY||Colin & Cindy Alderson||26||53kg||89|
|19||GOLD SALUTE||Mark Riley||24=||53kg||93|
|20||GOLDEN ARCHER||Peter G Moody||17||53kg||100|
|21||I’M IMPOSING (GB)||Robert Hickmott||27||53kg||89|
|22||JUNGLE RULER||Peter White||24=||53kg||93|
|23||KNEELING||John P Thompson||28||53kg||84|
|24||MAJESTIC MUSIC||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||12||53kg||102|
|25||MOMENT IN TIME||John P Thompson||22=||53kg||97|
|27||SMART MISSILE||Anthony Cummings||7||53kg||104|
|28||WIND SHEAR||Dale Sutton||22=||53kg||97|