A talented field of 14 runners have been confirmed to line up for the featured Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having returned to racing in exceptional form this season, Peter Moody-trained Dissident has interesting drifted in markets for success in the 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes but has maintained status as favourite, currently available at odds of $7 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Securing a commendable total of five wins and as many minor places from just 15 competitive starts so far, Dissident finished a close second to El Roca in the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) first-up on February 15th before securing impressive wins in both the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m).
Not expected to figure in contention when lining up for the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1600m) first-up this time in, the Sebring entire displayed a superior turn of foot to find the line nearly three lengths in the clear of closest rival Sweet Idea; repeating the dose in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) last time out.
While charged with carrying a race-high 58kgs, Dissident’s class is likely to count for a lot in the 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and is more than worth consideration in betting markets.
Opening at odds of $8 in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting markets on Wednesday, Sweet Idea has received notable attention from punters; at one point reaching tied favouritism, however currently figures as $7.50 second favourite.
Unlucky not to break through for a maiden victory at the highest level of Australian racing this year, Sweet Idea took out her three first race starts, including the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) and continued to build in form and class on her way to second in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) most notably over autumn.
Charging home to win the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 9th, the Snitzel mare was the closest runner to Dissident in the Memsie last time out, and is more than worth consideration for a Rupert Clarke bet at current odds.
Interestingly receiving the greatest market share of bets for success in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes so far, Trust In A Gust will line up for his first race at Group level of Sunday, and is offered a good opportunity to figure in contention with just 52kgs.
Winning the Jeep Don’t Hold Back BM90 (1200m) first-up on August 23rd, the Keep The Faith entire finished second to fellow Sir Rupert Clarke acceptor Atlante in the Listed Drummond Golf Stakes before returning to the winner’s circle in a minor over 1400m at Caulfield on September 20th.
Confirmed to be partnered by jockey Damian Lane, Trust In A Gust opened at odds of $9 to win this weekend but has cut into a current quote of $7.50.
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