A talented field of 14 sprinters have been confirmed to line up for Sunday’s 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 career-best form this time in, Dissident remains favourite in 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting markets, but now shares the top line with classy runner Sweet Idea at odds of $7, ahead of Cluster and clear market mover Trust In A Gust; currently sharing the second line at a quote of $7.50 at leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Dissident secure a third-consecutive Group 1 win, will Sweet Idea claim a maiden or will one of their talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Arguably one of Australia’s most talented current racehorses yet to break through for a maiden victory at the highest level of racing, Speediness has returned to the track in typically competitive form this season and arguably offers punters the best value for success in Sir Rupert Clarke betting markets at current $10 odds. Completing a commendable record of seven wins and ten minors from his 32 starts so far, the Testa Rossa gelding secured several impressive results over five starts in autumn; highlighted by closely-run seconds in both the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m). Overcoming an early check and block in the final straight to finish a credible fourth in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) first-up, leading jockey Craig Williams has been confirmed to take the ride on Speediness in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
Sweet Idea ($7)
A strong and consistent performer for trainer Gai Waterhouse through 2014 already, Sweet Idea will leave from the central barrier 8 in the 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, will be partnered by in-form hoop Tommy Berry and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds. finishing outside the places just twice in her 15 race career to date, the Snitzel mare won each of her first three starts through autumn, including the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), and while unlucky to be blocked for a run when seventh in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) on March 8th, almost responded in the best way possible when finishing a close second in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m). Having won the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) and finished second in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) this prep so-far, it only appears a matter of time until Sweet Idea takes out a Group1 feature.
Securing career-best form since transferring to the care of trainers Peter and Paul Snowden at the beginning of the season, Cluster will have to overcome the wide barrier 14 if to claim success in the 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, and therefore may be forced to do too much work too early to win. Securing a few commendable results under Anthony Cummings without being able to secure a race win, the Fastnet Rock entire has won three from four starts under the Snowdens including the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m) last time out, and finished second in his only other appearance on course. Sure to be boosted by retaining jockey Tim Clark, punters may find value in including Cluster as a selection in a Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes trifecta or quenella bet.
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