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2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a Group One event run under Handicap conditions
  • This feature is run over 1400 metres at Caulfield
  • Is Probabeel simply a class above?
  • The race is set to be run at 4.50pm
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Betting Tip
Probabeel looks the clear horse to beat in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. (Getty)
Probabeel starts as one of the favourites in the 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes over the 1400m journey at Caulfield under handicap conditions.

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She was a winner first-up in the Cockram Stakes and has been given 57kg, which although looks a big weight for a mare, she is by far the best horse in the race and deserves what she has been given, if not more based on form.

Last year's winner Behemoth returns to attempt to claim his fourth Caulfield 1400m Group One race, while Beau Rossa looks the new horse on the scene after running a close second to the former in the Memsie Stakes.

If I'm Thunderstruck makes the field, he is going to take some beating with his big turn of foot while Amish Boy may sneak under the guard with just 52kg on his back.

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Betting Odds


1BEHEMOTHDavid Jolly Craig Williams 359kg$5.50
2PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 257kg$5.50
3STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Damien Oliver1456kg$67
4DALASANLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ben Allen 1655.5kg$51
5BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 155kg$4.40
6BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 452.5kg$15
7SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 1052.5kg$17
8GROUNDSWELLAnthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 952kg$19
9AYSARBen & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 1352kg$46
10IRISH FLAME (NZ) Brett Scott Matthew Cartwright (a) 552kg$46
11ROMANCER (NZ) Grahame Begg Michael Dee 852kg$41
12SAMIZDATChris & Michael Gangemi Craig Newitt 652kg$41
13AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 1552kg$12
14DICE ROLL (FR) Nick Ryan Fred Kersley 752kg$21
15REGARDSMAREENick Ryan Dean Holland 1152kg$41
16POLANDMichael Moroney Teodore Nugent (a) 1252kg$41
17eI’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1752kg$8.50
Odds provided by Sportsbet.& correct at 4pm on 15/09/2021.

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 Best Bet – Probabeel

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Although she has been given her fair share of weight under handicap conditions (57kg), I do feel that it is important to note that Behemoth won this race last year with 60kg and this mare is a much better horse than him with due respect.

She has comfortably beaten him at WFA level in the Futurity Stakes of the 2021 Autumn and has recorded four wins and a second placing from five second-up attempts, a phenomenal record for a mare who keeps showing up each season.

Probabeel was impressive winning the Cockram over 1200m first-up and now up to 1400m, she looks ideally placed to be recording another win, and importantly notching up Brett Prebble’s third Group One win of the new season.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 Next Best Bet – Beau Rossa

He is the ‘weights’ horse in the race, but realistically he is only getting 2kg from Probabeel which is equivalent to four lengths, and I feel he needs a much bigger gap in the weights to beat her.

As for beating the rest of the field, I can see that happening as Beau Rossa gets a 3.5kg weight swing on Behemoth from a narrow second in the Memsie Stakes and that Group One placing at WFA level tells me that he looks better than the majority of handicappers in the race.

Whether or not he is good enough to beat Probabeel is the obvious question, but I am convinced he has every chance to beat the rest of this field home.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 Value Bet – Amish Boy

From all reports he has come back in tip top order, and he showed this when running second to Masked Crusader in The Heath in what was a high rating event.

Amish Boy is a horse that seems to be able to just stay in form and race at any level and at any sprint to middle distance trips as shown when running sixth in a Caulfield Guineas and third in a Newmarket Handicap.

He looks well in with 52kg and could be the surprise packet of the field, but just the one win from 17 starts poses clear questions as to whether he actually wants to find the line first.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, September 18.

It will run as Race 8 on Caulfield meeting.

What distance is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

Who won the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Behemoth won the 2020 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

What is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes worth?

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is worth a total of $1M.

$600,000 goes to the winner.



I want to be backing two horses in this race, Probabeel as the clear win bet and Beau Rossa as the saver.

Best Bet: Probabeel To Win @450.00 at BetMGM - 7 Units
Next Best Bet: Beau Rossa To Win @340.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 3 Units

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