Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of November 2023.

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run over 1400 metres. It is run under open handicap conditions. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes page.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Wide open field with stacks of hopes. Magic Time will need luck from the barrier but has been racing in consistent fashion and is a solid chance in this field. I Am Me has built up a superb record and has Blake Shinn doing the steering. Vilana has a stack of class and looks well placed in a race like this. The best version of Ayrton would give this a shake and the chances don’t end there.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Vilana (1)

Classy runner that looms around a nice price in this.  Yet to hit its peak this prep and will do no work from the barrier. Hard to beat in this affair.

2. I Am Me (10)

Barrier 10 does make things tricky but building a great record and should prove hard to stave off in this.

3. Strait Acer (4)

Has gone in leaps and bounds this prep and has some superb form for this race. Maps for a kind run and this race looks well within reach.

4. Bandersnatch (3)

Likeable draw and map. This field suits and is the best roughie of the race. Can win.

5. Skew Wiff (12)

Harder race here but good last start win and may well go on with things.

6. The Inferno (7)

Has been a long time between drinks but certainly has the right credentials for this and form for this. Impossible to back with any confidence but best is good enough.

7. Ayrton (6)

Mixing form but classy runner when on song. This race is suitable and barrier 6 should provide the right run in transit.

8. Zoutori (2)

Can’t have.

9. Buffalo River (19)

Prefer others.

10. Chain Of Lightning (11)

Tough draw but well up to these and should give this race a shake. Like its chances off the last run and weighted kindly.

11. Magic Time (15)

Tough draw but love the form lines and carries no weight. Where to from the barrier is a massive query but this race isn’t out of reach.

12. Munhamek (18)

Unlucky fresh but very tough draw. Goes in the mix.

13. Cause For Concern (8)

Racing in superb fashion and gets the services of Kah. Good enough to win.

14. General Beau (16)

Prefer others.

15. Crosshaven (5)

Like it in something easier.

16. Wrote To Arataki (13)

Solid win last start. Much harder here. Respect any market moves.

17. Not An Option (9)

This looks too tough.

18. Military Expert (17)

Prefer others.

19. Umgawa (14)

Can’t have.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
11 Magic Time
3 Strait Acer
1 Vilana
13 Cause for Concern

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Thousand Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 How Now Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Listed Caulfield Village Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

The Hunter 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

The Beauford 2023 (Newcastle 1300m)

Group 3 NJC Spring Stakes 2023 (Newcastle 1600m)

Max Lees Classic 2023 (Newcastle 900m)

Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1600m)

Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 R J Peters Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1500m)

Listed Placid Ark Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Jungle Mist Classic 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 11 Magic Time
2nd 2 I Am Me
3rd 3 Strait Acer
4th 4 Bandersnatch

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratchings: 17e. Not An Option, 18e. Military Expert, 19e. Umgawa.