Traditionally a race that trainers and horses find hard to win more than once. David Hayes has done it in 2005 and 2006 and this year AnthonyCummings gets his chance with Sister Madly with betting showing current odds of 9-1. Doubtful Jack is currently well over the odds at $2.80, and that price will be snapped up closer to race time. Moody may have his chance to win back to back next year, because there is not much else in the field that will trouble the favorite. Jungle Ruler is always up there and can surprise at big odds. Kidnapped has the Snowden polish and keep an eye on Rightfully Yours in the closing stages of betting. How to bet ? Stick to Doubtful Jack if undecided.
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The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes was won this year by Turffontein, trained by Anthony Cummings and ridded by Glen Boss. Turffontein won by three-quarters of a length from Stickpin ($41) and favourite Raffaello ($5.00). The second favourite Gold Salute reared up in the barriers and got his leg caught while in the gate next door Estee, trained by Lee Freedman, did not get a clean start. Stewards ruled both gallopers non-runners. Orange County won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in 2008 and Bon Hoffa in 2007. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is always a great lead up to the Toorak Handicap.
For those who don’t know Turffontein Racecourse is a race track in South Africa and host to the Group One South African Derby and November’s Summer Cup.