This Saturday Caulfield Racecourse is set to host a top-class autumn carnival meeting for CF Orr Stakes Day featuring seven Group races including the $125,000 Group 3 Rubiton Stakes (1100m).
The 2011 Rubiton Stakes final field features 12 quality gallopers following the early scratching of #11 Master Of Design, a number of which can win on Saturday making for an open betting market at Luxbet.
Our tip for the Rubiton Stakes Trifecta is #2 Reward For Effort from #1 Catapulted and #13 Solar Charged so lock it in at Luxbet today!
Current favourite to win is Catapulted paying around $4.50, the Mark Kavanagh-trained Catbird gelding resuming for the season and drawn in barrier six.
During the spring Catapulted had a short three-race campaign that resulted in two Group level second-place finishes before they ran a disappointing ninth last start in the Salinger Stakes on Derby Day.
The punters are tipping them to improve on Saturday as they have a commanding first-up record.
We, however, fancy another runner in the Rubiton Stakes field and rate #2 Reward For Effort as the best value to win.
Sitting at a quote of around $8 in the markets at Luxbet, Peter Moody’s former Blue Diamond Stakes winner Reward For Effort is due to jump from barrier 10 with in-form hoop Ben Melham in the mount.
After a solid spring campaign, Reward For Effort hit the line hard in a tidy barrier trial win at Cranbourne on January 24 and word from those in the know is that this Exceed And Excel four-year-old has a big autumn ahead starting with a win in the Rubiton on Saturday.
Another good value horse resuming in the Rubiton Stakes is John O’Shea’s Charge Forward filly Solar Charged.
A multiple stakes winner, Solar Charged is the 53kg light-weight of the field, has Glen Boss in the mount and is drawn ideally in barrier four making her a nice Place bet at Luxbet.
Other notable Rubiton Stakes hopefuls getting love from the punters include Peter Moody’s improving mare Avenue (barrier eight), the David Payne-trained Winter King (barrier 11) and super consistent four-year-old Faster Son (barrier seven).
The 2011 David Christensen Rubiton Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 8 on Saturday, jumping at 5:10pm (AEDST).
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2011 David Christensen Rubiton Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|1||CATAPULTED||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||6||58||108|
|2||REWARD FOR EFFORT||Peter G Moody||Ben Melham||10||57||107|
|3||EAGLE FALLS||David Hayes||Steven Arnold||1||57||107|
|4||WINTER KING (NZ)||David Payne||Corey Brown||11||57||98|
|5||AVENUE||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||8||56||106|
|6||BROKEN||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||5||56||92|
|7||FASTER SON||Trevor Bailey||Craig Williams||7||56||92|
|8||TIME MATTERS||Darren Weir||Nicholas Hall||13||55.5||101|
|9||HAPPY GLEN||Robbie Griffiths||Craig Newitt||2||55.5||85|
|10||ACORNS||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||3||55.5||91|
|11||MASTER OF DESIGN||Adam Durrant||Dwayne Dunn||9||55.5||78|
|12||WORDMASTER||Bennie Benbow||Chris Symons||12||55.5||70|
|13||SOLAR CHARGED||John O’Shea||Glen Boss||4||53||96|