2011 Rubiton Stakes Field & Race Tips

February 10th, 2011

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

No. Horse Trainer Rider Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rtg.
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