Gun Sydney three-year-old Smart Missile has copped the visitor’s draw in Saturday’s Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield.
The Anthony Cummings-trained colt will line up on the outside of the other 16 runners in the 1400-metre Group One feature.
Smart Missile, who is the only horse to beat Sepoy, suffered his first defeat in four starts when an unlucky second to Manawanui in the Group One Golden Rose at Rosehill two weeks ago.
Cummings won the Rupert Clarke two years ago with Turffontein who was ridden by Smart Missile’s jockey Glen Boss.
Peter Moody’s two runners, Luen Yat Forever and Testascana, have also drawn awkwardly in barriers 13 and 16 respectively.
Longshot Jungle Ruler has barrier one while three-time Group One winner Yosei will jump from gate two.
Hong Kong raider Silver Grecian has barrier four, last year’s third placegetter Woorim is well served in gate five and the Rick Hore-Lacy-trained stablemates Pinnacles and Toorak Toff jump from barriers six and seven respectively.
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