Jungle Cat Headlines Rupert Clarke Entries

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The Group One will have an international with northern hemisphere visitor headlining the nominations.

The Charlie Appleby-trained Jungle Cat won the Group One Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai at his most recent start in March and he is the highest-rated entry among the 24 nominations for Saturday's Rupert Clarke (1400m) at Caulfield.

Jungle Cat is owned by Sheikh Mohammed whose Godolphin operation also has and Osborne Bulls, both trained by in Australia, among the nominations.

Premier Victorian trainer Darren Weir has five horses nominated including last-start stakes winner who has been aimed at the race.

Weir, who has won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes twice before with Trust In A Gust (2014) and Stratum Star (2015), also has Group One placegetter Peaceful State, Cliff's Edge, Danon Liberty and Ozi Choice nominated.

The stable also has five nominations while the Anthony Freedman-trained Mr Sneaky will be striving to go one better after being run down late by stablemate in last year's race.

Jungle Cat is one of three Appleby-trained visitors currently completing quarantine at Werribee with another of the trio, last year's placegetter Folkswood, also scheduled to run at Caulfield on Saturday in the Group Three (2000m).

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