The 1100m at Caulfield starts from the chute providing a long run to the first and only turn.
Super Cash drawn to be right on the speed from gate 2.
There is no pure leader could see Hellbent take up that role.
Merchant Navy likely to be back in the pack and taking the closing shot.
Cannyescent roll forward from gate 5, Rich Charm likely to be shuffled back along the rails early.
Super Cash won this race in 2017 when ridden on the speed.
Cannyescent was ridden on the speed in the track Record run of Deploy in the Theo Marks in the Spring.
Mares have won the past 2 in succession. Prior to that the last mare to win was 2000.
Rich Charm has 57.5kg- the last horse to carry that weight to victory was Chautauqua in 2015.
In a freakishly rare occurrence, the barrier draw matches the saddlecloth numbers in this race 1-8.
Gear changes to factor in-Hellbent has the blinkers off again.
6 of the 8 runners are first-up.
Super Cash is 3 from 3 at the Caulfield 1100m and is 4 from 5 first-up.
Rich Charm is 3 from 4 at Caulfield, however his first-up record is not great at 4: 1-0-1.
Merchant Navy's only defeat came in the Golden Rose when he didn't handle the Sydney way of going.
Merchant Navy is the best supported in early trading, yet has eased from $3 to $3.20
Super Cash opened at $6 and has met with solid support firming to $5.50
Ardrossan opened at $4.60, with the 3YO stepping out for the first time in Australia and has firmed to $4.20.
Cannyescent is the 'outsider' at $17.
Hellbent is kept safe at $8 in early trading..
Held during the Autumn Racing Carnival, the Rubiton Stakes was first run in 1989 as a Listed race to honour the 1987 Cox Plate winner and 4 time Group 1 winner Rubiton, who has since gone on to be a successful sire. An 1100m scamper around the Caulfield track, the race was held at G3 level from 1992 until 2013 and run at G2 level for the first time in 2014.
Since 2010 it has been a set weights and penalties race run for horses aged 3YO and up, while prior to 2010 it was run at weight for age. Horses contesting this have had success later in the Autumn in such races as the Oakleigh Plate and it has been won by some of the top sprinting gallopers in the past.
Total prizemoney on offer in 2018 is $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. The 2017 winner was the Andrew Noblet trained Super Cash, ridden by Katelyn Mallyon. Other past winners include Chautauqua, Lankan Rupee, Eagle falls and the three-time winner Super Elegant.