Caulfield Might And Power Stakes 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: Runners drawn in barriers 3 – 7 have a strong record in the Caulfield Stakes (Might And Power Stakes)

The Caulfield Stakes (now run as the Neds Might And Power) is one of three Group 1 features on the Caulfield Guineas Day card in Melbourne each October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the Caulfield Racecourse meeting’s staying feature run over 2000m under weight-for-age conditions, open to horses aged three and over.

2022 Might And Power Stakes winner Anamoe

2022 Might And Power Stakes winner Anamoe. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Worth $1 million in prize money the race makes a nice lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate and was first run in 1886 and won by Isonomy.

Since then there has been many notable Caulfield Stakes winners including Wakeful (1901 & 1902), triple champ Eurythmic (1920-22), Ajax (1938), Comic Court (195), Sky High (1961 & 1962), Kingston Town (1981 & 1982), Rough Habit (1994), Lonhro (2002 & 2003), So You Think (2010), Atlantic Jewel (2013), Winx (2016), and cult horse Alligator Blood (2023).

The Caulfield Stakes horses may target other upcoming Group 1 features including the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) – now known as the VRC Champions Stakes – on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Arcadia Queen (2020) was the last to do the double.

In 2021 the beaten Caulfield Stakes favourite, third placed Zaaki, backed-up to win the Mackinnon Stakes next-up. He also returned the following autumn and won the $5 million The All-Star Mile.

Zaaki returned to run third again in the 2022 Might And Power results behind the previous year’s Caulfield Guineas champion Anamoe before successfully defending his Champions Stakes title.

Zaaki was a late scratching from the 2023 Might And Power Stakes on race morning due to an elevated blood count.

Anamoe (2022) is the last horse to complete the Might And Power Stakes – Cox Plate double.

This season the Caulfield Stakes 2023 ran on Saturday October 14, 2023 as the Neds Might And Power on Caulfield Guineas Day and was won in commanding fashion by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Alligator Blood ($3.40) who celebrated his seventh Group 1 success. 

2023 Might And Power Stakes Results

The full Caulfield Stakes / Neds Might And Power 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be available here once the Group 1 takes place on Saturday October 14, 2023.

2023 Might And Power Stakes winner Alligator Blood

2023 Might And Power Stakes winner Alligator Blood was impressive posting a two-length win over the 2000m. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #1 Alligator Blood
  • 2nd: #2 Vow And Declare
  • 3rd: #13 Bella Nipotina

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Alligator Blood ($3.40) was outstanding hitting the lead at the top of the straight off a quick pace to win the 2023 Might And Power Stakes by two lengths over the 2000m ahead of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

2023 Neds Might And Power Stakes Odds

The season’s updated Neds Might And Power 2023 odds and betting market links to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate lead-up will be available below once open so stay tuned for the best Caulfield Group 1 racing odds this spring.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Neds Might And Power will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Caulfield Stakes Race Info

  • Current Name: Neds Might And Power
  • Date: Saturday October 14, 2023
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1886

Might And Power Stakes Betting

Caulfield Stakes betting is at its peak the week of the race with punters looking towards the favourite as they have saluted in the race six times from 2009 – 2023 most recently with Winx (2016) and Anamoe ($2.15 in 2022).

In 2020 however the odds-on pop Russian Camelot ($1.40) went down in an upset to Arcadia Queen, with history repeating in 2021 with odds-on favourite Zaaki ($1.28) only managing to run third to the winning mare Probabeel.

Usually sitting top of the Caulfield Stakes odds are horses that ran well in their latest Group lead-up with six of the Caulfield Stakes winners from 2009-18 having finished top two in their lead-up runs including Winx (2016) who won Sydney’s Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).

Anamoe (2022) was the last horse to complete the George Main Stakes – Might And Power interstate double.

In 2023 the George Main Stakes was renamed as the King Charles III Stakes and now takes place in Sydney on the same day as the Might And Power Stakes.

Four and five year old horses also dominate the betting with just three horses since 2009 winning from outside this age group – Fawkner taking it out as a seven-year-old followed by Gailo Chop (7YO in 2017) and Alligator Blood (7O in 2023).

Might And Power Stakes Tips

Caulfield Stakes tips include selecting a horse that ran first or second last time out off a Group 1 lead-up, and to look for graduates of the Underwood Stakes that has produced 10 winners since 2006 – the last to complete the double being the Kiwi Ocean Park (2012) followed by dual Underwood Stakes winner Alligator Blood (2023).

Looking for runners drawn in barrier five is a good tip as this gate has produced five winners since 2009 including Atlantic Jewel (2013) who beat home the boys in the classic on the back of an Underwood Stakes second and Gailo Chop (2017) who improved on a lead-up third in the Underwood Stakes.

In 2020 another mare won the Caulfield Stakes from barrier five with Arcadia Queen improving on her Underwood Stakes third to defeat her last start conqueror Russian Camelot.

The mares were first past the post again in 2021 with Probabeel defeating just four rivals from the inside alley.

2023 Neds Might And Power Stakes Tips

Our insider Neds Might And Power 2023 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned to see our tips on the horse to make the Caulfield Stakes honour roll.

  • To Win: #1 Alligator Blood ($2.20 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Stellar showdown of the Might And Power with The ‘Gator on top of betting as the deserving and hard-to-beat favourite. He takes on a gun stayer in stablemate Just Fine, but over the 2000m think it will be all about this flying Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained hero. The All Too Hard seven-year-old continues to deliver and is rock-hard fit now fourth-up off some outstanding form already this spring. Two back he was runner-up to the brilliant Mr Brightside in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) before a successful title defence in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1900m) last time out. He is yet to win over further than 1800m, so he needs to stretch, but it is a small field of 10 and he is drawn a treat in gate three. He’ll likely be on speed from there and if he gets the speed to suit can win again.

Might And Power Stakes Field

The Caulfield Stakes race field features a host of the season’s premier weight-for-age hopefuls but isn’t known for attracting bumper final acceptances.

The event ran with under 10 starters every year from 2001 – 2013 before a dozen lined-up in the 2014 field when Fawkner won. Just eight gallopers ran in the 2015 edition with Criterion got the job done first-up off a UK race, but the smallest Caulfield Stakes field was the three-starters that took to the track when Winx won in 2016.

Again in 2020 there was a diminutive field with Arcadia Queen defeating just five rivals and just five lined-up again the next year in 2021 when Probabeel scored an upset.

The 2022 Might And Power Stakes field ran with just eight runners when Anamoe won for the punters third-up, while in 2023 Alligator Blood beat nine rivals in a 10-start field.

The Caulfield Stakes field traditionally features staying types heading into another spring WFA classic – the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse and recent winners of the Caulfield Stakes – Cox Plate double include Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012),  Winx (2016) who won the latter for the second time be a historic margin of eight lengths, and Anamoe (2022).

2023 Neds Might And Power Stakes Field

The official Neds Might And Power 2023 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and will be listed in full below so bookmark this page to see what weight-for-age spring hopefuls make the starting line-up.

The Might And Power 2023 final field features ten gun gallopers led in betting by last start Underwood Stakes champ Alligator Blood after his first win at the distance and the Melbourne Cup-bound The Metropolitan winner Just Fine also from the Waterhouse/Bott stable.

2023 Neds Might And Power Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Neds Might And Power 2023 close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published below once announced.

The 2023 Neds Might And Power Stakes nominations attracted plenty of spring stars including reigning Melbourne Cup champ Gold Trip who returned to winning form last Saturday in the Turnbull Stakes, last start Underwood Stakes winner Alligator Blood, and the airborne Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Just Fine last seen taking out Sydney’s The Metropolitan.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 91x2570x41 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 59kg 118
2 51x140x421 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 59kg 117
3 880x43x793 DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings 3 57kg 112
4 16x69x00x0 ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney 4 59kg 112
5 6x6026x647 MY OBERON (IRE) G 7 Annabel Neasham 5 59kg 109
6 386061×111 JUST FINE (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6 59kg 106
7 0x18402x07 NONCONFORMIST G 7 Grahame Begg 7 59kg 106
8 01x22460x0 VOW AND DECLARE G 8 Danny O’Brien 8 59kg 106
9 x51210x048 LINDERMANN H 4 Chris Waller 9 58kg 105
10 2x131x8x06 DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 59kg 105
11 121735×454 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 59kg 105
12 3x05420x80 HEZASHOCKA (NZ) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 12 59kg 103
13 5x4430x762 FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 59kg 97
14 415931×173 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 14 57kg 97

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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Winx (2016) is one of the most famous Caulfield Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Might And Power Stakes Form Guide

The Caulfield Stakes form guide has all the details punters need to place a well-informed wager on the weight-for-age feature with information including the saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys and barriers of all the starters.

Many punters will be keen to find a Mark Kavanagh-trained runner in the mix as he’s trained three winners since 2007 with Maldivian (2007), Whobegotyou (2009) and Atlantic Jewel (2013).

Probabeel (2021), Arcadia Queen (2020) and Winx (2016) joined Atlantic Jewel as the only mares to win the Caulfield Stakes since Tristarc (1985), so punters are keen to look for the male gallopers on the form guide as well as graduates out of the Underwood Stakes.

The 2021 Caulfield Stakes form was franked with the runner-up Nonconformist going on to run second in that year’s Caulfield Cup results next start.

Anamoe franked the Might And Power Stakes 2022 form winning the Cox Plate next start as well as a host of subsequent Group 1 Sydney races the following autumn.

I’m Thunderstruck meanwhile ran second in both the 2022 Might And Power and Cox Plate results that spring, while Might And Power third-placed Zaaki went on to successfully defend his title in the 2022 Champions Mile.

Caulfield Might And Power Stakes Form Facts

  • The Underwood Stakes has produced more Caulfield Stakes winners than any other lead-up including Ocean Park (2012) and dual Underwood champ Alligator Blood (2023) who have recently done the double.
  • Four and five-year-old horses have dominated the Caulfield Stakes results from the past 30 years.
  • Only five mares in the past 30 years have saluted in the Caulfield Stakes.

2023 Neds Might And Power Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Caulfield Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Caulfield Stakes / Might And Power Results

The Caulfield Stakes race results and finishing order are known when the Caulfield Guineas Day showdown runs on the early October program and shows exactly where your selection ran, the winning time / margin as well as the starting price of all the horses and any official scratchings.

Caulfield Stakes results over the past decade have been dominated by single-figure fancies but upsets have also occurred including Douro Valley ($41 in 2008), Descarado ($13 in 2011), and more recently Cape Of Good Hope ($21 in 2019).

Probabeel (2021) was the last Caulfield Stakes winning mare.

Cape Of Good Hope (2019) was the last three-year-old Caulfield Stakes winner.

Past Caulfield Stakes / Might And Power Stakes Winners

Recent Caulfield Stakes / Might And Power Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Alligator Blood Vow And Declare Duais 2:01.9
2022 Anamoe I’m Thunderstruck Zaaki 2:03.8
2021 Probabeel Nonconformist Zaaki 2:01.5
2020 Arcadia Queen Russian Camelot Humidor 2:03.3
2019 Cape Of Good Hope Black Heart Bart Harlem 2:02.5
2018 Benbatl Blair House Humidor 2:00.8
2017 Gailo Chop Johannes Vermeer Jon Snow 2:02.1
2016 Winx Black Heart Bart He Or She 2:03:4
2015 Criterion Happy Trails Mongolian Khan 2:02.0
2014 Fawkner Criterion Side Glance 2:01.6
2013 Atlantic Jewel Foreteller Super Cool 2:02.9
2012 Ocean Park Alcopop Sincero 2:04.7
2011 Descarado Avienus Lights of Heaven 2:02.5
2010 So You Think Alcopop Whobegotyou 2:02.4
2009 Whobegotyou Heart Of Dreams Vision And Power 2:01.5
2008 Douro Valley Pompeii Ruler Guillotine 2:04.3
2007 Maldivian Miss Finland Anamato 2:01.9
2006 Casual Pass Pompeii Ruler El Segundo 2:02.6
2005 El Segundo Fields Of Omagh Confectioner 2:04.8
2004 Mummify Grand Armee Starcraft 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro Mummify Defier 2:02.3
2002 Lonhro Sunline Ustinov 2:00.6
2001 Northerly Shogun Lodge Ethereal 2:02.5
2000 Sky Heights Shogun Lodge Tie The Knot 2:03.6