Herbert Power Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1898
Herbert Power Stakes Betting
Herbert Power Stakes betting opens after the release of the final field and barriers on the Wednesday before Caulfield Guineas Day on the Saturday in early – mid October.
Proven stayers with form over the mile and a half (2400m), those with Group race experience in Melbourne and the better-weighted hopefuls sit high up the Herbert Power Stakes odds.
Delphi ($1.95 in 2021) was the last favourite in Herbert Power Stakes betting to get the job done.
2021 Herbert Power Stakes Odds
The season’s best Herbert Power Stakes 2021 betting odds and links to our markets on the field of potential Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup horses will be available right here as soon as released so stay tuned for the best Group 2 Caulfield odds online.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Herbert Power Stakes 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.
Herbert Power Stakes Tips
Good Herbert Power Stakes tips include taking proven staying types coming off a top four run carrying a light weight with ability over the distance.
Single-figure fancies have a strong recent record in the race so taking runners under $10 in betting is also a valuable tip to take on board with your spring punting. Looking for well-weighted stayers heading towards the upcoming Caulfield Cup & Melbourne Cup staying races of the spring can also make a nice Herbert Power Stakes betting tip.
2021 Herbert Power Stakes Tips
Our insider Herbert Power Stakes 2021 betting tips and Group 2 Caulfield racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you know what stayers to get behind at the best odds on Caulfield Guineas Day.
- To Win: #1 The Chosen One ($14 at time of publish)
It’s been a long time between drinks and he will need to be good with the top weight here against some in-form hopes well down in the weights, but sticking with a return to winning form by this top Kiwi stayer who presents fit third-up off two excellent runs over unsuitable distances when third fresh in the Feehan and fourth to superstar Zaaki in the Underwood last time out.
Herbert Power Stakes Field
The Herbert Power Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of proven stayers with an eye on returning to the track for a shot at the Caulfield Cup the following Saturday.
Increasingly Melbourne Cup types heading towards the world’s richest handicap over the two miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November, including international raiders, feature in the final field.
Amralah (2015) improved on an unplaced Turnbull Stakes run to win the Herbert Power Stakes. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.
Many runners contest the Herbert Power Stakes after a run in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington earlier in October, which last produced a winner of the Group 2 with Amralah (7th) in 2015.
The other key lead-up is Moonee Valley’s Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) in late September, which last produced a winner with Big Memory (8th) in 2014.
Runners may back-up from a Herbert Power Stakes run in the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Victoria Derby Day, a race the 2015 runner-up Excess Knowledge won before his seventh in the Melbourne Cup.
The 2014 Herbert Power Stakes winner Big Memory ran second in the Lexus Stakes that year after a 10th in the Caulfield Cup, the Lexus won by Signoff who improved on a Herbert Power second two runs earlier. Signoff also went on to run fourth to Protectionist, who crossed fourth in the event in his Australian debut, in that year’s Melbourne Cup.
Herbert Power Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and final acceptances are out on the Wednesday.
2021 Herbert Power Stakes Field
The official Herbert Power Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers on the Caulfield Cup lead-up will be provided in full below once announced on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see the list of stayers set to face off in the mile and a half feature.
A quality line-up of potential Caulfield Cup horses faces off in Saturday’s 2021 Herbert Power Stakes field including Naturalism Stakes runner-up Delphi who took over top spot in betting after the scratching of the former favourite Floating Artist.
- Scratched: #7 Floating Artist (11)
2021 Herbert Power Stakes Nominations
The Herbert Power Stakes 2021 early entries are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event with the full nominations to be published below.
||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)
||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
||KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR)
||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)
||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
||Anthony & Sam Freedman
||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)
||FLOATING ARTIST (GB)
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||Ben & JD Hayes
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||HASTA LA WAR
||WAR CRITIC (NZ)
||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Herbert Power Stakes Form Guide
The Herbert Power Stakes form guide features all the essential stats and info including the jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.
In recent years the Herbert Power Stakes form has stacked-up in tougher Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features including the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.
In 2014 German raider Protectionist ran fourth in the Herbert Power Stakes before his Melbourne Cup win that spring. The year before the Herbert Power Stakes third placed Simenon backed up and ran a credible fourth to Fiorente in the 2013 Melbourne Cup. The last horse to win the Herbert Power Stakes – Melbourne Cup double was Rogan Josh (1999) and a decade later the Herbert Power runner-up Shocking (2009) won the Melbourne Cup later that season.
2021 Herbert Power Stakes Form Guide
A link to our insider Herbert Power Stakes Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Herbert Power Stakes Results
Single-figure stayers have dominated the Herbert Power Stakes results over the past decade with the last double-figure winner being Shahwardi ($14 in 2012).
Notable recent Herbert Power Stakes winners include Big Memory (2014), Linton (2010), Alcopop (2009) and Master O’Reilly (2007).
Herbert Power Stakes Winners
||The Chosen One
||Hasta La War
||The Chosen One
||Prince Of Arran
||A Prince Of Arran
||Wall Of Fire
||Let’s Make A Deal
||Hugs Dancer (Fr)