Herbert Power Stakes 2020

Saturday October 10, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Herbert Power Stakes is a good Spring Cups lead-up guide

The Herbert Power Stakes is a Group 2 staying race for Spring Cup hopes run on Caulfield Guineas Day at Caulfield Racecourse in mid October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting features four Group 1 races including the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and Thousand Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds.

The other two majors on the card are the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m). Along with the four elite levels there are also two Group 2 support acts with the Schillaci Stakes (1100m) for sprinters and the Herbert Power Stakes run over the mile and a half (2400m).

Offering a generous $400,000 in total prize money, the race is a quality handicap clash that serves as a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) over the same track / distance later in the month. The last horse to complete the Herbert Power Stakes – Caulfield Cup in the same season was Master O’Reilly (2007).

The latest edition of the Herbert Power Stakes ran on Saturday October 10, 2020 with Chapada securing the 2020 Caulfield Cup ballot exemption. 

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Results

The complete Herbert Power Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 10, 2020.

  • 1st: #9 Chapada
  • 2nd: #8 Zebrowski
  • 3rd: #4 Platinum Invador

Chapada ($4.60) is into the $5 million Caulfield Cup field after dominating the 2020 Herbert Power Stakes results in the last on Guineas Day.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 7 54kg $4.60
2 8 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 1.25L 3 54kg $9
3 4 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Peter G Moody Jye McNeil 1.35L 8 55kg $31
4 10 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 1.45L 9 54kg $13
5 7 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.55L 2 54kg $7.50
6 5 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 3.8L 1 54kg $21
7 1 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 5.05L 6 58kg $11
8 6 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Craig Newitt 5.25L 5 54kg $20
9 3 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5.65L 4 55.5kg $2.60F
11 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 0
2 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 0
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Herbert Power Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $400,000
  • First Run: 1898

Herbert Power Stakes Betting & Odds

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.

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Odds

The season’s best Herbert Power Stakes 2020 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.

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.

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Tips

Our insider Herbert Power Stakes 2020 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.

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.

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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.

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Field

The official Herbert Power Stakes 2020 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.

Danny O’Brien’s Naturalism Stakes winner Orderofthegarter is the one to beat again in a 2020 Herbert Power Stakes final field of 11.

  • Scratched: #2 Raheen House (11); #11 Polly Grey (6).
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x38572x18 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 7 58kg 107
2 60x6613x50 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 11 57.5kg 106
3 5627x2x221 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 55.5kg 102
4 8321023×69 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Peter G Moody Jye McNeil 9 55kg 101
5 411x84x406 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 1 54kg 102
6 9321481168 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Craig Newitt 5 54kg 99
7 10x38x3114 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 54kg 98
8 x1122x8046 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3 54kg 97
9 6x953125x2 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 8 54kg 96
10 74x9748x00 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 10 54kg 96
11 652×025245 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 6 54kg 93
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Nominations

The Herbert Power Stakes 2020 early entries are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event with the full nominations to be published below.

The 2020 Herbert Power Stakes nominations attracted 17 stayers including four for last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien including the all-in favourite Orderofthegarter.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 702×904111 AL GALAYEL (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
2 6x953125x2 CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney 96
3 74x9748x00 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 8 Archie Alexander 96
4 10x38x3114 IN GOOD HEALTH M 5 Peter G Moody 98
5 49x211x2x0 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 6 Danny O’Brien 104
6 442×402274 LIGHT PILLAR (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
7 9321481168 MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan 99
8 411x84x406 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 102
9 5627x2x221 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien 101
10 8321023×69 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) G 5 Peter G Moody 101
11 652×025245 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 93
12 60x6613x50 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 106
13 x131615x38 ROYAL CROWN G 4 Michael Kent 74
14 3×07521342 TAVIRUN (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 88
15 0x38572x18 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 107
16 421x395x90 VOW AND DECLARE G 5 Danny O’Brien 113
17 x1122x8046 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97

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.

2020 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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Chapada Zebrowski Platinum Invador 2:30.5
2019 The Chosen One Prince Of Arran Sully 2:27.5
2018 Yacatan Brimham Rocks A Prince Of Arran 2:26.4
2017 Lord Fandango Wall Of Fire Gallic Chieftain 2:27.6
2016 Assign Big Memory Pemberley 2:29.1
2015 Amralah Excess Knowledge Bohemian Lily 2:27.7
2014 Big Memory Signoff Let’s Make A Deal 2:26.6
2013 Sea Moon Oasis Bloom Simenon 2:29.9
2012 Shahwardi Excluded Exceptionally 2:28.8
2011 Shewan Tanby Moyenne Corniche 2:30.7
2010 Linton Cedarberg Precedence 2:29.4
2009 Alcopop Shocking Hissing Sid 2:27.2
2008 Dolphin Jo The Wolverine Cefalu 2:30.2
2007 Master O’reilly Zavite Reggie 2:30.0
2006 Growl Dracs Back Siamun 2:29.3
2005 Leica Falcon Sarrera Hugs Dancer (Fr) 2:29.5
2004 Rizon Grey Song Zazzman 2:31.7
2003 Yakama Physique Vicksburg 2:30.7
2002 The Secondmortgage Requiem Thong Classic 2:29.8
2001 Freemason The Secondmortgage Rain Gauge 2:30.7
2000 Majestic Avenue Bulkhead Bohemiath 2:31.4