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.
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).
||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)
||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
||RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE)
||PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ)
||Peter G Moody
||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)
||IN GOOD HEALTH
||Peter G Moody
||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)
||POLLY GREY (NZ)
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.
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
||The Chosen One
||Prince Of Arran
||A Prince Of Arran
||Wall Of Fire
||Let’s Make A Deal
||Hugs Dancer (Fr)