Herbert Power Stakes 2021

Saturday October 9, 2021

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 three Group 1 races including the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) for three-year-old milers.

The other majors on the card are the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m). Along with the three 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). There are also two Group 3 events on the program including the Northwood Plume Stakes for the older mares.

Offering a generous $300,000 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 latst edition of the Herbert Power Stakes ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by the odds-on favourite Delphi ($1.95).

2021 Herbert Power Stakes Results

The complete Herbert Power Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021.

  • 1st: #5 Delphi
  • 2nd: #1 The Chosen One
  • 3rd: #13 Hasta La War

The Caulfield Cup in seven days’ time is on the cards for the Sam & Anthony Freedman-trained Delphi ($1.95) after the imported stayer saluted for the punters in the 2021 Herbert Power Stakes results.

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.

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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.

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.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 34x2606x34 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 1 59kg 107
2 211x2x03x6 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 2 57.5kg 104
3 9308×82684 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 8 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3 57.5kg 104
4 x1111x6x42 DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 4 57kg 103
5 111166×824 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne 5 57kg 103
6 9x3502x641 NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg 6 56.5kg 102
7 253x6133x0 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 7 55.5kg 100
8 34100×6673 FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker 8 55kg 99
9 75x55x0111 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 55kg 99
10 900x00x503 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 10 54kg 97
11 11x90x7607 AKTAU (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 11 53kg 95
12 63×1122211 TOORADIN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 53kg 92
13 121345×244 BARADE (FR) G 7 Archie Alexander 13 53kg 89
14 12x547x771 HASTA LA WAR G 6 Sue Murphy 14 53kg 82
15 11x330x724 KILLOURNEY (IRE) G 6 Paul Preusker 15 53kg 74
16 x31417x020 WAR CRITIC (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 16 53kg 70

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Delphi The Chosen One Hasta La War 2:27.7
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