Ladbrokes Tip: The Herbert Power Stakes is a good Spring Cups lead-up guide
The Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes is a Group 2 staying race for Spring Cup hopes run on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day at Caulfield Racecourse in mid October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting features four Group 1 races including the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and Thousand Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds.
The other two majors on the card are the Group 1 Ladbrokes 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 runs on Saturday October 13, 2018.
2018 Herbert Power Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes Race info
- Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
- 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.
2018 Herbert Power Stakes Odds
The season’s best Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes 2018 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.
2018 Herbert Power Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes 2018 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.
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.
2018 Herbert Power Stakes Field
The official Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes 2018 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.
2018 Herbert Power Stakes Nominations
The official Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes 2018 Nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will be listed below.
In 2017 the Herbert Power Stakes Nominations drew 21 horses including the 2015 winner Amralah along with six other Robert Hickmott-trained entries, the stable also nominating for the reigning Herbert Power Stakes winner Assign coming off a fourth in the Turnbull Stakes behind super star mare Winx.
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.
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).
2018 Herbert Power Stakes Results
The complete Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 13, 2018.
Herbert Power Stakes Winners
|2017||Lord Fandango||Wall Of Fire||Gallic Chieftain||2:27.6|
|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|
|2008||Dolphin Jo||The Wolverine||Cefalu||2:30.2|
|2005||Leica Falcon||Sarrera||Hugs Dancer (Fr)||2:29.5|
|2002||The Secondmortgage||Requiem||Thong Classic||2:29.8|
|2001||Freemason||The Secondmortgage||Rain Gauge||2:30.7|