2010 Herbert Power Stakes Preview & Betting Guide

September 23rd, 2010

The 2010 Herbert Power Stakes is set to run at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 9 as part of the elite line-up of races on Caulfield Guineas Day.

The $200,000 Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) holds significant importance for runners heading towards the 2010 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, making it a great race for punters to check the odds on Ladbrokes.com.au.

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Shocking ran second in the Herbert Power Stakes making it a good guide for your Ladbrokes.com.au selections

A top three finish in the Herbert Power Stakes earns a penalty for the spring Cups and allows hopefuls to move up the order of entry and hopefully qualify for a spot in the Melbourne Cup Field on Tuesday November 2 at Flemington.

Last year’s Herbert Power Stakes was won by Alcopop who then started the 2009 Melbourne Cup as the odds-on favourite before finishing a gallant sixth.

Over the years the Herbert Power Stakes has served as an important guide for the Melbourne Cup with 17 winners going on to run in the Cup less than a month later.

The best lead-up race to the 2010 Herbert Power Stakes that horses may previously contest is the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) run at Moonee Valley on September 24.

Last year Alcopop won the JRA Cup before claiming victory in the Herbert Power, while eventual 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking finishing third in the JRA Cup and second in the Herbert Power.

Other feature races aside from the Herbert Power that will take place at Caulfield on October 9 including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Yalumba Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).

Nominations for the 2010 Sportingbet Herbert Power Stakes close on October 4 followed by the release of the final field of acceptances on October 7.

Bookmark this page to be the first to view the list of horses entered and then running in the Herbert Power Stakes and in the meantime why not sign up with Ladbrokes.com.au to ensure you get a better price on your spring selections than you get at the TAB!