2010 Herbert Power Stakes Nominations

October 5th, 2010

This Saturday as part of the action of Caulfield Guineas Day, a field of gallopers seeking a Caulfield Cup exemption will take to the track to contest the $200,000 Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m).

The 2010 Sportingbet Herbert Power Stakes has attracted 20 nominations with the bulk of the entries heading towards the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup at the same course Saturday week.

The Herbert Power Stakes winner will earn automatic entry into the 2010 Caulfield Cup, adding heat to Saturday’s showdown.

Many of the Herbert Power Stakes nominees are still well down the order of entry for the 2010 Caulfield Cup and will use Saturday’s race as a last ditch attempt to get into the Caulfield Cup field.

Caulfield Cup aspirants that need to move up the ballot through a win in the Herbert Power include the Lloyd Williams-owned Linton, Warrambool galloper Moudre and Bart Cummings JRA Cup winner Precedence, all three runners also nominated for the Group 1 Yalumba Stakes at the Caulfield meeting on Saturday.

Herbert Power Stakes Entries Seeking to Move up Caulfield Cup Ballot Order:

  • Red Ruler (21st)
  • Linton (29th)
  • Precedence (35th)
  • Moudre (40th)
  • Sterling Prince (40th)
  • Persian Star (45th)

Horses that are yet to pass the first elimination clause for the Caulfield Cup and that have been nominated for the Herbert Power are the Anthony Cummings-trained Nothin’ Leica Cat coming off a fourth in the Craven Plate at Randwick, Tony Vasil’s Apprehend, imported Galileo gelding Muir and Mark Kavanagh’s Zantelagh.

Other notable Herbert Power Stakes nominees include Lee Freedman’s imported galloper Doctor Fremantle and improving mare Exceptionally who ran a solid second to Harris Tweed over 2500m at Flemington last Sunday.

The 2010 Herbert Power Stakes final field and barriers will be out later in the week and published here, so bookmark this site.

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2010 Sportingbet Herbert Power Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Handicapper Rating
1 APPREHEND Tony Vasil 96
2 CEDARBERG Pat Carey 89
3 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Lee Freedman 108
4 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 89
5 GRAND DESTINY Michael Kent 88
6 JEUNEYS END Allan Fitzgerald 78
7 LINTON Robert Hickmott 99
8 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 78
9 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 101
10 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott 86
11 NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 89
12 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon 100
13 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 104
14 RED RULER (NZ) John Sargent 107
15 RIGHT FONG David Balfour 95
16 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon 87
17 STERLING PRINCE (NZ) Wayne Hillis 101
18 STREETFIGHTER Terry Mathrick 88
19 ZANTELAGH Mark Kavanagh 77
20 ZOOMIN (NZ) Michael Kent 97