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
|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|
|8||MALUCKYDAY (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||78|
|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|
|20||ZOOMIN (NZ)||Michael Kent||97|