Herbert Power Stakes Nominations 2011

October 4th, 2011

The 2011 Herbert Power Stakes nominations have been released for this Saturday at Caulfield Racecourse and there looks set to be a capacity field on hand when the race jumps across 2400m.

The Group 2 contest is worth $200,000 and has a field limit of 16 with 26 entrants currently on the books.

That makes tomorrows Herbert Power Stakes final field announcement all the more important as we wait and see just what horses earn themselves a position.

One of the most interesting part of the nominations is the number of internationally bred horses compared to those bred in Australia.

It’s been a theme throughout the 2011 spring carnival but seems to be getting more prevalent the closer we get to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

There are 26 horses in the Herbert Power Stakes nominations, of those 18 have backgrounds off Australian shores.

Some of them have raced all their lives in Australia and we know them well, others are not so familiar.

The likes of Dunaden for Mikel Delzangles, Moyenne Corniche and Saptapadi for Brian Ellison as well as the returning Bauer for Luca Cumani.

These are the horses likely to be carrying the most interest if they accept for the Herbert Power Stakes and we wait with anticipation about what awaits tomorrow in the final field.

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 2011 Herbert Power Stakes Nominations

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 1 58kg 112
2 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 15 57kg 109
3 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 2 56.5kg 108
4 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 3 56kg 106
5 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani 4 55kg 103
6 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) Brian Ellison 16 55kg 103
7 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Brian Ellison 5 55kg 103
8 TACTIC (GB) David Hayes 17 55kg 103
9 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Judy Mawer 6 54kg 100
10 RAFFAELLO Patrick F Ryan 18 54kg 100
11 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 7 53kg 98
12 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 12 52.5kg 89
13 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 19 52.5kg 95
14 GALIZANI John P Thompson 22= 52.5kg 90
15 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 9 52.5kg 95
16 LOPOV (NZ) Danny O’Brien 14 52.5kg 78
17 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 8 52.5kg 96
18 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 13 52.5kg 87
19 MY SCOTSGREY (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 20= 52.5kg 95
20 PRUSSIAN OFFICER Steve Richards 26 52.5kg 78
21 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) David Hayes 10 52.5kg 92
22 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 24 52.5kg 88
23 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens 11 52.5kg 92
24 TANBY Robert Hickmott 20= 52.5kg 95
25 TWO FOR TEA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 25 52.5kg 85
26 ZOOMIN (NZ) Michael Kent 22= 52.5kg 90