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
|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|
|25||TWO FOR TEA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||25||52.5kg||85|
|26||ZOOMIN (NZ)||Michael Kent||22=||52.5kg||90|