Herbert Power Stakes Final Field 2011 – 1st Look At Euro’s

October 5th, 2011

The 2011 Herbert Power Stakes final field has reached maximum capacity with 16 thoroughbreds set to charge across Caulfield Racecourse in Race 3 this Saturday afternoon.

The Herbert Power Stakes is worth $200,000 and rated at Group 2 level across a healthy trip of 2400m.

The biggest story that’s going to come out of the race and the aspect that will carry the most attention is the performance of the international runners as they have their first starts on Australian soil.

The top three runners in the race are all European imports here for European trainers on their way to the Melbourne Cup and maybe even the Caulfield Cup in between.

That means their runs will be heavily scrutinised first up and the pressure will be on to etch out solid performances.

Bauer has been here before, he’s from the Luca Cumani camp and knows what it’s like to run during the spring carnival.

The same can’t be said for the other two though which are here for Brian Ellison.

Moyenne Corniche and Saptapadi will have plenty to prove both to their trainer as well as the wider Australian public.

There’s been a lot made of the number of internationals that are likely to make up the 2011 Melbourne Cup field with some questioning their depth of talent.

As a result this is a real make or break race first up and they can’t afford to start slowly, especially in such a strong Herbert Power Stakes field.

In terms of the Australians we’re not without hope, Lucky Eighty Eight, Midnight Martini, Tanby and Shewan are all expected to give a real sight at some stage down the home stretch.

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2011 Herbert Power Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7X12X54X01 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani Damien Oliver 11 57kg 103
2 02DX223501 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) Brian Ellison Mark Zahra 5 57kg 103
3 12534X7555 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Brian Ellison Kerrin McEvoy 16 57kg 103
4 8X08580X00 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Judy Mawer Stephen Baster 12 56kg 100
5 1111X5X373 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Michelle Payne 14 55kg 98
6 119435X006 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 54.5kg 96
7 11X00X0800 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) David Hayes James Winks 3 54.5kg 92
8 32322X0044 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Corey Brown 2 54.5kg 89
9 6X9111X581 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh Glyn Schofield 6 54.5kg 87
10 0314134105 LOPOV (NZ) Danny O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 8 54.5kg 78
11 62X78X0009 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Danny Nikolic 15 54.5kg 95
12 11X4X9X145 MY SCOTSGREY (NZ) Shaune Ritchie Ms Lisa Cropp 9 54.5kg 95
13 X32114X031 TANBY Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 7 54.5kg 95
14 X33313X162 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon Chris Symons 4 54.5kg 88
15 22109X4103 TWO FOR TEA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Craig Newitt 13 54.5kg 85
16 2541125X08 PRUSSIAN OFFICER Steve Richards Steven King 1 54.5kg 78