The Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes took place at Caulfield Racecourse last Saturday October 13, 2012, with Shahwardi running away with the win.
Shahwardi has now won four of his 21 race starts and has earned close to $300,000 in prize money.
Saturday’s 2012 Herbert Power Stakes was the six-year-old’s first attempt at Australian racing, with his first 20 race runs all taking place in Europe.
Shahwardi won the 2012 Herbert Power Stakes by a length in front of Excluded, who placed second, and Exceptionally, who overcame an unlucky run to finish in third.
The Lando gelding was paying odds of $15 to win the 2012 Herbert Power Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.
Race favourite Gatewood was forced to be content with seventh position, after he ran into a wall of horses in the final straight.
Gatewood’s jockey, Corey Brown, admitted a wrong decision on his behalf cost Gatewood the race.
“If I follow Ironstein, I get the dream run on the rails and I’ve got no doubt we win the race,” Brown said.
“I just went the wrong way.”
Shahwardi was ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy in the 2012 Herbert Power Stakes, who was quick to pick him as a possible Melbourne Cup chance.
“He’d be some sort of a chance in the Melbourne Cup on that win,” McEvoy said.
Shahwardi did not accept for the 2012 Caulfield Cup when final acceptances were taken this morning.
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2012 Herbert Power Stakes Race Results
|1||4||SHAHWARDI (FR)||Alain de Royer Dupre||Kerrin McEvoy||–||13||56kg||$15|
|2||9||EXCLUDED (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Craig Williams||1L||9||54kg||$7|
|3||8||EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Dean Yendall||2.5L||15||54kg||$7.50|
|4||3||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||2.6L||5||56kg||$12|
|5||11||SILENT SURROUND||William Smart||Timothy Bell||2.8L||1||54kg||$81|
|6||1||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||4.3L||6||58kg||$15|
|7||2||GATEWOOD (GB)||John Gosden||Corey Brown||5.3L||4||56kg||$4F|
|8||12||I’M JAKE (NZ)||David Brideoake & David Feek||Ben Melham||7.05L||11||54kg||$51|
|9||7||REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||7.15L||10||54.5kg||$14|
|10||6||DANCE WITH HER||David Brideoake & David Feek||Dwayne Dunn||8.9L||7||55kg||$14|
|11||5||BIANMICK||Michael Brady||Darren Gauci||9.1L||14||55.5kg||$12|
|12||15||RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Michael Walker||12.1L||2||54kg||$101|
|13||10||MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Glen Boss||14.35L||12||54kg||$9|
|14||13||BUDAI (GER)||David Hayes||Steven King||14.45L||3||54kg||$151|
|15||14||GUNS AT FIVE (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||22.45L||8||54kg||$31|
|16||16||AULD BURNS (GB)||David Hayes||Nicholas Hall||32.45L||16||54kg||$71|