2014 Herbert Power Stakes Betting Update

October 9th, 2014

A classy field of 14 stayers have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value in betting markets and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Signoff is a leading chance of success in the 2014 Herbert Power Stakes

Signoff is a leading chance of success in the 2014 Herbert Power Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having returned to racing in exceptional form this year, talented German Protectionist has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in Herbert Power Stakes betting markets; currently available at generous odds of $4.40 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Yet to finish outside the places over his seven start racing career, Protectionist has without doubt found career-best form this time in; finishing second in both the Listed Preis von Dahlwitz (2011m) and Group 2 Grosser Preis Der Badischen Unternehmer (2212m) before securing back-to-back wins in the Group 2 Hansa-Preis (2413m) and Group 2 Darley Prix Kergorlay (3000m) most recently.

Confirmed to target the 2014 Melbourne Cup this time in, the Monsun entire has been confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey Craig Williams, will leave from the ideal barrier 2 and is more than worth consideration for a Herbert Power Stakes bet at current odds.

While yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of bets for success in Herbert Power Stakes betting markets, classy Darren Weir-trained gelding Signoff is required to carry just 53kgs this weekend and offers punters great value for money at even $6 odds.

Claiming six wins and one minor place from his ten competitive starts so far, the lightly-raced four-year-old finishing tenth in the Wedrive Plate (1400m) first-up before placing a credible third amongst classy competition in the Spring Is The Season Handicap (1700m) on September 13th.

Unlucky to be blocked for a run in the final straight of the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) last time out, Weir is confident the confirmation of veteran jockey Glen Boss will mean the difference in the 2014 Herbert Power Stakes.

Also yet to receive much attention in betting markets for success in the 2014 Herbert Power Stakes, in-form pair Bonfire and Big Memory arguably offer punters the best value for money at current odds of $7.

Securing two wins and seven minor places from just 12 competitive starts so far, Bonfire began his racing career abroad in Britain before transferring to the care of trainer Gai Waterhouse at the beginning of the year.

Finishing second in the Dooleys 3.y.o+ (1800m) first-up, the Manduro gelding was again unlucky to finish just off the pace of Greatwood in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1800m) on August 30th before claiming third in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) last time out.

The big winner at Wednesday’s Herbert Power Stakes barrier draw, Big Memory will leave from the inside gate, will be partnered by in-form hoop Tommy Berry and is required to carry just 53kgs this weekend.

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