Herbert Power Stakes 2023 Race Details

Race 3 at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday the 14th October 2023.

The Herbert Power Stakes is a 2400 metre quality handicap race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in October. It is run at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The total prizemoney is $300,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Herbert Power Stakes page.

How to pick a winner

Herbert Power Stakes 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

The early scratching of Kalapour, who stays in Sydney, leaves nine runners to go around in the Herbert Power Stakes.  The Danny O’Brien trained Carini is the favourite following his last start Flemington victory.  He’s a horse on the way up.  Brayden Star has been well fancied in early betting and drops 3kg in weight after winning the Benalla Cup at his last start.  United Nations, Military Mission and Daqiansweet Junior are the other horses under $10-1.

Herbert Power Stakes 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Daqiansweet Junior

Have always had a bit of time for this horse.  He won an Adelaide Cup 18 months ago before running third in the Sydney Cup.  Has been slowly building this prep and gets here fourth up.  Last time he was fourth up he finished sixth in a Melbourne Cup.  Draws perfect and gets B Shinn.

2.Regal Power

Was a good run here first up in the Heatherlie and good last start in the Ansett Classic when a narrow second. Wouldn’t shock to see him win.

3. Kalapour  – SCRATCHED

4. Military Mission

Won the Newcastle Cup two back.  Was fourth in The Metropolitan last start.  Now gets Moreira.  Chance.

5. Mount Popa

Started $201 in the Hill Stakes last start and was safely held.  He’s not easy to have off recent form.

6. Rebel Racer

Group 2 Adelaide Cup winner in the spring.  His third in the Ansett last start suggests the stable has got him going well again.

7. Brayden Star

Beat a handy field in the Benalla Cup last start and drops down to 53kg for this.  He’s rock hard fit and racing well.  Can make a good case for him.

8. Carini

Important now with Danny O’Brien.  Loved the win at Flemington last start when heavily backed.  He looks a really talented stayer but it’s going to take a good training performance going from 1700m to 2400m.

9. United Nations

He was good last start at Flemington behind Mostly Cloudy who subsequently ran well in a Bart Cummings.  Right stable!

10. Ferago

Had absolutely no luck last start and still found a way to win at Mount Gambier.  This is a lot tougher.

Herbert Power Stakes 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Lewis Oliver’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
7 Brayden Star 8 Carini
8 Carini 7 Brayden Star
1 Daqiansweet Junior 4 Military Mission
4 Military Mission 2 Regal Power

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Caulfield Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 1 Toorak Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 2 Schillaci Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Ladies Day Vase 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

The Everest 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 King Charles III Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Sydney Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Kosciuszko 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Silver Eagle 2023 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 3 Gloaming Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1800m)

Group 3 Angst Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Listed Reginald Allen Quality 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

ATC St Leger Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Listed Hill Smith Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)


Herbert Power Stakes 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Military Mission
2nd 9 United Nations 0.75 length
3rd 10 Ferago 1.75 lengths
4th 1 Daqiansweet Junior 2.15 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 3. Kalapour.