Might And Power Stakes

Might & Power Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Distance: 2000m

The Might And Power Stakes is a time-honoured group one weight-for-age race which has been won by some of Australia’s most iconic thoroughbreds.

Held over 2000m at Caulfield during the Melbourne spring carnival (on the same day as the Caulfield Guineas), the Might And Power Stakes was famously won by the likes of Kingston Town (1981 & 1982), Bonecrusher (1986) Lonhro (2002 & 2003), whilst more recently the champion mare Winx added her name to the honours board in 2016.

It has long been known as a “good horses” race which couldn’t be more true and punters typically have a field day when backing the well-favoured runners.

The $1,000,000 Group 1 Might And Power Stakes is an important race on the calendar, but usually attracts only a small number of entrants. The small field size gives punters a better chance to identify the best value in the race which has been a recipe for success.

As of 2021, the Caulfield Stakes was renamed to the Might and Power Stakes.

2024 Might And Power Stakes betting odds

Odds for the 2024 Might And Power Stakes are currently unavailable.

Best Might And Power Stakes bookmakers

Due to the weight-for-age conditions and the timing of the race, bookmakers don’t open early all-in markets.

The betting for the Might And Power Stakes typically opens two weeks prior to the running which leaves punters plenty of time to sort out their investments.

The following bookmakers will all offer betting on the Might And Power Stakes and bonus offers will be available in the week of the big race.

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Might And Power Stakes betting guide

Winx has saluted in the Caulfield Stakes en route to the Cox Plate.

The Might And Power Stakes is a major lead-up race towards the Cox Plate, so punters looking to bet in the early Cox Plate markets should take a close look at this race.

It’s also key to identify the potential champion runners in the field. There has been plenty of upset winners in the race, but the good horses have an excellent winning record and the past winners list is a Hall of Fame honour roll.

Horses such as Bonecrusher, Kingston Town, Gunsynd, Lord, Rough Habit, Lonhro and Winx are past winners of the Might And Power Stakes and the list of champions continues to grow.

Since 1983, there has been only six double-figure odds winners with an average price of $20. Douro Valley won in 2008 at odds of $40.

The shortest winning price was Winx in 2016. The champion mare paid $1.20 to win in the three horse field, which was considered a generous price at the time.

The Underwood Stakes is a key guide to betting the Might And Power Stakes. Ocean Park, So You Think and Northerly all entered the Might And Power Stakes as last start winners of the Underwood Stakes. Champion runner Lonhro also entered as a last start winner having won the George Main Stakes.

Since 2000, 10 winners have emerged from the Underwood Stakes and the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington is also a solid form guide.

Jockey Damien Oliver has the best statistics of any jockey having won on four occasions from 18 attempts.

2023 Might And Power Stakes Final Field

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Previous Might And Power Stakes Fields

Plenty of Group 1 superstars have won the Might And Power Stakes. Check the previous fields of the Might And Power Stakes here.

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 59kg
    2 Silks Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 8 59kg
    3 Silks Nonconformist Grahame Begg Harry Coffey 5 59kg
    4 Silks Alenquer Mike Moroney Mark Zahra 7 59kg
    5 Silks Hezashocka Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 9 59kg
    6 Silks Just Fine Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 4 59kg
    7 Silks Forgot You Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 6 59kg
    8 Silks Lindermann Chris Waller Joao Moreira 1 58kg
    9 Silks Duais Edward Cummings Blake Shinn 10 57kg
    10 Silks Deny Knowledge Michael Kent Wiremu Pinn 2 57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Zaaki Annabel Neasham Jamie Kah 7 59kg
    2 I’m Thunderstruck Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Mark Zahra 1 59kg
    3 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 59kg
    4 Mr Brightside Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 4 59kg
    5 Mo’unga Annabel Neasham Nash Rawiller 6 59kg
    6 Nonconformist Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 2 59kg
    7 Anamoe James Cummings James McDonald 3 58kg
    8 Benaud John O’Shea Damian Lane 8 58kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Homesman Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 2 59kg
    2 Zaaki Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 4 59kg
    3 Nonconformist Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 3 59kg
    4 Nickajack Cave Peter Moody Luke Nolen 5 59kg
    5 Probabeel Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 1 57kg
    6 No Effort Gavin Bedggood Beau Mertens 6 57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Gailo Chop Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 3 59kg
    2 Humidor Chris Waller Craig Williams 1 59kg
    3 Levendi Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 2 59kg
    4 Harbour Views Matthew Williams John Allen 6 59kg
    5 Arcadia Queen Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 5 57kg
    6 Russian Camelot Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg

2023 Might And Power Stakes result

1stAlligator Blood (+200)
2ndVow And Declare (+700)
3rdDuais (-200)

Recent Might And Power Stakes runnings

  • Alligator Blood ($3.20) has become the fourth horse in the 21st century to claim the Underwood Stakes/Caulfield Stakes (Might And Power) double after taking out the Group 1 Might And Power, defeating Vow And Declare ($71.00) by two lengths eased down. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained galloper recorded his seventh Group 1 success with the win in the Might And Power and he will now push onto the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley for his second attempt in as many years at the Weight For Age classic. With Deny Knowledge ($34.00) setting up an extremely fast tempo, Alligator Blood had to do bring the field up to the leader, but when Tim Clark went past the slowing leader, his mount still hadn’t hit top gear. However, when Clark went for his son of All Too Hard, he kicked clear by three lengths and continued to extend the leading margin until he was eventually eased down in the final 75m. Vow And Declare and Duais ($4.00) ran on nicely from the back of the field and would have done their chances in a Caulfield Cup or Melbourne Cup no trouble at all with a second and third-place finish, respectively.
  • Anamoe has continued on his winnings ways through his four-year-old career taking care of a very strong Might And Power Stakes field as the $2.25 favourite. The star entire overcame trouble on the turn to run over the top of Zaaki and I’m Thunderstruck.
  • All eyes were focused on Zaaki the $1.20 favourite, the last horse priced that short was Winx in 2016 and she wen’t on to win 33 consecutive races, However it was the four-year-old mare that crushed the dreams of Zaaki as she beat the short-priced favourite in a sprint off down the Caulfield straight claiming her first Group One win.
  • With Russian Camelot starting a $1.30 favourite, the race was seemingly a formality, however Arcadia Queen and William Pike had another idea. Despite giving the favourite a three-length head start with 500m to go, the Grant and Alana Williams-trained Arcadia Queen managed to claim the Caulfield Stakes at her first go at 2000m. The win handed Pike his first Group 1 win of the day, before he went on to partner Ole Kirk when taking out the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.
  • A slowly run 2019 Caulfield Stakes suited the Hayes & Dabernig trained stallion to a tee when he was able to nose out the Underwood Stakes winner Black Heart Bart in a driving finish to get up in the final stride. Black Heart Bart looked to be the winner with 50 metres to go, but couldn’t hold out as Cape Of Good Hope claims Caulfield Stakes in a result that was sure to tear up plenty of quaddie tickets around the nation.
  • Godolphin star Benbatl came to Australia looking to tune up ahead of a tilt at the Cox Plate but backers got more than their money’s worth in its Australian debut. Benbatl jumped sharply from the gates and got an easy lead before Homesman took the lead and gave the British import the perfect tail into the race. Benbatl eventually broke away with Godolphin stablemate Blair House, with the Dubai Turf winner getting up right at the post.
  • Gailo Chop showed its true credentials when winning the 2017 Caulfield Stakes against a hot field. The imported son of Deportivo sat close to the pace throughout, as many did that day, before kicking strongly in the straight. The Darren Weir runner had to fight off international runner Johannes Vermeer which made impressive ground late and Jon Snow battled away well after setting a hot tempo. Race-favourite Bonneval was a touch disappointing, but not many were making ground from the back. Hartnell was again disappointing in 10th. Read race report.
  • Only three horses contested the 2016 running of the Caulfield Stakes, but racing fans weren’t left disappointed. Champion mare Winx proved too good for champion Victorian Black Heart Bart in what evolved into a two-horse affair. Winx strode up to it in the straight and cruised to the line, winning by 1.5 lengths. It was the final run before Winx’s 2016 Cox Plate defense. Read the race report here.
  • Criterion added another big win to his resume with a strong performance in 2015. The Hayes/Dabernig-trained horse didn’t have the best of runs in transit, but dug deep with jockey Michael Walker in the saddle to score by a half-length over Happy Trails. Criterion ran at well over the odds at $7.50, with most of the money coming for Kermadec, but many punters were on Criterion at the each way price. Mongolian Khan finished third before subsequently winning the Caulfield Cup.
  • Fawkner was a strong middle-distance gelding which excelled during the Melbourne spring carnival. The Robert Hickmott-trained seven-year-old finished strongly after getting a good run in behind the leaders throughout. It got up on the line over Criterion, who won the following year, and paid $5.50 for the win. The quality field included the likes of two-time Doncaster Handicap winner Sacred Falls (4th) and former Australian Horse of the Year Dissident which finished sixth.
  • Atlantic Jewel was already a superstar heading into the Caulfield Stakes and it showed its very best come race day. The Mark Kavanagh-trained mare was one of the shortest-priced favourites in the race’s history when it ran as a $1.31 chance. The daughter of Fastnet Rock won by four lengths in a demolition over the likes of Foreteller and Super Cool, but the field consisted of only five runners as many were put off by Atlantic Jewel.
  • Punters scored another big win in 2012 when Ocean Park won paying $1.50. The well-supported Kiwi runner took advantage of another small field of only six runners and they were mostly stayers looking for more ground. The four-year-old sat in a nice position during the run and was ridden out strongly by three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Glen Boss.

Past Might And Power Stakes winners list

Might And Power Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Alligator Blood Tim Clark Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2022 Anamoe James McDonald James Cummings
2021 Probabeel Brett Prebble Jamie Richards
2020 Arcadia Queen William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
2019 Cape Of Good Hope Mark Zahra David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2018 Benbatl Pat Cosgrave Saeed Bun Suroor
2017 Galio Chop Mark Zahra Darren Weir
2016 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2015 Criterion Michael Walker David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2014 Fawkner Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott
2013 Atlantic Jewel Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh
2012 Ocean Park Glen Boss Garry Hennessy
2011 Descarado Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
2010 So You Think Steven Arnold Bart Cummings
2009 Whobegotyou Damien Oliver Mark Kavanagh
2008 Douro Valley James Winks Danny O’Brien
2007 Maldivian Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh
2006 Casual Pass Nash Rawiller Mathew Ellerton
2005 El Segundo Darren Gauci Colin Little
2004 Mummify Danny Nikolic Lee Freedman
2003 Lonhro Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2002 Lonhro Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2001 Northerly Damien Oliver Fred Kersley
2000 Sky Heights Glen Boss Colin Alderson

Might And Power Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000

Winfreux Middle Watch
Might And Power Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Northern Drake
1998 Might And Power
1997 Filante
1996 Juggler
1995 Danewin
1994 Rough Habit
1993 Naturalism
1992 Castletown
1991 Shaftesbury Avenue
1990 Sydeston
1989 Almaarad
1988 Sky Chase
1987 Drought
1986 Bonecrusher
1985 Tristarc
1984 Alibhai
1983 Mr. Mcginty
1982 Kingston Town
1981 Kingston Town
1980 Hyperno
1979 Mighty Kingdom
1978 Lloyd Boy
1977 Family Of Man
1976 How Now
1975 Guest Star / Zambari
1974 Igloo
1973 Glengowan
1972 Gunsynd
1971 Gay Icarus
1970 Gay Poss / Arctic Symbol
1969 Hamua
1968 Future
1967 Winfreux
1966 Winfreux
1964 Contempler
1963 Sometime
1962 Sky High
1961 Sky High
1960 Lord / Dhaulagiri
1959 Lord
1958 Lord
1957 Ray Ribbon
1956 Redcraze
1955 Prince Cortauld
1954 Rising Fast
1953 Flying Halo
1952 Peshawar
1951 Grey Boots
1950 Comic Court
1949 Iron Duke
1948 De La Salle
1947 Columnist
1946 Bernborough
1945 Lawrence
1944 Lawrence
1943 Amana
1942 Tranquil Star
1941 Lucrative
1940 High Caste
1939 High Caste
1938 Ajax
1937 Charles Fox
1936 Young Idea
1935 Feldspar
1934 Hall Mark
1933 Chatham
1931 Cimbrian
1930 Amounis
1929 High Syce
1928 Gothic
1927 Royal Charter
1926 Manfred
1925 Heroic
1924 The Hawk
1923 Maid Of The Mist
1922 Eurythmic
1921 Eurythmic
1920 Eurythmic
1919 Night Watch
1918 Magpie
1917 Lanius
1916 Lavendo
1915 Traquette
1914 Anna Carlovna
1913 Mountain Princess
1912 Royal Scotch
1911 Malt King
1910 Artillerie
1909 Artillerie
1908 Pink ‘Un
1907 Ebullition
1906 Solution
1905 Torah
1904 Gladsome
1903 Abundance
1902 Wakeful
1901 Wakeful
1900 Severity
1899 Australian Star
1898 The Chief
1897 Coil
1896 Hopscotch
1895 Atlas
1894 The Harvester
1893 Brockleigh
1892 Camoola
1891 Marvel
1890 The Admiral
1889 Dreadnought
1888 Mentor
1887 Cranbrook
1886 Isonomy
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