Might & Power Stakes
Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, October 12, 2024|
|Location:||Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria|
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.
Latest Might And Power Stakes News
Might And Power Stakes betting guide
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 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 59kg 2 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 8 59kg 3 Nonconformist Grahame Begg Harry Coffey 5 59kg 4 Alenquer Mike Moroney Mark Zahra 7 59kg 5 Hezashocka Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 9 59kg 6 Just Fine Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 4 59kg 7 Forgot You Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 6 59kg 8 Lindermann Chris Waller Joao Moreira 1 58kg 9 Duais Edward Cummings Blake Shinn 10 57kg 10 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
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|
|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
|Might And Power Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1998||Might And Power|
|1977||Family Of Man|
|1975||Guest Star / Zambari|
|1970||Gay Poss / Arctic Symbol|
|1960||Lord / Dhaulagiri|
|1948||De La Salle|
|1923||Maid Of The Mist|