The current race favourite Alligator Blood (+125) has drawn perfectly in barrier three and will go into the 2023 edition considerably shorter and more of a chance than last year, when he finished fifth – beaten 2.25 lengths by Anamoe.
After claiming the Group 1 Underwood Stakes last start over 1800m, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained galloper will be seeking back-to-back Group 1 victories for the first time in his career.
Up-and-coming stayer and stablemate to the favourite Just Fine (+360) has also drawn very well for the Might And Power, with the son of Sea The Stars set to jump from barrier four and is expected to settle near the front.
With the Melbourne Cup set to be his target in early November, a win in the Might And Power would help Just Fine’s chances of getting into the field considerably.
On the third line of betting sits the Edward Cummings-trained Duais (+400), who is coming through the same form line as the race favourite, after finishing third – beaten 1.2 lengths – and catching the eye with a run up the inside running rail.
The three-time Group 1 winning mare has received the visitors barrier out in 10, but with her get back and run on racing style, it shouldn’t be seen as a negative and hinder her chances too much.
Outside of the top three, Nonconformist (+1700) from the Grahame Begg yard will be contest the race for the third straight year, where the seven-year-old gelding will attempt to better his runner-up performance in the 2021 edition.
Although Lindermann (+1100) is yet to win since taking out the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas earlier this year, the Chris Waller-trained entire will step up to 2000m for the first time this campaign and will get every favour from barrier one.
2023 Might And Power Stakes Final Field