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2021 Might And Power Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Might And Power Stakes is a Group One on Saturday's Melbourne meeting
  • This feature is run over 2000 metres at Caulfield
  • Can Zaaki claim a third Group One win?
Might And Power Stakes Tips
Zaaki is the horse to beat in the Might And Power Stakes. (Getty)
       
The Group One Might And Power has been renamed, orginially the Caulfield Stakes in honour of our late champion of the turf.

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The Might And Power has often been a great WFA 2000m lead up to the Cox Plate held a fortnight later, along with a Caulfield Cup lead up for horses wanting a one-week back-up.

The Underwood Stakes form generally heads to this race due to the Group One Turnbull Stakes held at Flemington one week later.

This year, the 2021 Cox Plate favourite Zaaki heads the betting with Ladbrokes at $1.30 coming through an Underwood Stakes win.

2021 Might And Power Betting Odds

                                                                                                                            
NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightOdds
1HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 259kg$10
2ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 459kg$1.30
3NONCONFORMISTGrahame Begg Jordan Childs 359kg$14
4NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 559kg$67
5PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 157kg$6
6NO EFFORT Gavin Bedggood Beau Mertens 657kg$41

2021 Might And Power Tips



Might And Power 2021 Best Bet - Zaaki

He should just win this and do it with his head on his chest out to 2000m, especially with what I am expecting to be a rolling tempo with No Effort in the event.

He was very green at Sandown in the Underwood Stakes, but his class was well above Probabeel who he meets again, and it is fair to say that this horse is more suited than the mare over this trip.

He won the Group One Doomben Cup over this trip last prep producing a Winx like rating, so if anywhere near that level he wins by panels.

Might And Power 2021 Next Best Bet - Nonconformist

He was the winner of the Foundation Cup last start which looked his to win after placing fourth at WFA Group Two level at the start prior.

Winning that event booked his spot in next week's Caulfield Cup, so naturally anotehr run at 2000m will do him the world of good for next week's assignment.

I can't see him beating Zaaki, but at 2000m, hard fit, he is the one I give the least convictions to.

Might And Power 2021 Value Bet - Homesman

He is my fourth selection in the race but has to be some sort of place chance after an honest run over 2040m at Moonee Valley last start.

It was only last prep we saw him win the Group One Australian Cup over this trip at Flemington, and although he is probably a touch below his best, that form is good enough to prove competitive.

He is going to get the sit on No Effort and likely take over as Zaaki puts the pressure on, so it will just means he needs to hold off that charging brigade.
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