Shewan has won the 2011 Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield today, gaining automatic entry into the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup on November 1, 2011.
The Blevic gelding won the race by a head in front of Tanby, who ran second, and Moyenne Corniche, who finished well for third.
The Robert Smerdon-trained Shewan, who has now won five of his 15 race starts and has accrued more than $240,000 in prize money.
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2011 Herbert Power Stakes Results
|1||14||SHEWAN||Robert Smerdon||Chris Symons||–||4||54.5kg||$3.50F|
|2||13||TANBY||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||0.2L||7||54.5kg||$5|
|3||2||MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB)||Brian Ellison||Mark Zahra||1.2L||5||57kg||$26|
|4||9||MIDNIGHT MARTINI||Mark Kavanagh||Glyn Schofield||1.95L||6||54.5kg||$13|
|5||8||ANUDJAWUN (NZ)||Shaun Dwyer||Corey Brown||2.7L||2||54.5kg||$13|
|6||1||BAUER (IRE)||Luca Cumani||Damien Oliver||2.9L||11||57kg||$10|
|7||6||MACEDONIAN (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3.65L||10||54.5kg||$11|
|8||3||SAPTAPADI (IRE)||Brian Ellison||Kerrin McEvoy||3.75L||16||57kg||$19|
|9||5||LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Michelle Payne||3.85L||14||55kg||$7.50|
|10||16||PRUSSIAN OFFICER||Steve Richards||Steven King||4.85L||1||54.5kg||$151|
|11||10||LOPOV (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Dwayne Dunn||7.1L||8||54.5kg||$21|
|12||12||MY SCOTSGREY (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||Ms Lisa Cropp||7.85L||9||54.5kg||$14|
|13||15||TWO FOR TEA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Craig Newitt||8.35L||13||54.5kg||$26|
|14||11||EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Danny Nikolic||10.6L||15||54.5kg||$61|
|15||4||MASTER O’REILLY (NZ)||Judy Mawer||Stephen Baster||12.85L||12||56kg||$10|