1.5kg Melbourne Cup 2012 Penalty for Shahwardi

October 15, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

1.5kg Melbourne Cup 2012 Penalty for Shahwardi

Alain de Royer Dupre’s exciting French stayer Shahwardi has been awarded a 1.5kg weight penalty for the2012 Melbourne Cup next month after their impressive victory in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield over the weekend.


Herbert Power Stakes winner Shahwardi is a $21 chance for the Melbourne Cup 2012

The Lando seven-year-old resumed after a two month break bringing their consistent form from Europe, including a good third to Joshua Tree in the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay (3000m), to come from last-to-first and win the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m).

It was an eye-catching effort from the Kerrin McEvoy-ridden gelding in their Australian debut, Shahwardi having handled their trip down under and the drop back from 3000m to 2400m all in their stride.

Displaying a powerful late burst with plenty still left in the tank at the end of the Herbert Power, Shahwardi’s performance earned them a 1.5kg penalty from Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday November 6, 2012, the penalty keeping with similar penalties in recent years.

“Shahwardi was enormously impressive winning the Herbert Power when coming from the rear, circling the field and scoring a decisive victory,” Carpenter said.

“The win was his first since 2009 but the horse has been in good form in Europe this year and was placed behind Tac De Boistron in the Group 2 Maurice de Nieuil in July and third to Joshua Tree andBrigantin in the Group 2 Prix de Kergorlay in August with both races run at level weights.

“The 1.5kg penalty given to Shahwardi is the same penalty given to recent Herbert Power winners Shewan (2011), Alcopop (2009) and Master O’Reilly (2007).”

The penalty has them in the Melbourne Cup 2012 on 53kg and moved Shahwardi from 42nd to 32nd on the order of entry for the ‘race that stops a nation’.

While their Herbert Power Stakes success also earned them a ballot free ride into this Saturday’s $2.65 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), connections won’t back them up instead keeping them fresh for their grand final.

Still not assured of a start in the capacity 24-starter Melbourne Cup field Shahwardi is still at a juicy price of $21 in the latest Melbourne Cup odds at bookmaker.com.au, markets led by Luca Cumani’s European galloper Mount Athos ($8) and recent Turnbull Stakes winner Green Moon ($9).

Shahwardi’s Melbourne Cup winning stablemate Americain (2010) meanwhile is rated a $14 chance in the Melbourne Cup betting markets the Dynaformer stallion likely to kick off their spring campaign in this Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.

If they make it to Melbourne Cup Day Shahwardi will be out to become the eighth horse to take out the Herbert Power – Melbourne Cup double in the same season joining Rogan Jos (1999), Arwon (1978), Van der Hum (1976), Gala Supreme (1973), Sirius (1944), Colonus (1942) and Poseidon who was the first to do so in 1906.

To get in on the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup betting action at the best prices we recommend you head straight to bookmaker.com.au where you will be instantly rewarded with a bonus sign-up bet up to $400 when you deposit and quote the code BONUSBET.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Hobartville Stakes Race D...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 Expressway Stakes nominations

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is among the nominations for the Group 2...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field