Herbert Power Winner Big Memory 2014 Caulfield Cup Bound

October 11, 2014

Herbert Power Winner Big Memory 2014 Caulfield Cup Bound

Tony McEvoy’s exciting stayer Big Memory is onto the Caulfield Cup 2014 next week after an impressive win in the $200,000 Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) in Melbourne on Caulfield Guineas Day.

Big Memory

Herbert Power Stakes winner Big Memory is onto next week’s Caulfield Cup 2014. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The imported Duke Of Marmalade four-year-old will be back at the Caulfield track in seven days’ time making his Group 1 race debut in the $3 million Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) having beaten the ballot with the Herbert Power win.

Improving on a last start eighth when beaten only one and a half lengths by The Cleaner in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley, Big Memory was first past the post today for his first win since a three length effort at the Valley over 2500m in February.

Big Memory found a nice spot on the inside early settling around third with Bonfire on the rails leading throughout today’s Herbert Power with the likes of Signoff and Sangster also up near the front.

As they turned for home Bonfire left the fence and Big Memory darted up on the inside, but on the wrong leg.

After wobbling round the bend Big Memory ($6) straightened up and got the inside run up to the line to defeat the Darren Weir-trained market mover Signoff ($4.40) who tried hard down the outside while Nigel Blackiston’s Let’s Make Adeal ($15) was the best of the late runners storming up to run third.

In fourth was then Andreas Wholer’s German stayer Protectionist, the last start Group 2 Prix Kergorlay winner running an outstanding race coming from worse than midfield to narrowly miss out on the placings with the 59kg top weight on his back.

Protectionist will now head towards the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington.

Connections and jockey Glen Boss on second-past-the-post Signoff lodged a protest against Big Memory and his jockey Tommy Berry with a spot in the Caulfield Cup field riding on the outcome of the objection.

Big Memory came out and caused some minor interference but survived the protest and the win by a long neck held with Signoff, who got stuck into the wrong spot behind the tiring Masked Marvel, missing out on a Caulfield Cup start.

“He’s a bit of a box head,” Berry said of the winner post-race.

“It was a good win in the end.”

Before the Herbert Power Stakes result Big Memory was 34th in the Caulfield Cup ballot but he is now assured of a start in the field moving up to fourth on the order of entry.

He had the light weight today carrying only 53kg, down a kilo from the JRA Cup, and will also get in on the minimum going up from 50kg to 52kg when the Caulfield Cup weights are raised.

There will be a notable reshuffle in the Caulfield Cup betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au now with Big Memory set to firm, trainer McEvoy confirming that so long as the horse pulled up well they would be there on Caulfield Cup Day.

“Very exciting,” McEvoy said.

“Thought we had him right for today and it was a really great effort.

“If he pulls up well he’ll run in the (Caulfield) Cup.

“He’s a really good stayer and should just get better and better so very excited.”

History shows however that while he’s made the field, his chances of completing the Herbert Power Stakes – Caulfield Cup double are statistically slim, the last to do so being Master O’Reilly (2007).

To back Big Memory next start in the Caulfield Cup at the best price visit Ladbrokes.com.au whose $3 million Megapick offer is the best way to clean up this spring for an outlay of just $3!

2014 Herbert Power Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Caulfield Race 5 – 11/10/2014

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Tommy Berry 1 53kg $6
2 10 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir Glen Boss 0.4L 12 53kg $4.20F
3 5 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 0.6L 5 53kg $15
4 1 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Andreas Wohler Craig Williams 0.9L 2 59kg $6
5 4 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) Andrew Balding Kerrin McEvoy 2.15L 3 54.5kg $10
6 12 ALBONETTI Sue Jaensch Dean Yendall 2.9L 7 53kg $21
7 3 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 4.15L 4 54.5kg $6
8 13 WALTZING TO WIN David Huxtable Corey Brown 5.9L 6 53kg $101
9 6 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Newitt 8.15L 10 53kg $41
10 8 ANCIENT KING (IRE) Peter G Moody Jim Cassidy 8.65L 8 53kg $31
11 2 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 10.9L 9 56.5kg $8
12 11 RENEW (IRE) Marco Botti Chris Symons 11.65L 13 53kg $31
13 7 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott Steven King 16.9L 11 53kg $31
14 DARK THUNDER (NZ) Robbie Laing Daniel Moor 0

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