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Might And Power Stakes 2023 Betting Tips - Duais to launch late

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Last updated: 11 Oct 2023
Alex Marsh 11 Oct 2023
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  • The Might And Power Stakes is a WFA middle-distance feature
  • This Group 1 is run over 2000 metres at Caulfield
  • Alligator Blood is an outright favourite with Betr
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Might And Power Tips
Duais looks ready to peak in the Might And Power Stakes. (Getty)
   

The Might And Power is a 2000m weight-for-age race run at Caulfield, with this feature one of three Group 1's contested on the famous Caulfield Guineas Day program.
  • 2023 Might And Power Stakes Tips
  • 2023 Might And Power Stakes Field & Odds

One of the main lead-ups to the Cox Plate, horses such as Lonhro, So You Think and Winx have taken out this event along with several other features throughout their career.

At $2.30 with Betr, Alligator Blood heads the market for the 2023 Might And Power Stakes.

2023 Might And Power Stakes Tips


2023 Might And Power Stakes Best Bet - Duais

Although she's a little while between drinks, having not saluted since her 2022 Tancred Stakes romp, this is the best-winning set-up she's seen since completing a Group 1 double 18 months ago.

Given Deny Knowledge and Lindermann are drawn inside of the favs (Alligator Blood and Just Fine), this could easily set up for a closer and Duais has the best turn-of-foot among the chasers.

While a Caulfield/Melbourne Cup prep was worth a try last spring, I felt that staying path took away her brilliance, but the signs this prep after a short Brisbane Winter stint have been encouraging.

Unsuited second-up following a brilliant Winx Stake return, Duais arrives here off a third in the Underwood Stakes, where she recorded the best closing splits outside of Without A Fight.

The engagement of Blake Shinn is significant, an aggressive hoop that should be suited to the Edward Cummings-trained mare and fourth-up over 2000m, this is well and truly D-Day for her.
2023 Might And Power Stakes Value Bet - Hezashocka

This six-year-old is somewhat of an enigma, a galloper that never seems to cash in when placed in easier company, but put him in a Group 1 WFA contest over 2000m and he'll perform well.

Over the last 12 months, his best form is Cox Plate worthy, with a half-length defeat in a strong Mackinnon last spring, while his Australian Cup and Queen Elizabeth efforts were both admirable.

To be fair on Hezashocka, he's just not as effective past ten furlongs, which his form does back up and while narrowly rolled in a Mornington Cup (2400m), class took him a long way there.

Despite arriving here off a flop in the Naturalism Stakes, he never looked likely in that latest effort, where he drew poorly and it's also worth noting that he has no second-up form to his name.

He was still well-supported in that September 23 attempt, which followed an eye-catching fresh run and while the exact forecast is uncertain, any rain around on Thursday and Friday won't hurt.

2023 Might And Power Stakes Field & Odds

                                                                          
No
Horses
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Alligator BloodGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 359kg$2.30
2Vow And DeclareDanny O'BrienBilly Egan859kg$41
3NonconformistGrahame BeggHarry Coffey559kg$17
4Alenquer (FR)Michael MoroneyMark Zahra 759kg$31
5Hezashocka (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane959kg$19
6Just Fine (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 459kg$3.90
7Forgot You (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungJohn Allen659kg$26
8LindermannChris WallerJoao Moreira 158kg$15
9DuaisEdward CummingsBlake Shinn1057kg$5
10Deny KnowledgeMichael KentWiremu Pinn (a)257kg$26
Odds courtesy of Betr & correct at 12.30am on 12/10/2023.
                                                                  

Verdict

Our tips for the 2023 Might And Power Stakes are:

Best Bet1: Duais To Win @4/1 at Justbet - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Hezashocka Each Way @18/1 at Puntnow - 1 Unit
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