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Shahwardi Wins Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes
Another live hope for the big Spring staying events was thrown into the mix when gelded 6YO European raider Shahwardi (Lando–Shamdara, by Dr Devious) scored by 1-length for trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre in the $220,000 Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfiled, over 5YO gelding Excluded ( High Chaparral–Cruzeiro, by Kaapstad) & 6YO mare Exceptionally (Ekraar–Sahayb, by Zabeel). Despite Gr2 placings at his past 2 starts at Deauville & Longchamp in France, Shahwardi had been winless for 17 starts since winning his first 3 race starts in 2009. He took his record to 4 wins & 11 placings from 21 starts. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.