Appleby's latest wave starts in Herbert Power
Brad Waters - Thursday October 12

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby will begin his quest for more Melbourne money on Saturday.

Charlie Appleby quickly mastered the art of sending the right horses to Australia. Photo: Steve Hart

Appleby sent the perfect team to Australia last spring, winning the Geelong Cup, Bendigo Cup, Lexus Stakes and Sandown Cup as well as preparing the Caulfield Cup second placegetter Scottish in a bumper 2016 spring.

Qewy's fourth in the Melbourne Cup helped propel Appleby's Melbourne earnings to more than $1.4 million in a profitable month. Appleby then returned to Australia in the autumn to claim the Sydney Cup with Polarisation.

Appleby has sent Bendigo Cup and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Francis Of Assisi back to Melbourne for the 2017 spring along with Qewy and first-timers Folkswood and Kidmenever.

Appleby's foreman Chris Connett told AAP that Godolphin has high expectations after last year but the team is confident of another good showing.

"There's always going to be a little bit of pressure after last year considering how well we did, but we've got a nice team of horses down here," Connett said.

Kidmenever will be the first of Appleby's second wave in Saturday's Group II Herbert Power Stakes.

The five-year-old hasn't won since his Swiss Derby victory in June last year but he has been in the minor money four times in his last six starts in France, Dubai and England.

Connett said the son of Baltic King has done well at the Werribee quarantine centre and his work indicated that a solid performance was on the cards in the Herbert Power Stakes.

"Off his gallops he's done here so far we'd like to think he'd run a big race," Connett said.

"His form from England, especially his Sandown race, his last race, has worked out pretty well and we're going there (Caulfield) with high hopes and we'll see where we stand after that."

Kidmenever has eased from $5.50 to $6 in Sportsbet latest Herbert Power Stakes market in which the Darren Weir-trained Gallic Chieftain has firmed from $6.50 to $5 to become the second favourite behind Aloft at $3.80.

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