Big spring aims for Gift Of Power

23 Jul 2017

One of the top juveniles from the past season is back in work and is making steady progress towards the start of a busy three-year-old campaign.

The Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained Gift Of Power caught the eye early in the 2016/17 season when she strung together a hattrick of wins that included the Gr. 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes at Trentham in December.

In two subsequent starts, the filly from the first crop of Cambridge Stud stallion Power finished runner-up to Hasahalo in Group Three company at Ellerslie before finishing unplaced in the rich Karaka Million in January.

Put aside for a decent break, the rising three-year-old has been back in work for some time now and is pleasing co-trainer Graeme Rogerson with her progress.

“She has really furnished into a super looking individual and strengthened up nicely during her time in the paddock,” he reported.

“She’s been back in work a wee while now and has done everything right so far. She’s probably just about ready for her first serious gallop in the next week or so and we will then start to make our plans from there.

“We’ve got the 1000 Guineas at Riccarton as one of her main aims for the early summer with the Gold Trail Stakes at the Hastings spring carnival earmarked as an early assignment.”

Gift Of Power was bred by Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan and races in their colours, the ownership shared with a group of clients of Rogerson Racing, including Graeme Rogerson and his granddaughter Bailey. - NZ Racing Desk