Gift Of Power anchors Rogersons' 1000 Guineas team

10 Oct 2017

Graeme and Debbie Rogerson are planning a hefty attack on the opening fillies’ Classic of the season, with Power filly Gift Of Power anchoring the assult.

The Tuhikaramea trainers have a number of three-year-olds pencilled in to make the trip to Riccarton for the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas on November 18.

Among the travelling troupe will be Gift Of Power, who enjoyed an impressive juvenile campaign with wins in the Gr.2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m) and the Listed Wellesley Stakes (1000m).

The daughter of Power was also runner-up in the Gr.3 Eclipse Stakes (1200m) and was turned out after an interrupted run saw her unplaced in the Karaka Million (1200m).

“I’m happy with her and she’s going to run at Taupo on October 11 and then we’ll find another race for her before Christchurch,” Graeme Rogerson said.

Cambridge Stud-bred and part-owned Gift Of Power was a 1000m trial winner at Te Teko last week and resumes at Taupo on Wednesday with Lisa Allpress booked to ride. - NZ Racing Desk