Gift Of Power claims Listed win

27 Oct 2016

Talented youngster Gift Of Power completed a notable two-year-old double for Graeme Rogerson at Trentham where she posted a tenacious victory.

Successful on debut at Wanganui last month, the daughter of Power and the Group One performer Capital Diamond dug deep on Saturday to beat Waldorf in the Listed Swiss Ace @ Westbury Stud Wellesley Stakes. 

Despite the earlier defeat in the north of Gift Of Power's stablemate Swiss Eire, the Tuhikaramea horseman still gained great satisfaction from the debut victory of the James Bridge-trained Gilhoolie the Schweppes Two-Year-Old at Ellerslie.

"I bred and sold that horse and I've still got the mare Dazzling Belle," Rogerson said. "She's gone to Keeper this season."

Gift Of Power is by Keeper's associate sire Power and she was bred by Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan, who have remained in the ownership.

"She didn't like that ground, it was her class got her through," said Rogerson, who trains in partnership with his wife Debbie. "She's not a mud runner, she's too brilliant. I think she's something special."

A start in the Listed Barneswood Farm Welcome Stakes at Riccarton on November 12 is now being considered for Gift Of Power, who is also Karaka Million eligible. - NZ Racing Desk