Power arrives back at Cambridge Stud in sterling order

 
3 Aug 2017

Sir Patrick Hogan has welcomed emerging Oasis Dream stallion Power back to Cambridge Stud almost in disbelief at how well he looked arriving back at his southern hemisphere base.

"He's arrived and he looks fantastic," Sir Patrick said.

"You wouldn't believe he'd travelled all the way from Ireland and had those weeks in quarantine. He looks enormous. It's all looking good for the upcoming breeding season."

Power is proving a popular choice for breeders for the new breeding season which begins on September 1 after a string of encouraging results, most recently with Nuclear Fusion finishing a gallant second in Monday's Listed Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Awapuni.

Gift Of Power was a dual stakes winner earlier in the season, highlighted by her Gr.2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes win at Trentham, while Power's northern hemisphere flagbearers from his Coolmore base in Ireland have included Irish Group Three winner and Group One-placed Peace Envoy.

Other New Zealand-bred Power youngsters to make their mark have included Padraig, Satin Belt and Ohceedee.

"The Powers we've had run here are making a good impression and a couple of leading trainers we've spoken to are telling us they have a good Power in their stable so that's encouraging too," Sir Patrick said.

"Breeders are really supporting him to but if there is anyone who wants to come out and see him, we're more than happy to parade him for them."

Power is standing the coming season at $12,500 plus GST plus live foal guarantee.