Railway aim for Power filly Gift Of Power

28 Nov 2017

Graeme Rogerson has his sights set on talented filly Gift Of Power joining stablemate Ferrando in the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.

The Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan-bred and co-owned three-year-old filly by Cambridge Stud sire Power took a step toward the lofty goal when lining up in an open 1000m trial at Matamata on Tuesday.

Gift Of Power disputed most of the pace with Break My Stride and she pleased Rogerson with her fighting second, a head behind Akoya, in the hands of his granddaughter, Bailey Rogerson.

“She had missed a bit of work since she last raced and needed the trial,” said Graeme Rogerson, who trains in partnership with his wife Debbie.

“She will run next in a Rating 85 1000m at Trentham. I want to get her into the Railway. I think she is good enough.” 

Gift Of Power has won four of her seven starts, including the Gr.2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Trentham last December, and she was runner-up in the Gr.3 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) behind Hasahalo, who went on to recently win the Gr.1  gavelhouse.com NZ 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton. - NZ Racing Desk