Strong-willed filly Gift Of Power produced another show of determination on Saturday to maintain her unbeaten record at Trentham.
The three-year-old made it four straight on the course when she carried topweight of 58.5kg under champion jockey Chris Johnson to triumph in the Printlink Premier (1200m).
“She’s got a mind of her own and a lot of ability to go with it,” Johnson said.
“She jumped well and I wanted to sit second and not lead, but she wanted to go to the front and she found a good kick.”
Gift Of Power got her own way and coasted in front before seeing off the challenge of the stakes performer I Got You for the eighth win of her 11-start career.
“She’s very determined and her record speaks for itself,” Johnson said.
Trained by Graeme Rogerson with his wife Debbie and his grand-daughter Bailey, Gift Of Power is by Power out of the Group One performer Capital Diamond.
She was bred by Cambridge Stud, who have retained an ownership interest and they will also be offering her half-brother (Lot 88) by Per Incanto at the Book 1 Sale at Karaka on January 28.
Immediate plans for Gift Of Power are uncertain with her trainers to make a decision in the coming week.
“We’ll see how she comes through this, but we don’t want to overdo it,” Bailey Rogerson said.
“There are races here and in Australia for her, we’ll wait and see what happens.” - NZ Racing Desk.
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