Power's excellent 2021 year has continued after producing a stakes Quinella at Otaki in NZ on Thursday.
Four year-old mare Rose ‘n’ Power won the Listed Levin Stakes (1200m) from another daughter of Power in Romantic Lady.
Cambridge trainers Fred and Lindsay Cornege have the progressive mare racing in terrific style, who has now won four races in succession and now adding black type to her resume. The mare has now won 5 times from her 10 starts.
Noted on-pacer Rose 'N' Power wasn’t as quickly away as usual but mustered to sit behind the leaders and dug deep under a vigorous Matt Cameron ride to eventually get the better of Romantic Lady giving Power a stakes quinella.
Bred by long-time friend Liz Pollard and Gloria Graydon, the Corneges share in the ownership of the daughter of Power, whose granddam is the Group III winner Rosetti Bay, who won eight races. The bar will be raised again for Rose 'N' Power who holds a nomination for the Group I Sistema Railway (1200m) on New Year’s Day at Ellerslie.
The Jamie Richards-trained Romantic Lady is herself due some luck and is worthy of adding black type to her resume very soon.
First Oaklands home-bred 2YO Winner
The good news for Oaklands continued on the weekend, when the first Oaklands home-bred Two Year Old saluted at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. Refuel, trained by Tom Button, was having his 3rd start, having improved with each visit to the track with a sixth on debut at Eagle Farm followed by a good second at Rockhampton on November 5.
Being the more experienced and fit 2YO in the race, Refuel sat in the 1-1 behind the leaders and was far too strong over the concluding stages to win the 1000m race by half a length running away. He looks to have a bright future ahead as he has taken his prizemoney tally to near $35k already in his young career.
Refuel is a half-brother to stakes-placed La Dolce Vita and is the fourth winner from Tsuimai mare Zerotami.
The farm were very excited to see the all important 2YO pre-Xmas victory for one of their Power Two Year Olds. Whilst confident it would happen, it was great to see it achieved, with many bullets still in the chamber to fire this year. Power looks to have a nice stable of Australian Two Year Olds ready to roll, including the 2YO metro placed Possover, who was a very nice 2nd at her most recent start behind the ultra-impressive Exo Lady.
Stories created by Oaklands Media team, with some special features from feature writer, Kristen Manning.