Oh so close! The aptly named Onamissionfromgod went within a whisker of becoming God’s Own first winner when second to Lady Davinci over 1000m at Ballarat yesterday (2 December).
The Alicia Macpherson trained 2YO raced greenly throughout and appeared as if he’d finish midfield, but put his head down over the concluding stages to just miss out on the line.
This was the colt’s second start and he is clearly on the improve.
Onamissionfromgod is from the Kenny’s Best Pal mare, Carbonated, a half sister to Group winning sprinters Intelligent Star and Blaze The Turf.
Fans of the Blues Brothers will remember the line “We’re on a mission from God” and, not surprisingly, Eliza Park’s marquee stallion has inspired a host of ‘heavenly’ names.
Of the 35 God’s Own progeny ‘monikered’ thus far, 10 have ‘God’ in the name and, while Onamissionfromgod remains our favourite, Halo’d Be Thy Name (from Blazing Aura) deserves a mention.
Elwood: “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”
Jake: “Hit it.”