Sunday, July 10, 2011


Super win on debut by God’s Own 2YO, Canonized, at Cranbourne yesterday.
Trained on course by Michael Kent, the colt handled the slow track with aplomb and, after sticking one off the pace throughout, forged clear over the last bit to win with a half panel to spare.
Canonized is owned by a handful of doctors and the way the colt won at Cranbourne it should ensure they spend more time on the racecourse than the golf course!
Canonized is out of the stakes winning Grand Lodge mare, Rather Grand, a half sister to Moonee Valley stakes winner Sublimity, and was bred by St Arnaud’s favourite son, John Richards.
The first to race out of the mare, Rather Grand has a named Magnus yearling (Magniloquent) and was covered by Statue of Liberty last spring.
Canonized is yet another example of the raft of terrific names for God’s Own progeny, while Magniloquent is one of five Magnus soon-to-be-2YOs that has been afforded a moniker thus far.
According to the dictionary, Magniloquent is speaking in a lofty or ‘grand’iose style: pompous, bombastic, boastful (don’t worry, I had to look it up too!).
Let’s hope Magniloquent’s owners (the crew at Dynamic Syndications) end up with plenty to boast about, just like Canonized’s owners.

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