Thursday, December 8, 2011


4 winners in 2 days

Emerging sire, God’s Own, weighed in with his first treble yesterday notching up a double in Victoria via Maker’s Marque and Bartholemew before Sons of God led the way at Eagle Farm in Queensland.
And boosted by the victory of the aptly named, Godliness, at Kyneton on Tuesday, God’s Own is shooting up the Third Season Sires’ chart by winners.
Impressively, the four victories were achieved from only five starters!
The Barrie and Midge Griffiths owned Godliness, was having only her second outing after finishing a lip second on 17 November, but would lead throughout at Kyneton to score convincingly.
Out of the Forest Glow mare, All The Rave, Godliness is trained by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra who are also the trainers of God’s Own’s city winning, stakes placed sprinter Utah Saints.
As luck (fate?) would have it, God’s Own’s first winner yesterday – Maker’s Marque – also has a Griffiths connection, only this one is courtesy of Cranbourne’s gun mentor, Robbie Griffiths.
Maker’s Marque – a 4YO mare from the Fraar mare Fraarie – looked the winner a fair way from home in the 1200m scamper at Sale, scoring by two panels.
Bartholemew made it a running double at Sale when he scored over 1500m for Colin and Cindy Alderson, who are also part owners of the nifty 3YO.
We’re tipping Bartholemew is named after the legendary Bart Cummings who trained God’s Own to an equally legendary Caulfield Guineas victory and remains a major shareholder in the stallion.
Bartholemew, from the Dehere mare Harrow, had no luck at all on debut at Ballarat on 20 November and this was sweet retribution for the Aldersons.
Last but certainly not least is the Robert Heathcote trained Sons of God who put in a thriller at Eagle Farm over 1200m, beating his rivals (if you’ll excuse the pun) to the punch.
Sons of God is out of the Celtic Swing mare, Lucky Punch, and was resuming from a lengthy spell when successful at the Farm.
God’s Own stands at Eliza Park in conjunction with Yallambee Stud.

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