Friday, July 6, 2012


Heart stopping double for God’s Own at Bendigo yesterday with, firstly, the John Sadler trained Lost in Paradise getting up by a nostril, while three races later, Robbie Griffiths’ Sacred Dream also prevailed right on the wire.
Interestingly, in Lost in Paradise’s assignment, 3.5 lengths separated second and third, while the winner and runner up were 7 lengths clear of the pack in Sacred Dream’s race.
Both 3YO fillies, Lost in Paradise (ex. On the Loose by Strategic) was stepping out for just the third time, while Sacred Dream (ex. Dream The Dream by Encosta de Lago) had six placings from 10 previous outings.
Interestingly, Lost in Paradise was part-bred and owned by a Mr S M Higgs, which given that one of the main global news stories of the day related to Higgs Boson – the ‘God particle’ – which has every science nerd on the planet in raptures.
OK, maybe it’s not that interesting but we’re sure that Mr S M Higgs was pretty happy about it!
(By the by, there is also a God’s Own 4YO by the name of Higgs Boson that has now won three starts in Singapore).
PS. Eliza Park registered a ‘treble’ at Bendigo yesterday with the win of Bel Esprit 3YO, No Manners, sandwiching the God’s Own double.
Trained by Robert Smerdon, No Manners was bred by all-round industry good guy, Nick Turnbull, who also raced the brilliant racemare, Miss Pennymoney.
No Manners is out of the multiple Group winning, Dandify (by Danehill), from the 4-time Group One winner Mannerism.

Sure I'm not the only one that would like to be Lost in Paradise!

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