Sydney galloper God’s In Him is beginning to fulfil the potential he showed as a young horse when based in Melbourne.
Now stationed at Rosehill with Team Hawkes, he ran down tearaway leader Charles In Charge to nail the Get Well Glenn Hcp (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday. It was his third win since undergoing stem-cell treatment 18 months ago.
God’s In Him (5g God’s Own – Sinistra by Dracula) is raced by a partnership that includes the Kennedy family, Vicky Francis and Claire Hawkes. “Excellent win for God’s In Him at Randwick,” Francis tweeted. “Thanks for the thrills!”
The sparingly raced gelding showed ability from the outset with placings at Bendigo and Caulfield. Sidelined for most of 2014 after ground-breaking stem-cell treatment, he made a winning comeback in a Seymour maiden last October before transferring to Rosehill.
That first full campaign included a Good 3 win over a mile at Randwick on New Year’s Day and his versatility was a major factor first-up on a Heavy 10 in Saturday’s sprint.
Team Hawkes signed a $40,000 sale-sheet for God’s In Him at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions and there have been 3 wins in 9 starts to date for connections. His British-bred dam is a daughter of LR Newmarket Pretty Polly Stakes winner Sardegna (Pharly).
God’s Own stands at Greta West Stud and has sired over 200 individual winners at a 56% strike-rate.