Emerging four-year-old gelding God Has Chosen will get his biggest test yet when he takes his place in the Group 3 Furphy – Belmont Sprint (1400m) at Belmont Park on Saturday.
By Playing God, he has built up a record of seven victories and three-seconds from 11 career starts including winning his last two.
It all started down in Albany for this galloper where he was able to win his first-two for owner/trainer Neil Lee.
Following a defeat to Fangio third-up, he was given a good spell and moved up to Perth to be trained by Lindsey Smith.
Since then, he has gone through his grades nicely winning a Graduation 60+, 66+, 72+ and 78+ and will now tackle the Group 3 Belmont Sprint with 59kg.
Clint Johnston-Porter who has ridden him to victory in his last two will stick with him, choosing the untapped galloper over the proven Massimo who he’s won a Group 2 on.
“Massimo has been a great horse to me and he still has a good win left in him, so this was a tough choice” Johnston-Porter said.
“God Has Chosen is an emerging galloper and I want to see how he goes against these proven group performers, so we can get a guide of how good he really is.
“Lindsey has given me some good opportunities recently on nice horses like him and Triple Missile, so I’m hopeful we can continue to have good results.”
God Has Chosen will run this Saturday and if all goes well, he will then head to the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m).