He's a very good boy!

Mar 02, 2013

With a name like He'snotthemessiah how could any other heading lead this story?

An exciting lightly raced three-year-old who resumed with a barnstorming victory at Ballarat on Friday, He'snotthemessiah had raced just once before - a gallant second at Kyneton last October.

Given time to mature, the son of the Italian Derby winner Ekraar (a half-brother to successful stallion Hussonet), He'snotthemessiah was kicking off his campaign over 1600m and he earned plenty of fans with his win - including jockey Brad Rawiller.

Covering ground towards the rear of the field, the bay swung widest into the straight - spotting his rivals many lengths.

Before that Rawiller had not been too confident - He'snotthemessiah not giving him an especially good feel.

"He really struggled to get on the bit for most of the race," he said - "he wasn't giving me much of a feel."

But all that changed as they turned for home, He'snotthemessiah's racing instincts and ability kicking in.

"Then he really started to pick up and get through his gears."

Quickly making up considerable ground, He'snotthemessiah charged at his rivals and he was soft on the line, his winning margin an impressive half length.

"You would think it would be a case of the further the better for him," Rawiller said - and we agree!

Raced by the Tiger Syndicate (manager Dr Rob Mcinnes), Michael Molloy, Richard Ludbrook, Nicholas Swallow, Nigel Carty, Stephen Rose, Matthew Clunies-Ross, Miss G Narayanan, Joanna Pugsley and Drew Morphett, He'snotthemessiah hails from one of the world's great families.

His fourth dam is the acclaimed matriarch Best In Show, ancestress of the champion stallion Redoute's Choice and fellow big races winners Umatilla, Hurricane Sky, Al Maher, Platinum Scissors, Gathering, He's No Pie Eater, Manhattan Rain, Yagli, Blush With Pride, Chief Contender, Aviance, Xaar, El Gran Senor, Try My Best and Spinning World.