Not A Single Doubt filly smashes track record

Not A Single Doubt ‘s 3YO daughter Arenzano turned heads at Devonport in Tasmania today when she won a 1000-metre maiden by 15 lengths in track record time of 59.40 seconds.

The previous mark of 59.47 seconds was set in January this year by subsequent Group 3 winner Rebel Bride.

Pictured: Arenzano and jockey Anthony Darmanin on their way to a new track record for 1000 metres at Devonport. (PHOTO: Tasracing)

Sydneysiders watching the race might wonder why she carries the famous “Purple, White Stars & Cap” of Star Thoroughbreds. A glance at the list of owners and a little bit of background information explains all. “Ms D.J. Martin” is more familiar as Star Thoroughbreds’ Tasmanian-born principal Denise Martin, whose sister Anne is married to Arenzano’s trainer Barry Campbell.

Denise is a regular visitor to the annual Magic Millions Tasmanian Thoroughbred Yearling Sale and in 2011 she spotted a well-made filly, by Not A Single Doubt from the Grand Lodge mare Marina Miss, offered under the Reibey Lodge banner by breeders Rob & Liz Dixon. The filly was knocked down for $60,000, the Sale’s second-highest price.

In an interview with Tasracing’s Peter Staples, Barry Campbell expressed little surprise about the filly’s performance today, after two facile trial wins and a debut third last season. He suggested that she will be well-suited to 1400 metres, given the way she finishes her work and her races, and that the upcoming Tasmanian summer carnival holds plenty of appealing options for her.

Arenzano was one of four weekend winners for Not A Single Doubt who is among the top 10 Australian sires so far this season with 26 individual winners and $806,350 prizemoney.

Obvious inexperience did not prevent debutante Spontaneity (ex Kimash by Jeune) from romping home by more than 3 lengths over 900 metres at the Gold Coast yesterday. Spontaneity is trained and raced in partnership by her breeder Steve Tregea of Windemere Stud, who has already had success with Not A Single Doubt: he also bred last season’s 2YO stakeswinner Cheyenne Warrior.

6YO gelding So So Sure, a winner of five races in Sydney from the Joe Pride stable, also won at the Gold Coast, while in Perth 3YO gelding Make Your Move (ex Time To Move by Canny Lad) put up a very game effort under 59kg topweight to secure his third consecutive win from the stable of Lou & Dion Luciani. Bred by Jess Hood, Make Your Move was purchased for $70,000 by well-known Perth agent John Chalmers from the Bellerive Stud draft at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.

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