Risen From Doubt flies at Flemington

Not A Single Doubt’s son Risen From Doubt made his liking for Headquarters abundantly clear on Cup Day with a strong victory in the $100,000 VRC Flemington Fling S. over 1000 metres.

The 3YO colt jumped well from barrier 4 and settled behind the early leaders Toothless, Empress O’Reilly and Rough Justice, before sprinting up to them and taking control of the race at the 300-metre mark. Rough Justice came with him but Risen From Doubt had enough in hand to beat him by a long head in 57.29, with Alaska 1.75 lengths away in third spot.

It was Risen From Doubt’s first success since his sparkling debut, also on Flemington’s straight course, in last year’s VRC Maribyrnong Trial S. LR. However, his five starts between those wins included a third in Mossfun’s ATC Silver Slipper S. G2 and fifth placings in the ATC Todman S. G2 and last month’s MVRC Red Anchor S. G3, won by the smart Galaxy Pegasus.

Trainer Tony McEvoy said, “He’s always shown good ability and I thought he was good enough to run in a Golden Slipper.

“He just didn’t handle Moonee Valley but he made no mistake here and it’s onwards and upwards with him. I’ll try and place him in some better races now, ideally get some more black type to his name.”

Risen From Doubt was bred by Dean Fleming from the unraced Fantastic Light mare Coconut Mamma, a grand-daughter of Queensland Oaks winner Joie Denise from the Denise’s Joy dynasty.

A $140,000 buy for agent Adrian Hancock from the Tyreel Stud draft at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, Risen From Doubt has now earned almost $175,000 from seven starts for a group of owners including Adelaide builder Peter Katelanis.

He was one of four winners around Australia on Cup Day for Not A Single Doubt, currently fourth on the Australian General Sires’ list by winners with a tally of forty-five.

Latest news

Easter graduate Estriella wins G3 sprint Easter graduate Estriella wins G3 sprint

It's been a milestone week for the Arrowfield & GSA Bloodstock mare Madrigals, thanks to her Inglis Easter graduate daughters Estriella & Love Poem...


Prost turns it on in Arrowfield Canonbury Prost turns it on in Arrowfield Canonbury

Snitzel's 54th 2YO stakeswinner Prost obviously got the memo about the sponsor of the Canonbury S. G3...


Take the Arrowfield Advantage at Inglis Classic Take the Arrowfield Advantage at Inglis Classic

Arrowfield's Classic Sale horses are not our top-drawer yearlings. But results show that neither sale nor purchase price is an infallible guide to performance...