14th stakes double for Not A Single Doubt

Gilgai Farm's home-bred filly Gimmie Par (black silks) is the second Group-winning filly, after Widden S. G3 winner Mallory, from Not A Single Doubt's 2018 crop. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Not A Single Doubt is nothing if not an active retiree!

He’s just completed his most lucrative Australian season and come close to winning the General Sires’ Premiership. Now, two weeks into the new season, he’s posted his 14th same-day stakes double, courtesy of his 76th stakeswinner Gimmie Par in Melbourne and quality sprnter Samizdat in Perth.

Gilgai Farm’s home-bred 3YO filly Gimmie Par scored her second win in fine style when she took out the $200,000 MRC Quezette S. 1100m G3, adding lustre to an already immensely desirable pedigree.   

Gimmie Par is a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Ole Kirk, out of Naturale (by Bel Esprit), a full sister to world champion sprinter Black Caviar.

Jockey Jamie Kah summed up the filly’s effort, “She gave me a really big kick. For a little horse she has a massive stride on her and a big motor.”

Trainer Peter Moody said he won’t be pushing her to run 1600 metres at this stage, preferring to keep her to sprint distances and allow her to develop further. 

A few hours later in Perth, 6YO gelding Samizdat confirmed a trip to Melbourne when he flew home to claim the $125,000 Belmont Newmarket 1200m LR at his first start since April.

It’s the fourth black-type success among the 7 wins in Samizdat’s 19-start career and also gave his dam Sambar (by More Than Ready) a stakes double, following Tiger Of Malay’s Up and Coming S. G3 win in NSW earlier in the day. 

Samizdat’s co-trainer Chris Gangemi said, “He will be ideally suited down the spacious Flemington straight. It was a brilliant Newmarket win against tough opposition.

“We’re determined to race him in Victoria and an all-out effort is being made to book a flight, despite covid issues.”

Samizdat is one of 3 Not A Single Doubt stakeswinners sold as yearlings in 2017 for more than $300,000. The other two are Group 1 winner Qafila and Group 2 & Everest winner Classique Legend. (PHOTO: Amelia Park/Magic Millions)

Bred by Amelia Park Racing & Breeding and bought for an auction-topping $325,000 from the 2017 Magic Millions Perth Sale, Samizdat is one of five stakeswinners from only 31 runners bred on the Not A Single Doubt/More Than Ready cross. 

Not A Single Doubt was the leading Australian-based sire in 2020/21 with global earnings of $21.4 million and finished third on the domestic General Sires’ Premiership. Yearlings from his last crop of 36 foals  will be offered for sale in 2022.

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