Arrowfield News

Ain’tnodeeldun does the business at Flemington

Dundeel's 3YO son Ain'tnodeeldun earned his second consecutive Listed stakes victory with an above-average performance on Cup Day at Flemington...


Ain’tnodeeldun (purple cap) knuckles down to hold off the challenge of runner-up Confrontational in the final 200 metres of the Batman S. LR. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Ain’tnodeeldun does the business at Flemington

Dundeel’s daughter Victoria Quay had already franked the form out of the Hill Smith S. LR at Morphettville on 10 October with a gritty win in Saturday’s VRC Wakeful S. G2. 

On Cup Day at Flemington, Dundeel’s equally progressive son Ain’tnodeeldun confirmed the quality of the Adelaide race with a stylish victory in the $175,000 VRC TAB Trophy 1800m LR (registered as the Batman Stakes).

The win was as good as it looked, as Ain’tnodeeldun produced a quick time of  1:49.04, going five lengths faster than the class average to hold off a wave of challengers including last-start stakeswinner Confrontational (by Redoute’s Choice) who finished a solid second. 

Another Dundeel colt, the Cindy Alderson-trained Newzeel Deal ran on well from the rear of the field to nab fourth. 

Co-trainer Sam Freedman reflected on the stable’s decision to miss the Victoria Derby with Ain’tnodeeldun. “He might just have a bit more brilliance than a Derby horse at this stage. I think we’ll put him away now, he’s won three on the bounce and he’s deserving of a really good break.

“He’ll mature a lot, he’s still just a frame at this stage, so we’ll look at a race like the Rosehill Guineas with him in the Autumn.”

Ain’tnodeeldun was a $240,000 purchase by Anthony Freedman & Blue Sky Bloodstock from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft at Inglis Melbourne Premier. He has covered most of his purchase price with two Listed wins and a maiden success in six weeks for his owners who include Musk Creek Farm & breeder Bruce Wilson’s Glentree Racing. 

The good-looking colt is the second winner out of the dual stakeswinner Ain’tnofallenstar (by Starcraft), herself a daughter of the grand stakeswinner & multiple stakes producer Ain’t Seen Nothin’, now enjoying retirement as a nanny mare at Arrowfield.

Ain’tnofallenstar has a yearling colt by Redoute’s Choice to be offered for sale in 2021, foaled a second Dundeel colt in September, and has an early positive test to the six-time Group 1 winner. 

Two new stakeswinners and four other stakes performers (Victoria Derby G1 runner-up Hit The Shot, Group 3-placed Let’s Karaka Deel and Listed placegetters Aqueduct & Azaly) have added $1.7 million to Dundeel’s prizemoney in the past month. More importantly, they confirm his status as one of the most exciting young sires in Australia.

LATEST NEWS

The woman behind Eduardo

If anyone has a bigger claim to the credit for Eduardo than Joe Pride & Nash Rawiller, then it’s his breeder, part-owner and number one fan Jane Kaufmann...

READ MORE
Yearning’s dream Guineas for Arrowfield & Snitzel

Team Arrowfield erupted when 3YO filly Yearning carried the Stud's famous Black and Yellow Diamonds across the line in the $1 million Thousand Guineas G1...

READ MORE
16th stakeswinner for Dundeel

Named for the three-headed hound of Hades in Greek mythology, Dundeel's son Cerberus chased down his maiden stakes win with canine tenacity...

READ MORE