Early 2YO quinella for Arrowfield sires

Brilliant young Arrowfield sires Not A Single Doubt and Charge Forward combined to quinella the 2YO race over 880 metres at Ruakaka in New Zealand today.

Doubtless (Not A Single Doubt-Miss Elusive by Elusive Quality) was a most impressive winner for his owner-breeders, and co-trainer, Tony, Vicky & Wayne Pike, jumping quickly to the front from the widest gate and keeping up a strong gallop to score by 5.5 lengths in 48.91 seconds.

The best chaser was Zaragoza (Charge Forward-Portrayal by Flying Spur), with Desert View third, ahead of Almansa (also by Charge Forward, from Miss Victoria by Viscount).

The Pikes bought Miss Elusive in foal to Not A Single Doubt for $16,000 from the Bellerive Stud draft at the 2010 Inglis Weanling & Broodmare Sale. The resulting colt delighted the Pikes who planned to sell him under their Longlands Stud banner at the 2012 New Zealand Premier Sale. A minor setback forced his late withdrawal and retention for development as a racehorse, with a very satisfying early reward today.

Miss Elusive, a city-placed winner, is a daughter of the fine performer Miss Jugah who counted the VATC Mannerism S. G3 among her 10 wins. Doubtless is her first foal and the 49th 2YO winner for Not A Single Doubt.

There was another Arrowfield connection with Pike family success five races later at Ruakaka when the Tony Pike & Mark Donoghue- trained Sacred Falls (O’Reilly-Iguazu’s Girl by Redoute’s Choice) to win the Westbury Stud Northland Challenge S. LR. Sacred Falls is the 11th stakeswinner for Redoute’s Choice as a broodmare sire.

Zaragosa and Almansa were both bred by the Arrowfield & Planette partnership, and sold under the Arrowfield banner at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale for $37,500 and $55,000 respectively. The purchaser of both colts was Matamata trainer Peter McKay, who races the pair in partnership with his wife Kim and major stable client Trevor Luke. They are the first graduates of the 2012 Arrowfield & Bellerive yearling sale consignments to race.

Not A Single Doubt & Charge Forward, with 41 stakes performers between them, both stand at Arrowfield this season at $24,750 inc. GST.

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