Not A Single Doubt heats up 2YO Sires race
A weekend double has taken Not A Single Doubt’s season total of juvenile winners to 20, level with I Am Invincible and just one behind his fellow Arrowfield resident Snitzel.
On Saturday at Kembla Grange Peter & Paul Snowden lined up debutant Not A Gypsy whose one-length victory was achieved despite racing wide and greenly up the straight.
Not A Gypsy is a brother of multiple Group winner Gypsy Diamond, both out of the winning Zabeel mare Gypsy Tucker, a descendant of Ciboulette, also ancestress of champion sires Flying Spur & Encosta de Lago. Gypsy Tucker is based at Arrowfield for her owners Ron Finemore & John Leaver and is foaling to High Chaparral this Spring.
Snowden Racing purchased Not A Gypsy for $200,000 from the Arrowfield draft at the 2014 Inglis Easter Sale with his breeders remaining in the ownership.
On Sunday at Hawkesbury the filly Shacked Up made her first raceday appearance in the 1000-metre 2YO Maiden Plate. She took early control of the lead and kept up a strong gallop to score comfortably by 2.3 lengths for owner-breeders Arrowfield & John Leaver and trainer Gerald Ryan.
Shacked Up is the last foal of Arrowfield gem Urge to Merge (by Last Tycoon) whose 7 other winners included Group 1 winners Master of Design (by Redoute’s Choice) and Suntagonal (by Octagonal). Shacked Up’s pedigree page is enriched by Urge to Merge’s stellar siblings: South African champion Tracy’s Element (dam of Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy), Group 1 winner & sire Danasinga and Group winners Topasannah, Cullen & Towkay.
Last season Not A Single Doubt set a 14-year record of 25 Australian 2YO winners, a figure that is unlikely to be matched in the final 10 days of this season. However, he has added five new juvenile winners in the past month, so it’s a fair bet he hasn’t quite finished with 2014/15 just yet.