Scales Of Justice wins Australia Stakes
Dual Group 1 winner Scales Of Justice nabbed the role of Not A Single Doubt’s first stakeswinner after his retirement from stud duties, and he fills it perfectly.
After the imposing 7YO gelding won Friday evening’s MVRC Australia S. 1200m G2 his record reads 12 wins from 1100m to 2000m, 12 placings and $2.3 million from 28 starts over six seasons.
That consistency, versatility and durability are qualities found in the majority of Not A Single Doubt’s progeny, at all levels of performance including Group company where Scales Of Justice has now won 7 races, among them the Railway S. G1 in Perth and the Memsie S. G1 in Melbourne.
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Bred by Gerard & Kathryn Hammond from the unraced mare Beymatilla (by Umatilla), Scales of Justice is a $180,000 Inglis Premier Sale graduate, purchased from the Millford Thoroughbreds draft by Craig Rounsefell’s Boomer Bloodstock and trainer Lindsey Smith on behalf of owners Chris Wells & Bill Andrews.
Lindsey Smith immediately flagged that Scales Of Justice, clearly in the best form of his life, will head to the $500,000 CF Orr S. G1 on 8 February, with the $5 million All Star Mile a possibility and The Everest an ambition for next season.
Not A Single Doubt is in similar form as a pre-eminent sire with 7 stakeswinners this term, and Scales Of Justice has lifted him into 9th spot the Australian General Sires’ premiership with $6 million prizemoney.
The stallions ranked above him should be warned that most of his progeny’s stakes performances usually come in the second half of the season.
Indeed, as John Boyce concludes in TDN Australia & NZ, “All things being equal, we ought to see some of Not A Single Doubt’s best runners in the coming seasons. His story is clearly not yet at an end.”
A total of 35 Not A Single Doubt yearlings are sale-ring bound at the upcoming Inglis Classic, Premier & Easter Sales, and Arrowfield is proud to present eight of them, starting with a filly ex Forreel and a colt ex Gesemi at Inglis Classic.