Not A Single Doubt notched up his fifth Australian stakes double this season when his daughters Bidii Babe and Kenedna scored in consecutive races on Doomben Cup day in Brisbane.
Bidii Babe sealed her rise to stakes-winning status with a perfectly timed finish in the $100,000 BRC Bright Shadow H. 1200m LR, catching Arrowfield graduate Untamed Diamond (by Snitzel) just before the post, with Dee Nine Elle a half-length away, third.
Watch Bidii Babe win the BRC Bright Shadow H. LR – Race 5.
Bidii Babe was bred by the same partnership, Andrew & Georgie Ferguson’s Bell River Thoroughbreds with Lloyd Walker & Bob Hogno, that bred Not A Single Doubt’s dual Group 1 winner Extreme Choice. Bidii Babe is the best of five winners out of a favourite Bell River mare, the six-time winner Arthur’s Lass (by Nodouble’s son Unduplicated), and was bought for $150,000 by Paul Willetts at the 2014 Magic Millions Sale.
The 4YO mare, Not A Single Doubt’s 42nd lifetime stakeswinner, has now won five races and almost $300,000 for owners Neil and Ange Duncan and trainer Robert Heathcote.
3YO filly Kenedna has barely missed a beat this season and put trainer Darren Weir’s doubts about her stamina to rest when she bull-dogged her way to victory in the $175,000 BRC The Roses 2000m G2. A protest was lodged by James Doyle on runner-up Oklahoma Girl, but it was dismissed by the stewards.
Kenedna has now won three Group races and a Listed event in three states since 18 February, boosting her prizemoney beyond $500,000 and earning a crack at The Roses-Queensland Oaks double, previously won by Ethereal (2001) and Scarlett Lady (2011).
Darren Weir says of Kenedna, “There’s not much of her but she’s a very relaxed filly and very honest. Ideally you’d like to see her settle a bit closer in the run but she’s got a really good will to win.”
An $80,000 Weir purchase from Arrowfield’s 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier draft, Kenedna is a three-quarter sister to crack sprinter Spill The Beans (by Snitzel), out of Miss Dodwell (by Japan Cup winner Falbrav, clearly the source of Kenedna’s stamina).
Miss Dodwell has 2YO & yearling fillies by Smart Missile and a weanling sister to Spill The Beans who stands at Aquis Farm in Queensland.
Not A Single Doubt has already matched the key statistics of his milestone 2015/16 season with 14 winners of 21 Group & Listed Races this term, including Group 1 winners Extreme Choice, Scales of Justice and Secret Agenda (also fourth in Saturday’s SAJC Goodwood S. G1).
The son of Redoute’s Choice is less than $200,000 from becoming the fifth stallion to break the $10 million mark on the 2016/17 Australian General Sires’ premiership.