Kenedna does it again for Not A Single Doubt

Star mare Kenedna has pushed Not A Single Doubt past $10 million Australian prizemoney for the fourth consecutive season, and she has done it in the best possible way, with her second Group 1 victory…

Star mare Kenedna has pushed Not A Single Doubt past $10 million Australian prizemoney for the fourth consecutive season, and she has done it in the best possible way, with the second Group 1 victory from her last three starts.

And it’s only a week since Not A Single Doubt’s 3YO daughter Qafila won the South Australian Derby G1.

His 13th Group 1 success as a sire came in the $700,000 BRC Doomben Cup 2000m G1 where Kenedna settled midfield and travelled sweetly for John Allen who found space for her to shoot through on the rail at the top of the straight. After that, it was all over as the mare proved too strong for the fast-finishing Life Less Ordinary and Sixties Groove, posting the excellent time of 2:02.18.

Co-trainer Ciaron Maher was delighted with Kenedna’s performance, five weeks after her success in the Coolmore-sponsored Queen of the Turf S. G1 at Randwick.

He said, “This was always her target race, the Coolmore Legacy was just a bonus. She has always been a high quality mare, I think she has just furnished.”

John Allen added, “She is fast becoming my favourite horse – she is so tough and so genuine.” 

Kenedna, now the winner of 9 races and $1.8 million, is Not A Single Doubt’s third dual Group 1 winner after Miracles of Life (Blue Diamond & Robert Sangster S.) and Extreme Choice (Blue Diamond & AJ Moir S.).

She and her multiple Group-winning three-quarter brother Spill The Beans (by Snitzel) are among five winners left by the Falbrav mare Miss Dodwell, from the family of Group 1 winners Bounding Away, Glastonbury and Speak Fondly. 

Miss Dodwell has a weanling colt by Not A Single Doubt and is in foal to Snitzel.

Kenedna was an $80,000 buy for John Foote, Mike Rennie’s MDR Bloodstock & Darren Weir from Arrowfield’s 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier draft. She is Arrowfield’s fifth Group 1-winning graduate this season, following The Autumn Sun (Golden Rose, Caulfield Guineas, Randwick Guineas & Rosehill Guineas), Maid of Heaven (Spring Champion), Atyaab (Cape Derby in South Africa) & Castelvecchio (Champagne S.). 

As for Not A Single Doubt, he is challenging Fastnet Rock for 4th spot on the General Sires’ premiership, with $10.2 million and 13 winners of 20 stakes races.

Dundeel filly impresses on Ballarat’s big day

Ballarat’s standalone Cup Day marks the official end of the Victorian Spring Carnival and aptly enough, Dundeel’s daughter The Closer was one of the most eye-catching winners on the card…

Ballarat’s standalone Cup Day marks the official end of the Victorian Spring Carnival and aptly enough, The Closer was one of the most eye-catching winners on the card.

The daughter of Dundeel won her debut at Geelong as a late 2YO before an unplaced attempt over an unsuitable 1100 metres in Group company on Oaks Day. 

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable rated her an each way chance at Ballarat in a strong field for the $150,000 VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade, but she raced away for a 2.75 length victory, with Winning Partner & Bricktop (by Snitzel) filling the placings. 

Watch The Closer win at Ballarat.

The Closer is out of Miss Evasive (by Elusive Quality), herself a city-winning daughter of dual Classic winner Magical Miss. The filly was a $70,000 purchase for Ciaron Maher and Wes & Sally Ballantine from the draft of her breeder Gilgai Farm at the 2017 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. 

Miss Evasive has since delivered two colts by Dundeel’s barn-mate Olympic Glory, the first of which was bought by trainer Paul Perry from this year’s Inglis Premier Sale for $140,000 – he is now named Krayzelburg. The second Olympic Glory colt will be offered at next year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. Gilgai sent the mare back to Dundeel this Spring and she is safely in foal to the six-time Group 1 winner. 

The Closer is Dundeel’s fifth 3YO winner in 24 days, after Nordicus (in Sydney), Malfoy, Total Power and Shake On It, and one of his 18 first-crop winners to date. The champion son of High Chaparral has also been represented by two Group performers this Spring, Irukandji and Dealmaker.

The Closer’s co-trainer David Eustace told RSN on Sunday, “I’d say we’d probably pop her away now with a view to the Autumn and Queensland [Winter Carnival]. We always felt that she’d get a trip. There’s a nice race in her for sure.

“We’ve had a lot of success with them [the Dundeels]. We’ve won three races and the other one has been placed and we think he’s going to be a very good sire for us.

“His stats are very good, and they will continue to improve as his progeny head to stakes class.”

Magic Millions has catalogued 14 Dundeel yearlings for its 2019 Gold Coast Sale, eight of them in Arrowfield’s consignment, including four out of mares by Redoute’s Choice.

Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt book-end Melbourne Cup Day

Group race victories by a Snitzel 2YO and a 7YO daughter of Not A Single Doubt book-ended the 2018 Melbourne Cup Day in challenging conditions at Flemington…

Group race victories by a Snitzel 2YO and a 7YO daughter of Not A Single Doubt book-ended the 2018 Melbourne Cup Day in challenging conditions at Flemington. 

The 11 juveniles – seven on debut – that lined up in the $150,000 VRC Ottawa S. 1000m G3  showed great professionalism and determination in the face of a large Cup Day crowd and the heavy rain that swept across the course before midday. 

“She looks forward enough to be competitive here”, was Racing.com broadcaster Jayne Ivil’s comment on Pick of the Yard Bella Rosa (Snitzel-Swiss Rose by Thorn Park) and so it proved. 

Settled just behind the early leaders, the filly responded gamely to pressure at the top of the straight and showed plenty of fight in a hard drive to the line, holding out Lankan Star and the favourite Champagne Boom, already a Listed winner.

Bred and offered by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds, which retains a share in her ownership, Bella Rosa was a $575,000 buy for co-trainer Ciaron Maher from the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. She is the third winner and first stakeswinner left by Listed winner Swiss Rose, herself a half-sister to the very precocious dual New Zealand Group winner Prom Queen.

Bella Rosa is the 85th lifetime stakeswinner and 33rd juvenile stakeswinner by two-time Champion Sire Snitzel who holds a clear lead on the current Australian General Sires’ Premiership. 

Arrowfield sires have supplied both of the juvenile Group race successes achieved this Spring by the Maher & Eustace team, which also prepares ATC Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate G3 winner Dubious (by Not A Single Doubt). 

Cool Passion (Not A Single Doubt-Hiavanna by Mister C) has taken a rather longer path to Group-winning status. She was bred and initially raced by Perth-based Michael & Jill MacDermott, made her debut as a 4YO and won eight of her first 15 starts before agent and pedigree analyst Jane Henning negotiated her sale to John & Anne McDonnell. 

Cool Passion (purple & white silks) was too strong for Princess Posh & Savatiano in the VRC Maybe Mahal S. G3. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Racing from the Tony McEvoy stable, Cool Passion won the MRC Northwood Plume S. G3 in October 2017 and has now added the $200,000 VRC Maybe Mahal S. 1400m G3 to her record. 

Tony McEvoy acknowledged the McDonnells’ willingness to give Cool Passion another year of racing before sending her to stud. “They just trusted me and gave the mare another chance and I’m so pleased for them.

“She’s a really good mare, this mare and you’ll probably see her in a race like the [Robert Sangster] in the Autumn in Adelaide…I think the 1400 was the key…she controlled the race and had a great kick.”

Watch Cool Passion win the VRC Maybe Mahal S. G3.

Cool Passion is Not A Single Doubt’s 5th stakeswinner this season, matching his performance at the same stage of 2017/18. 

The Gerald Ryan-trained 3YO colt Legend Of Condor provided Not A Single Doubt with the other half of a Cup Day double when he scored a valuable second career win in the Flemington Fling over 1000 metres.

Nothing Dubious about Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate win

Dubious came, saw and conquered at Randwick on Saturday when he powered home late to win the $160,000 ATC Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate G3 in race record time.

Dubious came, saw and conquered at Randwick on Saturday when he powered home late to win the $160,000 ATC Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate 1000m G3 in race record time of 56.45 seconds.

He also became Not A Single Doubt’s 21st 2YO stakeswinner & 59th lifetime stakeswinner, and the first Victorian-trained winner of the race, one of the season’s first two stakes races for 2YOs on the Australian calendar.

It was a performance succinctly described on Twitter by one observer, Anthony Jones @racingtheclock2: “Trained Melbourne way – only horse to come from out of town – re-shod at the barrier – wide and without cover – finished with an enormous will to win – race record – WOW.”

Trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace had identified Aquis Farm’s compact colt as the stable’s most precocious colt and sent him to Sydney for a professional trial win on 17 September.  Dubious progressed exactly as hoped, before taking his place alongside several other trial winners and placegetters in the field for the Breeders’ Plate.

He began smartly from gate 10 but was left in no-man’s land while Covert Ops drove forward and took up the running. At the 300-metre mark Covert Ops was not stopping and Dubious got down to serious work, responding with an impressive turn of foot to close the gap and secure victory in the last couple of strides.

Watch Dubious win the ATC Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate G3.

The yearling Dubious, offered by Kitchwin Hills at the 2018 Magic Millions Sale. (PHOTO: Magic Millions)

Bred by Anthony Roberts’ Chesapeake Thoroughbreds & Brian Toohey’s Winton Bloodstock, Dubious was bought for $350,000 by Aquis Farms & Ciaron Maher  at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. He is the first foal of the stakes-placed French-bred mare Suspicieuse (by Elusive City), a half-sister to G3 winner Sediciosa, from the family of Japanese sire Neo Universe. Suspicieuse was a €55,000 purchase by agent Sheamus Mills from the 2013 Arqana Breeding Stock Sale. 

Breeders’ Plate history offers plenty of encouragement that Dubious will play a leading role as the season unfolds, and perhaps beyond his racing career. Winners since 2000 include outstanding juveniles Capitalist, Vancouver, Pierro & Sebring, Champion Sire Snitzel, leading sire Choisir and Group 1 sire Charge Forward.

Highly regarded Dundeel filly wins on debut

A strong debut victory by The Closer at Geelong on Sunday gave first season sire Dundeel his fifth winner and another bright prospect for Spring 3YO racing.  

In a performance reminsicent of her sire’s storming debut win at Ellerslie in New Zealand six years ago, The Closer circled the field around the turn and proved too strong for Wild Flyer and the favourite Angel in the 1340-metre contest for 2YO fillies.

Watch The Closer win on debut at Geelong.

Watch Dundeel’s debut win at Ellerslie, April 2012 

David Eustace, assistant to trainer Ciaron Maher, said The Closer is highly regarded by the stable.  

“She’s got a big action and she’s very athletic, but she still has plenty of furnishing to do so we are hopeful she will get over a bit of ground and up in class.”

The Closer is the first winner out of Miss Evasive (by Elusive Quality), herself a city-winning daughter of dual Classic winner Magical Miss. The filly was a $70,000 purchase for Ciaron Maher and part-owner W. Ballantine from the draft of her breeder Gilgai Farm at the 2017 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. 

Miss Evasive has since delivered two colts by Dundeel’s barn-mate Olympic Glory, the first of which was bought by trainer Paul Perry from this year’s Inglis Premier Sale for $140,000.

Dundeel’s other first-crop 2YO winners are Group 3 winner Irukandji (trained by Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes), Sydney winner Dealmaker (with Chris Waller), Cutadeel (prepared in New Zealand by Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman) and Atyaab (trained by Mike de Kock in South Africa). 

Confidence in Dundeel’s future as a stallion has driven lively bidding for his second-crop yearlings, sold in 2018 for up to $500,000 (Inglis Easter), $280,000 (Magic Millions), $NZ270,000 (NZ Premier), $150,000 (Inglis Classic) and $180,000 (Inglis Melbourne Premier). 

Arrowfield & Snitzel head Magic Millions results

Arrowfield Stud and its Champion Sire Snitzel completed a leading vendor & stallion double at the record-breaking 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, which wound up its Book 1 catalogue this evening. 

Arrowfield is the Leading Vendor by aggregate sales for the third consecutive year with $13,680,000 paid for 46 of forty-nine lots sold. 

Snitzel headed the Sires’ table by average for the first time with 33 lots sold for an average price of $483,788.

Arrowfield’s top lot was Snitzel’s and the Sale’s top-priced filly, the much-admired sister to Group 1 winner Sweet Idea and Group 2 winner Showtime, all out of Flidais. She was purchased for $1.8 million by Reg Inglis, Paul Frampton & American owner Jon Kelly and will be trained by Gai Waterhouse. 

The Stud also sold the $1 million Redoute’s Choice-Cat by the Tale colt, knocked down to James Moore Racing. That colt is the 75th million-dollar yearling by the three-time champion sire.

James Harron, who has enjoyed success with previous Arrowfield Magic Millions buys Sweet Idea & Dracarys, signed for the farm’s Snitzel colt from Madame Andree on the Sale’s opening day. The price was $900,000.

The top-priced son of Snitzel was the $1.6 million colt out of Admirelle and so a full brother to Group 1 winner and young sire Sizzling. That purchase was made by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Aquis Farm, Yulong Investments and trainer Ciaron Maher.

Snitzel’s achieved his third seven-figure sale of the auction in tonight’s session when trainer Mark Newnham paid $1.1 million for the filly out of Intimate Moment. In all, Arrowfield and Snitzel accounted for five of the Sale’s top 10 lots. 

Arrowfield concluded its Book One offering with the $575,000 Snitzel-Just Dancing filly, bought by Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock. 

Road Trippin' to retirement

 

For some people  ‘Road Tripping’ might spark memories of long, lazy summer holidays and the carefree travelling celebrated in the 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song Road Trippin’.

But what trainer Stephen Theodore affectionately remembers is the stakes-winning son of Charge Forward and Road to Damascus, Road Trippin’. Bred by Arrowfield with John Leaver’s Planette Thoroughbreds and Alan Jones’ Belford Productions, Road Trippin’ was foaled in 2009 and raised at the Arrowfield Broodmare Farm.

Purchased for $22,500 from Arrowfield at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Road Trippin’ raced for an enthusiastic group of owners and amassed winnings of $404,065 from six wins, including a Listed Race, and 13 placings in a 41-start career.

Pictured: Road Trippin’ on the track. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

Now known as ‘Roadie’, Road Trippin’ has settled into retirement with ease at Ciaron Maher’s Pakenham facility where he fills an important role as a buddy to spellers and horses in work. Property manager Justine Hales believes his laid back attitude makes him a perfect friend to all horses. “Roadie is very quiet in the paddock and doesn’t gallop round too much, so he is a fantastic influence on more spirited horses.”

Roadie has a particular bond with Caulfield Cup winner, Jameka. Justine says of the relationship,  “Roadie is Jameka’s paddock mate whenever she’s at the farm. She adores him which is quite funny as she is very bossy to most other horses!

“Roadie is particularly good when out with young horses – he teaches them some respect and manners, especially at feed time! He is funny to watch with the fillies; he falls head over heels in love every time!”  

Not only a great buddy to horses, Road Trippin’ has also taught one staff member how to ride.

Justine explains, “He is very relaxed, quiet and well behaved so it was easy for Charlotte to learn basic riding skills. However, he has taken retirement in his stride and does little more than walk and trot without encouragement. Charlotte adores him, and has bonded with him from day one – it was wonderful that he could teach her to ride.”

Pictured: Charlotte on board Road Trippin’ in the paddock with Jameka

One, two, three Group wins for Snitzel

Australia’s newly crowned Champion Sire Snitzel has made an electrifying start to 2017/18, adding a Group race treble on Saturday and almost cracking the million-dollar mark – a mere 19 days into the new season.

First up was the $150,000 ATC Up and Coming S. 1300m G3 and, on a very fast Randwick track, jockey Andrew Adkins elected to drop 3YO Snowden-trained colt Dracarys back off the pace.

As Trapeze Artist led the field through the turn and into the straight, he was tackled by Sanctioned, but Gold Standard and Dracarys, who travelled four wide into the straight, swept past them and fought out the final 100 metres. Despite shifting a plate during the race, Dracarys won the battle by 0.2 length, setting a new track record of 1:14.76 for the 1300 metres, and Sanctioned finished third. 

Watch Dracarys win the ATC Up and Coming S. G3.

James Harron and clients bought four yearling colts from Arrowfield in 2016 and three of them are now Group winners: Gunnison (by Not A Single Doubt; ATC Todman S. G2; sold for $1.4 million as a 2YO and now in Hong Kong); Pariah (by Redoute’s Choice; ATC Canonbury S. G3), and Dracarys. The fourth colt, Severence (by Redoute’s Choice) is a recent maiden winner.


Pictured left to right, at Arrowfield’s marquee at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale
after buying Dracarys for $1 million, are Alison Harron, Rob & Donna Love,
Belinda Bateman, James Harron & Fergus Doyle. (PHOTO: Arrowfield Stud)

Dracarys is the first foal of dual stakeswinner Nocturnelle (by Elusive Quality) whose Redoute’s Choice filly was bought for $650,000 by Shadwell Stud at the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale.

Nocturnelle, from the family of multiple Group 1 winners Buffering and Intergaze, is due to foal again to Snitzel this Spring.

Dracarys has now won twice in four starts and co-trainer Paul Snowden noted his development from two to three. “He’s a different animal, all he wants to do is relax and work with you.

“We’ve been very happy with what we’ve been seeing at home, his first prep was on raw ability, and what we’re seeing now is a much more relaxed horse.”

Dracarys, named after the word for dragonfire in the fictional Game of Thrones language High Valyrian, is stakeswinner No. 66 for Snitzel, who won the Up and Coming Stakes in 2005. 

He’s also the 7th stakeswinner to emerge from Arrowfield’s Yearling Class of 2016 after Group 1 winners Invader & Mustaaqeem, Group winners Gunnison & Pariah, and Listed winners Azazel & Ardrossan.

An hour later in Melbourne, juvenile stakeswinner Jukebox opened his 3YO campaign in the $150,000 MRC Vain S. 1100m G3. Craig Williams settled him in a perfect position just behind the early leaders, but Jukebox still had to summon up a gritty finish to overhaul the resolute Plutocracy and score by 0.2 length, with Poseidon’s Pool third and Ducimus (also by Snitzel) fourth.

Williams said, “At the top of the straight I was very concerned – he had a lovely run up till then, but I went from going comfortably to wanting, I was quite firm on him late and he really delivered. Today was the first time he’s had to be a tough seasoned horse.”

Watch Jukebox win the MRC Vain S. G3.

Bred by Oakland Park Stud (also the breeder of Ducimus), from the Perth 2YO Listed winner Jestatune (by Rory’s Jester), Jukebox was offered by Blue Gum Farm at the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale where trainer Ciaron Maher bought him for $200,000. Unbeaten in three starts, including the rich Inglis 2YO Premier (R) LR, Jukebox has several options in front of him, with the VRC Danehill S. G2 on 16 September the likeliest target.

Back at Randwick, another of Snitzel’s 2016/17 stakeswinners made a winning season debut, and again it was a heady performance, this time by 5YO mare Sweet Redemption. Her victory in the $150,000 ATC Toy Show Quality 1300m G3 was summed up by her jockey Adam Hyeronimus as a “really tough on pace win.”

Watch Sweet Redemption win the ATC Toy Show Quality G3.

Bred by Bell View Park Stud, Sweet Redemption (ex Redeeming Lass by Red Ransom) was offered at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale where Bruce & Natasha Slade’s Round Table Racing & James Harron Bloodstock bought her for $120,000. She has now won six races, including last season ATC Festival S. G3, and prizemoney of almost $390,000.

Dracarys, Jukebox & Sweet Redemption completed Snitzel’s second stakes treble (after the Diddums-Invader-Heavenly Blue treble on 1 April 2017) and with Menari, have matched the four August stakes wins that opened Snitzel’s 2016/17 Australian Premiership season.

Unstoppable Snitzel dominates stallion premierships

Snitzel’s grip on stallion premiership honours has tightened after the weekend’s racing, with 2YO Jukebox supplying the highlight at Caulfield on Saturday.

The strongly built Ciaron Maher-trained colt backed up his debut win at Geelong last month with a polished performance to win the $250,000 MRC Inglis Premier 1200m (R) LR by two lengths from Coppergate, with Perast (also by Snitzel) third.

Watch Jukebox win the MRC Inglis Premier (R) LR.

Jukebox is the 49th stakeswinner and the 21st juvenile stakeswinner for Snitzel, and he is the latest of 14 runners by the sensational son of Redoute’s Choice to succeed in black type company this season. (That total includes Young Man Power, a dual Group 3 winner in Japan).

Bred by Oakland Park Stud from the Perth 2YO Listed winner Jestatune (by Rory’s Jester), Jukebox was offered by Blue Gum Farm at the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale where Ciaron Maher bought him for $200,000.

He is Snitzel’s second winner of the Inglis Premier after Arrowfield graduate and subsequent Group 1 winner Snitzerland, who romped away with the 2012 race. Snitzel’s progeny have won all four Inglis sale-related 2YO races that carry Restricted Listed status:
Inglis Premier, Caulfield – Jukebox (2017) & Snitzerland (2012)
Inglis Classic, Randwick – Chance Bye (2010)
Inglis Banner, Moonee Valley – Azazel (2016)
Inglis Nursery, Randwick – Odyssey Moon (2014) & Chance Bye (2009).

Snitzel now leads not only the Australian General, but also the 3YO and 2YO Sires’ premierships by prizemoney and winners, and his 13 domestic stakeswinners give him the overall top spot in that category too.

Beating his own jointly held Australian record of 30 2YO winners in a season becomes ever more likely, after the colt Trapeze Artist scored on debut at Newcastle. That gives Snitzel the remarkable tally of 18 juvenile winners this term, and takes trainer Gerald Ryan’s record of winners by Snitzel to a milestone fifty, with cumulative earnings exceeding $9 million.

Snitzel’s success has rippled out to many breeders, vendors, owners and trainers, with Arrowfield figuring as breeder and/or vendor of 22 of his 49 stakeswinners to date. Among them are Group 1 winners Hot Snitzel, Snitzerland, Sweet Idea and Wandjina; Group 2 winners Flying Snitzel, Perignon, Spill The Beans and Time For War; and current juveniles Azazel and Teaspoon.

Teaspoon heads the current Order of Entry for the $3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper G1 on 18 March, with her paternal siblings Menari, Exceeds, Chauffeur, Spoils and Azazel joining her inside the top 25 qualifiers.

Snitzel’s ten lots at the upcoming Inglis Classic Sale include Arrowfield’s strapping filly out of Miss Victoria, while his 44 entries for April’s Inglis Easter Sale feature eight fillies and 6 colts by him in the Arrowfield consignment.

View Arrowfield’s 2017 Inglis Classic Sale draft.

Face Forward & Duibio score at Flemington

A pair of promising 3YOs gave Charge Forward and Not A Single Doubt valuable Anzac Day successes at Flemington.

Drawn 12 for a 1000-metre dash at her first appearance on the course, Charge Forward’s daughter Face Forward was kept wide by jockey Dwayne Dunn, a tactic that paid off handsomely when she bolted in by 3 lengths from Puzzle and Capri in the smart time of 58.44 on the Soft6 track. Face Forward also recorded the fastest last 600-metre sectional of the day, 34.01 seconds.

Face Forward’s record now reads three wins from six starts for the syndicate managed by First Light Racing which bought her for $105,000 from Torryburn Stud at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. Her dam Endearment (by Danehill) is a grand-daughter of multiple US Grade 1 winner Tappiano, from the family of 2011 US Broodmare of the Year Oatsee, dam of Shackleford.

Charge Forward has now given First Light Racing two winners down the Flemington straight, with Face Forward joining Menage A Charge, successful as a juvenile.

Syndicate manager Tim Wilson says, “We’ve had two gun fillies by Charge Forward so fingers crossed we can keep the momentum going. We have a really nice 2-year-old by the sire called Seven Love that’s only 5-6 weeks from hopefully making her debut, while we added our first Charge Forward colt (ex Joy Ride) to the stable at this year’s Magic Millions.”

Four races after Face Forward’s win, Not A Single Doubt’s son Duibio booked a trip to Queensland with his third consecutive victory. It was achieved in spectacular style from a very long way off the pace, as he jumped from gate 15 and  jockey Nick Hall elected to take the chestnut gelding to the back of the field.

Duibio stayed there until the top of the home straight when Hall took him to the outside rail and turned him loose to score by 1.8 lengths from We’ve Got This and San Amaro.

Duibio is the third named foal and first winner from the Star Way mare Dazzling, whose pedigree page includes three Group 1 winners, Veyron, Boundless & Limitless, as well as multiple stakeswinners Twinkling & Zero Limit.

Dazzling’s subsequent foals include a weanling colt by Manhattan Rain for her current owners Paul & Cushla Smithies of Monovale Farm in New Zealand.

Duibio is trained by Ciaron Maher for Garry & Marianne Towzell and is nominated for the Queensland Derby G1 on 6 June.