A Singularly Successful Year

One weekend in June 2010, Arrowfield’s Communications Manager Susan Archer went to Sunday Stables at Tulloch Lodge.

Susan recalls, “Of course, I was keen to see the young Arrowfield-sired talent in Gai’s stable, and we inspected several horses including a Not A Single Doubt colt for Star Thoroughbreds that the stable really liked.

“That was music to my ears because back in the winter of 2010 Not A Single Doubt was struggling to attract bookings, despite leaving lots of winners and receiving lots of praise from trainers who loved the straightforward ‘eat-sleep-train-race’ attitude of his progeny.”

The son of Redoute’s Choice had produced the respectable tally of 52 winners from his first two crops, seven stakes performers and several good city winners among them, but he needed stakeswinners, preferably out of major Sydney or Melbourne stables.

The tide finally turned for Not A Single Doubt when that 2YO colt Squamosa, bought for $140,000 from Arrowfield’s 2009 Magic Millions draft by Star Thoroughbreds’ Denise Martin, won his July debut, then progressed rapidly to Group 3 success and a narrow second in the ATC Golden Rose G1.

Along with first-crop gelding Doubtful Jack in Melbourne, he helped to fill Not A Single Doubt’s 2010 book with 192 mares and ignite the spectacular stud career that now includes three top 10 finishes on the Australian General Sires’ Premiership.

Not A Single Doubt has ended the 2016/17 season in fifth spot with $11.7 million prizemoney, slightly less than the $12.5 million that secured him the runner-up position behind Street Cry last year.  However, in terms of top-level racetrack performance and sale-ring results, 2016/17 has been Not A Single Doubt’s best ever season – so far.

Fourteen winners of 25 Australian stakes races (17 Group races) include four Group 1 winners in four states, at distances from 1000 to 1600 metres: 3YO Extreme Choice (MVRC Moir S. G1), 4YOs Scales Of Justice (WATC Railway S. G1) & Secret Agenda (SAJC Robert Sangster S. G1) and 5YO Clearly Innocent (BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup G1).

Over the past seven years, Not A Single Doubt has become a permanent fixture among Australia’s top ten 2YO sires and he closed out the 2016/17 season in 7th position. His 2014 crop produced a career-high four juvenile stakeswinners: Group winners Gunnison & Single Bullet, Moonee Valley Listed winner Doubt I’m Dreaming (sadly since deceased) and New Zealand stakeswinner Qiji Phoenix.

Gunnison was the star of Not A Single Doubt’s remarkable week at the Inglis Sales when he was knocked down for $1.4 million at the inaugural Chairman’s Sale of Racing Prospects on 30 March. He’s now in the stable of Champion Hong Kong trainer John Size.

At Inglis Easter, Arrowfield’s Quiet Maggy yearling colt made $1.25 million, helping Not A Single Doubt top the Sale’s sire averages for the first time. Finally, on 7 April, his grand Group-winning daughter Don’t Doubt Mamma was bought for $1.1 million by Arrowfield for its joint venture with Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm.  

In all, Not A Single Doubt’s 57 yearlings sold in 2017 averaged almost $250,000 off the $33,000 fee asked for him in 2014.

Now with 43 stakeswinners (7 at Group 1 level) on his CV and a full book of mares at his new fee of $88,000, Not A Single Doubt has come a very long way from the winter of 2010.

As Arrowfield’s Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer says, “Not A Single Doubt is a wonderful Arrowfield home-bred success story and we’re very grateful to all the breeders who have supported him, the buyers who’ve turned that support into profitable sales, and the  owners, trainers and jockeys who have given his sons and daughters their racing opportunities.

“He’s also a great reminder that we need to be very careful not to judge young stallions prematurely. Despite being an outstanding sire of juveniles, it took him 708 days to leave his first stakeswinner!

“Best of all, though, Not A Single Doubt has already shown how much he benefits from quality mares and his latest books are just superb. We’ve very excited about his future.”

That future might get off to a sensational start if his top-class son Fell Swoop, selected for the slot purchased by William Inglis & Son, can take out the inaugural $10 million The Everest at Randwick on 14 October.
  

Not A Single Doubt's million-dollar week

It was seven figures all the way for Not A Single Doubt last week as he posted new record or record-equalling prices in three sale categories at the Inglis Chairman’s and Easter Sales.

The run of million-dollar prices began on Thursday 30 March at the opening session of the inaugural Chairman’s Sale for Racing Prospects, when Queensland agent Chris McAnulty paid $1.4 million for star juvenile Gunnison.

The gelded son of Colorado Claire (by Hussonet) had already set a yearling record price for Not A Single Doubt when purchased for $850,000 by James Harron from Arrowfield’s 2016 Inglis Easter draft. The $550,000 difference is easily explained: Gunnison won on debut in February and then scored a gritty victory in last month’s ATC Todman S. G2, beating fellow Arrowfield graduate Invader.

Invader put a perfectly timed stamp on that form, when he led home the Snitzel-sired trifecta in the ATC Inglis Sires’ Produce S. G1 two days after Gunnison’s sale.

Then, on Wednesday 5 April, the second day of Inglis Easter, Arrowfield sent one of the Sale’s three Not A Single Doubt yearlings, the strapping colt out of US-bred mare Quiet Maggy, to the ring. A few minutes later, Domeland had secured him for a new record yearling price of $1.25 million.

Not A Single Doubt topped the Sale’s sires’ list with 3 lots sold for an average of $750,000, joining Redoute’s Choice (sire of the top-priced $2.5 million colt ex Secluded) & Snitzel (leading sire by aggregate sales of $21,065,000 for 39 lots) to dominate the key metrics of the final Inglis Easter auction at Newmarket Stables. 

Two days later, Arrowfield was working outside the ring to secure Not A Single Doubt’s splendid Group 2-winning daughter Don’t Doubt Mamma on behalf of Northern Farm’s Katsumi Yoshida who will send her to Japanese champion Maurice at Arrowfield this Spring. The price was $1.1 million, equalling the figure paid for Villa Verde, another classy daughter of Not A Single Doubt, at the 2015 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

It’s a long way from 2008 when Not A Single Doubt’s first 91 yearlings averaged little more than $50,000, still a respectable return off the $12,500 fee he attracted for the first six – yes, six – seasons of his stud career. It’s been one of Australian breeding’s most dramatic pathways to commercial stallion success, and Not A Single Doubt has done it because of what ultimately matters most: racetrack performance.

Group 1 night for Not A Single Doubt

Not A Single Doubt made his first same-card Group race double really count, when Extreme Choice and Don’t Doubt Mamma won the feature races at Moonee Valley on Friday evening.

He also completed a notable milestone for the Redoute’s Choice dynasty at Moonee Valley.  The champion sire and his sensational sons have now sired the winners of 3 of the Club’s four Group 1 races, with Extreme Choice joining Snitzel’s son Shamus Award (2013 WS Cox Plate) & Redoute’s Choice’s son Lankan Rupee (2014 Manikato Stakes).

3YO colt Extreme Choice simply couldn’t have been more impressive in the $500,000 MVRC AJ Moir S. 1000m G1, defeating a quality field, including last season’s Champion Sprinter Chautauqua, with superior speed.

His jockey Craig Newitt said, “He’s as good a horse as I’ve sat on – the acceleration around that bend was unbelievable. He picked up a high class field and put them away in a couple of strides.”

The placegetters Heatherly and Arrowfield graduate Wild Rain (by Manhattan Rain) were both very game in defeat, and outfinished Chautauqua and Buffering, but the effort told on Heatherly who bled and so cannot race for three months.

Watch Extreme Choice win the MVRC AJ Moir S. G1.

Trainer Mick Price and his racing manager Luke Wilkinson bought Extreme Choice for $100,000 from the Bell River Thoroughbreds draft at the 2015 Inglis Classic Sale.  Bell River’s Andrew Ferguson and his wife Georgie, long-time supporters of Not A Single Doubt, bred Extreme Choice in partnership with good friends Lloyd Walker & Bob Hogno.

The colt is raced by a Newgate Farm-led partnership that includes Aquis Farm, China Horse Club & Matthew Sandblom and has now won $1.6 million and four of his five starts, including the MRC Blue Diamond S. G1. His main target is the $500,000 VRC Coolmore Stud S. G1 in a month’s time, but his next start is likely to be in the $350,000 MRC Blue Sapphire S. G3 on 12 October.

Extreme Choice’s dam Extremely (by Hussonet) is an unraced daughter of Canadian Group winner Going To Extremes, and has left three other winners, including multiple Singapore winner Raise No Doubt (also by Not A Single Doubt).  Extreme Choice is yet another outstanding result of the sustained investment in Australian breeding by the great Japanese breeder Katsumi Yoshida, who sent Going To Extremes 13 years ago to Arrowfield where she left two colts and two fillies, including Extremely.

Extremely, in foal again to Not A Single Doubt, was purchased for $735,000 from Bell River earlier this year by Yulong Investments at the Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale. She also has a yearling colt by Smart Missile.

4YO mare Don’t Doubt Mamma was at her brilliant best defeating Kaniana and Miss Rose de Lago in the $200,000 MVRC WH Stocks S. G2, her first success at 1600 metres.

Trainer Tony McEvoy confirmed that Don’t Doubt Mamma would now go for the $500,000 VRC Myer Classic G1, also over 1600 metres, on 29 October.

“The Myer’s her race. It’s a big Group 1, against the mares, and she probably won’t run before it.”

Five of her seven wins have been at Group or Listed level, and her earnings now exceed $600,000.

Watch Don’t Doubt Mamma win the MVRC WH Stocks S. G2.

The daughter of Coconut Mamma (by Fantastic Light) was bred by Dean Fleming and purchased privately as a yearling by Blue Sky Bloodstock for Katelanis, his son Jordan, Peter Hunt, Andrew Lathlean, Darren Thomas & Seymour Bloodstock.

Coconut Mamma’s only other Australian-based daughter, Miss St Tropez (by Magnus), was purchased in 2011 by Blue Sky for Arrowfield. She has a yearling filly by All American and visits Not A Single Doubt this Spring.

Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt have compiled 13 Australian Group & Listed wins in the first two months of the 2016/17 season. Unofficial figures indicate that after Friday evening Not A Single Doubt is breathing down Snitzel’s neck at the top of the General Sires’ premiership. 

Let's Elope goes to Mamma

“Hopefully, she’s Not A Single Doubt’s next Group 1 winner!” That was the message from part-owner Peter Katelanis after  Don’t Doubt Mamma won Saturday’s $200,000 VRC Let’s Elope S. 1400m G2.

There’s every reason to be confident in the 4YO mare’s ability to step another level. She has progressed steadily over the past 18 months from a single juvenile success in Adelaide to Listed and Group 3 victories in Melbourne and now to a brilliant Group 2 win in competitive distaff company.

Dwayne Dunn allowed Don’t Doubt Mamma to drift back towards mid-field from the ace draw, but the space she needed in the straight was a long time coming. It was only 100 metres from the post that the little mare with the big white blaze burst through on the rail to nab victory from Thames Court and Manageress.

Watch Don’t Doubt Mamma win the VRC Let’s Elope S. G2.

Trainer Tony McEvoy said, “Dwayne didn’t have many other options and he showed great patience. She’s not very big and had 58 kilos on her back but he didn’t panic and trusted her. She’s a real pro that loves winning.”

The Let’s Elope Stakes has previously been won by subsequent Group 1 winners including Mannerism (1992), Rewaaya (2006), Devil Moon (2007) and Pinker Pinker (2011). A possible Group 1 target for Don’t Doubt Mamma is the $500,000 Toorak H. G1 at Caulfield on 8 October.

The daughter of Coconut Mamma (by Fantastic Light from the celebrated Denise’s Joy family) was bred by Dean Fleming and purchased privately as a yearling by Blue Sky Bloodstock for Katelanis, his son Jordan, Peter Hunt, Andrew Lathlean, Darren Thomas & Seymour Bloodstock.

Unfortunately, Coconut Mamma was retired from breeding after delivering Don’t Doubt Mamma, whose older brother Risen From Doubt is a stakeswinner for the same owners and trainer.

Coconut Mamma’s only other Australian-based daughter, Miss St Tropez (by Magnus) was purchased in 2011 by Blue Sky for Arrowfield, which also owned Denise’s Joy for the latter part of her breeding life. Miss St Tropez has a yearling filly by All American and visits Not A Single Doubt this Spring.

Don’t Doubt Mamma is one of 34 lifetime stakeswinners for Not A Single Doubt who also gained a new Group performer on Saturday, when Southern Legend finished third in the ATC Theo Marks S. G2.

Group 1 start next for Mamma

It’s been a great month at home for enthusiastic Adelaide owner Peter Katelanis who cheered Into The Mist (by Redoute’s Choice) to her fourth victory at Morphettville on 16 April.

A week later at the same course, Peter’s 3YO filly Don’t Doubt Mamma (by Not A Single Doubt) rocketed past her rivals in the straight to snatch her third stakes win this season, in the $100,000 SAJC Redelva S. 1100m LR.

Watch Don’t Doubt Mamma’s Redelva S. LR win.

Like Into The Mist, Don’t Doubt Mamma is trained by Tony McEvoy who said of her, “She is a bit of class, and loves to win. She was coming back from an excellent second over 1400m at Flemington, and to be honest, I would have been happy to see her finish off the race and sneak into the placings.

“But she is just so good. Jason (Holder) had her in a striking position coming to the home turn and she just wound up to haul in the leaders and win going away.”

Don’t Doubt Mamma has now won five races and almost $400,000, and has made the first four in eleven of her 12 starts – the kind of record every owner hopes to experience at least once!

The filly’s next target is the $400,000 Robert Sangster S. G1 over 1200 metres at Morphettville on 7 May. The race was won last year by another classy daughter of Not A Single Doubt, Miracles Of Life.

Don’t Doubt Mamma (ex Coconut Mamma, by Fantastic Light from the celebrated Denise’s Joy family) was purchased privately as a yearling from Tyreel Stud by Blue Sky Bloodstock for Peter Katelanis, Peter Hunt, Andrew Lathlean & Darren Thomas. The same group also raced her year-older stakes-winning brother Risen From Doubt.

Peter is confident the best hasn’t yet been seen of their already valuable filly. He says, “I’m sure Don’t Doubt Mamma will keep improving and be at her best as a four-year-old.”

Unfortunately, Coconut Mamma was retired from breeding after delivering Don’t Doubt Mamma, her fourth foal. Coconut Mamma’s only other Australian-based daughter, Miss St Tropez (by Magnus) was purchased in 2011 by Blue Sky for Arrowfield, which also owned Denise’s Joy for the latter part of her breeding life. Miss St Tropez has a weanling filly by All American and is in foal to Animal Kingdom.

Don’t Doubt Mamma is one the 10 winners of 16 stakes races that have helped Not A Single Doubt to crack the $10 million mark in Australia this season, a figure exceeded only by the deceased Street Cry.

The son of Redoute’s Choice occupies the same position on the 2YO Sires’ table and heads the 3YO Sires’ list. That’s not too surprising because his 2012 and 2013 crops have supplied all but two of his ten current season stakeswinners, including Group 1 winners Extreme Choice (MRC Blue Diamond S. G1) & Single Gaze (ATC Vinery Stud S. G1). 

These two crops are the first of Not A Single Doubt’s progeny conceived on a fee above the $13,750 payable for his first six seasons at stud. That augurs very well indeed for what the mares sent to him in subsequent seasons, when his fee rose to $33,000 (2013-15) and now to $71,500, are likely to leave.

Not A Single Doubt cracks the century

It’s been a slightly below average week for Not A Single Doubt.

Only five wins, including Don’t Doubt Mamma’s Group 3 at Flemington, Clearly Innocent’s Country Championships Qualifier, a double at Goulburn, plus his 100th Australian winner for the season, the Robbie Griffiths-trained Song One at Sale last Tuesday. And another 2YO stakes placing, thanks to Jackson in Melbourne. 

It’s a tongue-in-cheek quibble, of course, because Not A Single Doubt is enjoying a spectacular 2015/16 season. The first 29 weeks have so far produced 167 wins in six countries – almost six wins a week – and he’s a more-or-less permanent fixture on the weekly Top Sires by Wins & Winners tables.

He heads the Australian General Sires’ table on both counts, with 101 winners and 151 wins, healthily in front of Written Tycoon, Fastnet Rock and Lonhro.

Not A Single Doubt has plenty of quality to match the volume and is giving the earnings list a good shake too. His tribe’s weekend work has nudged his prizemoney over $6 million, less than $240,000 behind table leader Street Cry, and almost $800,000 ahead of Fastnet Rock.

Both those rival stallions have major performers running for them over the coming weeks, but so does Not A Single Doubt. His 2YO son Extreme Choice is favourite for next Saturday’s $1.5 million MRC Blue Diamond S. G1, and second favourite for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper G1 on 19 March.

He has already helped Not A Single Doubt into third spot on the 2YO Sires’ list, where he splits his barnmates and fellow Redoute’s Choice sons Snitzel & the much-missed Beneteau. Together they’ve already notched up 15 juvenile winners this season, four of them stakeswinners.

Also in the mix for major Autumn prizes are Not A Single Doubt’s Group 1 winner Good Project, talented 3YO fillies Don’t Doubt Mamma & Secret Agenda, and Oakleigh Plate contender Fell Swoop. 

And there’s no doubt at all that Cressfield’s home-bred Clearly Innocent will be aiming to add the $400,000 Country Championship Final to the Provincial Final won last year by Not A Single Doubt’s son Sure And Fast.

Small wonder that demand for yearlings from Not A Single Doubt’s 2014 crop is so strong. The next opportunities to buy them come up at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale where he has four colts & three fillies catalogued, including Arrowfield’s colt from Time To Move. 

A Redoute's Choice kind of day

It was a Redoute’s Choice kind of day at Flemington on Saturday.

The champion sire opened the card with the fourth consecutive win by his daughter, Debbie Kepitis’ lovely mare All Cerise, and then his sire sons took centre stage.

Watching Sumaya Stables’ 2YO colt Weatherly win the $120,000 VRC Talindert S. LR revived memories of both his charismatic sire Beneteau and the juvenile Redoute’s Choice. Especially when he romped home without jockey Craig Williams needing to engage more than a couple of what he believes are the colt’s several gears.

That assessment is backed up by Weatherly’s sectionals. Despite a tardy start and ending up on the slower grandstand side with only two other horses, he produced a 33.47 last 600 metres to score by 1.5 lengths, easing down.

First start filly Conscious was an impressive runner-up with stakeswinner Jackson (by Not A Single Doubt) best of the railside runners, almost five lengths further back.

Watch Weatherly win the VRC Talindert S. LR.

Weatherly, named after the victorious 1962 America’s Cup defender, is trained by Paul Messara for his breeder, Chilean businessman Oussama Aboughazale, whose Australian thoroughbred interests are managed by his good friend, Arrowfield Chairman John Messara.

John Messara explains, “I met Oussama because he was an original shareholder in Hussonet, and he subsequently  invested in several fillies here, and then bred and raced Beneteau with us.” 

Beneteau’s bright star shone all too briefly, in a brilliant Blue Diamond Prelude G3 victory and a Blue Diamond G1 third, followed by early retirement and a much too early death in January 2013, leaving only 135 foals to build his stud record.

What a record it’s turning out to be. Thirty-one winners, including eleven stakes performers, five of them stakeswinners – enough to indicate that Beneteau would have stepped up alongside Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt to complete a formidable triumvirate of sensational Redoute’s Choice sons at Arrowfield.

Weatherly, whose dam Luna Bella (a sister to Group 2 winner Hips Don’t Lie, by Stravinsky) died last Spring after foaling a Redoute’s Choice filly, has given his owner and trainer a very desirable dilemma. Blue Diamond next week, or Golden Slipper next month?

Paul Messara says, “The horse’s welfare is number one and we’ll see how the horse is. It was only his second start in a race and we’ll take it from there.”

Around two hours after Weatherly’s win, Not A Single Doubt’s 3YO daughter Don’t Doubt Mamma defeated Egypt and Perfect Reflection in The Vanity 1400m G3, her second black type success and fourth win from 10 starts.

Watch Don’t Doubt Mamma win the VRC The Vanity G3.

Trainer Tony McEvoy said, “She surprised me a bit today, to come out and beat those other top line fillies and first-up today, fresh as she is, means there is a lot to look forward to.

“The Australian Guineas is a tempting offer for sure, but she’ll tell us where she is best suited. We’ll see how she comes through it – she’s a pretty uncomplicated filly.

“There’s a mares race (the Frances Tressady Stakes) back here and the Australian Guineas or we can go three weeks into the Coolmore Classic in Sydney. There are a few options to work out but it’s a nice problem to have.”

Don’t Doubt Mamma (ex Coconut Mamma, by Fantastic Light from the celebrated Denise’s Joy family) was purchased privately from Tyreel Stud by Blue Sky Bloodstock for Peter Katelanis and partners, most of whom also raced her year-older stakes-winning brother Risen From Doubt.

Arrowfield is breeding from Miss St Tropez (Magnus-Coconut Mamma), who has an All American weanling filly and is in foal to Animal Kingdom.

Five fillies and four colts by Redoute’s Choice will be offered by five vendors at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale which begins on Sunday 28 February.

Not A Single Doubt's Caulfield double

Two weeks after winning his first stakes race at his Melbourne debut, Not A Single Doubt’s son Fell Swoop did it again, only this time he had to overcome a pre-race hold-up and a difficult run.

The 4YO gelding had to be re-plated before the $120,000 MRC Testa Rossa S. 1200m LR and the procedure unsettled him enough that he pulled his way forward to share the lead three wide heading into the turn.

Fell Swoop seemed to be under serious pressure at the 200-metre mark when Charlie Boy headed him, but he fought back grittily to win by a quarter-length from the game Charlie Boy, who was giving Fell Swoop 5.5 kg, with Java third. 

Watch Fell Swoop’s MRC Testa Rossa S. LR win.

Trainer Matthew Dale said, “Once he didn’t get cover and switch off, he was there to be beaten today. That was a massive run… to come back off the canvas like that and win, it was a sign of a really good one. It just shows a real will to win that you don’t find in too many horses.”

Fell Swoop was bred by Lee Curtis and partners Mark Richards, Graham Singh & Paul Armstrong (who remain in his ownership), and sold to his trainer for $45,000 at the 2013 Inglis Classic Sale.  The gelding’s dam is Touched In Flight (by Fasliyev), a descendant of Simper, the wonderful foundation broodmare for New Zealand’s Chelandry Stud.

Not A Single Doubt struck again at Caulfield when his daughter Don’t Doubt Mamma took out the $80,000 MRC Foundation Plate over 1400 metres for trainer Tony McEvoy. It was the 3YO filly’s second win from six starts and followed an eye-catching fourth in Stay With Me’s MVRC Atlantic Jewel S. LR two weeks ago.

Don’t Doubt Mamma settled midfield for jockey Luke Currie who got her into the clear at the 300-metre mark, balanced her up and then just had to hang on as she sprinted past Sacred Eye and Thames Court to win by a half-length.

Watch Don’t Doubt Mamma’s win at Caulfield.

McEvoy, who also trains the filly’s stakes-winning older brother Risen From Doubt, said, “She’s a highly talented filly, that was impressive.

“Once she was balanced she went from being some chance to the dominant winner and not many horses have that quality.”

Don’t Doubt Mamma (ex Coconut Mamma, by Fantastic Light from the celebrated Denise’s Joy family) will now head to the VRC Edward Manifold S. G2 on 4 October and, all going well, on to the MRC  Thousand Guineas G1 six days later. Quoted at $201 by the TAB before the Atlantic Jewel Stakes, she is now $8 on the third line of betting behind Stay With Me ($4.20) and Pasadena Girl ($6.00) for the Guineas.

Don’t Doubt Mamma was purchased privately from Tyreel Stud by Blue Sky Bloodstock for Peter Katelanis and partners, most of whom also race Risen From Doubt.

Arrowfield is breeding from Miss St Tropez (Magnus-Coconut Mamma), who has an All American filly foal and visits Animal Kingdom this Spring.

Saturday’s victories have taken Not A Single Doubt’s Australian earnings in the first seven weeks of the season to $1,079,630, which places him fifth on the General Sires’ table. He has averaged almost a winner a day for the past month, so it’s no surprise to see him also holding second on the list by winners (30) and wins (37).

29 winners in 40 days for Not A Single Doubt

Twenty-nine winners in 40 days – that’s the terrific record leading sire Not A Single Doubt has compiled since New Year’s Day.

They include three city winners last Saturday,  one of them a new 2YO winner, Don’t Doubt Mamma (ex Coconut Mamma by Fantastic Light), successful at Morphettville for the Tony McEvoy stable.

She is Not A Single Doubt’s 7th individual juvenile winner in Australia this season and shores up his third position, splitting barnmates Snitzel and Beneteau, on that Sires’ list.

Don’t Doubt Mamma’s trainer Tony McEvoy was full of praise for her effort.

“She was caught wide of a high speed and was then left in front further out from home than I would have liked. At the 200-metre mark I thought she was vulnerable as it was her first run for a month. But she fought on well to score and will derive great benefit from that run.”

A full sister to Flemington stakeswinner Risen From Doubt, Don’t Doubt Mamma now heads to the SAJC Cinderella S. LR on 28 February.

McEvoy also quinella-ed the $250,000 MRC Inglis Premier (R) LR with Stoker and Manhattan Rain’s promising son Manhattan Blues, who mustered a strong late finish to run second, beaten 1.3 lengths. Stoker’s winning time of 56.28 was almost a class record.

3YO filly Marple Miss (ex Sunset Express by Success Express), a three-quarter sister to dual Group 1 winner Shamus Award, impressed when posting her fourth win from 7 starts at Rosehill for owner-breeders Bob & Sue Hannon and trainer Kris Lees (who celebrated six winners on the day).  Marple Miss ran the 1500 metres in a class record time of 1:30.27 which also reflected well on the runner-up Manoeuvring, also by Not A Single Doubt.

Just A Girl (ex Surprise Bid by General Nediym) completed Saturday’s winning trio with a first-up victory at Doomben for her Scone trainer Luke Griffith. The 5YO mare has won six of her 21 starts and paid double-figures to win this time, despite her excellent record when fresh. A return visit to Brisbane in a fortnight is likely for her.

On Sunday 3YO Jobiwood (ex Kurrajong Mist by Rivotious) gave his breeder, part-owner & Bluebloods publisher Andrew Reichard a very satisfying maiden win at Ballina, a month after his debut second at Ipswich. Jobiwood’s year-older full sister Elisaro has won her last two starts and has good prospects again on Wednesday at the Gold Coast.

Other interesting starters for Not A Single Doubt on Wednesday are Prime Thoroughbreds’ smart filly Atalanta Miss and Robbie Laing’s filly The Grey Flash in the $50,000 TTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

A little later on Wednesday evening, the Happy Valley card in Hong Kong includes four runners by Not A Single Doubt: Harbour Punk, Triumphant Jewel, Charity Joy & Victorius. Their sire has already had 7 winners of ten races in Hong Kong this season.

Not A Single Doubt’s results over the past six weeks feature the milestone of his 50th stakes performer, the Tony McEvoy-trained 3YO Affirmation, third to Java and Petrology in the MRC Manfred S. G3 on Australia Day. Bred by Bell View Park Stud, Affirmation is from Apocrypha (by Octagonal), a daughter of VRC Oaks G1 winner Tributes.

With such results on the board and continuing to build weekly, the sale-ring demand for Not A Single Doubt’s yearlings isn’t difficult to predict. His 15 Book 1 yearlings at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale averaged $136,000 and sold up to $280,000, while a colt and a filly each made $100,000 at this week’s Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney.

There are 13 Not A Single Doubt yearlings catalogued for next month’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, among them a colt and a filly in the Arrowfield draft.