Arrowfield pair tops 2YO Sires' list

A little more than four months into this season, it’s no surprise to see Not A Single Doubt on top of the Australian 2YO Sires’ prizemoney list.

He’s been the leading sire of juvenile winners for the last two seasons and has delivered the goods again this Spring with new stakeswinner Jackson and city winners Faraway Town & Punishing. All three are likely starters in the rich sale-related bonus races coming up over the next month.

Tony McEvoy is targeting next Saturday’s $500,000 ATC Inglis Nursery (R) LR with the gelded Jackson, while the Matthew Smith-trained filly Faraway Town & Liam Birchley’s colt Punishing head towards the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (R) LR on 9 January.

What is surprising – but perhaps shouldn’t be – is that Not A Single Doubt’s closest rival is his barnmate All American, himself a classy juvenile, successful in the Skyline S. G3 and second to Reaan in the Blue Diamond S. G1. The son of Red Ransom occupies the No 2 spot on the 2YO Sires’ table with $234,400 earned by three city winners from only four starters.

First up for him was Darby Racing’s filly Yankee Rose (trained by David Vandyke), who made a big impression with two whirlwind finishes at Rosehill, beating Faraway Town on 31 October, and Good Standing three weeks later. She’s now spelling with the Golden Slipper firmly on her agenda.

Thanks again to All American, Scott Darby and his fellow owners have a strong second hand to play in the meantime. Trainers David Hayes & Tom Dabernig will send their gritty Moonee Valley debut winner Rampage, bought from Arrowfield as a weanling, to Sydney for the Inglis Nursery.

All American produced his third 2YO winner in less than fortnight when Yankee Express won his first start at Doomben on Friday 4 December. A day later, All American’s first 2YO stakeswinner Bachman returned to the winner’s circle in style at Randwick. Bachman and Yankee Express are closely related, being from mares by sons of Danehill out of daughters of Polar Maid. 

Not A Single Doubt has 20 fillies & 12 colts catalogued for the 2016 Magic Millions Sale, among them Lot 441, Arrowfield’s three-quarter sister to Group 2 winner Villa Verde.

All American is represented in that sale by four colts & two fillies, including Arrowfield’s close relative of Yankee Rose, the colt out of Catalina Winemixer.

27th stakeswinner for Not A Single Doubt

Not A Single Doubt has added two new winners, including his 27th stakeswinner, to his imposing record as a sire of juveniles.

Jackson continued a tremendous run of success by trainer Tony McEvoy when he powered home on debut in Saturday’s $120,000 MRC Merson Cooper S. 1000m LR at Sandown.  Soviet Secret and Emphatically (also by Not A Single Doubt) filled the placings.  The $500,000 Inglis Nursery (R) LR at Randwick on 12 December will be the gelding’s next target.

Watch Jackson win the MRC Merson Cooper S. LR.

McEvoy said of Jackson, “He’s a big gangly sort of gelding, he gets run off his feet early by some of my other babies at home, but when they hit the hill at Kildalton Park he’s the one that just powers up it. He’s got a lot of scope, big stride and he will improve a good bit.”

The stakes victory is a well-deserved reward for NSW breeder Fred Moses’ staunch support of Not A Single Doubt who has seen Jackson’s dam Elegant Angela (by Perugino) five times for four foals, three of them winners.

Jackson attracted the highest bid as a yearling, being knocked down to McEvoy Mitchell Racing for $76,000 at this year’s Inglis Classic Sale where he was offered by Ambergate Farm.

Elegant Angela, a city-winning 2YO, is out of a Sir Tristram half-sister to Group 2 winner Kenfair, from the family of champion sire Marscay, champion 3YO filly Alacrity and Melbourne Cup winner Subzero.

Less than thirty minutes before Jackson’s win, another member of Not A Single Doubt’s 2013 crop, Faraway Town (ex London Calling by Dehere) scored a narrow maiden win at Rosehill. Her trainer Matthew Smith confirmed after the race that the filly will head to January’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (R) LR.

Watch Faraway Town win at Rosehill.

Faraway Town was bought for $200,000 by Mystery Downs from Andrew & Georgie Ferguson’s Bell River Thoroughbreds draft at this year’s Magic Millions Sale.

Not A Single Doubt is enjoying a tremendous Spring in Australia with 57 winners, four of them stakeswinners (Secret Agenda, Fell Swoop, Don’t Doubt Mamma & Jackson), and more than $2.4 million prizemoney.

The son of Redoute’s Choice has 32 lots catalogued for the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, including a filly in the Arrowfield draft, and a filly & a colt in the Bell River consignment.