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.

Bouzy Rouge wins Arrowfield Stud Mona Lisa Stakes

A first stakeswinner for the jockey, a new stakeswinner for the stallion and a new graduate stakeswinner for the sponsor: Friday’s $100,000 Wyong RC Mona Lisa S. LR delivered on many fronts.

The race was sponsored by Arrowfield Stud and it was won by Snitzel’s first-crop daughter Bouzy Rouge, bred and initially raced by Arrowfield’s long-time CFO Martin Story, former stud manager Sam Fairgray and his brother Andrew, and vet Mark Wylie.

Bouzy Rouge’s durability can be measured by her status as Snitzel’s second winner, as a 2YO back in December 2009, and his 24th stakeswinner, almost five years later.

Her Wyong success is also the first black type victory for apprentice jockey Winona Costin, and a welcome stakes win for leading Scone-based country trainer Luke Griffith.

Costin settled the mare near the back of the field and waited patiently for clear air which came as she slipped in behind the favourite My Sabeel around the turn. Bouzy Rouge peeled out and sprinted with alacrity over the final 100 metres to score by 1.3 lengths from Angel Bee, I’m in the Money and All Salsa (by Charge Forward), who ran on well for fourth.

Griffith was full of praise for his mare and her rider. “Winona Costin, she is an up and coming young apprentice. She’s with Gai Waterhouse now and I think she’ll make it to the top.

“What about Bouzy Rouge? There’s not much of her, but what there is of her is all heart – she’s a ripper.”

Bouzy Rouge is the first foal of Blurrta (by Bahhare), a three-quarter sister to South African Derby G1 winner Timber Trader, a daughter of dual Group 2 winner Glenview and a grand-daughter of 1984 New Zealand Oaks G1 winner Zephyrin.

Blurrta, who died two years ago, is also the dam of city-winning 5YO mare Piamimi (by Not A Single Doubt) and 3YO filly Oh Delilah (by Redoute’s Choice), now in training with Gerald Ryan.

Paul Messara trained Bouzy Rouge for her first 15 starts, which featured two wins at Tamworth and a couple of placings in Sydney. She was then purchased for $10,000 at the 2011 Inglis Scone Broodmare Sale by Wayne Brown, who races her with five partners.

Now seven, Bouzy Rouge is already enjoying her best season, with two wins, a Listed Race fourth and $113,000 from three starts in the past month. Her career record reads nine wins, 14 placings and almost $280,000 from 35 starts.

Bouzy Rouge is Snitzel’s third stakeswinner, after Sweet Idea and Smoko, in the first 36 days of 2014/15 and all three are Arrowfield graduates. Snitzel’s early season Australian prizemoney now stands at $810,525, which puts him in top spot on the General Sires’ list.