61st stakeswinner for Not A Single Doubt

Steven O’Dea-trained Sale Cup winner Doubt Defying is Not A Single Doubt’s fourth new stakeswinner this Spring, and the second stakeswinner out of the Street Cry mare Sarthemare…

Back in 2009, after 4YO mare Sarthemare won her second race at Doomben for her new owners Howard & Judy Blight, Racing & Sports noted that “as a Listed winning daughter of Street Cry and being free of Danehill blood, Sarthemare shapes as a handy broodmare proposition.”

That prediction has been thoroughly fulfilled this year as Sarthemare’s second & third foals, both trained by Steven O’Dea for Aquis Farm, have gained stakes-winning status. 

First out was 3YO colt Sesar (by Sebring), successful in Group 3 company in May and winner of the ATC Roman Consul S. G2 earlier this month.

Sarthemare’s 5YO son Doubt Defying by Not A Single Doubt joined him on Sunday when a resolute finish took him to victory in the $200,000 Sale Cup 1600m LR.

Doubt Defying as a yearling. (PHOTO: Magic Millions)

A $45,000 purchase from the Southern Cross Breeders draft at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, Doubt Defying has now won eight of his 17 starts and almost $400,000 prizemoney.

He is the 61st stakeswinner for Not A Single Doubt and his fourth this Spring, after 2YO Dubious and 4YO mares From Within and Winter Bride. That matches Not A Single Doubt’s performance in the first quarter of the past two seasons – an early indication that he will once again finish the season in the leading group of Australian sires.