No Cooling of this Passion at Sandown

Cool Passion’s third Group 3 victory, in Saturday’s $150,000 MRC Kevin Heffernan S. 1300m G3,  is the latest prize in a sterling career that now includes 11 wins and earnings of more $600,000….

Cool Passion’s third Group 3 victory, in Saturday’s $150,000 MRC Kevin Heffernan S. 1300m G3  is the latest prize in a sterling career that began almost three years ago with a debut second at Bunbury, splitting a couple of useful horses that stayed in Western Australia and have won eight races between them. 

Bigger things awaited the daughter of Not A Single Doubt and Hiavanna and she quickly made it clear she was ready for them with eight wins from her next 14 starts, all but one in Perth for her owner-breeders Michael & Jill MacDermott.

At the end of her 5YO season, a private sale to John & Anne McDonnell – of Sebring & Fiorente fame – was negotiated with agent & pedigree analyst Jane Henning, who also joined the mare’s ownership. 

Cool Passion has rewarded her new owners with her three best wins, very much increased value as a broodmare and $404,000 prizemoney. It’s adds up to a tremendous result for a mare conceived in the last of Not A Single Doubt’s six seasons at a fee of $12,500 +GST.

Cool Passion has earned her summer break in the paddock and, all going well, will return next year for a campaign aimed at the SAJC Robert Sangster S. G1 in May.

Tony McEvoy says, “She’s lightly raced and she’s got more to come. She loves her role and she’s a big, strong mare.”

Not A Single Doubt has now sent out six winners aged from 2 to 7, of eight Group & Listed Races from 1000m to 2000m this Spring, consolidating his position among Australia’s leading sires after the first third of 2018/19.  The brilliantly versatile son of Redoute’s Choice has 30 lots catalogued for the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, among them 5 fillies and a colt in the Arrowfield consignment. 

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.

Redoute's Choice dynasty's cup runneth over

Saturday 14 October 2017 is a date that followers of the fortunes of the Redoute’s Choice dynasty and in particular, his spectacular sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt, will remember for a long, long time. 

By the end of it, Snitzel had cracked $10 million on the Australian General Sires’ premiership and Not A Single Doubt’s four new stakeswinners, emulating Snitzel’s feat on 13 May 2017, and including his 8th Group 1 winner, had taken him to second spot with $3.5 million. 

Here’s how the day unfolded across four extraordinary hours:

Caulfield, 12.20 pm – Sheikh Hamdan’s 2YO filly Qafila (Not A Single Doubt-Zighy Bay by Tapit) pounced late to claim the $120,000 MRC Inglis Debutant S. 1000m LR. from Sacred Sword and Encryption.

Watch Qafila win the MRC Inglis Debutant S. LR.

She’s trained by the Hayes & Dabernig team that turned out Snitzel’s 2YO daughter Nomathaj to win last Saturday’s VRC Maibyrong Trial S LR, carrying the same, famous blue and white silks.

Qafila is Woodpark Stud’s first stakeswinner as a breeder and was purchased from Attunga Stud at the Magic Millions Sale for $450,000, making her Not A Single Doubt’s second top-priced yearling filly this year. Qafila is now his 17th juvenile stakeswinner.

The Gerald Ryan-trained colt Legend Of Condor (ex Rhodamine by Success Express), gritty debut winner of  the  $100,000 Victory Vein Plate at Randwick 20 minutes after Qafila’s win, may well be Number 18.


Royal Randwick, 1.15 pm – 3YO filly Torvill (Not A Single Doubt-Bolero Queen by Iglesia) put up the best performance of her eight-start career to land the  $125,000 ATC Reginald Allen Quality 1400m LR, with Yulong Xingsheng and Workdrinks filling the placings.  

Torvill’s winning time of 1:22 flat was a new race record and trainer Clarry Conners indicated a race in Melbourne is now a possibility  for her.

Watch Torvill win the ATC Reginald Allen Quality LR.

From the family of Queensland Derby G1 winner Ruthven and multiple Group winner Cangronde, Torvill is raced by her breeders Barry Garforth and Max Kowalczuk.



Caulfield, 1.30 pm
– Former Western Australian mare Cool Passion (Not A Single Doubt-Hiavanna by Mister C) made Guineas Day memorable for her owners John & Anne McDonnell, Jane Henning & Mr D. Balian when she defeated Pedrena and Princess Of Queens in the $150,000 MRC Northwood Plume S. 1400m G3.

Watch  Cool Passion win the MRC Northwood Plume S. G3.

Bred by Michael MacDermott, Cool Passion was having her first start in Melbourne for trainer Tony McEvoy after eight wins in the West.


Royal Randwick, 4.15 pm – the inaugural running of the world’s richest turf race, the $10 million The Everest over 1200 metres ended with a perfect performance by Snitzel’s powerhouse son Redzel. The 5YO gelding jumped smartly, slotted in just behind the early leader Houtzen, took control soon after the turn and sprinted clear to score by almost a length from Vega Magic, Brave Smash and Chautauqua. Emotions over-flowed around the Randwick winner’s circle as trainers Peter & Paul Snowden, jockey Kerrin McEvoy, slot-holder James Harron and the ecstatic group of owners managed by Triple Crown Syndications’ Chris & Michael Ward began celebrations likely to last several days.

Watch Redzel win The Everest.

Bred by Lee Fleming from the Rubtion mare Millrich, Redzel was a $120,000 purchase by Triple Crown from the Marquee Stud draft at the 2014 Magic Millions Sale. He has now won ten of his 20 starts, including last season’s Doomben 10,000 G1, and $7.1 million.


Caulfield, 4.30 pm – an unexpected victory in the $2 million MRC Caulfield Guineas 1600m G1 by 100/1 shot Mighty Boss (Not A Single Doubt-Bullion Mansion by Encosta de Lago) completed an unforgettable day.

Watch Mighty Boss win the MRC Caulfield Guineas G1.

Mighty Boss gave co-owner  Muzaffar Yaseen of Teeley Assets his second Caulfield Guineas win, 18 years after Redoute’s Choice won a magnificent battle with Testa Rossa for the 1999 race.

Bullion Mansion was bought by Coolmore for $160,000 in foal to Not A Single Doubt from the 2014 Teeley Dispersal at the Magic Millions National Sale. The resulting colt was offered by Curraghmore Stud at the 2016 NZ Premier Sale where he was bought for $180,000 by trainer Mick Price, who shares the colt’s ownership with Teeley Assets.

Four hours and 10 minutes, a Group 1 Classic victory, three other Group & Listed stakes wins, one Everest and more than $7.2 million prizemoney – truly an amazing day at the office for the superstar sons of Redoute’s Choice.

Caulfield Photos by Bronwen Healy; Royal Randwick Photos by Sportpix.

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.

…and his 132nd stakeswinner

4YO Redoute’s Choice mare Into The Mist looked ready for a black type success when she resumed with a facile win at Morphettville three weeks ago, and sure enough, she was.

She settled comfortably on the rail behind the leading group in Saturday’s $175,000 SAJC Queen of the South S. G2, but seemed likely not to get her chance of victory until Jason Holder steered her across No Tricks at the 300-metre mark. That manoeuvre cost Holder a four-meeting suspension, but Into The Mist made the most of her opportunity and pressed on to score by almost a length from last year’s winner Atlantis Dream and Rocket Commander.

Into The Mist is the second winner of the race by Redoute’s Choice, also sire of Tango’s Daughter, successful in 2014, and his 132nd individual stakeswinner.

Watch Into The Mist win the SAJC Queen of the South S. G2.

Into The Mist’s trainer Tony McEvoy said, “She’s deserved to win a nice race like that, she’s been placed in a couple before so it’s satisfying to get a good win on her record.

“Her last start win at Morphettville was good and to win a Group 2 and being by Redoute’s Choice certainly helps her value.”

Into The Mist has now earned almost $230,000 from her five wins for her proud owner-breeder Peter Katelanis (who also races Not A Single’s Doubt’s Group 3-winning daughter Don’t Doubt Mamma), his partner Annie Leo, son Jordan and daughter Adele.

Peter says,  “I’ve been very patient with this mare, and Redoute’s Choice mares only get better with time. It’s very satisfying to see her match her mother’s deeds winning a Group 2, and I’m keen to see her get out to ten furlongs in two weeks’ time.”

That race is the $100,000 Centaurea S. LR, also at Morphettville, on 21 May.

Into The Mist’s value is enhanced by the excellent racing and breeding records of her dam, dual Group winner De Lago Mist (by Encosta De Lago), also responsible for multiple Listed winner Instinction, and her grand-dam, five-time stakeswinner In The Mist.

The combination of two champion sires is always likely to prove successful and but, even so, the Redoute’s Choice/Encosta De Lago nick is highly effective. Into The Mist is the sixth stakeswinner from only 42 named foals bred this way, after Group 1 winners Peeping and Musir, Group 3 winner and sire Beneteau, and Listed winners Burnstone & Essington.

Into The Mist brings up several new milestones for Redoute’s Choice. She takes his lifetime tally of stakeswinners to 132 (12 per cent of his runners), 14 of them successful this season; his record of black type wins to 275; and his progeny’s prizemoney over the $125 million mark.

And, with Australasian Oaks G1 winner Abbey Marie, she added the 12th same-day, same-track Group race double to Redoute’s Choice’s record. 

29th Group 1 winner for Redoute's Choice…

Almost a dozen years after his first Group 1 winner, Redoute’s Choice continues to unfurl talent of the first order.

Over the past three weeks he’s compiled the racing equivalent of a royal flush at Morphettville, beginning with Listed and Group 3 victories by 3YO colt Howard Be Thy Name on 16 and 30 April.

The pair of Group wins needed to perfect the sequence came last Saturday courtesy of superb performances by 4YO mare Into The Mist and unbeaten 3YO filly Abbey Marie.

Arrowfield graduate Abbey Marie became the 29th Group 1 winner for Redoute’s Choice when she overcame a rocky run to sweep past the favourite Silent Sedition & C’Est Beau la Vie in the $400,000 SAJC Australasian Oaks 2000m G1.

Watch Abbey Marie’s SAJC Australasian Oaks G1 win.

It was a remarkable performance from a filly that made her debut less than two months ago and was stepping up to Group 1 company at only her third start. 

In fact, she’s the first filly and the first 3YO by Redoute’s Choice to win a Group 1 race at her third start. The same feat was achieved by 2YO colts Undoubtedly (MRC Blue Diamond S. G1) & Musir (Greyville Golden Horseshoe S. G1). Redoute’s Choice himself famously won the Blue Diamond at only his second appearance, a week after his stakes-winning debut.

It was also the 36th Group 1 success for Abbey Marie’s jockey Luke Nolen who suffered serious injuries in the next race, the Robert Sangster Classic G1, when he fell from his mount Miss Promiscuity and was hit by another horse.  Nolen’s wife Alicia later reported that, thankfully, he is faring well and has suffered no head or spinal injuries, but he faces a long recovery for which he has the best wishes of everyone in the industry.

Trainer Mick Kent, who prepares Abbey Marie for his fellow owners Peter Anastasiou, Ken Biddick, Greg Fagan & Craig Williams (not the jockey), was confident before the race despite the filly’s inexperience.

“She’d had a good grounding going into it, even though it was only her third start….I wasn’t worried about the distance it was just if she was savvy enough.”

“She’s straight to the paddock and we will bring her back for the spring, the Myer Classic will be the race for her.”

Kent also trained Abbey Marie’s Australian Oaks-winning full sister Absolutely, but believes that Abbey Marie’s aptitude is closer to that of Redoute’s Choice, whose four Group 1 wins were achieved from 1200 to 1600 metres.

“She’s a bit more brilliant than Absolutely, genetically they are set to run these trips and no amount of training can change that.”

Like her sister, Abbey Marie was bred by Muzaffar Yaseen’s Teeley Assets from Catshaan (by Catrail), a winning half-sister to Champion Japanese Sprinter-Miler Kinshasa No Kiseki.

Offered by Arrowfield at the 2014 Inglis Easter Sale, Abbey Marie was purchased for $300,000 by agent Dermot Farrington, who signed for Absolutely at the same sale five years earlier. He also bought Group 2 winner Moonovermanhattan from Arrowfield’s 2013 Easter draft for the Anastasiou/Biddick partnership – read more here.

Catshaan herself was a $160,000 buy for Rosemont Stud from the 2014 Teeley Dispersal under the Arrowfield banner at Magic Millions and it was Rosemont that sold the Manhattan Rain colt she was carrying for $150,000 at this year’s Inglis Easter Sale.  Catshaan now has a weanling colt by Redoute’s Choice and is in foal to Zoustar.

Less than 90 minutes after Abbey Marie’s Oaks win, Into The Mist sealed the day for Redoute’s Choice with her first stakes victory in the Queen of the South S. G2 – read the story here.

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.

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.

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.