Connections in a quandary with Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay continued the sensational run of results for Not A Single Doubt at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

The Anthony Freedman prepared colt scored a convincing victory in the LR St Albans Stakes (1200m) but left connections in a quandary.  “He’s not in the Golden Slipper because he was going to Singapore,” Freedman said.  “We might have to think again.”

Not A Single Doubt is the rising star on Arrowfield Stud’s roster with five stakes winners in the last three weeks headed by G1 Blue Diamond filly Miracles Of Life.

Bred by William Choy’s Best Western Group, Cruden Bay made an impressive winning debut at Bendigo on March 3 for his owner Bernard Lee who has enjoyed black type success in Singapore with Not A Single Doubt’s talented son Always Certain.

Cruden Bay (2c Not A Single Doubt – Zimaretto by Anabaa) was a $60,000 buy at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions from the draft of Brooklyn Lodge.  His dam’s yearling colt by Snitzel sold for $80,000 at this year’s Magic Millions.  Arrowfield reports Zimaretto is in foal again to Not A Single Doubt.

Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) weighed in with another winner on Friday night with What’s Dat in Singapore.  The Cliff Brown trained gelding is a 2011 Melbourne Premier graduate after making $200,000 from Limerick Lane Thoroughbreds.

A compact, powerfully made chestnut with a prominent white blaze, What’s Dat is the first foal of Montjeu mare Numero Douze.  Limerick Lane’s Gerry Ryan raced the dam to wins at Benalla and Werribee and she delivered a second colt by Not A Single Doubt last year.