Arrowfield stallion Not A Single Doubt sired the first winner from his latest crop of two year-olds when Doubtfilly scored a eye-catching victory in Queensland on Tuesday.
Doubtfilly (2f Not A Single Doubt – Aussie Enchantee by Alhaarth) is raced by a Darby Bloodstock syndicate and she bolted in at Townsville after overcoming plenty of trouble in transit.
The Mackay based filly was as green as grass and stewards reported she missed the kick and was a handful for jockey Adrian Coombe in the middle stages. The official race report also noted she hung out rounding the home turn before racing away in the straight.
Doubtfilly clocked 57.48s to win the Build ‘N’ Kits Hcp (1000m) by six lengths at Cluden Park!
“She’s an exciting filly and will take a lot of improvement out of the run,” trainer Stuart Kendrick said. “She only had one jump-out going in and wasn’t used to being among other horses.
“We are going to jump in at the deep end and go straight to Brisbane. I will nominate her for a 1000 metre race at Eagle Farm on December 17.”
A win will qualify Doubtfilly for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast in January.
“It’s always been the plan to aim her at the Magic Millions,” Kendrick said. “Not A Single Doubt won it with Karuta Queen this year and I had her in mind when we bought Doubtfilly.”
Doubtfilly is raced by Darby Bloodstock and was a $17,500 buy at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions. Her dam Aussie Enchantee is a daughter of G2 Longchamp Prix de l’Opera winner Andromaque (Woodman).
Darby Bloodstock has several promising youngsters by Arrowfield sires on its books. Gerald Ryan trains the Darby stakes performer Saramenha (Snitzel) and Scott Darby bought Snitzerland (Snitzel) who was runner-up on debut in the Listed VRC Ottawa Stakes at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day.
West Tigers footballers Chris Lawrence and Benji Marshall are also involved in a Darby Racing partnership with a Charge Forward youngster named Star Charge (Charge Forward).
Not A Single Doubt’s strike-rate continues to bubble along at 60% this season.
Doubtfilly is the first winner from his fourth crop following 107 individual winners of 257 races in his first three.
Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) started stud life at Arrowfield for a $13,750 (inc gst) service fee but that was increased to $24,750 (inc gst) this year.