Unanimous verdict in Canterbury Classic

Arrowfield sire Not A Single Doubt gave Tommy Berry a career high victory in the 2011 Magic Millions and a year later they combined to claim the LR Canterbury Classic with Unanimously.

Magic Millions heroine Karuta Queen arrived over the horizon from Queanbeyan and Unanimously is based nearby at Canberra.

Karuta Queen tops the Not A Single Doubt prizemoney table with $1.73 million and Unanimously increased his earnings to $365,650 with an impressive victory in the Canterbury Classic on Friday night.

Unanimously (4g Not A Single Doubt – Heaven’s Eyes by Vain) settled just off a slick pace before powering home to defeat Eight Bills (Octagonal) and Sniper’s Bullet (Bite The Bullet).

Berry admitted he was much more relaxed after partnering Karuta Queen last year.  “It was my first big test in the Magic Millions,” Berry said.  “Karuta Queen helped settle the nerves and I’m a lot more confident now.”

Berry will ride pre-post favourite Driefontein in this year’s edition of the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast on Saturday.  Not A Single Doubt’s Mackay based filly Doubtfilly made the final field for the Classic but she failed to get a start from fourth emergency.

The Arrowfield resident has sired 115 winners of 285 races at a 62% strike-rate.  His Canterbury Classic winner was a $45,000 buy for trainer Matt Dale at the 2009 Inglis Classic Sale.  

Unanimously is the fourth winner from Heaven’s Eyes who won a Hawkesbury maiden for John Singleton.  Second dam Glory Girl (Best Western) was a G2 winner of a STC Tea Rose Stakes.

Not A Single Doubt had 15 lots catalogued for this week’s Magic Millions.  His first through the ring was the filly out of Lago Lady that made $140,000 to the bid of Star Thoroughbreds.

There are 14 Not A Single Doubt yearlings catalogued for this year’s Classic Sale starting on January 22.


Son of Not a Single Doubt wins the Canterbury Classic