After some good efforts at stakes level recently, the Tony McEvoy-trained DON'T DOUBT MAMMA had a month away from the races before heading to Melbourne Cup day where she started in the Listed Lexus Hybrid Stales over 1400m.
With Dwayne Dunn in the saddle, the Not A Single Doubt filly jumped away with them before drifting back to me amongst the tail enders in the field of three-year-old fillies.
As Tiz My View went to the lead, Dunn has Don’t’ Doubt Mamma travelling well, and started to urged her to the outside before the home turn.
Travelling very well down the outside, it was evident that at the 300m she was going better than any other filly in the race.
200m from home she hit the lead, and kept going to record an utterly impressive two length victory from Indarra, with Denpurr a half-length back in third.
Starting the race favourite, it was the third career win from eight starts for the filly, and the way she won that race, suggests that the P Katelanis, P Hunt, A P Lathlean, J Katelanis & Seymour Bloodstock (Mgr: D S Thomas)-owned filly is surely one to watch for the future.
Bred by the former Tyreel Stud owner Dean Fleming, the filly was purchased privately by Blue Sky Bloodstock for client Peter Katelanis and is the final foal of the well-related Fantastic Light Coconut Mamma.
Blue Sky Bloodstock had also purchased the first foal of Coconut Mamma for Katelanis, with that filly racing as MISS ST TROPEZ (Magnus).
The second foal of the mare Risen From Doubt was raced in a partnership that included Katelanis, with that talented runner, a full brother to Don’t Doubt Mamma, winning the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes on debut by two-and-a-half-lengths before a third in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes behind eventual Golden Slipper winner Mossfun.
A special congratulations to all owners of the filly, and with a pedigree that includes the likes of Group 1 winners Tuesday Joy, More Joyous, Sunday Joy, Fenway, Arlington Road and Joie Denise, the residual value of this filly continues to grow and now with a black type victory next to her name, she will become a value commodity when she retires at the end of her racing career.