If you were watching Saturday’s races from Caulfield, arguably one of the most impressive wins of the day came via three-year-old Not A Single Doubt filly Don’t Doubt Mamma, an explosive winner of the MRC Foundation Plate over 1400m.
Finishing a very good fourth at Listed level behind Street Cry filly Stay With Me last time out when having her try beyond 1000m, the Tony McEvoy-trained Don’t Doubt Mamma settled in a midfield position.
Searching for a gap at the top of the straight, jockey Luke Currie dragged the filly off the heels of Thames Court and after she balanced up, she put the race away with ease, charging past the leaders for an impressive half length victory, eased down.
Purchased privately out of the paddock in the November of her yearling year by Blue Sky Bloodstock, the Tyreel Stud bred filly was secured for client Peter Katelanis.
The fourth foal from the well related Fantastic Light mare Coconut Mamma, Blue Sky Bloodstock had also purchased the first foal of the 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.
With Risen From Doubt also trained by Tony McEvoy, the decision of where to send Don’t Doubt Mamma wasn’t a hard one.
As a winner of two starts and a further two placed efforts from five starts to date the talented filly is now on the path to the Group 1 Thousand Guineas.
Set to have her next start in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes, the filly is then likely to back up in the Thousand Guineas, where she is currently rated a 10/1 chance.
From a pedigree that includes a host of Group 1 winners such as Tuesday Joy, More Joyous, Sunday Joy, Fenway, Arlington Road and Joie Denise, the residual value of this filly continues to grow and with some black type next to her name, she will become a value commodity when she retires at the end of her racing career.
Having raced Beneteau and Sharpnel as well as breeding and racing Instinction with Blue Sky Bloodstock, we wish Peter, his family and the rest of teh connections the best of luck with his talented filly as she progresses to further spring riches!