After returning from winter vacation with a close-up fifth in the Group III Cockram Stakes at Caulfield, DON'T DOUBT MAMMA had trainer Tony McEvoy plotting a Group I goal after the daughter of Not A Single Doubt earned a fourth stakes win in Saturday’s Group II Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.
Aided by a rails-hugging ride by Dwayne Dunn, Don’t Doubt Momma nosed out Thames Court (Commands) by a short half-head with Manageress (Magnus) a long neck away third. (photo Grant Courtney).
McEvoy said he favoured a start in the Group I Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on October 8 for the 4yo mare.
"Dwayne didn’t have many options and he showed great patience, he didn’t panic and trusted her,” McEvoy said.
"She’s a real pro and just loves winning and needed to be there with 58 (kg) on her back.”
The victory advances the overall record of Don’t Doubt Mamma to 6 wins, 1 second and 3 thirds from 15 starts with earnings of $519,110.
Bred by Dean Fleming, Don't Doubt Mamma is a full sister to Listed stakes-winner Risen from Doubt and was selected from the paddock by Blue Sky Bloodstock's Julian Blaxland for owner Peter Katelanis.
She is the final foal from the Fantastic Light mare Coconut Mamma whose dam Joie (Geiger Counter) is a half-sister to 4-time Group 1 winner Tuesday Joy (Carnegie) and Group 1 AJC Oaks heroine Sunday Joy (Sunday Silence) , the dam of 8-time Group 1 winnerMore Joyous (More Than Ready) from the famed Denise’s Joy family.
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