Promising filly Jackpot Queen gave Canberra trainer Matthew Dale another feature winner in the $45,000 Wellington Boot on Sunday.
Jackpot Queen (2f Not A Single Doubt – Cash Crazy by Secret Savings) prevailed in a tight finish from Double Your Money (Dubleo) and Jellybean Jack (Manner Hill).
“She’s only small but is a jump-and-run type,” Dale said. “I also nominated her for Warwick Farm on Sunday but Wellington was worth more prizemoney and she got in with 4.5kg less.”
During her initial preparation, Jackpot Queen had been runner-up to subsequent Black Opal Stakes winner You’re Canny in Canberra and to Pane In The Glass in the Inglis Nursery at Randwick.
Not A Single Doubt’s other Canberra based filly Karuta Queen has the G1 Golden Slipper in her sights this Saturday. The Arrowfield sire’s third crop of juveniles also includes Perth stakes winning filly Single Spice.
Jackpot Queen is raced by De Costi Seafoods owner George Costi and cost $47,000 from Goodwood Farm at the 2010 Inglis Classic Sale.
She is the first foal of Cash Crazy who won on debut at Newcastle in July 2004. It’s the family of flying full-brothers Hot As Hell (G3 AJC Shorts) and Flaming Hot (LR Carrington Stakes).
Cash Crazy has a yearling filly by Lion Heart and was bred back to Not A Single Doubt last September.
Jackpot Queen’s victory came a day after stablemate Lebrechaun was G2 placed behind Pureness in the Ajax Quality at Rosehill.
Lebrechaun (5g Iglesia – Rolling Along by Runyon) was coming off a Listed victory in the National Sprint at Canberra on March 13. He has now won 7 races in 20 starts for earnings above $190,000 for a syndicate headed by Salim Estephan.
Lebrechaun cost $18,000 from Misty Downs at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions Session 5 yearling sale. Misty Downs studmaster Terry Catip has catalogued a Dane Supreme half-sister to Lebrechaun at the rescheduled Magic Millions QTIS yearling sale on April 18.