Singles complete winning double

Not A Single Doubt is off to another fast start with his two year-olds this season.  The Arrowfield Stud resident sired a juvenile double with his third-crop fillies Karuta Queen (Rosehill) and Single Spice (Ascot) on Saturday.

Not A Single Doubt won the 2008-09 first-season sires’ premiership in the winners category with 13 winners of 15 races.  

In 2009-10, he finished ahead of his second-season rivals with 10 juvenile winners of 16 races.

Karuta Queen maintained her winning run with another on-pace victory in the Rosehill Event Centre Hcp (1100m) on Saturday.  The Queanbeyan filly had bolted in on debut at Rosehill on October 9.

Karuta Queen is trained by Neville Layt and will now be set for the Wyong Magic Millions on December 5 in readiness for the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January.  “She jumped out on the wrong leg but still won,” Layt said.  “She gave them weight, too and Tommy (Berry) didn’t have to flog her.”

Karuta Queen (2f Not A Single Doubt – Card Queen by Final Card) was a $30,000 buy at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  She has already paid that back with interest with a bank of $124,000 for owner Glenn Williams.  Her dam was a G3 winner of the VATC Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield.

In Perth, Single Spice also showed a brilliant turn of foot to win the Westspeed 2YO Plate at Ascot.  She was eased down at the finish to score by two lengths from Lord Hatras (Lord Dane) and Internationalist (Zeditave).

Single Spice (2f Not A Single Doubt – Zaffron Gal by Galileo) is prepared by Aquanita Racing trainer Simon Miller and she cost $20,000 as a foal at the 2009 Magic Millions National Sale.  

Her dam Zaffron Gal was a member of Gerry Harvey’s Best Western Group but died shortly after foaling another Not a Single Doubt filly in October 2009.  Second dam Zafair (Zafonic) is a sister to Lynward Park shuttler Trade Fair.

Saturday’s double increased Not A Single Doubt’s record to 71 winners of 134 races at a 61% strike-rate.  His first-crop flag-bearer Doubtful Jack was a G3 winner of the VRC Bobbie Lewis Stakes at Flemington in September.  Second-crop colt Squamosa went close to a Group 1 when narrowly beaten by Toorak Toff in the Golden Rose at Rosehill in August.

Not A Single Doubt stands alongside his own sire Redoute’s Choice at Arrowfield at a $13,750 (inc gst) service fee.