At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a black-type success when peculiarly named 2YO Australian-bred filly Granny Red Shoes (Not A Single Doubt-Shoboard, by Show A Heart) treated her rivals with utter contempt when unleashing a powerful sprint from last on the turn to score a brilliant 4.25 length win in the $100,000 Listed Winning Edge Presentations Stakes (1350m) for 2YOs, defeating Soaring Heart & Light Up The Room. Purchased by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds for $280,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Cressfield, Granny Red Shoes improved her record to 3 wins (including the Listed Oxlade Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Listed Caraway Gal Stakes & Listed Bill Carter Stakes) from 8 starts for $184,515 in earnings. Granny Red Shoes comes from a strong family that includes Champion NZ Sprinting Filly Star Satire and her equally precocious Gr2-winning daughter Satin Shoes.
At the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) chalked up yet another stakes-winner when 2YO filly Granny Red Shoes (Not A Single Doubt-Shoboard, by Show A Heart) bounded clear despite a chequered passage in the straight to take the $100,000 Listed Oxlade Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs by 2-lengths over Axilla and Spirit's Choice. A $280,000 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale graduate from the draft of Cressfield, Granny Red Shoes took her record to 2 wins and 3 placings (including the Listed Caraway Gal Stakes & Listed Bill Carter Stakes) from 7 starts for accrued earnings of $123,515. Granny Red Shoes comes from a strong family that includes Champion NZ Sprinting Filly Star Satire and her equally precocious Gr2-winning daughter Satin Shoes. Her victory marked the 17th individual stakes-winner this season for Not A Single Doubt (a career high), boosting his overall tally to 57.
At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a black-type success when 2YO Australian-bred filly Eawase (Sebring-Karuta Queen, by Not A Single Doubt) unleashed a brilliant sprint from last on the turn to score a visually stunning win in the $100,000 Listed Bill Carter Stakes (1200m) for 2YO fillies, defeating Granny Red Shoes & Sizzling Belle. Co-trainer Peter Snowden said he had always held Eawase in high regard. "Eawase has always shown she would appreciate running on from a fast early pace. She is different from her mum [Karuta Queen] who was a real flyer," Snowden told Sky Racing. Snowden said Eawase could progress to Queensland's premier juvenile event, the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Doomben on 9 June. "It [JJ Atkins] is definitely a thought. It sounds good but she's got to get there," Snowden said. "I've got a good opinion of the filly [Galina] she beat last start so she's got a future." The China Horse Club purchased Eawase for $500,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Strawberry Hill Stud. From the Gr3-winner Karuta Queen, who was also placed behind Black Caviar in the 2013 Gr1 William Reid Stakes, Eawase improved her record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $109,006 in earnings.
Meanwhile, with strong sales ring representation at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale (see above), Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt are assembling a strong team for the $10 million Magic Millions Raceday on 13 January. Among their likely protagonists are 2YO Classic prospects Bondi, Orcein & Nomothaj (by Snitzel) and Legislation, Singular Sensation & Granny Red Shoes (by Not A Single Doubt). Meanwhile, the duo also holds 3YO Guineas entries for Debonairly, Goodfella, Chauffeur & Dinnigan (by Snitzel) and Pretty Fast, From Within & Single Bullet (by Not A Single Doubt).
At Doomben in Brisbane, Eureka Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo-Temple Spirit, by Special Dane) added a black-type success when 2YO Australian-bred filly Outback Barbie (Spirit Of Boom-Pure Purrfection, by General Nediym) unleashed a sharp sprint to score an impressive debut win in the $100,000 Listed Calaway Gal Stakes (1110m) for 2YO fillies, defeating Granny Red Shoes & Witherspoon. A $210,000 purchase for owners Alan & Jennifer Acton at this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Eureka Stud, Outback Barbie advanced her record to 1 win from 1 starts for $64,000 in earnings. Trainer Tony Gollan, who also trained Phelan Ready Stakes winner EF Troop, said the two stable-mates were very different horses. "Outback Barbie is a different type of horse to Ef Troop," Gollan told Racing Queensland. "She was very good today considering she'd only had a couple of jump outs and a trial. She's very professional and made full use of her good alley." He added: "She can settle a lot better in her races than Ef Troop and she'll take a great deal of improvement from this run." Outback Barbie is also expected to head towards the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on 13 January.