At Royal Randwick in Sydney, 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 4YO Australian-bred mare Sugar Bella (Not A Single Doubt-Hula Wonder, by Hula Chief) opened her stakes account courtesy of a eye-catching last-to-first victory in the $150,000 Gr3 Wenona Girl Quality (1200m) for 4YO+ mares, defeating Miss Que & Perizada. Bred by George Altomonte's Corumbene Stud and purchased for $135,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Sugar Bella is out of the dual Gr3-winning mare Hula Wonder and is a half-sister to Brisbane stakes winner Willy Jimmy. She now boasts the impressive record of 6 wins from 7 starts for $247,440 in earnings. Trainer Kris Lees said he would wait before making a decision about Sugar Bella's next assignment. "I know she has an electric turn of foot and was either going to just get beaten or win," he told Sky Racing. "She is a high-quality mare and can go on to even better races but we will let the dust settle on this win before a decision."
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a Group success when 5YO bay mare Ravi (Redoute's Choice-Mambo in Freeport, by Kingmambo) resumed with a comfortable win in the $150,000 Gr3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Perizada & Daysee Doom. This was the second career stakes victory for the beautifully bred Ravi who improved her record to 6 wins (including the Listed Just Now Handicap) and 4 placings (including the Gr3 ATC Sheraco Stakes & Gr3 SAJC Proud Miss Stakes) from 15 starts for $406,020 in earnings. Ravi, who was retained to race by her breeder Kia-Ora Stud when passed in $190,000 at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, is a full-sister to stakes winner and dual Gr2-placegetter Elzaam who stands at Ballyhane Stud in Ireland.