Record Season For Not A Single Doubt

Star mare Kenedna pushed her sire Not A Single Doubt past $10 million Australian prizemoney for the fourth consecutive season with her resounding win in Saturday’s $700,000 Doomben Cup.

Kenedna recorded her second Group 1 victory from her last three starts and gave Not A Single Doubt a second G1 win in a week after his 3YO filly Qafila won the South Australian Derby at Morphettville on May 11.

Kenedna, winner of the G1 Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf at Randwick in April, is now the winner of nine of her 26 starts and $1.881 million. She is the third dual G1 winner by her sire, joining Miracles Of Life and Extreme Choice.

Kenedna wins the Doomben Cup
Kenedna wins the Doomben Cup Picture: Racing and Sports

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, she was purchased for $80,000 by John Foote, Mike Rennie’s MDR Bloodstock and her former trainer Darren Weir from the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2015 Melbourne Premier Sale.

Kenedna (Not A Single Doubt x Miss Dodwell by Falbrav) is a three-quarter sister to multiple Group winner and sire Spill The Beans (Snitzel) and half-sister to four other winners.

Their dam Miss Dodwell is a half-sister to the G3 winner Yammer (Bellotto) and Listed winner Blab (Flying Spur), the dam of G1 winner Speak Fondly (Northern Meteor) and related to notable G1 winners Bounding Away and Glastonbury.

Miss Dodwell produced a brother to Kenedna last year and was covered by Snitzel in 2018.

Not A Single Doubt is challenging for fourth place on the Australian General Sires’ premiership with progeny earnings of $10.2 million. He is the sire 13 stakes winners of 20 stakes races in 2018-19.

Maher and Eustace inherited Kenedna from the now disqualified Darren Weir earlier this year. Weir won seven races with the mare before his disqualification.

Maher said the ownership group had considered retiring Kenedna to become a broodmare and was grateful they chose to extend her racing career.

“This is a great group of owners, they’ve been supporters of mine for a long time now,’’ Maher said. “She came to me in great order from Darren Weir and a lot of his team have had a lot to do with her, who now work for my team.

“Credit to Darren who encouraged the owners not to send her to the breeding barn.

“They have got a multiple Group 1-winning mare now and she’s very valuable.’’

Maher and Eustace ended the day on a high when his Shamus Award filly Etana won the G2 Doomben Roses in a fine trial for the coming Queensland Oaks.

Maher co-signed for Etana (Shamus Award x Pink Siris by Encosta de Lago) with agent Dermot Farrington at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $400,000. She has now won four of her nine starts for prizemoney of $185,150.

She is a half-sister to the G3 performer Echo Gal (Stratum) while their winning dam Pink Siris, a Listed placegetter, is a sister to champion Hong Kong stayer Liberator from the European stakes winner Miss Helga (Alzao).

Shamus Award, a son of Snitzel, is to stand his first season at Rosemont Stud in Victoria this year after serving five seasons at Widden Stud in NSW.

Etana is his second stakes winner joining his Adelaide Guineas winner Classic Weiwei.

Etana wins The Roses
Etana wins The Roses Picture: Racing and Sports


Racing and Sports



Doomben

Saturday, 18th May 2019

8
15:40
(local)

Doomben Cup (G1)

Type: OPEN
AUD $700,000
2000m TURF GOOD
8
15:40
(local)
AUD $700,000
2000m GOOD

Doomben Cup (G1)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 12. KENEDNA (AUS) 5yo M
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - MISS DODWELL (AUS)
J ALLEN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$10.00
57.0kg
M Johnston, B Kirkwood, T Ginnane, C Roylance, T Mills, A Crouch, T Wilson, S Johnston, S Miller & A Ingersole

Sales Information

2nd 2. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) 7yo G
THEWAYYOUARE (USA) - DONT CROSS TINA (IRE)
JASON COLLETT
CHRIS WALLER
$7.50
59.0kg
R A Pegum, Mrs K Ackery, D M Ackery, D J Gazal, P A Cook, M R Binney, Mrs J P Binney, S P Grant, Mrs E K Grant, K Lowe, Mrs M P Lowe, M J McGrath, G D Boorer, A M Eady, J J Ryan, C Hadley, J A Szangolies & Mrs H A Szangolies

Sales Information

3rd 17. SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) 6yo G
SIXTIES ICON (GB) - GIFT DANCER (GB)
LARRY CASSIDY
KRIS LEES
$21.00
59.0kg
Australian Bloodstock, Mrs S Roy, Power Thoroughbreds, Shaw Family Racing, C G Lasnick, N C Fishwick, P G Walsh, B J Francis, M J Matthews, S J Shirtliff, S A Newton, Mrs L G Rutherford, Jacobsen Bloodstock Pty Ltd, A W Rohde, Ticket To Ride, D Healey, J Lovett, C D Renshaw & J P Hunter

Sales Information

4th 16. GEM SONG (AUS) 3yo C
YOUR SONG (AUS) - BEAUTIFUL GEM (AUS)
BLAKE SHINN
KRIS LEES
$5.00
56.5kg
5th 15. LUVALUVA (NZ) 4yo M
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - WANSESINGYEE (AUS)
GLEN BOSS
J G SARGENT
$41.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 11. SHILLELAGH (NZ) 7yo M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - TROCAIR (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$5.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

7th 8. TALLY (AUS) 6yo G
STREET CRY (IRE) - ITEMISE (USA)
TIM CLARK
JAMES CUMMINGS
$51.00
59.0kg
8th 6. ARCHEDEMUS (AUS) 5yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - CAROLYN'S STAR (AUS)
COREY BROWN
GWENDA MARKWELL
$7.50
59.0kg
9th 13. YOUNGSTAR (AUS) 4yo M
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
KERRIN MCEVOY
CHRIS WALLER
$8.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

10th 4. RED ALTO (AUS) 6yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - LA SANGRE (AUS)
LUKE NOLEN
BRENT STANLEY
$151.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

11th 10. FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) 5yo H
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - KEIAI GERBERA (JPN)
MICHAEL WALKER
MATTHEW SMITH
$17.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

12th 3. MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) 7yo G
AMADEUS WOLF (GB) - ROSE DE FRANCE (IRE)
J LLOYD
CHRIS WALLER
$17.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

13th 1. BIG DUKE (IRE) 7yo G
RAVEN'S PASS (USA) - HAZARAYNA (GB)
SAM CLIPPERTON
KRIS LEES
$26.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

14th 14. SAVVY COUP (NZ) 4yo M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - EUDORA (NZ)
MARK DU PLESSIS
CHRIS WALLER
$61.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

15th 5. ON THE ROCKS (NZ) 4yo H
ALAMOSA (NZ) - COLD SHOULDER (NZ)
JAKE BAYLISS
MICHAEL MORONEY
$31.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

16th 7. PRIORITISE (AUS) 5yo G
ROTHESAY (AUS) - KIMASH (AUS)
MICHAEL MURPHY
STEVE TREGEA
$201.00
59.0kg
Chris Scholtz

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