Impressive Mackay-based filly Doubtfilly will make her big interstate debut at Saturday’s Rosehill Guineas Day, the Stuart Kendrick-trained two-year-old looking to prove to connections she’s worth paying the late entry fee into the Golden Slipper 2012.
A steal for just $17,500 from the 2011 Magic Millions QTIS 600 Yearling Sale, the Not A Single Doubt filly has already amassed a tickle under $330,000 in prize money having won four of her six starts in Queensland.
Three of those have been in succession this season, Doubtfilly last seen putting an easy five and a half lengths on multiple stakes placegetter Snipzu in the Sky Racing Plate (1200m) on a Heavy (8) Gold Coast track on March 17.
On Saturday Kendrick will test her at the next level with Doubtfilly to race against a smart field of fellow two-year-old fillies in the $175,000 Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens.
The Magic Night Stakes winner, as well as the victor of the colts and geldings Pago Pago Stakes at the meeting, will be exempt from ballot for the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the $3.5 million Group 1 AAMI Golden Slipper (1200m) on Easter Saturday, April 7.
Doubtfilly, however, is not currently nominated for the Golden Slipper 2012 with connections having until April 2 to make a late entry.
As such she is also not priced in the latest 2012 Golden Slipper odds at bookmaker.com.au, but should punters be keen to back her this Australian-owned and trusted bookie will be happy to make up a price for her upon request.
Even if she were among the Golden Slipper entries she would be sitting well outside the top 40 in the order of entry as the bulk of Doubtfilly’s career earnings so far have come from QTIS graduate restricted races.
Kendrick has never saddled up a Sydney starter until now and co-owns the filly in partnership with a large Mackay-based syndicate.
One of her other interests, Paul McGowan, is thrilled with the way Doubtfilly has accustomed herself to her new surroundings and is quietly confident heading into Saturday’s clash.
“She has settled in and has worked well,” he said.
“All options for her, including the Golden Slipper, will be reviewed after Saturday.”