Toorak Handicap the Target for Let’s Elope Stakes Winner Don’t Doubt Mamma

September 10, 2016

Toorak Handicap the Target for Let’s Elope Stakes Winner Don’t Doubt Mamma

Don’t Doubt Mamma has delivered trainer Tony McEvoy a stakes win late of 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Day; mustering an impressive late turn of foot to take out the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m).

Don't Doubt Mamma sneaks up the inside to win the Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Don’t Doubt Mamma sneaks up the inside to win the Let’s Elope Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Don’t Doubt Mamma interestingly drifted in the hours leading up to jump this afternoon, but did her chances of success no harm whatsoever when jumping well in the Let’s Elope Stakes and taking an ideal position on the rails as Choose, Thames Court and Catch A Fire set the early rhythm.

Looking for an inside run rounding onto the final straight, a win appeared to be out of reach of the Not A Single Doubt mare when a number of her rivals pulled clear, but she mustered an impressive late sprint when asked for an extra effort and hit the line a half-length ahead of Thames Court; Manageress boxing on for third.

Veteran hoop Dwayne Dunn delivered a typically smart performance aboard Don’t Doubt Mamma to win the Let’s Elope Stakes and believes she will only improve off the run.

“She’s been a great horse to me,” Dunn said.

“It was a little bit awkward today – I raced pretty close which was a bit surprising. It was from a good barrier, but she travelled up well.

“She went a little bit flat early in the straight but she really charged late and she’s a very nice filly. She had to overcome a few hurdles today to get herself out of jail.

“She doesn’t carry a lot of condition, but her coat hasn’t come on yet and Tony said she was about 80% today, and will improve off the back of this.

“I’m sure there’s another good race in store for her very shortly.”

McEvoy was impressed by both horse and rider this afternoon, and believes a race like the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) on Caulfield Guineas Day is not out of her reach this time.

“Dwayne didn’t have many options and he showed great patience, he didn’t panic and trusted her,” McEvoy said.

“She’s a real pro and just loves winning. She’s very talented with 58kgs on her back, because she isn’t very big.

“I’ll talk to the guys that own her, but I’d be pretty confident to get her into a handicap back in weight. She’s got the stats to win a race like the Toorak.

“If you look back at her Sandown Guineas run behind Mahuta whent hey walked that day, she was fantastic and probably should have won that day.

“She’s out of a family that should run a mile and a quarter, bit a mile doesn’t worry me at all.”

Don’t Doubt Mamma jumped at $7 odds to win the Let’s Elope Stakes with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au!

2016 Let’s Elope Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 1 58kg $6.50
2 4 THAMES COURT David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 0.1L 8 57kg $8.50
3 11 MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Chris Parnham 0.5L 6 55kg $26
4 6 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Patrick Moloney 0.6L 4 55kg $18
5 8 METAPHORICAL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Currie 1.1L 10 55kg $21
6 3 CATCH A FIRE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 1.2L 3 58kg $20
7 15 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Ben Melham 1.3L 5 55kg $10
8 12 TELOPEA (GB) Darren Weir Damien Oliver 1.4L 16 55kg $5.50F
9 14 ROCKOLICIOUS Darren Weir Michael Dee (a) 1.5L 14 55kg $13
10 18e EGYPT Mark Kavanagh Craig Williams 1.7L 9 55kg $14
11 5 C’EST BEAU LA VIE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Luke Nolen 2.7L 13 55.5kg $12
12 10 MY SISTER LIL John Price Dom Tourneur 2.8L 11 55kg $21
13 1 BADAWIYA Mick Price Craig Newitt 3L 7 59kg $8.50
14 9 CHOOSE Lee & Shannon Hope Ben E Thompson (a) 4.75L 2 55kg $41
15 19e CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL Melissa Wells Darren Gauci 6L 12 55kg $101
16 7 ALL CERISE Chris Waller Daniel Stackhouse 8.75L 15 55kg $26

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Chautauqua jumps into The Ever...

The Everest 2018: Santa Ana La...

The Everest 2018: Santa Ana Lane to run for Inglis

Three times Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane will fill the slot owned by Inglis...

Nature Strip odds on to stake ...

Nature Strip odds on to stake a claim for The Everest

Emerging sprinting star Nature Strip is odds on to stake a claim for the $13m...

Sunshine Coast Guineas winner ...

Sunshine Coast Guineas winner The Bostonian set to return to Australia in the Spring

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is considering a Spring Carnival campaign for The...

Glasshouse Handicap winner Jam...

Glasshouse Handicap winner Jamaican Rain to be set for 2018 Myer Classic

Cranbourne trainer Richard Laming will be chasing more rain affected tracks in...

Horse Racing Today

Megablast top of The QueenR...

Plenty of money for Jukebox in...

Plenty of money for Jukebox in 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes betting

An early flood of money has seen the Ciaron Maher trained Jukebox a firming...

Chautauqua jumps into The Ever...

Chautauqua jumps into The Everest calculations after passing barrier test

The grey flash Chautauqua has jumped into calculations for a slot in the $13m...

Jukebox draws barrier 6 in sma...

Jukebox draws barrier 6 in small 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes field

Former top two year old Jukebox has drawn barrier six a small eight horse...

First Crush draws midfield in ...

First Crush draws midfield in capacity 2018 Grafton Cup field

Race favourite First Crush has drawn nicely at midfield in a capacity 2018...

Race Results

The Queen’s Cup Trophy next for 2018 Caloundra Cup winner Megablast

2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara winner Prompt Response in line for Everest slot

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap winner

Wet track gave The Monstar the edge in winning 2018 Moreton Cup

Egg Tart wins P.J. O’Shea Stakes: Caulfield Cup 2018 Spring Target

Race Previews

Megablast top of The Queen’s Cup odds

Plenty of money for Jukebox in 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes betting

Chautauqua jumps into The Everest calculations after passing barrier test

Jukebox draws barrier 6 in small 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes field

Colless to re-unite with Tyzone in 2018 Ramornie Handicap

Fields & Form

Megablast top of The Queen’s Cup odds

Plenty of money for Jukebox in 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes betting

Chautauqua jumps into The Everest calculations after passing barrier test

Jukebox draws barrier 6 in small 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes field

Colless to re-unite with Tyzone in 2018 Ramornie Handicap