Not A Single Doubt / More Than Ready cross strikes again
SOME crosses just work. And time and time again they produce Group-race performers. The Not A Single Doubt / More Than Ready cross is exactly this, giving our Not A Single Doubt x More Stories colt the best chance of success.
With Single Bullet claiming the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, the cross has now produced three Group winners since Miracles Of Life swooped for the Group 1 Blue Diamond at Caulfield in February 2013, making this cross the most successful breeding cross for in-demand sire Not A Single Doubt in terms of Stakes winners and place-getters.
From 12 runners bred on this cross, a phenomenal 25% have emerged as Stakes winners, with total earnings in excess of $2.5 million.
The third Stakes winner on this cross is The Grey Flash, who took out the Group 3 Sires’ Produce at Morphettville in April 2015, while the cross would have had a second high-profile contender in the weekend’s Pago Pago Stakes if the well fancied Condor Heroes, who finished second in the Breeders’ Plate on debut in October, was not made a late scratching.
He looks to be an inevitable fourth Stakes winner for the cross, but the headline act is without doubt Not A Single Doubt’s best-performing progeny Miracales Of Life.
Triple Crown’s Not A Single Doubt x More Stories colt
Out of Dazzling Gazelle, Miracles Of Life followed up his win in the Blue Diamond with three further wins at Group level, including the Caulfield Sprint and Randwick’s Challenge Stakes, before claiming his second Group 1 on his final career start in the Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville in May 2015.
With our Not A Single Doubt / More Stories colt bred on this exact same cross, the stats alone suggest he has an excellent chance of making an exceptional racehorse. Yet being out of a half-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Shamekha, and from the family of Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Brave Warrior, this colt has everything on the pedigree page to conform to the stats.