Record Priced Not A Single Doubt Stays Unbeaten
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Gunnison is making an excellent fist of justifying his $850,000 price tag by keeping his record at a perfect two for two in Saturday's $300,000 Group II UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) on a rain-sodden Randwick track.

The Inglis Easter Yearling purchase is the most expensive Not A Single Doubt yearling ever sold.

He broke his maiden at Canberra on February 19, earning a $50,000 Inglis bonus in winning the Lightning Ridge Plate for two year-olds.

In a thrilling finish, Gunnison with Blake Shinn in the saddle held the challenge of his stablemate Invader (Snitzel) under Joao Moreira by a short-head with two and a quarter lengths back to the John O'Shea-trained Veranillo (Medaglia D'Oro) in third. (photos Steve Hart).

Purchased by James Harron Bloodstock from the Arrowfield Stud draft, Gunnison will need to earn back his purchase price on the track as he has already been gelded.

He is the first foal of Group II Phar Lap Stakes winner Colorado Claire (Hussonet), a half-sister to Group II winner Moonovermanhattan and to the dam of Group III winner Selenia, who is by his sire Not a Single Doubt.

Bred and sold by Arrowfield in partnership with John Leaver's Planette Thoroughbreds for $220,000 at the 2010 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Colorado Claire raced for David Paradice, earning nearly $300,000 with 5 wins from 14 starts when trained by John O'Shea.

Colorado Claire has a Snitzel filly that will offered as Lot 84 in the Arrowfield draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling sale.

After foaling a More Than Ready colt on September 1, Colorado Claire was bred back to Not a Single Doubt.

The son of Redoute's Choice took his tally of stakes-winners to 37. 

Race 2 - Unsw Todman Stakes
Group 2 - 1200m

Class: Open. Track: Heavy(9). Time: 1:13.49. Sectional Time: 0:37.78 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $300,000 - 1st: $172,500 2nd: $57,000 3rd: $27,750.
 1   Gunnison T: P and P Snowden J: B Shinn
2g   Not A Single Doubt x Colorado Claire (Hussonet (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 0.1 Invader T: P and P Snowden J: J Moreira
2c   Snitzel x Flame Of Sydney (Encosta De Lago )
Lot 482 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Vendor - Noorilim Park, Arcadia
Buyer - Griffiths Racing  $250,000
 3 2.4 Veranillo T: J A O'Shea J: B Avdulla
2c   Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Shelters (Lonhro )
Not Offered
 4 3.2 Showtime T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry
2c   Snitzel x Flidais (Timber Country (USA) )
 5 5.7 Menari T: G A Ryan J: Tim Clark
2c   Snitzel x Isurava (General Nediym )
 6 8.9 Perast T: P M Perry J: G Schofield
2c   Snitzel x Thousand Veils (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
 7 12.2 Lightz T: J and G Lee J: A Hyeronimus
2g   Sepoy x Polar Success (Success Express (USA) )
 8 13.6 Snitch T: Peter Robl J: B Melham
2c   Lope De Vega (IRE) x Quaffle (Hurricane Sky )
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