Dignified Doubt took her record to two wins in three starts with a victory at Kilmore on Thursday (April 21).
Owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds are now eyeing a step up in class for the promising Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trainee, who was also notching up a second win on the bounce with a strong performance.
Johnny Allen was back in the plate, as he was for her maiden victory, and gave the daughter of Not A Single Doubt a confident ride on the rain-softened track. Breaking well from the barriers, the Irish-born rider rushed his mount forward before settling in second, one off the rails. There the pair remained, tracking the fractions, until the turn for home when Allen asked his partner for a little more. The filly moved powerfully into the lead, and it quickly came apparent she wasn’t for catching. Kept up to her work inside the final furlong, she recorded a two-length win.
A soft win for Dignified Doubt & Johnny Allen ☘️@cmaherracing pic.twitter.com/krz4JDoPP0
— Racing.com (@Racing) April 21, 2022
“That was a really nice win,” stable representative Georgia Denis told Racing.com post-race. “Johnny rode her perfectly, and there’s a bit of a leader’s bias on the track today, so we knew she’d have to hold her spot up front. She carried a bog weight on this kind of track, so that’s a great effort, and she seems like she’ll get further after that.
“She’s a filly we like quite a lot; hopefully, she can progress on and maybe we’ll look at getting her into town for a nice midweeker.”