Promising filly Dignified Doubt got off the mark at the second time of asking with victory at Kyneton on Thursday (March 31).
Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ daughter of Not A Single Doubt built on her solid debut effort when 2nd at Wangaratta last August and overcame her absence with a straightforward success.
In the hands of jockey John Allen, the three-year-old trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace went off as favourite after the late defection of Chart Buster. Breaking on terms, Allen moved his mount towards the front of the pack but allowed rival Hallowed Ground to set the early fractions. Sitting just a few lengths off the pace, Dignified Doubt stalked the leader until the crest of the turn for home. Allen began to stoke up the filly and the pair moved alongside the front-runner. A very brief battle for supremacy played out before the winner put the race to bed for a comfortable victory.
“She began well from a wide gate,” jockey Allen told Racing.com post-race. “Once the leader crossed us, we were about to get a good cart off of it. The leader put up a good battle late, but we were too strong for it.
“Hopefully, she’ll progress from that after a break and you’d imagine she’d get a bit further as well, so we’ll be looking forward to doing that.”
The @SegenhoeGroup bred, raised & sold Dignified Doubt (NASD x Dame Margo Fonteyn) proved far too strong for her rivals first up from a spell @KynetonHRock this afternoon. This smart filly was purchased by @PhoenixThoroug1 & trained by @cmaherracing 💪🏇🏿💨 pic.twitter.com/RNthi4bgya
— Segenhoe Group (@SegenhoeGroup) March 31, 2022