There’s Not A Single Doubt About Dale
By Dean Croker
Canberra based trainer Mathew Dale’s successful association with sire Not A Single Doubt continued at Wagga yesterday when debutant Not A Dancer demolished a field of two-year-olds by seven lengths over 1000 metres.
Jumping as a $2.60 favourite, Not A Dancer ridden by Brendan Ward bounced to the front and never looked threatened, kicking clear on the turn to run away with an impressive win, leaving the rest of the field to fight it out for the minor placing’s.
She has been working really well and we thought we would giver her a run before she goes for a spell,” Dale said.
Not A Dancer won her only trial two weeks ago at Canberra for two and three year old maidens (900m), giving Dale the confidence to press on to a race start.
“She trialled very well at Canberra the other day,” said Dale. “She is a big rangy athletic sort of filly that is probably about sixth months away, but she is a nice type and the Not A Single Doubt breed go really good,” he added.
Canberra based trainers also filled the placing’s with Enrol Again, trained by Bernie Howlett in second place and Come Prepared from the Joseph & Jones stable grabbing third. Come Prepared came into the race after a second at Canberra last start to Party Dress with Enrol Again finishing fifth in the same race.
Last Saturday Dale tasted success at Flemington when his other two-year-old filly by Not A Single Doubt, Jackpot Queen took out the $70,000 two-year-old handicap (1000m).
“There were no races available in New South Wales so we opted to head down to Melbourne and it was a great result,” explained Dale.
“She'll probably have a little break now and come back in about six weeks.
“There's an Inglis bonus race at Caulfield over 1000m.”
Dale will look to have three winners from three starts in a week with the Not A Single Doubt breed when he saddles up Unanimously in the $70,000 Candana Handicap (1100m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
"He returned in great fashion at Canterbury and he is going really well at the moment.”
"He is coming off three weeks from his first-up run into his second-up run and he's always performed well off that break in the past with two city wins." said Dale.
Dale is still unclear on the path Unanimously will take after this weekend with a possible trip to Brisbane on the cards.