Double For Single Note
Mar 02, 2017
As a tearaway leader kicked lengths in front at Sandown on Wednesday it looked a tough task for Single Note to run her down but that's just what she did, pinning her ears back and showing great heart to claim victory in a heat of the Mitavite Challenge.
Rising in class and distance having won a BM64 over 1400m at her previous start at Pakenham, Single Note was considered somewhat of a doubt at the mile but she dispelled that notion with her tough performance.
"She was certainly strong to the line," said a delighted Don Healy who admitted that during the race the way it was run was of concern - "I was not too happy at the turn but I was half way down the straight!"
Jockey Ryan Maloney however was always happy - "I just ran the race to suit myself and when the leader took off I just waited, waited. She had to dig deep but she did, she did everything right today."
A four times winner from 22 starts, the consistent Single Note is owned by a big group of happy owners led by Bambatu Thoroughbreds' Peter Macvean and Andrew Lafontaine.
A daughter of Not A Single Doubt, she was bred by our great friends at Hillside Thoroughbreds from whom we purchased a lovely Sepoy colt at this week's Inglis Melbourne Premier.
A half-sister to the Inglis Premier winner Gold Force, Single Note is out of a half-sister to the triple Gr.1 winner Mentality. Her dam Blue Note by the globe-trotting champion Falbrav was served last spring by Deep Impact having foaled a Hinchinbrook colt in November.