Undefeated Not a Single Doubt Filly Wins G3 Guineas Prelude

Tara Madgwick - Saturday September 26

Promising Sydney three year-old Love Tap was not the only undefeated three year-old to taste Group success on Saturday with exciting Not a Single Doubt filly Instant Celebrity following suit to make it four wins from as many starts in the Group III MRC Guineas Fillies Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Instant Celebrity wins the G3 Guineas Prelude for fillies  - image Pat Scala - Racing Photos

Prepared by Phillip Stokes, Instant Celebrity has been honing her craft in Adelaide winning her only two starts as a juvenile at the back end of last season including the Listed SAJC Oaklands Plate before resuming from a spell to win at Morphettville on September 12.

Ridden quietly back in the field by Craig Williams, she unleashed an impressive turn of foot to surge home and win by a length.


She’s always done everything good back at Morphettville and just kept improving and got the confidence. She’s a real class act,” said Phillip Stokes indicating his filly would progress to the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas (1600m).

“I don’t think the mile will be a problem. She’s a lovely big scopey filly and I think she’ll even get further in time.”

A homebred for Trevor Robertson, Instant Celebrity has won all four starts to date earning over $267,000.


Instant Celebrity earns a pat from Craig Williams - image Racing Photos

She is the best of three winners from stakes-winning Starcaft mare Celebrity Girl, who was bought by Robertson for $500,000 at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

She comes from a very successful Victorian Black Type family that has produced quality fillies such as Dashing Granada, Northeast Sheila and Jacqueline Rouge as well as Lonhro’s Group I placed Group III winner Generalife.

The first two foals Mr Robertson bred from Celebrity Girl to reach the track were by Sepoy and I am Invincible.

Both were handy winners, but after foaling a Not A Single Doubt filly in 2017 and missing to Pierro, Trevor Robertson consigned Celebrity Girl to the 2019 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale carrying a positive test to Pierro.

She was purchased by Aquis Farm for $280,000, but sadly her colt foal by Pierro died after birth and she missed to Santos last year.

Robertson had much better luck with the Not A Single Doubt filly who was raised at Mill Park and is Instant Celebrity!

Instant Celebrity is the fourth stakes-winner this season for much missed Not a Single Doubt, who was retired from stud duty earlier this year.


Race Result - Thousand Guineas Prelude-F Gr2 1400m

Caulfield Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:25.28
Instant Celebrity
T: P Stokes J: Craig Williams 56
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Celebrity Girl (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D Oliver 55
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Personify (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Fastnet Rock
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $640,000
V:Cressfield, Scone
B: T Magnier / BBA Ireland
Rock My Wand
T: Matthew Smith J: L Currie 55
3f Wandjina (AUS) x Rose Of Montana (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Gainsborough Lodge, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Matthew Smith Racing
Night Raid
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M Zahra 56
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Raid (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Sheamus Mills Bstock (FBAA)/Mick Price Racing
Love Sensation
T: K L Corstens J: L Nolen 55
3f Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Ithacan Queen (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
T: R W Huxtable J: John Allen 57
3f Zebedee (GB) x Amalgamate (AUS) (Zenno Rob Roy (JPN))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $14,000
V:Mill Park Stud Meningie SA
B: Mick Huxtable
T: R D Griffiths J: W Pike 55
3f Redwood (GB) x Morena (NZ) (Keeper (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $105,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
Mozzie Monster
T: J D Sadler J: Jamie Kah 55
3f Sebring (AUS) x Valentine Miss (AUS) (Danetime (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: David Digney
Jenni's Rainbow
T: D R Brideoake J: B Melham 55
3f More Than Ready (USA) x Three Rainbows (IRE) (Kingmambo (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $75,000
V:Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA
B: Cape Schanck Stud
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jye McNeil 55
3f Reliable Man (GB) x Avisto (NZ) (Tavistock (NZ))
River Night
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 56
3f Night Of Thunder (IRE) x River Pearl (AUS) (Helmet (AUS))
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