Debut 2YO Winner for Hellbent

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday April 2

Opening her account with a soft debut win on heavy ground at Geelong on Tuesday was the Anthony and Sam Freedman trained Hellbent filly Irrefutably, who has a full brother entered for the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale.

Irrefutably wins eased down at Geelong - image Reg Ryan / Racing Photos

She settled nicely in the run for Damian Lane and unleashed a big finish to surge home and win the 1140m maiden by more than a length over the Waterhouse Bott trained Zoustar filly Shivermepink.


“She was good today. She’s a filly that has taken really big steps this preparation and really improved into her trial and from that trial again into today,” said Damian Lane.

Irrefutably was a $130,000 Inglis Classic purchase from Yarraman Park for Dream Thoroughbreds / Bluegrass Bloodstock / Anthony Freedman Racing and is a sister to Group III placed Divine Glory.

She is the fifth winner from five foals to race out of Never Doubt Me, an 11 time metro winning Not a Single Doubt me mare from the family of Group III winner Kisses.

Yarraman will offer a weanling full brother to Irrefutably by Hellbent from Never Doubt Me at the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale as Lot 108.

Hellbent is having a super season with 68 winners of over $7million including four stakes-winners Benedetta, Hell Hath No Fury, Fully Lit and his Group I winner Magic Time, who has accepted for the $3million Group I ATC TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday and has drawn gate one.

Magic Time won the G3 PJ Bell Stakes at Randwick on heavy ground last autumn - image Steve Hart

Adept on heavy ground, she will be unfazed if the anticipated rain arrives in Sydney before the weekend.





Race Result - bet365 Mdn Plate 1140m

Geelong Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:08.08
- 2f Hellbent (AUS) x Never Doubt Me (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: Damian Lane 57
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $130,000
Seller: Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
Buyer: Dream Thoroughbreds / Bluegrass Bloodstock / Anthony Freedman Racing
- 2f Zoustar (AUS) x Pretty In Pink (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Tnr: G Waterhouse & A Bott Rdr: Jye McNeil 57
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $520,000
Seller: Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing/Kestrel Thoroughbreds
Butterfly Style
- 2f Merchant Navy (AUS) x Blithe Belle (AUS) (Hard Spun (USA))
Tnr: M D Moroney Rdr: J Mott 57
Lady Gimlet
- 2f Starcraft (NZ) x Lady Lupino (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Tnr: D T O'Brien Rdr: W Egan 57
Immortal Joy
- 2f I Am Immortal (AUS) x Joyano (AUS) (Equiano (FR))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: M Michel 57
- 2f Headwater (AUS) x Afleet Esprit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Tnr: Tom Dabernig Rdr: Will Price 57
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