Turangga Farm Stakes Run Continues
Tara Madgwick - Sunday May 6
A stakes double last Saturday for Turangga Farm bred Glenall and Let Me Sleep On It was a pre-cursor for even more stakes success with exciting Not a Single Doubt  filly Champagne Cuddles scoring a track record breaking win in the Group III Gold Coast Guineas on Saturday.

The Bjorn Baker trained filly was having her first run back from a lengthy spell having not raced since finishing second in the Group I ATC Flight Stakes to Alizee and second in the Group I ATC Golden Rose to Trapeze Artist during the spring.

Champagne CuddlesForm like that always made her appear a class above her rivals for this 1200 metre assignment and she duly had their measure, forging clear of Whypeeo to win by a length in a course record breaking 1:07.65.

"There's no more deserving horse of this victory," said Bjorn Baker, who has patiently brought the filly back to racing following surgery for bone chips in a fetlock.
"She's top class and you only have to look through her form through the spring to see she did an amazing job.

"She's hard not to love this filly. She's got a great attitude."

Bred by Turangga Farm and consigned to the Magic Millions, Champagne Cuddles was passed in shy of her $200,000 reserve and is leased by Champagne Ladies Syndicate, a big syndicate of very happy women including members of the Ramsey family.

Surprisingly her Guineas victory was her first Black Type win, Champagne Cuddles now boasting the impressive record of three wins and five placings from eight starts with prizemoney topping $630,000.

Not a Single DoubtChampagne Cuddles is the second last foal for Turangga Farm legend Sky Cuddle, who died in 2016.

Bred and retained to race by Stuart Ramsey, Sky Cuddle won the Group I VRC Emirates Stakes and was the best of five stakes-winners from the farm's blue hen producer Suggestive, so it is lovely to see Champagne Cuddles gaining Black Type and adding further success to this terrific female family.

Champagne Cuddles is the 56th stakes-winner for Arrowfield Stud's Not a Single Doubt, who stands this year at $99,000, the highest fee for which he has ever stood.

Brandons Gold Coast Guineas Gr3 1200m
Gold Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 1:07.65
1
1.0
Champagne Cuddles
T: Bjorn Baker J: C W Brown 55
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Sky Cuddle (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Alexia Fraser Bloodstock Warwick Qld
B: Stephen Gray $70,000
2
1.0
Whypeeo
T: A J Edmonds J: J Lloyd 57
3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Sunset Boulevard (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
3
3.0
Marble
T: James Cummings J: D J Browne 57
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Parables (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
4
4.8
Shogun Sun
T: K M Schweida J: James Orman 57
3g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Lady Somers (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
5
6.3
Freddie Fox Trot
T: L D Kelly J: R Plumb 57
3g Foxwedge (AUS) x Tamieka (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
6
7.3
Magnufighter
T: G R Duncan J: R Fradd 57
3c Magnus (AUS) x Le Bel Away (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
7
8.3
Ours To Keep
T: Chris Munce J: B N Stewart 57
3g Seidnazar (AUS) x Picabelle (AUS) (Piccolo (GB))
8
9.3
Absolutlypositivly
T: B and D Guy J: C Whiteley 55
3f Sepoy (AUS) x Absolute Dream (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
9
9.8
Setoga
T: Steven O'Dea J: S Cormack 57
3g Your Song (AUS) x Shower Of Steel (AUS) (Comet Shine (CAN))
10
9.9
Meikas
T: R L Heathcote J: Ron Stewart 55
3f Show A Heart (AUS) x Tiger Cat (GB) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: Darren Dollimore $10,000
11
10.4
Jinx 'n' Drinx
T: W J Phelan J: M Hellyer 55
3f Falvelon (AUS) x Miss Jinx (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
12
10.7
Smart As Attack
T: L D Kelly J: B El-Issa 57
3c So You Think (NZ) x Morning Light (AUS) (Danehill (USA))