The Vanity For McEvoy

21
Feb

Tony McEvoy will spend some time deliberating on the next race for Don’t Doubt Mamma after her victory in Saturday’s Group III The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington.
Don’t Doubt Mamma proved too good in The Vanity at Flemington. Photo: Darryl Sherer
Don’t Doubt Mamma ($7) settled behind the leaders before the home turn and accelerated into the lead under Dwayne Dunn 200m out then held the late rally from Egypt ($21) to score by a head.

“She surprised me a bit today, to come out and beat those other top line fillies and first-up today, fresh as she is, means there is a lot to look forward to,” McEvoy said.

“We’ve worked her out more now, she was showing me more speed at home than she did at the races but as she has matured she has become more professional”

Don’t Doubt Mamma only arrived at Flemington on Wednesday after preparing at Kildalton Park in South Australia and McEvoy said the daughter of Not A Single Doubt is likely to head to Sydney soon.

“The Australian Guineas is a tempting offer for sure but she’ll tell us where she is best suited,” McEvoy said

“We’ll see how she comes through it – she’s a pretty uncomplicated filly.

“There’s a mares race (Frances Tressady Stakes) back here and the Australian Guineas or we can go three weeks into the Coolmore Classic in Sydney.

“There are a few options to work out but it’s a nice problem to have.”

Perfect Reflection ($3 fav.) made some late ground between horses in the straight to be beaten one length into third.

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