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Slipper Winner’s South African Ties

Brilliant Not A Single Doubt colt Farnan made it win number five from just six starts when making all the running to land the G1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

The Gai Waternhouse/Adrian Bott colt bounded from gate 12 for Hugh Bowman and led all the way to score a commanding length and three-quarter win over Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Away Game (Snitzel) with talented colt Mamaragan (Wandjina) a brave third at his second race start.

In the process Farnan provided jockey Hugh Bowman with a first Golden Slipper win.

Farnan, who is out of Street Cry’s high-class daughter Tallow, had previously captured the G2 ATC Silver Slipper Stakes and G2 ATC Todman Stakes.

The colt, a first Slipper winner for his pensioned sire Not A Single Doubt, was a $550 000 buy from the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Tallow herself won three of her 12 starts, with the Street Cry daughter’s victories including a score in the G3 Vanity Stakes of 2010.

Farnan is Tallow’s second stakes winner sired by a son of Redoute’s Choice, with the mare also responsible for Lonhro Plate winner Sandbar (by Snitzel).

Tallow herself is out of the five time winning Lion Hunter mare African Queen, who also features as the dam of G3 BRC Grand Prix Stakes runner up Mr Light Blue.

Further back, this is the family of the Sabine Plattner owned Petite Dane, whose 10 lifetime victories included a win in the 1999 Ascot Fillies Nursery, where she accounted for Danehill’s champion daughter Laisserfaire by three-parts of a length.

A daughter of Farnan’s great-grandsire Danehill, Petite Dane also made her mark at stud, with her seven winners headed by Michaelmas Handicap winner Danish Silver (by Silvano).