No doubt about Iffraaj mare

No doubt about Iffraaj mare1 Nov 2022

Iffin Doubt Dance put an end to a frustrating run of placings when she broke through in style over 1600 metres at Pukekohe Park.

The daughter of Iffraaj has required a patient approach and our trainer Lance Noble has done an admirable job with the four-year-old.

“She’s been a work in progress, she’s been quite weak but she has always tried her best,” he said.

Placed on six previous occasions, Iffin Doubt Dance was given an economical run close to the pace by Group 1-winning South African jockey Warren Kennedy.

They took control 300 metres from home and the mare was more than willing to forge clear and win with a good deal of authority.

“She’s going to be a stayer and we’ll get her up in trip now. We’ll keep her races spaced as she doesn’t carry a lot of condition,” Noble said.

“It was a lovely ride from Warren and he’s been riding a lot of work for us at the farm.”

Iffin Doubt Dance was bred by the Dowager Duchess Of Bedford and we bought her out of Brighthill Farm’s draft at Karaka for $130,000 and is a half-sister to Dance Card, who won on three occasions for us.

They are out of the Group performer Dancing Attendance, a daughter of Danehill Dancer who is a half-sister to the five-time Group winner Precedence.