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Looking Ahead - Friday August 24

3 min read

Looking Ahead puts the spotlight on runners of interest across Australia and New Zealand. Whether they are a particularly well-bred or high-priced runner having their first or second start, a promising galloper returning to the track or a horse which has trialled particularly well, we’ll aim to give you something to follow.

On Friday we look at a well-bred recent jumpout winning having her first start, a well-related colt on debut at Ipswich and an in-form synthetic specialist stepping onto the turf.

Bendigo, Race 2, $26,000, Maiden - 1100m - 13:30 AEST

High-priced yearling Manasari (More Than Ready {USA}) makes her racetrack debut at Bendigo on Friday. She is from a very talented American family with plenty of black type and her dam was a G3 winner. Her half sister Ameristralia (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) was a four-time winner in Australia.

She was brought for $600,000 by Vinery at the 2017 Gold Coast Magic Millions and had three trials as a 2-year-old. She's had a couple of recent jumpouts at Flemington, the most recent a week ago which she won, with a big space back to third.

Manasari (More Than Ready x Heart Ashley), pictured as a yearling

Ipswich, Race 2, $15,000, 3YO Maiden - 1200m 13:48 AEST

Liability's (Redoute's Choice {Aus}) 3.5l recent trial win should ensure the first starter has plenty of followers in this race and a look at his pedigree only enhances the feeling that he should kick of his career with a win.

A half-brother to Listed winner Religify (Choisir), this colt was sold for $220,000 at the 2017 Gold Coast Magic Millions. His dam Sacred Witness (El Moxie {USA}) is a blood sister to former Hong Kong superstar Silent Witness.

Liability (Redoute's Choice x Sacred Witness), pictured as a yearling

Bendigo, Race 8, $30,000, BM78- 1400m - 16:30 AEST

In-form 4YO Reserve Street (Street Cry {Ire}} is looking for his fourth win in his past five starts when he takes on a reasonably strong benchmark field at Bendigo. All four of his wins have been on the Pakenham Synthetic, which is some query going back onto the turf, but the form from those races has been pretty strong. Having had just nine starts, he looks progressive.

Bought for $320,000 as a yearling by Ciaron Maher, he comes from a family with plenty of black type. His dam is a half to stakes winner Landlocked, while the likes of Bentley Biscuit, Thorn Park and Light Up the World also feature on his pedigree page.