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Looking Ahead - September 5

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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.

Today, we’ve found two sons of champion stallion Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) to monitor on the Kensington track and a Darren Weir first-timer to keep an eye on at Ballarat.

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High-priced yearling Adana (Snitzel) looks well-placed add a maiden success to his rich pedigree when he steps back up to a more suitable trip here. The colt has placed in two of his five appearances from Chris Waller’s stable and Hugh Bowman will ride the 3-year-old again.

Adana was a $1.1 million Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase and is a brother to the winner and Listed placegetter Bowerman. They are out of Sabanci (Encosta de Lago), who is a half-sister to the G1 Krisflyer International Sprint winner Green Birdie (Catbird). It is also the family of the G1 Chipping Nortron S., winner Casino Prince (Flying Spur) and the G1 Champagne S., winner Onemorenomore (Red Ransom {USA}).

Adana was a $1.1 million Magic Millions purchase

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An international pedigree will be on show when Bandol (Snitzel) attempts to continue the perfect start she has made to her career. Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, she was a debut winner at Hawkesbury off the back of two trial wins.

Bandol is out of Miss Match (ARG) (Indygo Shiner {USA}), a Group 1 winner in both her homeland of Argentina and in the United States. She is a half-sister to the G1 Belmont Acorn S., winner Carina Mia (USA) (Malibu Moon {USA}) with another top-flight winner Miss Linda (ARFG) (Southern Halo {USA}) also featuring.

Bandol was purchased by Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $675,000 at the Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale.

Bandol was a $675,000 Sydney Easter yearling purchase

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First-up hope Junipal (Reset) has won his only trial and is from a family that his trainer Darren Weir knows so well.

The colt is a half-brother to Palentino (Teofilo {IRE}), who the champion trainer prepared to win five races including the G1 Australian Guineas, the G1 Makybe Diva S., and the G2 Blamey S. Their dam is the four-time winner Palatine Hill (Palace Music {USA}) with Meteoroid (Northern Meteor) and Sublimity (Testa Rossa) other black type winners in the family. Junipal will be ridden by John Allen, Weir’s number one trackwork rider.