Looking Ahead - September 19

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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.

We have found a couple of lightly-tried 3-year-olds that look on the verge of winning strikes at the Warwick Farm meeting while at Cranbourne the local training combination of Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young have a maiden that could be well worth keeping an eye on.

Warwick Farm ANZ Bloodstock New Handicap $50,000 1400m 1.25pm

Bring The Magic (Sebring) has made a promising start to her career and she now looks ready to shed her maiden tag. She has finished in behind the major players in both of her appearances, including a placing on debut behind Saturday’s G2 Tea Rose S., winner Miss Fabulass (Frankel {GB}).

A $250,000 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale purchase, the Chris Waller-trained filly is out of the Bernardini (USA) mare Belladini whose first foal has been a winner and is a half-sister to the Group performer Mrs Kipling (Exceed And Excel). She is a daughter of the G2 Edward Manifold S., winner Twiglet (Twig Moss {FR}), the dam of the former champion Hong Kong sprinter Fairy King Prawn (Danehill {USA}) and the G1 Salinger S., winner Easy Rocking (Barathea {IRE}).

Bring The Magic was a $250,000 Easter purchase

Warwick Farm TAB Rewards Plate $50,000 1100m 2.00pm

Coco Diablo (NZ) (Exceed And Excel) has finished runner-up in both of her starts and from an inside gate and with James McDonald to take the reins she looks ideally-placed to go one better. Trained by the Hayes and Dabernig combination, the filly is from a potent New Zealand family developed by Sir Peter Vela and his late brother Phillip.

The 3-year-old’s dam Devil’s Song (NZ) (Stravinsky {USA}) was unraced, but three of her four foals to race have been successful and she is a half-sister to the G1 New Zealand Oaks winner Vapour Trail (NZ) (Jetball) and the G2 Great Northern Guineas winner Santagostino (NZ) (Giant’s Causeway {IRE}).

Cranbourne TAB Cranbourne Cup 14/10/10 Maiden Plate $26,000 1400m

Fresh runner Perfect Award (Shamus Award) could provide some each-way value on his return for Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young. Given a breather after two handy efforts in the winter, he has plenty going for him on pedigree.

The gelding is a half-brother to the Listed Parramatta Cup winner More Energy (Fastnet Rock) with their dam the dual Group 1 winner Perfect Promise (SAF) (Caesour {SAF}). She is a sister to the former champion South African filly Irridescence, who also won the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong.