Looking Ahead - September 24

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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 look at the chances of a lightly-tried maiden and a debutante at the Pakenham meeting and a novice at Qeanbeyan who looks on the verge of breaking through.

Pakenham Racing.com Maiden $23,000 2200m 1.25pm

She’s Deluxe (NZ) (Savabeel) is on the verge of producing her first winning run and this looks a gilt-edged opportunity for the lightly-tried mare to strike. She has progressively stepped up in distance and was a sound second last time out over 2000 metres. A 4-year-old, she is raced by trainer Mick Price and Waikato Stud principal Mark Chittick.

A sister to the stakes performer General James (NZ), She’s Deluxe boasts a strong pedigree and is out of an unraced half-sister to the G1 Australasian Oaks winner Marju Snip (NZ) (Marju {IRE}). Their grand-dam is the multiple Group 1 winner Candide (NZ) (Sound Reason {CAN}).

Speedy Seedlings S., Maiden Plate $23,000 1000m 1.55pm

The John Moloney-trained Invincible Kate (I Am Invincible) will debut here in the hands of Michael Dee, who rode the filly in her only trial. That was on a heavy track and improved footing should suit her better.

She was purchased by Prime Thoroughbreds for $220,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and is a half-sister to two multiple winners. They are out of Country Kate (Bureaucracy) and her mother Wangaratta (Dalmacia {NZ}) was a Group performer. It has been a solid-performing family at black type level.

Queanbeyan Homestead Press Maiden Plate $22,000 1460m 3.40pm

Who’s Shout (Dreamscape) has showed enough in his brief career to date to suggest that he can lose his novice tag here. He had won both of his trials before minor placings in both of his race day appearances.

His mother Shout It Out (Alert {ARG}) was a multiple winner and is out of a half-sister to the Group 3 performer Silent Whisper. The headline act in Who’s Shout’s pedigree is the multiple Group 1 winner Desert War (Desert King {IRE}), whose half-brother Laser Hawk (Artie Achiller {USA}) won the G1 Rosehill Guineas.