Looking Ahead - October 11

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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.

On Thursday we head to Wyong for a Chris Waller mare having her first start before going to Mornington to check out a close relation to the mighty Mufhasa and a quality stayer back in class looking for another win

Wyong Race 1, Tab.com.au Mdn, $35,000, 1350m, 1:05pm AEDT

Frascati Miss (NZ) (Jimmy Choux {NZ}) makes her long-waited debut for Chris Waller as a 4-year-old. She was close-up in a recent trial at Rosehill, working home well for fourth behind a horse which performed well at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

A $210,000 buy at the Karaka Sales in 2016, she is out of a Zabeel mare, Shaheen, who is a half-sister to Mufhasa (NZ) (Pentire), the former two-time NZ Horse of the Year. It's a strong pedigree and it wouldn’t surprise to see her show plenty on debut.

Frascati Miss as a yearling

Mornington Race 1, Ladbrokes Back Yourself Mdn, $26,000, 1000m, 1:30pm AEDT

Born Bad (I Am Invincible) makes his debut for Chris Meagher in a race where there are plenty of first starters. He had a jumpout a couple of weeks ago at this track where he missed the start before rocketing around the field and claiming an impressive win.

He is out of the Listed winner Dashitude (Dash For Cash), who showed plenty early in her career, a family that also includes Light Action and Ventilago. He was a $135,000 buy at the 2017 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale.

Mornington Race 8, Ladbrokes Enhanced Odds BM64, $25,000, 1500m, 5:00pm AEDT

Aberro (All Too Hard) finds himself back in a very winnable race, second-up off a long spell. He was competitive with the best staying 3-year-olds last spring, including a sixth place in last year's G1 Victoria Derby before returning when well-backed but well-beaten at Flemington.

He is out of the mare Secret Cause, who has been an excellent producer for her owners with G1 South Australian Derby winner Escado (Casino Prince) as well as G2 Edward Manifold S. winner Se Sauver (Bel Esprit).