Looking Ahead - 24th October

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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 have a look a couple of likely maiden runners at Warwick Farm and at Ipswich focus on a promising daughter of Spirit Of Boom.

Warwick Farm Membership Now Open Plate $50,000 1300m 2.00pm

Chris Waller has a strong hand in the race and Taj (So You Think {NZ}) might be his best chance. A sound second on debut, he is sure to have derived benefit from that experience and will have a two kilo pull on the field courtesy of Sam Weatherley’s claim.

His dam Little Surfer Girl (Encosta de Lago) was more than handy and won three times at Listed level and was Group 3 placed. She is a daughter of the three-time Group 1 winner Special Harmony (Spinning World {USA}), who is out of the G3 WATC Sires’ Produce S., winner Marooned Lady (Marooned {GB}), the dam of the Group 2 winning siblings King Canute (King Of Kings {GB}) and Redwoldt.

So You Think

Warwick Farm TAB Rewards Plate $50,000 1300m 2.35pm

Singing Sand (Poet’s Voice {GB}) is out of the French black type performer Sabkha (USA) (Green Desert {USA}), who has left six winners including Zubbaya (Dubawi {IRE}), who claimed the Listed Alexandra S. The dam’s grandmother Niodini (USA) (Nijinsky {CAN}) was successful twice at Group 3 level in England.

Trained by James Cummings, Singing Sand finished in the money in two of her three appearances last season and has had a pair of quiet trials ahead of her return.

Ipswich Active Body Conditioning Maiden $20,000 1200m 12.43

Frangipani Moon (Spirit Of Boom) won both of her trials for David Vandyke and finished an encouraging second on debut before she was turned out. The 3-year-old was successful at the trials again last month and from a good gate looks a strong chance to open her account.

The filly is out of the winning Jet Spur mare Purfectress, who boasts an international pedigree. Her third dam Courageous Dancer (IRE) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}) was a black type performer in England and the family also includes the G2 Champagne S., winner and G1 Dewhurst S., placegetter Sure Blade (USA) (Kris {GB}).

Spirit Of Boom