Looking Ahead - October 26

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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 sorted out a 2-year-old prospect and a promising maiden performer at the Canterbury Park meeting and a lightly-tried 3-year-old prospect at Pukekohe Park.

Canterbury Park Fastlane Karting Plate $50,000 1100m 6.15pm

Sally’s Day (More Than Ready {USA}) has made a promising enough start to living up to her deep pedigree. She was a smart trial winner at Warwick Fam in the hands of Christian Reith who again takes the reins for trainer Brad Widdup.

Bred by Vinery Stud, she was a $220,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase for John Singleton’s Strawberry Hill Stud. Sally’s Day is a sister to the multiple stakes winner and sire Better Than Ready with their dam Sally’s World (Agnes World {USA} a half-sister to the dual Group 3 winner Publishing (Testa Rossa) and the family of the G2 Tab.com.au winner Illustrious Lad (I Am Invincible).

Sally's Day as a yearling

Canterbury Park Total Canteen H $50,000 1200m 6.45pm

Terminology (Star Witness) has placed in three of her four starts and the stand-out form line is her debut second behind the subsequent Gr Silver Slipper winner and G1 Golden Slipper placegetter Sunlight (Zoustar).

A $300,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Terminology is out of Pristine Kristine (USA) (Spinning World {USA}) who is a half-sister to the G2 Queen of the South S., winner So Pristine (Zabeel {NZ}). It is also the family of the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy {NZ}).


Pukekohe Park Dunstan Feeds Maiden $10,000 1200m 12.18pm

Trainer Danny Walker has a tidy strike rate with his small team and Flying Flame (NZ) (Foxwedge) appeals as a top prospect to add to his record. He was unplaced at his only appearance, but can be forgiven as he was caught three wide without cover and has since trialled well.

A NZ$240,000 Karaka yearling out of Monovale Farm’s draft, Flying Flame is a son of the Montjeu (IRE) mare Moniette (NZ), who has left the South African Group 3 winner Ma Choix (Choisir). The dam is a half-sister to the G2 Counties Cup winner Kapitain Kash (NZ) (Kaapstad {NZ}) and to the dam of international Group 1 winner Aerovelocity (NZ) (Pins).