Looking Ahead - October 29

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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 Monday we check out a couple of Kris Lees debutants at Tamworth before looking at a Lindsay Park colt looking for his first win in benchmark class.

Tamworth Race 2, Advance Inland Security Mdn, $22,000, 1200m, 1:55pm AEDT

Power of Wexford (Snitzel) makes her debut for Kris Lees off a couple of recent trials, where she finished close-up. In her most recent, she was beaten less than a length at Newcastle and this looks a very suitable place for her to start her career.

Out of the black-type winning mare Kneeling (Encosta de Lago), she was a $450,000 buy for her trainer at the 2017 Easter Sales. Kneeling is a half-sister to That's A Good Idea out of the stakes-placed Sunday Service.

Power Of Wexford as a yearling

Tamworth Race 3 RJN Transport Mdn, $22,000, 1200m, 2:35pm AEDT

Another Kris Lees debutant takes our eye here in the colt Total Power (Dundeel {NZ}), who was a trial winner at Gosford last month. He may need more distance in time but shouldn’t settle too far away from barrier three.

A $150,000 purchase for his trainer at the same Easter sale as Prince of Wexford, he is out of Plumm (Encosta De Lago) who was placed in a G2 Adrian Knox S. She has produced High Power (High Chaparral), a three-quarter brother to this colt, who has won three of his eight starts.

Total Power as a yearling

Benalla Race 5, LB Electrical BM58 Hcp, $20,000, 1406m, 3:30pm AEDT

Burning The Clock (Akeed Mofeed {GB}) steps into BM58 class here despite being eligible for a maiden. This colt has been close-up in all three of his runs to date and he looks well-suited to breaking through against this field.

He is out of the Group 1 winning mare, Bel Mer, who his owners, Goldin Farms, paid $850,000 for in 2014 to send her to their stallion, Akeed Mofeed. All five of her previous named foals have been winners.

Akeed Mofeed