Looking Ahead - November 10

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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 zero in on a well-related mare Rosehill, a first-starter at the Sunshine Coast and a smart trial performer at Te Rapa.

Rosehill Bowling Club After Party $125,000 1100m 7.20pm

Promising 4-year-old Montrachet (Fastnet Rock) makes her return and trialled well on the course ahead of resuming. She is a winner at Rosehill and was put away by Team Hawkes after finishing fourth in the G3 Hawkesbury Guineas.

She is a half-sister to the Group 2 winners Satin Shoes (Flying Spur) and Zarzuela (Zabeel) with their dam Star Satire (NZ) (Volksraad {GB}).

She was successful on five occasions, including in the G1 Otaki-Maori WFA S., and has a 100 per cent record at stud with all six of her foals to race having won.

It is also the family of the dual G1 winner Ray’s Hope (NZ) (Star Way {GB}) and the two-time Group 2 winner Silver Wraith (NZ) (Silver Dream {GB}).

Montrachet as a yearling

Sunshine Coast Lance’s Mowing & High Pressure Cleaning 2YO $75,000 1000m

David Vandyke has an interesting runner with Designated (Rubick) to make his debut on his home track. He hasn’t been sighted at the trials, but has drawn ideally and the experienced Damian Browne will guide his fortunes.

Designated will be the first foal of Blitzem Belle (Danehill Dancer {IRE}) to race and the dam won and was placed as a 2-year-old.

She is a half-sister to the G3 Carr S., placegetter Anyaas (Commands) and to Manhattan Blues (Manhattan Rain), who was a juvenile winner and finished fourth in the G1 Blue Diamond S.

Designated as a yearling

Te Rapa Tavern 2YO $22,500 1000m 12.20pm

Probabeel (Savabeel) has looked sharp at the trials for trainer Jamie Richards and impressed in her latest when winning at the expense of subsequent race day winner Bavella (Snitzel).

Both horses are owned by Cambridge Stud’s Brendan and Jo Lindsay and on their behalf, Te Akau principal David Ellis purchased Probabeel out of Waikato Stud’s draft at Karaka for $380,000.

The filly is a daughter of the Group performer Far Fetched (NZ) (Pins) with the second dam a half-sister to the G2 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Legless Veuve (NZ) (Pins).

The pedigree also features the stakes winner and G1 VRC Sires’ Produce S., winner Urbane (NZ) (Sir Godfrey {FR}).