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Looking Ahead - November 13

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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 looks at a couple of live maiden chances at the Queanbeyan meeting and a colt at Te Aroha looking to capitalise on a drop back in grade.

Te Aroha Diprose Miller Maiden $10,000 1600m 12.15pm

A significant drop back in class presents Arrogant (NZ) (Ocean Park (NZ) with a golden opportunity to win for the first time in his career. The colt was second behind the subsequent G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas runner-up Dawn Patrol (NZ) (Dawn Approach {IRE}) two runs back before he was unplaced in the G2 Sarten Memorial.

A $130,000 Karaka purchase, Arrogant is a son of the unraced O’Reilly (NZ) mare Charmeuse (NZ), who is a half-sister to the multiple Group 1 placegetter Savile Row (NZ) (Makfi {GB}). An international pedigree page also features the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Solemia (IRE) (Poliglote {GB}).

Arrogant pictured as a yearling

Queanbeyan Walsh’s Hotel Maiden $22,000 1460m 2.20pm

Egyptianbear (Bearcat) has been sparingly raced and now looks ready to repay her connections’ patience. She has showed good improvement and off a fourth placing two runs back she finished runner-up last time out.

A half-sister to a winner, the 4-year-old is a daughter of the unraced Babylonia (Chimes Square) and the family of the G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Hobart Jones (So Secret) and the Listed winners La Vie Amour (Show A Heart) and Miss Comanche (Opera Prince).

Queanbeyan Moraschi Roofing Maiden H $22,000 900m 4.50pm

Attuned (Your Song) was a $32,000 Inglis Great Southern Bloodstock Sale purchase and is a son of Chik Chik Boom (Thorn Park), a winner over 1000 metres. Chik Chik Boom was a $240,000 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale buy and is a half-sister to the G2 Challenge S., winner and G1 Galaxy H., placegetter Villa Verde (Not A Single Doubt).

An improving type, Attuned finished fifth on debut last season before a spell and trialled well ahead of his resuming fourth over this course and distance. With the benefit of that outing, the 4-year-old can make his presence felt here.