Looking Ahead - November 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.

On Monday, we are focussed on Seymour where Mick Price has a well-related debutant, a well-bred filly for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace takes our eye and a Hinchinbrook gelding looks for a well- deserved breakthrough.

Seymour Race 1, Avenel Equine Hospital 3YO Mdn, $23,000, 1411m, 1:30pm AEDT

Speed Eight (Host {Chi}) makes his debut for in-form trainer Mick Price, who had five winners on the weekend, including a treble at Kilmore on Sunday. He did trial recently at Cranbourne and while he didn’t really finish off, he should improve here and the 1400m should be suitable.

He is a full brother to stakes-winner Mighty Like, the winner of 11 races, out of the mare Mighty Fine, bred by Julie Nicholson.


Seymour Race 2, Ben Davey Plumbing Mdn, $23,000, 1100m, 2:00pm AEDT

Sutphin Boulevard (Medaglia d'Oro) returns from a spell for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace off a so-so recent trial but on pedigree, is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

She is out of the stakes-winning mare Valourina (Snippets) making her a half-sister to three stakes winners in Timbourina, Media and Cardinal Virtue. Valourina herself is the sister to Brave Prince as well as the very talented Springfire, the third dam of Saturday's Railway S. winner Galaxy Star.

Medaglia d'Oro

Seymour Race 4, Mitchelton Wines Mdn, $23,000, 2015m, 3pm AEDT

Don’t Look Now (Hinchinbrook) is building to a win, having been narrowly beaten in a 1600m maiden at this track last time out. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained gelding looks very well-placed.

He was a $65,000 purchase at the Classic Sale, out of Spiritriser Bean (Sebring), a half-sister to stake-placed duo Prix Du Sang, and Happy Hussy. The likes of So Gorgeous, Stirling City, Tipungwuti and Wild Queen also feature on the pedigree page.

Don't Look Now as a yearling