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Looking Ahead - November 28

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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.

A first-starter and a last-start winner have caught our eye at Warwick Farm while at the Hillside a 3-year-old looks on the verge of a maiden success.

Warwick Farm Cabra-Vale Diggers Plate $50,000 1400m 2.00pm

From a breeding perspective, there will be plenty of interest in the debut performance of Maybach (More Than Ready {USA}). The colt has a lot to live up to on pedigree as a brother to the G1 Golden Slipper S. winner and successful sire Sebring and a half-brother to the G2 Ajax S. winner Pureness (Tale Of The Cat {USA}). Their dam is a half-sister to the G2 San Domenico S. winner Surtee (Momento {USA}).

A $1.3 million Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase, Maybach has been given two trials by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott leading into his first race day appearance and he won the last of them over 1200 metres at Gosford.

Maybach as a yearling

Warwick Farm Construction Consultants H $50,000 1200m 3.10pm

Seles (I Am Invincible) produced a tidy performance to make a successful return at Newcastle last month and has since had a quiet trial in the hands of race day rider Hugh Bowman. She has drawn ideally to give another top account of herself.

Bought by Star Thoroughbreds and Chris Waller Racing at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale for $130,000, Seles is a half-sister to the G1 South Australia Derby winner Leicester (Wanted). Their dam Defy The Odds (GB) (Galileo {IRE}) is a half-sister to the European Group 3 winners Multiplex (GB) (Danehill {USA}) and Memorise (USA) (Lyphard {USA}). It is also the family of Commander In Chief (GB) (Dancing Brave {USA}), the Group 1 winner of the English and Irish Derbys.

Seles as a yearling

Ladbrokes Park Hillside Multiverse Plate $30,000 1800m 1.35pm

Suburbia (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}) was sold for NZ$120,000 at Karaka by Waikato Stud and then realised NZ$350,000 at the Ready to Run Sale for Ohukia Lodge. The colt is a half-brother to the multiple stakes winner Residential (NZ) (Pins) with their mother Metropolitan (NZ) (Elusive City {USA}) also a black type winner.

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Suburbia has been a minor player in all three appearances and was a last-start runner-up at Bendigo over a mile. An extra 200 metres here should be ideal for the 3-year-old.

Suburbia as a yearling