Looking Ahead - November 30

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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, there are a couple of lightly-tried horses that have taken our eye at Canterbury Park and a 3-year-old at Cranbourne that looks to be on the verge of a breakthrough.

Canterbury Park Tab.com.au Plate $50,000 1550 metres 6.45pm

A $200,000 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale buy for Sun Bloodstock, Stealth Sniper (Redoute’s Choice) is out of Timbourina (Timer Country {USA}), the dam of two winners. She was a smart mare who was successful in the G2 Wakeful S. and placed in the G1 Canterbury Guineas and the G1 VRC Oaks. Timbourina is a half-sister to the G2 Magic Night S. winner Media (Gilded Time {USA}) who was also placed in the G1 Golden Slipper S.

Stealth Sniper was a winner at the trials before he opened his 3-year-old campaign at Wyong where he finished runner-up. The colt then went to Randwick where he was second again so he looks a strong chance to go one better for trainer Gerald Ryan and jockey Brett Prebble.

Stealth Sniper

Canterbury Park Foodies Market Sprint $50,000 1200 metres 8.45pm

The exciting Connemara (Fastnet Rock) makes her return here for Bjorn Baker and resumes off a Kembla Grange trial success earlier this month. The mare was given a similar build-up last preparation before winning her only two starts at Gosford and Scone and was then spelled.

The 4-year-old is a half-sister to the stakes winner Tawteen (Stratum) and Well Sprung (Star Witness). Their dam Sprung (USA) (Grand Slam {USA}), who won the G3 Natalma S., is herself a half-sister to the G1 Oak Leaf S. winner Tali’sluckybusride (USA) (Delineator {USA}). It is a handy North American family that also includes the Group 3 winner Doctor J Dub (USA) (Sharp Humor {USA}).

Fastnet Rock

Cranbourne Victorian On Course Bookmakers Maiden $27,000 1600 metres 8.00pm

Don’t Look Now (Hinchinbrook) has made a bright start to his career with two placings from three appearances. He was a last-start runner-up at Seymour and he appeals as a strong chance to open his account on his home track for trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young.

The 3-year-old is out of the Sebring mare Spiritriser Bean, who is a half-sister to the Group performer Prix Sang (Red Ransom {USA}) and a family that features the G1 Randwick Guineas winner Kementari (Lonhro). It has also made its mark further afield with the champion UAE sprinter and G1 Golden Shaheen winner Sterling City (Nadeem).

Don't Look Now