Looking Ahead - December 2

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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 take a closer look at a well-related pair on show at the Newcastle meeting and the chances of a son of a multiple Group 1 winner at Warrnambool.

Newcastle Max Lees Classic $75,000 900 metres 2.30pm

Kris Lees looks to have an excellent chance of winning a race named in honour of his father with Snowzone (Snitzel), who has shaped promisingly at the trials. The colt finished third in his first outing at Gosford and then won on his home Newcastle track. He has drawn perfectly and will be ridden by Andrew Gibbons.

Snowzone was a $220,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearly Sale purchase and has an impressive background. He is out of Snowdrift (FR) (Polish Precedent {USA}), who has already produced nine winners, including the G1 Galaxy H. winner Snowland (Snippets) and his brother Snippetson and the G2 Surround S. and G2 Magic Night S. winner Portillo (Red Ranson {USA}). The pedigree also features the G1 Prix Morny S. winner Myboycharlie (IRE) (Danetime {IRE}).

Snowzone as a yearling

Newcastle Sharp Electronics Group H $35,000 900 metres 3.45pm

Passed in for $300,000 at the Inglis Ready to Race Sale, Full Of Fire (I Am Invincible) has come on with a couple of trials for trainer Bjorn Baker and placed in his latest at Warwick Farm. The colt has an awkward draw, but has the experienced Corey Brown in the saddle.

There is plenty of speed close up in the pedigree as Full Of Fire is out of a half-sister to the G2 Silver Slipper S. winner Chance Bye (Snitzel) with her mother a half-sister to the Listed Breeders’ Plate winner High Rolling (Snippets). The dual Group 3 winner Mighty Lucky (Casino Prince) is another member of the family.

Full Of Fire as a yearling

Warrnambool Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs Harry Bell Maiden $25,000 1400 metres 12.40pm

Peace Brother (Pierro) can show improvement now he is up in trip and he has the pedigree to back his claims. The Henry Dwyer-trained colt was fourth on debut before an unplaced run, both were on soft tracks so he may appreciate a drier surface.

He was bought out of the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for $190,000 and is a son of the three-time Group 1 winner Keep The Peace (NZ) (Keeper). She is a half-sister to the multiple stakes winner Whosyourmaster (NZ) (Captain Rio {GB}) with the pair out of Peace Of Mind (Wild Rampage). She was successful on six occasions and is a half-sister to the Hong Kong Derby winner Makarpura Star (NZ) (Native Kingdom).

Peace Brother as a yearling