Looking Ahead - December 3rd

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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 head to Taree where Stephen Farley debuts a filly from a strong European family, while Kris Lees steps up a 3-year-old stayer to a suitable distance, while at Sapphire Coast an extended member of Black Caviar's family makes his first racetrack appearance.

Taree Race 2, Buy A Race Day Package @ Taree Mdn, $22,000, 1000m, 2:10pm AEDT

Wow Wow Kapow (Bernadini {USA}) makes her debut for the Stephen Farley stable having had a couple of preparations for Bjorn Baker without making the track. The most recent of her five trials was back in August, but she is drawn the inside alley and can show up for jockey Grant Buckley.

She was a $42,500 buy at the Classic Sale for Baker out of a family which harks back to champion filly Golden Opinion (USA), who is her third dam. European stakes winners Inner Temple and Dakhsa feature on the pedigree page.

Wow Wow Kapow as a yearling

Taree Race 4, Taree Races 17 & 23 Dec, Class 1 and Mdn, $22,000, 2000m, 3:20pm AEDT

Bedivere (Camelot {GB}) is having his third start for Kris Lees and given the improvement he made from his first start to his second, you’d expect him to relish the step up to 2000m for jockey Andrew Gibbons.

He looks bred to be real stayer out of Elle Elle Bee (Oratorio {Ire}), a half sister to Sydney Cup winner Niwot out of Listed winning stayer Too Darn Hot (NZ). He was a $70,000 yearling buy who was passed in at the Ready 2 Race sale.

Bedivere pictured as a yearling

Sapphire Coast, Bega Cup 2 Day Carnival 2nd &3rd Feb Mdn, $22,000, 1208m, 5:20pm AEDT

Farage (Eurozone) debuts from the outside barrier here for Barbara Joseph and Paul and Matt Jones having won a recent trial at Queanbeyan. A $40,000 Ready 2 Race buy last year after being a $50,000 yearling from the Inglis Classic Sale, he is out of the stakes-placed Abba.

Her third dam is a half-sister to Scandinavia, a brilliant sprinting filly in her own right and the dam of Magnus and Wilander as well of Helsinge, the mother of the superstar Black Caviar as well as All Too Hard.

Farage as a yearling