Looking Ahead - December 5

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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, our attention has been drawn to a pair of 3-year-olds we feel can shed their maiden tags at Warwick Farm and a smart staying prospect who will step out at Ladbrokes Park.

Warwick Farm Farewell Bill Prain H $50,000 1400 metres 3.05pm

Estroverto (Pierro) is a son of Majestic Music (Al Maher), who won twice at Group 2 level and claimed a pair of Group 3 events. She is out of Regal Flute (Royal Academy {USA}), who is a sister to the G1 Thousand Guineas winner Serious Speed. It is also the family of black type winners Reldas (Testa Rossa), Victory Chant (General Nediym) and Guard Of Honour (Northern Meteor).

A half-brother to two winners, Estroverto was a solid fifth on debut last season and then finished fourth behind the subsequent G2 Stan Fox S. winner Tarka (All Too Hard) before a break. He has been given two trials to ready him for his return and from a handy barrier should get every opportunity in the hands of Corey Brown.


Warwick Farm Bowerman’s Office Furniture H $50,000 1400 metres 3.45pm

Haut Brion Her (Zoustar) wouldn’t need to improve much on her debut second on the Kensington track to open her account for Chris Waller and James McDonald. With the benefit of that experience, the 3-year-old should be particularly hard to roll.

The filly is a daughter of the two-time winner and G2 Light Fingers S. runner-up One In A Million (Redoute’s Choice). Three of her foals to race have been successful, including the G3 McKay S. winner Karacatis (Hussonet {USA}) and the Listed Australia Post S. winner Shamillion (Shamardal {USA}). One In A Million’s dam Happen (Zeditave) was also a black type winner.

Haut Brion Her as a yearling

Ladbrokes Park Hillside Araza H. $40,000 2400 metres 6.15pm

Progressive staying prospect Ruomaza (NZ) (Azamour {IRE}) has proved a smart piece of business since his purchase from Kevin Myers’ New Zealand stable. He has won a further two races from a handful of starts for Darren Weir and a step up in distance should be ideal at this stage of the 4-year-old’s career.

A NZ$20,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale purchase, Ruomaza is a son of the G3 Manawatu Challenge S. winner Country Rose (NZ) (Centaine) and she is a half-sister to the G2 Edward Manifold S. and G2 Queen of the Turf S. winner Ugachaka (NZ) (Danasinga). It is also the family of the G2 Ajax S. winner High Cee (NZ) (Marju {IRE}) and the former Singapore Horse of the Year Bocelli (NZ) (Lord Ballina).