Looking Ahead - December 14

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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 look at a regally-bred youngster on debut at Scone, a Canterbury Park-bound maiden on the verge of a breakthrough and a promising filly stepping out at Moonee Valley.

Scone Horsepower 2YO Maiden $22,000 900 metres 1.25pm

Paris (Snitzel) has excellent credentials as a half-sister to the G1 All-Aged S. and G1 Doomben Ten Thousand S. winner English (Encosta de Lago). Their dam is the multiple Group winner Court (Anabaa {USA}) and her grand-dam is a half-sister to the dual Group 1 winner and successful sire Grand Lodge (USA) (Chief’s Crown {USA}).

Passed in for $800,000 at the Inglis Sydney Yearling Sale, Paris is now raced by Newhaven Park and Peter Moody and trained by Clarry Connors. The filly has trialled on three occasions and won her latest outing at Rosehill earlier this month.

Paris as a yearling

Canterbury Park Member Get Member H $50,000 1200 metres 6.45pm

There looks to be a sense of timing about Sennacherib (Bernardini {USA}), who has showed good progress in his two appearances to date. The Richard Freedman-trained colt was fifth on debut at Hawkesbury and then improved to finish third last time out at Newcastle. He has an ideal draw for rider Tommy Berry to give the 3-year-old every opportunity.

Sennacherib is a son of the unraced Georgia’s Loot (Secret Savings), who is a half-sister to the G2 Turffontein November H. winner Seattle Ice (Xaar {GB}) and the Listed Falcon Sprint winner Profit Report (Noverre {USA}). The G3 South Australia Fillies’ Classic winner Pleasuring (Hard Spun {USA}) is another noteworthy family member.


Moonee Valley Ausmeter H $40,000 1200 metres 7.00pm

A $360,000 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale buy, Steamboat Sally (Snitzel) has come back from a spell to good form for Peter and Paul Snowden. She finished runner-up at Echuca in her re-appearance and then won at Moe before a third placing over this course and distance.

Steamboat Sally is a daughter of the G2 Phar Lap S. winner Colorado Claire (Hussonet {USA}), who has also produced the G2 Todman S. winner Gunnison (Not A Single Doubt). The dam is a half-sister to the G2 Dilmah Vase winner Moonovermanhattan (Manhattan Rain) and to the dam of the G3 Champagne S. winner Selenia (Not A Single Doubt). The family also boasts the presence of the G1 Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Bubbles (Sebring) and the G1 Greyville Champion S. winner Soqrat (Epaulette).

Steamboat Sally as a yearling