Looking Ahead - January 20

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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 concentrate our efforts on the Sale meeting with a regally-bred filly in Tony McEvoy’s yard followed by a high-priced yearling from the Lindsay Park operation and a well-bred 3-year-old on debut for James Cummings.

Sale Constructions 2-Year-Old Plate $35,000 1105 metres 12.40pm

Enood (Deep Impact {JPN}) has an impressive pedigree and while she will be at short odds looks a grand prospect to successfully kick off multiples. The filly is out of the unraced Redoute’s Choice mare Charming Estelle, who has produced three winners including the Listed Ryder S. winner Manhattan Street (Manhattan Rain). The dam is a sister to the former Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee and potent Group 1 family of the mighty Lonhro (Octagonal {NZ}) and his brother Niello and Grosvenor (NZ) (Sir Tristram {IRE}).

Trained by Tony McEvoy for Sheikh Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Enood was excellent on debut when she finished powerfully for second at Flemington. With the benefit of that race day experience, she is expected to go one better this time out.

Enood as a yearling

Sale Carlton Draught Maiden $35,000 1105 metres 1.15pm

A $600,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy for Vinery Stud, Manasari (More Than Ready {USA}) is a half-sister to the multiple winner and Group 3 placegetter Ameristralia (Fastnet Rock). Their dam Heart Ashley (USA) (Lion Heart {USA}) was successful in the G3 Cicada S. and the G3 Miss Preakness S. and is a half-sister to the G1 Santa Anita Gold Cup winner Cupid (USA) (Tapit {USA}) and the G3 Railbird S. winner Ashley’s Kitty (USA) (Tale Of The Cat {USA}).

Manasari had a couple of runs last year and was third on debut and spelled after finishing fifth at her next start. The David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained filly hasn’t trialled ahead of her return, but her stable is skilled at achieving first-up results and she looks a good play here.

Manasari as a yearling

Sale Ladbrokes 3-Year-Old Maiden $35,000 1205 metres 1.50pm

Impersonate (Reset) is a daughter of the G1 Australian Oaks and G3 Adrian Knox S. winner Rena’s Lady (Arena), who is doing good stud at stud with all four of her foals to race having been multiple winners. The dam is out of the Listed Silk Stocking S. winner Boisterous Lady (Lady (Rivotious {USA}), who has also produced Rena’s Lady’s full siblings Vatuvei, winner of the G2 International Cup, and Raise, successful in the G3 Adrian Knox.

The Godolphin-owned filly has been given plenty of time to develop, as her pedigree would suggest she might need, and has drawn ideally to make her debut. In the hands of Michael Dee, she should be ready to give a strong account of herself.