Looking Ahead - January 22

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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, there are a couple of maiden contenders at Warrnambool we have taken a shine to and a well-bred 3-year-old set to resume at Wagga.

Warrnambool Bowman Financial Services Maiden $35,000 1400 metres 2.30pm

The famed Eight Carat (GB) (Pieces Of Eight {IRE}) family will be represented here by the first-starter Boomstock (NZ) (Tavistock {NZ}). He is out of the Zabeel (NZ) mare Obey (NZ), who is a three-quarter sister to the Listed VRC St Leger winner and Group 1 performer Berlioz (NZ) and a half-sister to the G2 Concorde H. winner Taimana (NZ) (Woodman {USA}). Their dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 winners and sires Danewin (Danehill {USA}) and his brother Commands.

Boomstock was a NZ$220,000 purchase at Karaka out of the draft of Cambridge Stud, who will offer his brother (Lot 257) at this year’s sale. Trained by Darren Weir and to be ridden by Dean Yendall, this 3-year-old comes in fresh having not been sighted since he won a 1000 metre trial at Warracknabeal in July.

Warrnambool Whalers Hotel Maiden $35,000 1200 metres 3.00pm

Tampering Falls (NZ) (Niagara) is a son of the Danasinga mare My First Fifteen (NZ), successful on three occasions and she is a half-sister to the G1 Arrowfield Stud S. winner Sixty Seconds (NZ) (Centaine) and her sister Spotswoode triumphed in the G3 Manawatu Classic. It is also the family of the G1 New Zealand Oaks winner Legs (NZ) (Pins) and the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Xtravagant (NZ) (Pentire {GB}).

Trainer Henry Dwyer has his stable in good form and Tampering Falls has the pedigree to suggest the Caulfield conditioner might expect further success with this NZ$25,000 Karaka buy.

Tampering Falls as a yearling

Wagga XXXX Gold Maiden $22,000 1000 metres 1.50pm

Lindsay Park’s Mutadaawel (Denman) is a half-brother to the stable’s multiple Group 2 winner and Group 1 performer Faatinah (Nicconi) with their dam Alqwah (IRE) (Danehill {USA}) a sprint winner in England. She is a half-sister to the G2 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner College Chapel (GB) (Sharpo {GB}). Speed is a feature of this family with the former New Zealand Horse of the Year and champion sprinter/miler King’s Chapel (NZ) (King Of Kings {IRE}) within its ranks.

Mutadaawel placed as a 2-year-old and makes his return here and with the benefit of the inside gate he should get every opportunity. He will also benefit from the kilo claim of apprentice Lewis German.