Looking Ahead - January 28

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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 start out with a debutante at Te Teko, then head to Sandown to look at a filly who debuts off a good jump-out performance, before it's off to Warwick Farm, where Joe Pride gives a Chosir filly her bow off a string of really strong trials.

Te Teko Race 1, The Beacon 1400, $10,000, 1400m, 12:24pm NZDT, 10:24am AEDT

Tony Pike targets Intrigue (NZ) (Showcasing {GB}) at this race on debut and she looks like a filly who could make strong progress early in her career. She was fourth in a trial last month but did not get any room to make ground and she shouldn’t find such traffic problems from barrier 10 here.

Her dam Forever and Ever (Ire) (Monsun {GER}) hails from a strong European family, with her mother Time Ahead (GB) placed at Group 1 level and a half-sister to Group 3 winner Time Away (IRE) (Darshaan {GB}), the dam of Time On (GB), while multiple Japanese Group winner Incantantion (JPN) (Sinister Minister {USA}) also features on the pedigree page.

Intrigue as a yearling

Sandown Lakeside Race 1, Ladbrokes Plate, $60,000, 1200m, 1:00pm AEDT

Arigato (Choisir) makes her first race track appearance off a recent jumpout at Mornington, where she settled back along the rail and worked home well to finish a close-up second. It was a professional display which augurs well for her debut.

A $180,000 buy at Magic Millions for her trainer Shane Nichols, she is out of Listed winner Takanori (Vital Equine {Ire}), who is a half-sister to stakes-winner Tee Emar (Mossman) from a family that includes Alma's Fury (Refuse To Bend {IRE}), Enforced (Snippets)and Mr Murphy (Danehill {USA}).

Arigato as a yearling

Warwick Farm Race 1, Events By ATC Plate, $60,000, 1100m, 1:25pm AEDT

Kylease (Choisir) has been very good at the trials of late, winning two of them at Warwick Farm before being narrowly beaten by one of her rivals here in this race in Lashes (I Am Invincible) at her latest trial. She debuts for Joe Pride with an expectation she won't take long to break her maiden.

She was a $60,00 buy for her trainer at the 2017 Classic Sale and is out of Lalani (Lonhro), who is from the family of Group 1 winner Fashions Afield (Redoute’s Choice) as well as Kiss and Make Up (More Than Ready {USA}), Rose of Danehill (Danehill {USA}) and Runway Star (Northern Meteor) which hails back to this filly's fourth dam, the Group 1 winner Wrap Around (Bletchingly).

Kylease as a yearling