Looking Ahead - February 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.

On Tuesday, a Snitzel filly from one of Australia's best families makes her debut at Kembla Grange, while at Warrnambool, Peter Gelagotis steps out a 2-year-old and Aaron Purcell has a 3-year-old having his first start.

Kembla Grange Race 2, Kembla Grange Mdn, 1300m, 1:50pm AEDT

Tuesday Special (Snitzel) makes her debut for Bjorn Baker and is sure to attract plenty of attention based on her pedigree alone. She is out of four-time Group 1 winner Tuesday Joy (NZ) (Carnegie {Ire}), making her a half-sister to Girl Tuesday (Street Cry {Ire}), who won her first four starts before being beaten first-up at Rosehill last Saturday.

This filly also belongs to the extended family of More Joyous and Sunday Joy and was a recent trial winner at Warwick Farm before finishing fourth at a subsequent Randwick trial. Much like her sister, she will be given time to develop but this looks a very suitable maiden to kick things off.

Warrnambool Race 3, Rafferty's Tavern 2YO Mdn, 1000m, 5:00pm AEDT

Trainer Peter Gelagotis paid $300,000 for Audacious Beau (Brazen Beau) at last year's Easter Sale and he makes his debut in what looks a fairly shallow 2-year-old maiden. He was competitive enough in his only trial ahead of this, finishing second at Werribee.

He is a half-brother to Listed winner Shigeru Sendan (Denman) as well as two other winners. They are out of city winner Flute of Bubbly (Encosta De Lago), a close relation to Truly Wicked, Ticket To Rome and Great Glen.

Audacious Beau pictured as a yearling

Warrnambool Race 4, Bade Ness Rural Mdn, 1100m, 5:30pm AEDT

Lord Of The Turf (Animal Kingdom {USA}) steps out for the first time having closed off nicely in a recent Camperdown jumpout, where he travelled deep and was only beaten around 1.5 lengths.

He is the first foal of Vienna Lady (Snitzel), a winner herself on debut, who is a half-sister to the multiple stakes winner Monton (Catbird). Their dam Dynamic Flyer (Marauding {NZ}) is out of G1 Thousand Guineas winner Bianco Flyer (Godswalk {USA}). Trainer Aaron Purcell bought him for $40,000 at the 2017 Classic Sale.

Lord of the Turf pictured as a yearling