Looking Ahead - March 6

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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 the chances of a debut winner who steps out on the Kensington track, while in Victoria a well-related maiden has taken our eye at Bendigo.

Kensington tab.com.au H. $50,000 1250 metres 3.45pm

As the winner of his only start, Classique Legend (Not A Single Doubt) is the least experienced contender but his debut victory was achieved in style and he has the pedigree to suggest he can make his mark in far stronger company.

Prepared by Les Bridge, the grey was a $400,000 Inglis Classic Sale buy and is a son of Pinocchio (Encosta de Lago). She is a sister to the five-time Group 1 winner Shooting To Win and a half-sister to the G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner Purrealist (Tale Of The Cat {USA}). The G2 Magic Night S. winner Mardi’s Magic (Kenny’s Best Pal) also appears on the pedigree page.

Classique Legend

Bendigo No Fuss Event Hire Maiden $35,000 1500 metres 3,20pm

Buffalo Bill (High Chaparral {Ire}) has an interesting background with the $160,000 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale buy out of Runaway Princess (Royal Academy). She is a half-sister to the multiple stakes winner Lets Make Adeal (Red Ransom {USA}). Their dam is the former Australian Horse of the Year Let’s Elope (Nassipour {USA}).

Trainer Mike Moroney opted not to trial Buffalo Bill before he made his first appearance and he gave a solid account when fifth over 1400 metres at Benalla early in February. He’s sure to improve with that experience and a step up in trip for him looks right on the money.

Buffalo Bill as a yearling