Looking Ahead - March 30

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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 Saturday, a well related Team Hawkes colt looks for a stakes breakthrough, a cheap Tony Gollan filly aims for a debut win in Brisbane and a couple of fillies with very interesting pedigrees run for $250,000 in the VOBIS Gold Rush at Bendigo.

Rosehill Race 1, 12:30pm AEDT, G3 The Schweppervescence, $160,000, 1400m

Spring Loaded (Redoute's Choice) debuted with a close up second in the G3 Canonbury S. last month and while he failed in the G2 Todman S. since, the Team Hawkes colt should be suited up to 1400m in this event.

He was a $750,000 buy out of last year's Australian Easter Sale, being a three-quarter brother to South African 2-year-old stakes winner Traces (Snitzel). The dam Traceability (Charge Forward), who has yearling and weanling full brothers to Spring Loaded, is an unraced half-sister to Group 1 winners Master Of Design (Redoute's Choice) and Suntagonal (Octagonal {NZ}).

This colt's third dam is Princess Tracy (Ire) (Ahonoora {GB}), the dam of the champion producer Tracy's Element as well as the likes of Danasinga, Cullen and Towkay.

Spring Loaded as a yearling

Doomben Race 2, 12:42pm AEDT, Keylinks Community Services QTIS 2YO Hcp, $75,000, 1200m.

Sizzling Power (Sizzling) looked an absolute steal at last year's National Yearling Sale, with the half-sister to now multiple stakes-winner Snitzkraft (Snitzel) as well as three-time winner Vienna Miss (Snitzel) selling for just $8000.

The dam, Power O'Raylee (O'Reilly {NZ}) was a five-time winner on the track and a half to NZ Listed winner Moveovr (Postponed {GB}). G1 SA Oaks and G1 NZ Derby winners Heavenly Body and Uncle Remus also feature on the pedigree page.

Sizzling Power has been runner-up at her two trials to date, the last of which was earlier this week. It’s worth noting that she has also accepted for a 2-year-old race on the Gold Coast on Saturday, so may end up running there.


Bendigo Race 3, 1:30pm AEDT, Avenue Press VOBIS Gold Rush, $250,000, 1000m

This race is always wide open given the amount of money on offer and this year is no exception. There are a couple of fillies worth noting in the race. Addictions (Brazen Beau) was a $110,000 buy at last year's Melbourne Premier Sale and is a half-sister to Group 2 winner and Clear Mountain Fairview stallion Jabali (Exceed And Excel) as well as three other winners.

The second dam is Group 2 winner Love of Mary (Zeditave), who produced not only the stakes-placed dam of this filly Balalaika (King Of Kings {Ire}) but also Miss Scaramanga (Second Empire {Ire}), a Listed winner in South Africa. Love of Mary is a full sister to the dam of Hong Kong champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom (Encosta De Lago).

The other runner worth highlighting is King Princess (Reset), who becomes the first Lindsay Park trained horse to wear Lloyd Williams' colours in around 25 years. She is out of Zargana (Ire) (Zilzal {USA}), a half-sister to the dam of superstar mare Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar {USA}).

Brazen Beau