Looking Ahead: April 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 Friday, we’re following a debutante from the family of the champion sprinter Silent Witness and a well-related filly returning to action while at Cranbourne we zero in on a lightly-tried 3-year-old tipped to break through after an encouraging start to her career.

Tamworth Race 1, 1.15pm, Dutton Electrical $22,000, 1200m

Deepwood Vale (Redoute’s Choice) is a half-sister to the more than handy galloper Religify (Choisir), who won 13 races including the Listed Wayne Wilson Plate and was a multiple Group placegetter. Their dam is the unraced El Moxie (USA) mare Sacred Witness and she is a sister to the two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Silent Witness with the subject filly also closely related to the G2 Salinger S. winner and dual Group 1 placegetter Sister Madly (Redoute’s Choice).

Deepwood Vale as a yearling

A $110,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase, Deepwood Vale is trained by Paul Messara and he has given the 2-year-old a couple of quiet trials to ready her for debut. She will get every opportunity from an inside gate.

Tamworth Race 3, Allsopp Signs Maiden, $22,000, 1200m

Soori (Albrecht) might be worth considering at odds in her first appearance for seven months. She was turned out after an unplaced debut effort, but a decent trial last month at Wyong where she finished runner-up suggested she has benefitted from time.

Her dam Winifred (Fasliyev {USA}) was successful on two occasions and she is a half-sister to the mother of the G2 Kenilworth Trophy winner Head Honcho (SAF) (Querari {Ger}). It is also the family of the two-time North American Group 1 winners and sires Desert Wine (USA) (Damascus {USA}) and Menifee (USA) Harlan {USA}) and the former champion Singapore 2-year-old Super One (I Am Invincible), now resident at Newgate.

Cranbourne Race 4, 8.00pm, Highview Accounting & Financial Maiden, $35,000, 1600m

Head Noises (Sebring) is presented with a gilt-edged opportunity to shed her maiden tag after strong performances in both of her previous appearances. The 3-year-old was runner-up on debut and then found the line strongly for third at Pakenham. Beau Mertens continues his association with the filly.

Trained by Mick Kent, Head Noises is a half-sister to the multiple winner and Inglis Banner 2YO runner-up Can’t Remember (Statue Of Liberty {USA}). Their dam Sachariste (USA) (Fusaichi Pegasus {USA}) is out of the three-time Group 1 winner Sacahuista (USA) (Raja Baba {USA}), who also produced the Group 1 winner and producer Ekraar (USA) (Red Ransom {USA}). It’s also the family of the dual top-flight winner Giant’s Steps (Arg) (Giant’s Causeway {USA}).

Sebring, sire of Head Noises