Looking Ahead - April 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 Sunday, we travel to the Sunshine Coast where a filly by I Am Invincible and gelding by Snitzel will make their debut, while Lindsay Park steps out a well-related son of Sebring at Geelong.

Sunshine Coast Race 2, 12:02pm AEST, Pablo's Tex Mex Mdn, $21,000, 1000m

Plenty of interesting debutantes here, with Zavy's Hope (I Am Invincible) chief amongst them. A $350,000 buy at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale for Blue Sky Bloodstock, this grey filly is out of Epic Faith (Dash For Cash), the half-sister to Group 1 winner Brazen Beau.

That makes this filly a three-quarter sister to the rising star Darley stallion, with his dam, Sansadee (Snaadee {USA}), stakes-placed herself and out of a half-sister to American stakes winner Majestic Answer.

Zavy's Hope has been competitive at both trials to date, the latest when third at Aquis Park Gold Coast a couple of weeks back.

Zavy's Hope as a yearling

Geelong Race 2, 1:50pm AEST, The Grovedale Hotel Mdn, $35,000, 1312m

Lindsay Park gives Major Gowen (Sebring) a debut here having put him through a recent Flemington jumpout where he performed well, finishing second to a handy filly from Chris Wallers's stable called Voila (Choisir).

He was a $130,000 buy for his trainers at the 2017 Magic Millions Sale, being a full brother to Listed winner Sebring Sally and a half-brother to three other winners. The dam, Donna Amata (Anabaa {USA}) is a half-sister to two black-type winners in Yesterday (Red Ransom) and Donna Dior (Marscay). Their dam Donna Cara (NZ) (Sir Tristram {Ire}) is a Group 2 winning half-sister to Fitting, the dam of G1 winner Catbird.


Sunshine Coast Race 6, 2:22pm AEST, Secure Access Pty Ltd Mdn, $21,000, 1200m

Bullet Speed (Snitzel) was a pricy buy for Magus Equine at the 2017 Easter Sale, costing $340,000 and makes his debut for Matt Dunn after a couple of decent trials of late, including a third at the Gold Coast earlier this month.

His dam The Huntress (Husson {Arg}) won a stakes race at just her second start for Mick Kent and this is her first foal. She is from the family of fellow stakes-winners Danaides (Rory's Jester) and Reigning Belle (Military Plume {NZ}).

Bullet Speed as a yearling