Looking Ahead - April 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 Tuesday, we like the chances of a well-related filly at Kembla Grange while at Warrnambool a Lindsay Park debutante has caught our eye.

Kembla Grange Race 5, 3.15pm, Dapto Maiden H., $35,000, 1400m

The Mark Newnham-trained Sauvignon (Pierro) found 1100 metres on the short side when she made her debut at Hawkesbury where she made late ground to finish midfield. The well-related filly should be more of a force to be reckoned with now she is moving up in distance.

A $200,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy for Whitby Bloodstock, the 3-year-old is out of Angel Face (Fastnet Rock), who is a half-sister to the dual Group 2 winner Cats Whisker (Fusaichi Pegasus {USA}). She is the dam of the G1 Blue Diamond S. winner Catchy (Fastnet Rock) and from the family of the two-time Listed winner Perfect Harmony (Kampala {GB}).

Sauvignon pictured as a yearling

Warrnambool Race 5, 1.45, Callaghan Motors VOBIS Gold, $100,000, 1000m

Goldirocks (Marscay) failed to run a place during her racing days, but she has excelled as a broodmare with all eight foals to race having won. Her daughter Electrolytic (Written Tycoon) will attempt to continue that trend when she makes her first appearance. The Lindsay Park-trained filly will jump from the inside gate with Jamie Kah in the saddle.

Electrolytic’s pedigree boasts a strong European presence with her dam out of a half-sister to the stakes winner Lucayan Princess (Ire) (High Line {GB}), the mother of the four-time Group 1 winner Warrsan (Ire) (Caerleon {USA}) and his half-brother Luso (GB) (Salse {USA}), also successful four times at the elite level. Electrolytic was a $110,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale graduate.

Electrolytic pictured as a yearling