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Looking Ahead - June 11

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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, Gary Moore debuts a speedy son of Sooboog at Dubbo, while at Swan Hill, a promising filly looks to win a country 2-year-old feature for Andrew Noblet, while Matt Cumani resumes a talented colt after a year off the track.

Dubbo, Race 2, 12.54pm AEST, King Hall Jewellers Silver Goblet - 2YO H., $30,000, 1100m

Monster Bisque (Sooboog) is on debut for Gary Moore having trialled quite well recently at Randwick where he set a very hot pace and was only run down late. That would have brought him along nicely for his debut in this 2-year-old feature race.

Monster Bisque as a yearling

He was purchased for $22,000 through the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale from Grandview Stud, having initially been sold for $12,000 as a yearling at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. His sire Sooboog has produced nine winners to date from his first crop, while his dam, Dupre (Duporth) is a half-sister to Listed winner Nona In Command (Commands) and is related to influential broodmare Procrastinate (Jade Hunter {USA}), who is the dam of five stakes winners.

Swan Hill, Race 4, 2pm AEST, Jarron Arentz, Electrical VOBIS Gold Elvstroem Classic, $55,000, 1300m

The Andrew Noblet-trained All About Eve (Star Turn) broke her maiden in some style at Bendigo two back and then headed to Caulfield where she was beaten by only a narrow margin. That form lines up very well against her opposition in this race.

All About Eve as a yearling

She was a $110,000 purchase for her trainer, Carbine Thoroughbreds and Suman Hedge Thoroughbreds through the Rushton Park draft at the 2020 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. She is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Akkadian (Nicconi) and three other winners. Her dam, Garden Of Eden (Blackfriars) is an unraced half-sister to multiple stakes winner Grand Nirvana (Scenic {Ire}) out of the Group 3 winner Paradise Park (Bletchley Park {Ire}).

Swan Hill, Race 8, 4.30pm AEST, Kubota Swan Hill 3YO BM64 H., $35,000, 1200m

The Matt Cumani-trained Fortune Ahead (More Than Ready {USA}) returns to the track over a year since he was an impressive winner at Ballarat, when sitting on the pace and kicking clear to win by 2.25l. He looked pretty sharp at a recent Burrumbeet jump-out and was only narrowly beaten when ridden with a hold.

Fortune Ahead as a yearling

He was a $155,000 purchase from the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, where he was offered by his breeders Merricks Station. He is out of the Listed winner Miss Mooney Mooney (Redoute's Choice), who has produced two other winners. Miss Mooney Mooney is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Publishing (Testa Rossa) as well as to Sally's World (Agnes World {USA}), the dam of Lyndhurst Stud Farm's Better Than Ready.

Looking Ahead
Monster Bisque
All About Eve
Fortune Ahead