Looking Ahead - July 1

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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.

Friday at Muswellbrook, we’ve got a colt from a Group 3-winning mare with a well-credentialled family, while at Geelong we look at a pair of horses. The first is a half-sister to the very good filly Princess Posh (Canford Cliffs {Ire}), and the other is a daughter of a German 1000 Guineas winner.

Muswellbrook, Race 1, 12.15pm AEST, TAB 2YO H., $25,000, 1000m

Let’s Roll, 2-year-old gelding (Shalaa {Ire} x Miss Foxwood {Fastnet Rock})

This debut gelding is from the Group-placed mare Miss Foxwood, who is a half-sister to the G3 Frank Packer Plate winner Rockwood (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}). Both are from Foxwood (NZ) (Centaine), who wasn’t just a good producer but also a two-time Group 1 winner, namely of the New Zealand 2000 Guineas. There is a fair bit of Asian form on this page, namely through Mr Clint (NZ) (Power {GB}), a Champion Stayer in Singapore.

Let’s Roll was consigned to the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Segenhoe Stud, where he was bought by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Racing for $160,000.

Let's Roll as a yearling | Image courtesy of Magic Millions

The gelding is trained by the pair at Randwick and he’s been good in recent trials. He was fourth in his first outing at Randwick on June 3, and then second last time out on June 15. He will have jockey Reece Jones in the saddle from barrier six.

Geelong, Race 1, 12.30pm AEST, Toddy & Kingy Time-Honoured Shielf 2YO Mdn, $35,000, 1347m

Princess Tosen, 2-year-old filly (Tosen Stardom {Jpn} x The Baroness {Viscount})

This unraced filly is from the mare The Baroness, making her a half-sister to the dual Group 3 winner Princess Posh. Princess Posh was an excellent filly in Newcastle, and she was placed in a stack of Group races, including the G1 Kingsford-Smith Cup and G1 Coolmore Classic. Further along in this pedigree is the G1 Doomben 10,000 winner Mr Innocent (Mr Henrysee {USA}).

Princess Tosen was consigned to the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Attunga Stud, selling to Ciaron Maher Bloodstock for $160,000.

Princess Tosen as a yearling | Image courtesy of Magic Millions

The filly is trained by Maher and David Eustace at Ballarat, and she’s had only jump-outs to date. She’s been useful in those, finishing second and third in her last two. She’ll have jockey Harry Coffey in her debut from barrier one.

Geelong, Race 3, 1.30pm AEST, bet365 Odds Drift Protector 3YO Fillies Mdn, $35,000, 1447m

Kween Kanali, 3-year-old filly (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn} x Kali {Ger} {Areion {Ger}})

This unraced filly is trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young at Cranbourne, and she has one of the most interesting pages in the race. She’s a daughter of the German mare Kali (Ger) (Areion {Ger}), who was a winner of the G2 German 1000 Guineas. Kali was also second in the G2 Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly.

Kween Kanali was consigned by Arrowfield Stud to the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. She was unfortunately placed as Lot 1 and was withdrawn.

Lord Kanaloa (Jpn) | Standing at Shadai Stallion Station, image courtesy of Shadai Stallion Station

The filly is now raced in the colours of Ozzie Kheir, and she’s had a few preparations leading up to this debut. She was most recently third in a Cranbourne jump-out, and she’s got jockey Daniel Moor in the saddle from barrier nine.

Looking Back

Our Looking Ahead selections on Thursday fared poorly. At Hawkesbury, Monte Invincible (I Am Invincible) was unplaced, while at Bendigo, both Russian Glam (Russian Revolution) and Dictionary (All Too Hard) were also unplaced.

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