Looking Ahead - November 21

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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.

For racing on Tuesday, we go to Bairnsdale where a well-related Better Than Ready filly debuts for Matthew Brown. Then, at Newcastle, a colt by Australia’s leading second-season sire, from a quality US family, has his first start.

Bairnsdale, Race 3, 2.30pm AEDT, Four’N Twenty - The Great Australian Taste Mdn Plate, $27,000, 1000m

One Sided Love, 3-year-old filly (Better Than Ready x Moonsong {Redoute’s Choice})

Bred by Galaxy Breeding Syndicate, this filly was offered by Newhaven Park at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale (Book 2). She was knocked down to Matthew Brown Racing for $70,000.

One Sided Love is out of a two-time winner who has produced two winners - the Group 3 victress Lunar Impact (Real Impact {Jpn}) and the stakes performer Man Of Choice (Manhattan Rain). Moonsong is a half-sister to Playamongthestars (Galileo {Ire}) - the dam of the Listed winner Playa Del Puente (Elzaam).

One Sided Love as a yearling | Image courtesy of Magic Millions

Other stakes winners on the filly’s page include Gregers (Commands) and Ofcourseican (Mossman).

Liam Riordan takes the ride.

Newcastle, Race 6, 4.20pm AEDT, New Era Technology Mdn Plate, $42,000, 1200m

Costner, 3-year-old colt (Trapeze Artist x More Than A Legend {USA} {More Than Ready {USA}})

Bred by Vieira Group, this colt was consigned by Widden Stud at the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. He was bought for $320,000 by John O’Shea Racing.

Costner is from a winner at a mile (1600 metres) in the US who is a half-sister to the stakes performers Bonnano (Stephen Got Even {USA}) and Smokin’ Legend (USA) (Smoke Glacken {USA}).

Costner as a yearling | Image courtesy of Inglis

Stakes winners on the colt’s page include Binalegend (USA) (Binalong {USA}), Street Sense (USA) and Elusive Sparkle (USA) (Elusive Quality {USA}).

Costner has won two of five trials and will debut under apprentice Zac Lloyd.

Looking Back

From Sunday, Neferure (Justify {USA}) and Time To Chat (Pierro) were unplaced at Donald.

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