Looking Ahead - June 12

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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 early in its career chasing maiden success, a promising galloper returning to the track or a horse which has trialled particularly well, we’ll aim to give you something to follow.

Three exciting runners are set to hit the track throughout Australia on Wednesday, including a well-bred and expensive I Am Invincible filly that is a half-sister to Shooting To Win and Deep Field making her debut on the Randwick-Kensington track. Also an Arrogate (USA) colt and an Almanzor (Fr) mare both look ready to win maiden races at Ballarat after running strong placings at their last starts.

Randwick-Kensington, Race 1, 12.50pm, AEST, James Squire H., $60,000, 1150m

I Found You, 2-year-old filly (I Am Invincible x Listen Here {Elusive Quality} {USA})

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained royally-bred I Am Invincible filly I Found You will debut at Randwick-Kensington on Wednesday over 1150 metres. She won her last trial very impressively at Randwick on May 16 over 1045 metres beating the super-talented Group 1 winner Broadsiding (Too Darn Hot {GB}).

The dam of I Found You, Listen Here was a very quick filly on the track winning three-times including the Listed Pewsey Vale S., but it has been as a broodmare where she has proven to be an absolute blue-hen of a mare.

I Found You as a yearling | Image courtesy of Inglis

She has left seven individual winners including the Group 1 winning and Group 1 producing Sire Shooting To Win, the Group 2 winning and Group 1 producing Sire Deep Field and the $1,000,000 purchase and Listed winning mare in Zaniah (Zoustar). The other four winners that Listen Here has produced are Berutti (I Am Invincible), Rights Of Man (Snitzel), Look And Listen (Hinchinbrook) and Monte Invincible (I Am Invincible).

A descendant of - the famed matriarch Eight Carat (GB) (Pieces Of Eight {Ire}) - I Found You comes from an outstanding family. Other successful group-performers within her pedigree are Luna Rossa (NZ) (Written Tycoon), She’s So High (I Am Invincible), Emerald Dream (Danehill {USA}), Zed (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}), Zabene (NZ) (Zabeel), and the full brother stallions by Danehill (USA) in Danewin and Commands.

Since producing I Found You, Listen Here has left a weanling colt by Zoustar and was most recently served in the spring by Russian Revolution.

I Found You was a $1,300,000 purchase by China Horse Club from the draft of Cressfield at the 2023 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Sportsbet-Ballarat, Race 4, 2.10pm, AEST, Peter Tobin Funerals Mdn P., $37,500, 1600m

Sacredarro (USA), 3-year-old colt (Arrogate (USA) x Hidden Rabid (Arg) {Hidden Prize} {USA}).

Ballarat’s Wednesday meeting will serve as the venue for Sacredarro’s (USA) second start after charging home for second on debut on the Sandown-Hillside course over 1600 metres behind the progressive filly Ginger Sweet (Tavistock {NZ}).

Sacredarro is a son of the superstar racehorse and classy ill-fated sire Arrogate (USA) and has a strong international pedigree with his page full of influential American stallions including Unbridled’s Song (USA), Fappiano (USA), Mr Prospector (USA), Fappiano (USA), and Distorted Humor (USA).

Arrogate (USA) | Image courtesy of Juddmonte

His dam Hidden Rabid (Arg) was a winner on the track over 1800 metres in Argentina, but it has been as a broodmare that she has flourished.

She has produced six winners including three stakes-performers in Argentina. The best of these has been Rabid In The Eye (Arg) (Catcher In The Rye {Ire}) who was a four-time winner including the G1 Copa De Oro, G1 G.P De Honor Copa Julio Y Carlos Menditeguy and the G2 Clasico Camparacion.

Pure Rabid (Arg) (Pure Prize {USA}) has been a seven-time winner in Malaysia and Singapore and Rayo Rye (Arg) (Catcher In The Rye) was a four-time winner from 1600 metres to 2500 metres in Argentina including in the Listed Clasico Mineral.

Adding to this Hidden Rabid’s dam Rabanilla (Arg) (Friul {Arg}) was a seven-time winner from 1400 metres up to 2500 metres including the G1 Palermo G.P. Criadores, and has had success at stud leaving two individual winners.

Sportsbet-Ballarat, Race 3, 1.35pm, AEST, Whitford Liquid Waste 4YO+ Mdn P., $37,500, 1400m

Los Alamoss (NZ), 4-year-old mare (Almanzor (Fr) x Hot ‘N’ Moss (NZ) {Strategic Image})

The promising Los Alamoss (NZ) (Almanzor {Fr}) is set to have her third start over 1400 metres for Pakenham based trainer Peter Gelagotis at Ballarat on the back of a strong third placing at her last start at Pakenham on May 9 when she finished on strongly from back in the field. She then ran next at Pakenham on May 23 and again ran on very strongly to finish third..

Los Alamoss is a daughter of Cambridge Stud’s in-form shuttling stallion in Almanzor (Fr) and is out of the Strategic Image (Ire) two-time winning mare Hot ‘N’ Moss (NZ).

Almanzor (Fr) | Standing at Cambridge Stud

Hot ‘N’ Moss has already become a successful broodmare, she has left the tough Moss ‘N’ Dale (Castledale {Ire}) who was successful fourteen times including the G3 Craven P., Listed Sale Cup and the Listed Tokyo City Cup. Her other winners are the Castledale geldings that both won four-races respectively in Moss ‘n’ Bolt (NZ) and Boss’n The Moss (NZ).

Overall Los Alamoss’s family is a bit quiet up front but further back it features some good tough fallopers including the dual Group 1 winner Moss Downs (NZ) (Tom’s Shu {USA}), the G1 winner Sphenophyta (NZ) (Groom Dancer {USA}), Skyphyta (NZ) (Pierro), Sobay (NZ) (Otehi Bay), Admiring (Street Cry {Ire}) and Miss Admiration (Sebring).

Looking Back:

Lights Of Paradise (I Am Invincible) was impressive winning on debut at Scone, she looks like she will progress and move on to better races from here.

Supervise (Russian Revolution) ran a great race on debut at Sale running second and only going down narrowly, Brother Quickie (Shamus Award) failed to flatter in the same race running seventh.

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