Albany trainer Steve Wolfe is bullish about Watch Me Dance in the Group 3 $200,000 WA Champion Fillies Stakes

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Shaun McGruddy gets Watch Me Dance home in the Amelia Park-WA Sires Produce Stakes back in April at Ascot.
Camera IconShaun McGruddy gets Watch Me Dance home in the Amelia Park-WA Sires Produce Stakes back in April at Ascot. Credit: Simon Merrett/Western Racepix

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe believes Watch Me Dance is a genuine winning hope in the Group 3 $200,000 WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Watch Me Dance is among a cracker field of three-year-olds assembled for the feature race but Wolfe is bullish his talented filly can add to her Group 3 WA Sires victory earlier this year.

The I’m All The Talk filly ran third behind exciting type Clairvoyance first-up this campaign before running third in the listed Belgravia Stakes and then running eighth in the listed Burgess Queen Stakes after racing wide throughout.

Wolfe said he expected Watch Me Dance to figure prominently.

“They are all there, we had a horrid run last start but we have a good gate and I expect her to be very competitive,” he said.

“I expect her to be right in the finish from the gate.

“She can definitely finish in the money and I wouldn’t be surprised if she won.”

Wolfe says Snickerdoodledandy along with Bob Peters’ gallopers Magical Dream and Mystical View must be respected as high-priced yearlings but he is delighted by the return of his $34,000 purchase.

“Snickerdoodledandy was a $280,000 yearling and Bob Peters’ gallopers were high-priced where as we got Watch Me Dance for $34,000, so that’s the difference,” he said.

“We are running against much stronger and much harder horses, they should be better types but it doesn’t always work out that way.”

Watch Me Dance has drawn ideally in barrier four for jockey Shaun McGruddy.

“She has done everything right and we gave her a gallop on the grass yesterday (Tuesday),” Wolfe said.

“she will race where she’s comfortable, i don’t want her too close so maybe midfield and then give her time to balance up and run on.”

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