Albany trainer Steve Wolfe nominates five horses for upcoming Ascot Carnival headlined by Red Can Man

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The Steve Wolfe-trained Watch Me Dance with Rebecca Shanks, Red Can Man with Kristo Sardelic and at the rear Mood Goddess with Leki Maloney yesterday.
Camera IconThe Steve Wolfe-trained Watch Me Dance with Rebecca Shanks, Red Can Man with Kristo Sardelic and at the rear Mood Goddess with Leki Maloney yesterday. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe is set to play a big part in next month’s Ascot carnival, with five of his horses among feature race nominations.

Star four-year-old Red Can Man will headline Wolfe’s team across the four feature races as part of the TABtouch Masters carnival, which begins with Railways Stakes Day on November 23 and concludes with the running of the Kingston Town Classic on December 5.

Promising youngsters Watch Me Dance, Bragwell, Convalesce, and Alpha And Omega have also been nominated.

Red Can Man, a winner of seven from 13 starts, is among the entries for the Group 1 Railway Stakes, Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes, and Group 1 Kingston Town Classic.

Wolfe has nominated four talented three-year-olds — Watch Me Dance, Bragwell, Convalesce and Alpha And Omega — for the Group 2 WA Guineas.

Watch Me Dance, a Group 3 Sires Produce winner, is also nominated for the Kingston Town Classic.

“That’s what we are in the game for, we expect two of them to be genuine chances,” Wolfe said.

“We nominated the rest of the three-year-old’s on assumptions, we aren’t expecting much from them but once you don’t nominate them you can’t get in.

The plan has always been the Railway but we will just see where we go and what comes along for Red Can Man.

“He has drawn a bad gate this weekend but after that hopefully upwards and onwards.”

The Steve Wolfe-trained Red Can Man with Kristo Sardelic and Watch Me Dance with Rebecca Shanks wade in the water.
Camera IconThe Steve Wolfe-trained Red Can Man with Kristo Sardelic and Watch Me Dance with Rebecca Shanks wade in the water. Credit: Laurie Benson

Watch Me Dance is yet to finish outside the top three in her seven career starts.

She finished third in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and then ran second in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes and Group 2 Karrakatta Plate before winning the Sires.

“She is a fair horse and although she was a bit disappointing last start, she has done nothing wrong and has come back in good order,” Wolfe said.

“She might start in the Belgravia and Burgess Queen then into the Champion Fillies.

“Once she gets through that she should be peaking.”

Bragwell ran an impressive second on debut before winning first-up last month in stylish fashion at Belmont.

Alpha And Omega made her race debut yesterday finishing fifth after winning an impressive 1000m trial last month.

Convalesce ran in the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic.

Red Can Man will run in the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) on Saturday.

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