Albany’s Magic Million chances

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Dark Assault and Brazen Arrow with stable foreman Bethany Rainbow, who make up two of the four Albany runners in the race.
Camera IconDark Assault and Brazen Arrow with stable foreman Bethany Rainbow, who make up two of the four Albany runners in the race. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe is bullish on his chances of winning Saturday’s $250,000 Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) with live chances Watch Me Dance and Convalesce.

Fellow Albany runners Dark Assault and Brazen Arrow will also make up a two-pronged attack for trainer Roy Rogers in the Pinjarra Park feature race.

Watch Me Dance was a brilliant winner on debut at Bunbury last month and Convalesce did plenty wrong when running fourth at his first career start at Ascot.

Both Wolfe runners drew ideally, Convalesce gaining the services of in-form hoop Brodie Kirby from barrier three while Brad Parnham jumps aboard Watch Me Dance in gate four.

“We are sure in it with a live chance,” Wolfe said. “Convalesce should have won in town and is probably a Sires or Guineas horse but he’s ready to go in this.

“Watch Me Dance, I think she’s the one to beat. What she did the other day was quite sensational and she has come through that race in enormous condition.”

Watch Me Dance is an all-female owned horse and will earn an extra $75,000 if she can win the 2YO feature.

Dark Assault and Brazen Arrow will both have their fourth career starts with Jerry and Jarrad Noske to ride them respectively.

Dark Assault will jump from barrier nine with 56.5kg after finishing fifth to Gemma’s Son, the Magic Millions favourite, last start while Brazen Arrow ran fifth in the same race and will start from outside gate. “I think both horses are hard to spilt,” Rogers said.

Roy Rogers trained two-year-old’s Dark Assault and Brazen Arrow with stable foreman Bethany Rainbow.
Camera IconRoy Rogers trained two-year-old’s Dark Assault and Brazen Arrow with stable foreman Bethany Rainbow. Credit: Laurie Benson

“I think Dark Assault is a little bit ahead just because it has a better barrier and will be a little bit sharper.

“He will sit just off the speed. He won’t lead but I’m confident he can run a big race.

“Brazen Arrow usually gets back. He has a bit of a sticky gate but I think he will run a genuine race and hopefully races three deep with some cover and can finish off strongly.”

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