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Albany’s Red Can Man and I Dreamed A Dream to contest respective Group 3 feature races this weekend

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Trainer Steve Wolfe and jockey Shaun McGruddy will team up in two feature races this weekend.
Camera IconTrainer Steve Wolfe and jockey Shaun McGruddy will team up in two feature races this weekend. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe is chasing a feature race double this weekend with Red Can Man and I Dreamed A Dream in respective Group 3 races.

After running a brave sixth in the inaugural $4 million The Quokka earlier this month, Wolfe’s stable star Red Can Man will now contest Sunday’s $200,000 Northam Stakes (1300m).

Jockey Shaun McGruddy will partner the star Albany galloper who is likely to start from barrier four in the Group 3 feature.

Red Can Man will carry 57.5kg in the set weights and penalties race with Massimo handed top weight of 58.5kg for the Chris and Michael Gangemi stable.

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Massimo finished 13th in The Quokka while the Lou Luciani-trained Hot Zed will be one of the big fancies in the Northam Stakes after finishing fifth in The Quokka.

Red Can Man, a winner at eight of his 39 career starts has never won at 1300m but remains one of WA’s top sprinters.

Steve Wolfe trained Red Can Man.
Camera IconThe Steve Wolfe-trained Red Can Man. Credit: Laurie Benson/TheWest

This campaign the six-year-old has finished second in the Rock Magic Stakes (1000m) and second in the Group 3 Roma Cup (1100m) before he was beaten 1.6 lengths by Overpass in The Quokka.

On Saturday Wolfe and McGruddy team up in their bid to win the $200,000 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

The Group 3 feature for two-year-olds attracted 10 nominations and Wolfe has Oratoria youngster I Dreamed A Dream engaged.

I Dreamed A Dream had two trials before running third on debut to Augment at Belmont in March.

Since then the two-year-old got home well to run seventh over 1200m at Belmont behind Investmentstrategy on April 5 and then led the field over 1400m at Ascot and was grabbed late by Investmentstrategy and On Patrol to run third on April 19.

I Dreamed A Dream will carry 56.5kg in the set weights feature and has drawn gate three.

The Neville Parnham-trained Investmentstrategy drew the outside gate for jockey Brad Parnham while Karrakatta Plate winner Super Smink has gate five for hoop Chris Parnham.

Meanwhile The Spruiker ran fourth in the $100,000 Diggers Cup (1800m) on Anzac Day at Ascot for Wolfe and fellow Albany runner Big Bada Boom ran last in the small field of five.

Albany jockey Natasha Faithfull rode a winner on Anzac Day when hot favourite Men’s Club recorded a dominant 3.5-length win in The Clynky Can’t Kick Handicap (1200m) at Kalgoorlie on Tuesday.

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