Big day out in Albany as trainer Steve Wolfe enjoys four winners on his home turf

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Trainer Steve Wolfe landed four winners at Albany on Thursday.
Camera IconTrainer Steve Wolfe landed four winners at Albany on Thursday. Credit: Cameron Newbold/Albany Advertiser

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe dominated on his home turf on Thursday, winning half the card at Percy Spencer Racecourse.

The Wolfe stable finished with four winners, which included impressive performances by maiden gallopers Lot Ho and Naughty Gossip.

Promising four-year-old Let’sdeal and veteran Sir Snugalot also saluted to cap Wolfe’s winning day, as he closed the gap in the Great Southern Trainers’ Premiership.

Rival Roy Rogers scored two winners at the meeting as the pair continue their strong battle for the title.

The double pushed Rogers to 24 victories in Albany and Mt Barker this season, while Wolfe jumped to 13 courtesy of his big day out.

Lot Ho had several trials before making a terrific debut in the TABtouch – Better Your Bet Maiden (1100m).

Jockey Shaun McGruddy had the three-year-old well-placed just off the speed and they worked strongly to the front in the home straight to beat stablemate Safe Rappa by 0.3 lengths.

Wolfe and McGruddy made it a race-to-race double when Naughty Gossip was a comfortable winner of the Wellington & Reeves Maiden (1100m).

Naughty Gossip was well supported into a $1.85 favourite and duly saluted at his third career start, sprinting past early leader Snippagent in the straight to win by one length.

Let’sdeal demolished his rivals in race five, scoring by more than three lengths for McGruddy.

The talented son of Dundeel settled in the first half of the field but was far too strong in the final 200m, bursting away from his rivals to score a fourth victory in 13 career starts.

Comeback apprentice jockey Rosie Mahony rode her first winner back in the saddle to hand Wolfe JUhis fourth success of the day.

Sir Snugalot ($7) led all the way for Mahony and held off a late lunge from Blue Line and Garage Days to win by a short half-head.

Wolfe backed that up at Ascot on Saturday, scoring a winning double with Odinaka and Cable Boy.

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