Jamie Kah looks at the positives from Albany galloper Red Can Man’s first run in Victoria
Top Australian jockey Jamie Kah says there will be plenty of improvement for Red Can Man after his Victorian debut last Saturday.
Red Can Man finished unplaced in his first run at Flemington after jumping a $4 favourite for Victorian trainer David Brideoake.
After settling second in running, the four-year-old gelding finished seventh, beaten 1.7 lengths by winner The Astrologist.
The formerly Steve Wolfe-trained galloper wasn’t disgraced, however, and Kah said there were a lot of positives going forward after making his Victorian debut down the straight.
“I felt he was travelling better than the winner, coming up to the 400m he was just nursing along and I thought I had the winner covered,” Kah said.
“He just laid out pretty bad the last 200m and did a lot wrong.
“I don’t think he’s really a straight horse. He’s probably needed the run, and peaked a little bit as well.”
However, there was success for the Wolfe stable two hours before Red Can Man’s big race.
Promising two-year-old Beads broke his maiden status in the opening race at Belmont with jockey Shaun McGruddy aboard.
The gelding was on the fourth line of betting and powered home in the straight, fighting off a couple of strong challenges to win by 1.6 lengths at his third career start.
Albany galloper Dark Assault finished 10th in the listed WAROA Belmont Guineas for trainer Roy Rogers.
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