My Greek Boy victory continues Wolfe’s winning run

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My Greek Boy winning the 2017 Fitzpatrick Plate.
Camera IconMy Greek Boy winning the 2017 Fitzpatrick Plate. Credit: Laurie Benson

Talented sprinter My Greek Boy scored his second Saturday metropolitan victory this campaign after racing clear in the home straight on Saturday at Ascot to give Albany trainer Steve Wolfe more success.

Wolfe is in a brilliant patch of form at present, notching 11 winners in the past 38 days.

This includes winning the Bunbury Stakes with Red Ora and finishing with four winners on the Albany Cup card.

My Greek Boy won his first race at Ascot in early March over 1600m, and after a luckless run over 1400m last start, the five-year-old bounced back to his best to win the Marina East Waterfront Apartments By Blackburne (1600m) in good style.

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Jockey Peter Hall had the Myboycharlie gelding settled behind early leader Corporate Larrikin before powering to the front inside the final 200m and holding Western Temple at bay to win by 1½ lengths on the line.

The 2017 Fitzpatrick Plate winner has now won 10 career races from 31 starts for more than $270,000 in stake money.

It was the 35th individual winner for Wolfe this season and his ninth metropolitan success.

Wolfe’s Three Secrets finished fifth in Saturday’s Listed $100,000 Raconteur Stakes (1500m) after fading from second on the turn.

Ridden by Shaun McGruddy, the talented youngster finished three lengths off winner Mizlecki at his third run back from a spell.

Consistent sprinter Run Liam Run is still chasing that elusive Saturday metropolitan win after another minor placing for local trainer Lyn Kiddle.

Carrying 58kg, Run Liam Run battled on bravely in the straight to be beaten 1½ lengths behind Broker, while Wolfe’s Captivated Point ran third.

Earlier in the day small-scale Albany trainer Sam Faithfull recorded her first metropolitan placing when Twisted Mountain finished third over 1000m with her daughter Natasha Faithfull in the saddle.

Albany jockey Casey Hunter will ride in tomorrow’s WA leg of the National Apprentices’ Challenge at Ascot.

Hunter will be aboard Take It Like A Man for Nick Cox with visiting apprentices Teagan Voorham, Emma Ljung, Jess Eaton and Sairyn Fawke here to contest the series.

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