New apprentice teams with Wolfe

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Apprentice Madi Derrick will have three rides on Friday for leaidng Albany trainer Steve Wolfe.
Camera IconApprentice Madi Derrick will have three rides on Friday for leaidng Albany trainer Steve Wolfe. Credit: Reuben Carder

New apprentice Madi Derrick, pictured, will take three rides for leading Albany trainer Steve Wolfe at tomorrow’s seven-race card at Percy Spencer Racecourse.

Derrick started her apprenticeship just over a month ago and has wasted no time in getting her name out there.

She has already dropped from a 4kg claim to a 3kg after riding eight winners in the her first 31 rides.

Derrick saluted on four of her first five rides to get her career off to a remarkable start and has an outstanding strike rate so early in her career.

She rode her first winner at Albany last meeting aboard City Ransom and will look to add to her tally when taking the reins of three of Wolfe’s runners tomorrow.

Her first ride will be aboard Amber Highway in the Waratah Handicap (1910m), a horse that was a winner two starts back.

The four-year-old gelding will carry 53kg with Derrick’s claim and jumps from barrier nine.

Chasing Chaos will be Derrick’s second ride when the pair contest FMC Overwatch Handicap (1500m) and she will partner consistent type Sir Snugalot in the Bayer Cropscience Handicap (1230m).

They are Derrick’s only engagements on the Albany program while Wolfe has another strong team entered with 12 runners across the seven races that begin at 2.05pm.

Wolfe will saddle up five runners at Ascot on Saturday including the return of exciting three-year-old Red Can Man.

Round The Point, Eurasia, Lordhelpmerun and My Greek Boy round out his Ascot representation.

Fellow Albany trainer Roy Rogers has Zetorio and He’s Gonski entered at Ascot also.

Small-scale Albany trainer Liam O’Loughlin has made a major riding change for last-start winner Wild Fusion on Sunday at Bunbury.

Leading Eastern States rider Craig Newitt will take the sit on Bunbury Cup day.

Wolfe will start Sowar and Norske Code while Annette Crump has Foxy Princess engaged in Bunbury.

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