Red Can Man primed for winter campaign ahead of tilt at Group 1 feature

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Red Can Man on his way to winning three straight races at Ascot earlier this season.
Camera IconRed Can Man on his way to winning three straight races at Ascot earlier this season. Credit: Simon Merritt/Western Racepix

Red Can Man, one of the State’s most promising three-year-olds, could return to racing this month after trainer Steve Wolfe made a swift move to bring him back into work.

This month’s listed H.G Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont Park is on the radar for the talented youngster, and Wolfe is also seriously considering a trip to the east coast if the State borders open.

After his third straight Ascot victory in early April, Red Can Man was sent for a spell as Wolfe weighed up his options.

As a winner of six of his 11 career starts, Red Can Man rocketed in Ascot summer carnival calculations this season as Wolfe labelled his young star a potential Railways Stakes or Winterbottom Stakes horse.

Speaking yesterday, Wolfe said there were no immediate plans for the boom three-year-old.

“He’s been back in work three or four weeks now,” Wolfe said.

“The Bolton Sprint is an option perhaps after he runs in a 78+ 1200m race the Saturday before.

“I’m leaving my plans wide open. Looking at the races we have programmed here I am really considering going east even with the top filly (Watch Me Dance), if the borders open.

“Red Can Man is in very good order, he was when he went out and he didn’t need to go out.

“A couple of runs in July, August and then the main goal which has always been the Railways Stakes for him.”

The Gingerbread Man gelding won the listed Fairetha Stakes this season and then ran third to War Saint in the Group 2 WA Guineas, with the runner-up Kay Cee going on to win the $1 million Kingston Town Classic.

With two months left in the 2019-20 season, Wolfe sits fifth for victories by any WA trainer and will look to add to his 58 winners in total, 15 of which have been at metropolitan level, as winter racing ramps up.

Wolfe has My Greek Boy, Three Secrets and Bragwell entered at Ascot on Saturday. Fellow Albany trainer Roy Rogers will chase a third metropolitan Saturday victory in the past four starts with in-form sprinter Luke’s Gold on Saturday.

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