Red Can Man’s sizzling Bolton sprint victory has him Railway Stakes bound
Boom three-year-old Red Can Man is headed for the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes in November after making a superb return to racing at Belmont Park on Saturday.
The star Albany galloper will now be spelled after just one race start but plans are in place to contest one of the big spring carnival features following his slashing 1.8-length win in the Listed $100,000 H.G. Bolton Sprint (1200m).
Trainer Steve Wolfe confirmed his stable star will head to the paddock and then most likely return for a crack at the Railway Stakes (1600m), instead of the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).
After close to four months off, the Gingerbread Man gelding bounced out of the gates fast for jockey Peter Knuckey and sat behind the leader Majinika until the home corner.
Red Can Man dashed clear in the home straight, defeating Lockroy by nearly two lengths to secure a second listed feature race of his flourishing career.
The rising star has now won four races in a row and has taken his career prize money above $600,000 in just 12 starts.
Wolfe said the horse was in tremendous form and deserves a shot at Group 1 glory.
“He is definitely high up there with some of my better ones, the bar is pretty high but he is getting there,” he said.
“It is more satisfaction than excitement for everyone involved but hopefully he can put it all together and get to the top.
“The plan is the Railway at the moment over the Winterbottom but he is pretty versatile and they are only a fortnight apart.
“He pulled up super, he is fit and well and he wasn’t near his top or wasn’t extended really the other day.
“He is a bulletproof horse and hopefully he holds together for the spring.”
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