Star Albany galloper Red Can Man poised for second-up Victorian run in Group 3 assignment at Caulfield

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Kim Stephens on Red Can Man at Middleton Beach last year.
Camera IconKim Stephens on Red Can Man at Middleton Beach last year. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany galloper Red Can Man will have a new jockey when he races second-up in Victoria this Saturday with Ben Melham taking the mount for his Group 3 assignment.

Red Can Man will look to return to the winners’ circle in the Group 3 $160,000 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.

The former Steve Wolfe-trained runner finished seventh in his Victorian debut at Flemington on June 19 for new trainer David Brideoake and jockey Jamie Kah.

Kah has been replaced by Melham who rode Red Can Man in track work on Saturday morning and Brideoake said he would take the sit this Saturday.

Melham has won 17 Group 1 races in his career and 37 races this season. He will guide the galloper from barrier five in the field of 12.

Red Can Man, a four-year-old gelding, is set to improve for his second-up run with two wins and third from four attempts.

The corner at Caulfield as opposed to the straight at Flemington will also be in Red Can Man’s favour.

Wolfe has nominated Hear Me Sing, The Great One, Cable Boy, What About Moses, Sowar and Lordhelpmerun for races at Belmont Park on Saturday.

The Great One had his first start for Wolfe last weekend after transferring from Victoria and ran a strong fourth.

Cable Boy is set to have his first start for the Wolfe stable after being purchased from Adam Durrant and is placed in all three runs to date including one win.

While What About Moses is set to return from a spell after an impressive trial last month.

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