Star WA galloper Red Can Man finishes strong third in $300,000 Group 2 Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield

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Red Can Man winning the Sir John Monash Stakes in July.
Camera IconRed Can Man winning the Sir John Monash Stakes in July. Credit: Getty Images

Albany galloper Red Can Man ran a brave third in the $300,000 Group 2 Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The former Steve Wolfe-trained gelding is closing in on $1 million in prize money after picking up $27,000 for his latest minor placing.

With a large contingent of Albany-based owners, including Wolfe, Red Can Man jumped well from the outside barrier before easing back to sit in a midfield position.

Turning for home, jockey Ben Melham levelled up with leaders after angling out three-wide, and let down strongly with Sierra Sue on his outside.

Red Can Man couldn’t hold out eventual winner Sierra Sue, while Angel Of Truth finished strongly to snatch second, going down by 1.35 lengths.

Now being trained by David Brideoake, five-year-old Red Can Man has notched a win and two third placings in his five Victoria starts since leaving WA.

“I thought he ran pretty well,” Melham said after the race.

“The issue was going to be the wide draw and he was a little bit wide in the first half but I actually thought there would be a lot more speed than what there early

“He did travel quite keenly, when the leader made her run with him she probably travelled a bit smoother than him.

“I thought he ran good, just got beaten by a better horse on the day.”

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