Three Secrets primed for WA Guineas test

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe believes talented youngster Three Secrets is his best-prepared runner in WA Guineas history as he attempts to win the prestigious Group 2 feature for the first time at Ascot on Saturday.

After winning impressively in the Tabtouch Plate (1500m) at Ascot on October 28 at his third career start, Three Secrets enters the $500,000 Group 2 Skyracing WA Guineas (1600m) having not started in nearly a month.

However, after previous experiences with runners in the WA Guineas, Wolfe believes his runner in this year’s edition of the race is perfectly placed to challenge his more fancied rivals.

“We’ve elected to keep him fresh and hopefully we’ve left enough there,” Wolfe said.

“Previously we’ve taken horses in that have had more runs but are coming to the end of their preparation or have used everything up getting there.

“He is a young horse having his fourth start and he’s got plenty to give.”

Three Secrets with apprentice jockey Shelby Colgate.
Camera IconThree Secrets with apprentice jockey Shelby Colgate. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Three Secrets was a $17 chance with Tabtouch yesterday and will jump from barrier eight with 56.5kg on his back for stable jockey Shaun McGruddy in the three-year-old feature.

The So Secret gelding finished second to Rockon Tommy and Sophia’s Secret in his first two starts at Belmont before surviving a protest to score his first win over Roganella, which is a $13 chance in the race.

“He is in really good order and I couldn’t be happier with him,” Wolfe said.

“I was very happy with his work on Tuesday and I’m sure he can go very close.

“Lack of experience is the only real question mark.”

Last year Wolfe had Minus Looks and One Short finish 10th and 14th respectively in the same race while his best WA Guineas performance came in 2013 when Thunderclap Newman ran fifth to Ihtsahymn.

Wolfe will also start Mr Utopia in the listed Carbine Club Of WA Stakes (1400m) and Arrum Boy will tackle the listed Tabtouch Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) while War Jeune and Chasing Chaos will complete his team on day one of the Tabtouch Masters carnival.

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