Trainer Steve Wolfe says owners should consider any offers as Watch Me Dance heads to the paddock

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Watch Me Dance with Steve Wolfe apprentice Kristo Sardelic.
Camera IconWatch Me Dance with Steve Wolfe apprentice Kristo Sardelic. Credit: Laurie Benson

Exciting three-year-old filly Watch Me Dance will head to the paddock after running eighth in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.

However, trainer Steve Wolfe has suggested to the all-female group of owners that if they receive the right offer to buy Watch Me Dance, they should consider accepting it.

Watch Me Dance was in red-hot form heading into her maiden Group 1 race after winning the Group 3 Champion Fillies and Group 2 WA Guineas.

After settling in a lovely spot in running just behind the leaders for Shaun McGruddy, the filly was under the whip around the home corner and faded to finish eighth, beaten by just over six lengths by Truly Great.

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“She just has had one too many runs, so she will head to the paddock now,” Wolfe said.

“I have suggested to the owners to sell her if they get the right offer.

“She’s won $800,000 already for a $34,000 horse, and they could get an offer around the $1 million mark.

“She hasn’t done anything wrong.

“Shaun (McGruddy) said he doesn’t think a horse has placed in the Karrakatta and won the Sires, Champion Fillies and Guineas.

“We don’t have the opportunity over here, so if they get the right offer for her, I told them to look at taking it.

“She won’t go over east for now.

“We will work out in the next month or so what to do with her.”

Watch Me Dance, a winner of five of 12 career starts, has tasted Group 3 and Group 2 success this campaign and has $806,500 in stake money and bonuses.

Wolfe has confirmed star stablemate Red Can Man travelled to Melbourne yesterday to begin his spell before a racing campaign in Victoria.

Wolfe at this stage will continue to train the four-year-old gelding on the east coast and will either head over himself or send a stable foreman to prepare him for races.

“He finished 0.2 lengths off running second in a red-hot Railway so he can measure up over there,” Wolfe said.

“There is so many more options for him over there.”

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