WA racing star Red Can Man to back-up in P.B Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday

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Ben Melham will reunite with Red Can Man this Saturday.
Camera IconBen Melham will reunite with Red Can Man this Saturday. Credit: Getty Images

Albany galloper Red Can Man ran a gallant third in the $130,000 VRC Season Premiere Plate (1410m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Having his fourth start for Mornington trainer David Brideoake, the five-year-old gelding battled away bravely to go down by half a length at the finish.

With a large contingent of Albany-based owners, including former trainer Steve Wolfe, Red Can Man jumped well from the outside barrier for apprentice Madison Lloyd and sat outside the leader before challenging for the lead in the home straight, but was unable to reel in the leader Groundswell or hold out a fast-finishing King Magnus.

“I jumped nice and neutral on him and let him cruise to the front by himself,” Lloyd said.

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“He sat beautiful outside the leader and he was quite strong but I just let him go along nicely and roll at the 600m mark.

“I let him slowly build up through his gears and he hit the line nice and strong but that horse just had the better of him today.”

Red Can Man will start in the $300,000 Group 2 Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield this Saturday.

Ben Melham will be aboard and the pair will jump from barrier 10.

Red Can Man was listed as a $8 chance in the field of 10 with Tabtouch on Thursday.

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