Watch Me Dance flies into Magic Millions contention

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Leading Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe.
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Albany trainer Steve Wolfe is chasing the next crop of young stars, attending the 2020 Karaka Yearling Sales in New Zealand this week while slashing debut winner Watch Me Dance is heading towards the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Watch Me Dance was a sensational winner on debut at Bunbury on Sunday, coming from last on the home corner to win by more than a length in the TABtouch Better Your Bet Maiden (1016m).

The I’m All The Talk filly is a likely starter in the $250,000 Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic at Pinjarra Park on February 8.

She was seventh in the order of entry on Tuesday after saluting at odds of $71.

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Wolfe said the stable had a high opinion of Watch Me Dance.

“We always knew she was good and she’s shown us plenty,” Wolfe said. “It’s really good for Mungrup (Stud) and it’s an all-girls owned horse.

“All things being equal, she will go to the Magic Millions and only improve off that win.

“For a two-year-old to win like that, they are above average.

“We paid $36,000 for her, so hopefully she can be a real find for us.”

Wolfe was at the Karaka sales yesterday and said smart three-year-old Eurasia would be saved for another race rather than contesting the listed $100,000 WA Breeders’ Classic (1400m) at Bunbury on Sunday.

Eurasia broke his maiden status in Albany before stepping up to 1400m at Ascot last start and scored a tough win over Yulong Earth.

Placed behind Group 1 Kingston Town winner Kay Cee in August last year, Eurasia drew barrier four in the feature race but was scratched after initial nominations came out.

He will be saved for another race in Albany or return to Ascot to race over a mile.

Eurasia was Wolfe’s seventh metropolitan winner and 26 in total for the 2019-20 season.

Wolfe had another big team campaigning in Albany on Thursday but will miss the meeting due to being in New Zealand.

“I thought I’d come over and try something different, have a look here,” he said.

“We’ve always got to up our game and get new babies in; that’s how you stay successful.”

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