Wolfe bullish on Lordhelpmerun’s Karrakatta hopes

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Karrakatta Plate hope Lordhelpmerun, with stablehand Tamara Playle, ahead of Saturday’s two-year-old feature.
Camera IconKarrakatta Plate hope Lordhelpmerun, with stablehand Tamara Playle, ahead of Saturday’s two-year-old feature. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe believes Lordhelpmerun can end his drought in Saturday’s $500,000 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) after drawing ideally in barrier three for the much-anticipated Group 2 feature at Ascot.

Lordhelpmerun will be Wolfe’s sixth starter in the two-year-old feature race since 2000 as he searches for an elusive win after finishing second twice previously with Trichologist and Wolfe Dreams.

Bought for $25,000 at the 2017 Perth Yearling Sale, Lordhelpmerun ran second on debut to Magic Planet before turning the tables at his next start to produce a brilliant finish.

The son of Playing God came from eighth on the turn and ran the final 600m in a slick 35.97 seconds to defeat Magic Planet by 1¼ lengths and rocket into Karrakatta Plate contentions.

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His chances were given a boost on Tuesday after drawing gate three in the field of 16 runners and was yesterday listed as a $17 chance with Tabtouch.

“His lack of experience may be the only query,” Wolfe said.

“He has showed us from day one he was exceptional, his first trial and then his two starts.

“With a good gate now, we should be midfield.

“I’m really quite confident.

“He’s foolproof and has got all the attributes of a serious horse.

“It doesn’t matter if he gets bumped or finds trouble, he is big and strong enough to overcome it, whereas others, it would stop them.”

Wolfe said his young star would be even better as a three-year-old but a chance to win a black type race could not be passed up.

“Winning any listed or Group race is tough,” he said.

“This race has eluded me but it’s nice to just have a horse good enough to be in it.”

Wolfe rated Platoon and Assetro as the horses to beat while, despite drawing barrier 15, the Simon Miller-prepared Lady Cosmology was the $4.40 fixed-odds favourite yesterday.

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