Wolfe makes early call on carnival
Leading Albany horse trainer Steve Wolfe has nominated three runners for the upcoming Ascot carnival.
Classy galloper Lordhelpmerun and talented youngsters Red Can Man and Mr Mt Walker are entered in feature races in the upcoming TABtouch Masters carnival which begins with Railways Stakes Day on November 23 and concludes with the running of the Kingston Town Classic on December 7.
Lordhelpmerun, a winner of four from 14, is among entries for the Group 1 Railway Stakes and Group 1 Kingston Town Classic.
Lordhelpmerun will run first up this weekend in the Group 3 Northerly Stakes, with Peter Knuckey booked to ride.
Talented three-year-olds Red Can Man and Mr Mt Walker have both been nominated for the Group 2 WA Guineas, which Lordhelpmerun contested last year.
Wolfe said he was unsure whether his runners would end up contesting the feature races.
“We nominated them early, if you nominate late you’ve got to pay a big fee so we just decided to nominate them,” Wolfe said.
“They are both travelling very well and could head to them features if that’s what we decide.
“Lordhelpmerun is a very promising galloper with a heap of ability so I’m confident if we go there.”
Wolfe said they had struggled to find suitable lead-up races for Lordhelpmerun.
Red Can Man, an impressive Saturday winner last month at Belmont was tracking well towards possibly gaining entry in the final Guineas field.
“He is going well and he’s the same as the other galloper — it’s hard to find a good race for him,” he said.
“We are going to have a lot of fun with that horse.”
Red Can Man has started his campaign with strong back-to-back wins.
“At the moment we are forced to stay in Perth, hopefully the Albany track opens up soon and we can get back to training down there,” he said.
Mr Mt Walker was unplaced on his race debut yesterday at Ascot over 1200m, on the back of finishing third in a recent 1000m barrier trial.
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