Wolfe looking for success on the Goldfields
Steve Wolfe is looking for success on the Goldfields following an impressive Albany season where the polished trainer secured another training premiership.
Wolfe brings four gallopers to the KBRC all of which are coming off runs in the Great Southern.
Two of the gallopers, Alvares and Zipline are well performed at the KBRC with both never missing a place on the local circuit.
Wolfe believes Alvares will be hard to beat in the Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort & Spa Handicap where the seven year old is looking for his fourth win at the KBRC.
Wolfe was perplexed when trying to secure a rider for his galloper.
Tayla Stone and Natasha Faithfull who have both won on the chestnut multiple times, elected to take other mounts in the event.
“Tash has won seven races on him and Tayla has won two and they both decided to take other rides” Wolfe said.
“I think he is a big chance, I’d expect him to sit just off the leaders and hit the line strong”
Wolfe secured the services of Renee Forrest who will ride the son of Captain Rio for the first time tomorrow.
Wolfe is also confident that Zipline can figure in the Joan Percy Memorial Handicap over 1400m.
The Bearcat gelding has had four starts at the track yielding two wins and two second place performances.
“He’s drawn wide but if we can overcome the gate he can go close”
Wolfe has a promising opinion of Hey Listen who lines up in the Professionals Fysons & Associates Maiden over 1100m.
The Demerit filly will have her second start tomorrow coming off a solid trial performance.
The three year old was withdrawn at her first race start after a freak occurrence in the mounting yard.
“She was unsettled in the yard and the lead rope which was connected to her bridal got stuck in the mounting yard fencing”
“She ended up flipping herself over and we had to take the bridal off to free her, she ended up being scratched”
Three weeks later in early August the filly had her first run when finishing fifth over the 1230m.
Wolfe believes Hey Listen will be better suited as she steps up in distance.
“I think the 1100m will be too short for her tomorrow, she will get better as she goes further”
The last of Wolfe’s gallopers is Kostyazilch who will take to the track in the 2016 Tentland Packages Out Now Maiden.
Wolfe is hopeful the Musket four year old can break maiden status but concedes the galloper is limited.
“He is limited in ability, he seems to be a non-winner but I’m hopeful he can go close”
Kostyazilch has placed on five occasions from nine starts.
Wolfe’s stable star Mr Utopia will line up in the Belmont Sprint in Perth today.
Wolfe believes that the horse will improve significantly after his run today with his main target the Hyperion Sprint in two weeks.
“I would have liked him to have a run going into Saturday but I think he will be spot on for his next run”
Wolfe will decide after today’s run whether to keep the galloper in WA or send him East after a successful campaign in Melbourne last year.