Wolfe’s Dream Run Continues

2
Jul

Steve Wolfe is enjoying a dream run that is often hoped for but rarely experienced as a trainer.

The Albany horseman claimed his tenth win in the past month after My Greek Boy outgunned favourite, Uptown Funk and Sigil in the Amelia Park Handicap (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday

Wolfe said the stable had deserved their current success and they would continue to savour the winning experience while it continued.

“People don’t understand all the hard work all us trainers and people behind the scenes put in including staff and loyal owners who stick with us,” Wolfe said.

“We are having a wonderful run and I hope it doesn’t stop now, but we have to pinch ourselves because the bubble is going to burst one day.”

Wolfe was quick to pay tribute to stable jockey, Shaun McGruddy, who had My Greek Boy settled behind the leader before drawing away over the final 150m.

“The jockey 12-months ago had all the owners doubting him and I was beginning to doubt him,” Wolfe said.

“But it wasn’t his fault and it was the horses we had.

“Now he is riding them out with confidence.

“Everything is going beautifully and the game is wonderful.”

“It’s been very fulfilling to me and I can’t put enough emphasis on the people around me whether they be here in Perth or Albany.”

Meanwhile electrifying sprinter, Vega Magic, capped an almost flawless winter campaign when he notched his fourth straight win to set a new record in the Kirin Megumi Handicap (1200m).

Vega Magic, with a burst of speed inside the straight, defeated Gigante, who edged out It’s It for second, by a dominant 3 1/4 lengths.

Vega Magic, who has never finished outside of the first three in 10 career outings, set a new Westspeed bonus record, eclipsing Sheidel’s previous mark.

Trainer, Sean Casey, said his exciting gelding would be spelled before returning and being aimed at feature Ascot races later in the year.
Julio Santarelli