Wolfy poised for Manfred Stakes return

Talented three-year-old Wolfy winning at Flemington. Photo: Bruno Cannatelli

Trainer Nick Ryan, based at Flemington, has disclosed that his three-year-old colt Wolfy is set to commence his autumn campaign in the Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Australia Day.

During the spring, Wolfy showcased his talent with consecutive victories at Sale and Flemington but faced a challenging outing in the Caulfield Guineas (1600m), finishing 11th.

Ryan expressed uncertainty about whether the 1600m was ideal for the colt.

“We’re not sure whether the 1600m is his go for this preparation,” said Ryan.

“In his first prep, he went a long way as he had a run in July as a two-year-old then he went through to the Guineas.”

Ryan emphasised that they are still in the process of understanding Wolfy’s preferences, acknowledging that the 1600m might still be a target.

“It’s still early days with him. I’m very happy with him as he has had a good break. He won’t be wound up as he’s got plenty of improvement to come.”

Top horse racing bookmakers have Wolfy marked as a +5000 chance for the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 2 at Flemington.

More horse racing news

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments