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Red Can Man Aimed at Perth Group 1s
Jockey Peter Knuckey thinks Red Can Man (Gingerbread Man-Brocky's Ace) has the versatility to be noticed in Perth's Group 1 races later this year, reports rwwa.com.au. Speaking after Red Can Man's win in the Listed Bolton Sprint on Saturday, Knuckey told Tabradio, "It was definitely a good performance. He's a 3YO turning four taking on older horses, but has done it before. It was a Listed race and he handled it with contempt. He has a big set of lungs and I'm sure there are bigger races in store for him." The $1.50 favourite has been sent to the paddock by trainer Steve Wolfe. "I think having these short preps, the horse is just developing and handling it so well that he comes back each prep better," Knuckey said. "You have to contribute that to the trainer doing what he does good with this horse. He's not tempted to go to the well too many times in a prep. I think that's why we are seeing the horse with this record." With regards to Perth's Gr1 races, Knuckey said, "I think a 4YO going to weight for age (Winterbottom Stakes) with 58.5kg and you're going to meet a Fabergino carrying 56.5kg. You give her 2kg while you go to a Railway pretty close to the minimum. As a five-year-old you could probably target a Winterbottom. I don't want to scare them off Fabergino, if they want to take her on that's their go." Red Can Man was a $50,000 yearling at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale and has won seven of his twelve starts for earnings over $645,000. He is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Quilista (Scandal Keeper).