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    WOLF OF WEST BAY - Photo Walter Bulyga

    A FEW easy days before another feature campaign…that’s what is in store for promising youngster Wolf Of West Bay. Triumphant in last night’s Alabar... Another feature race campaign on the cards

    A FEW easy days before another feature campaign…that’s what is in store for promising youngster Wolf Of West Bay.

    Triumphant in last night’s Alabar Golden Nursery in Port Pirie, the Australian Pacing Gold purchase has been primed for his ‘main event’ by trainer Alyce Finnis.

    In what will result in another long trip to the provincial circuit, Wolf Of West Bay is poised to contest a Southern Cross heat in a fortnight.

    Should all go according to plan, Finnis will return the following week for the $50,000 Final.

    “The Southern Cross has been his main aim all along,” Finnis said. “We’ll be back at Port Pirie for the heats and hopefully the Final.

    “He has done a terrific job since his debut and it’s good to have him going into the series in winning form.”

    Driven by Finnis’s husband, Jayson, during his latest win, Wolf Of West Bay began quickly to work to the lead from barrier five as Celebrity Chef settled on his outside.

    With the pair matching strides around the home turn, Wolf Of West Bay dug deep to score by a metre-and-a-half from Celebrity Chef, with Hesashark a metre-and-a-half away third.

    Considered fortunate to keep the win after racing inside four pegs turning for home, the gelding covered the mile in 1:59.9.

    “One of his best assets is his gate speed which always comes into use when he’s drawn to utilise it,” Finnis said. “He’s also got good manners which is handy with two-year-olds.

    “He’ll have a couple of light days now then it’s back to Port Pirie for the heats.”

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