Harness - News

First Net Ten EOM hits track

  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018
  • Mac Henry

In TV's Outrageous Fortune, Wolf West is the son of Ted West. Both are tarred with the same brush.

In Southland harness racing, Wolf West is the two-year-old half-brother to Ted West and showing the same early talent.

He's from the first local crop of the Somebeachsome stallion Net Ten EOM and at Gore tomorrow (Wednesday), will bid to be the sire's first qualifier.

Ted West won five of his first six in New Zealand including a mile in 1:55.6 on Wairio Mile Day.

Wolf West, trained by Tony Stratford, has had one workout, at Wyndham last Sunday.

First half of the mile took 66.7, last 800 60.7, Wolf West sat last of the three, joined in at the 400 and sprinted home in 27.4.

“That was his first time off the place.

“He was strong to the line and it took to the half to pull him up - that's a good sign,” said Stratford, whose record with juveniles includes group threes with Monaghan (Sapling Stakes) and Le Sol (Kindergarten Stakes).

“If he shows at the trials he's good enough, I'll line him up, otherwise I'm happy to wait as he'll be better next year.”

Stratford bought Wolf West from his breeder, Neil Timms, who has kept a share, as a yearling for a group of first-time owners from around Balclutha - where Stratford grew up.