Alpine Eagle on the board
Alpine Wolf provided first season sire Alpine Eagle with his first winner when scoring over 1009m at Devonport today.
Emulating the feats of his sire by winning on debut at a two-year-old, Alpine Wolf sprouted wings, putting his rivals to bed by a decisive four-length margin.
Trained by Mark Ganderton with jockey Daniel Ganderton aboard, Alpine Wolf came into the race off the back of a trial win on the synthetic securing pre-start favouritism.
Alpine Wolf kicked off an excellent day for trainer Mark Ganderton, where he trained a winning treble. Showing immense promise from the moment he stepped into the stable, Mark expected a bold showing from him today, and he duly delivered.
With bigger targets on the horizon for the son of Alpine Eagle, Mark suggested he will likely head to the paddock before a summer campaign where he expects ‘Wolf’ to be right up there with the top three-year-olds next season.
When asked what he is like to train, Mark said, “He is so easy with minimal fuss, today it was like taking a seasoned six-year-old to the races. Wolf is certainly a favourite around the stable and is very much loved.”
Born and raised at Armidale Stud for breeders Bruno and Jac Calabro, it is such an incredible thrill to see him win so impressively.
“A standout from the moment he was born, Alpine Wolf quickly stamped himself as one to watch, so we have been eagerly awaiting his debut, and he certainly didn’t disappoint,” said Armidale Stud’s David Whishaw.
“The first winner is always a significant milestone for everyone involved in a stallion; we are absolutely over the moon,” he said.
Congratulations to his connections; it will no doubt be the first of many for both Alpine Wolf and his sire Alpine Eagle.
We would also like to take this moment to thank everyone for their continued support.