Successful trainer Steve Wolfe is looking for Saturday success with Korolenko.
Korolenko made it two wins from three starts this preparation with a game all-the-way victory in the Westspeed 3Y0 Handicap (1400m) at Belmont Park yesterday (October 24) after starting from a wide draw.
“We were wondering if the wheels had fallen off after his last start eighth to Virtual Trader,” said Wolfe. “But, in hindsight, the 1400m first-up win at Kalgoorlie may have taken the edge off him making a switch back to 1200m unsuitable.
“We have always had an opinion of Korolenko. Hopefully he can now head for Saturday success.”
Korolenko, by Lynward Park Stud’s Balmont, is from Secret Pact, by Bletchley Park and a sister to Group 2 and Group 3 South African winner Magic Filly. This is also the super successful WA family of Jungle Dawn, Jungle Mist, Jungle Hero, Early Express and Superscenic.
He was a $15,000 Magic Millions Perth yearling and is rapidly turning into a bargain.