Star Albany galloper Red Can Man will have a fourth crack at glory in the Winterbottom Stakes, with trainer Steve Wolfe springing a surprise in the riding appointment. Wolfe has elected to replace stable jockey Shaun McGruddy with Paul Harvey for the $1.5 million Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Red Can Man was 12th in last year’s edition of the Group 1 race to go with a seventh-placed effort in 2021 and sixth in 2020. A winner of more than $1.3m in prize money and bonuses, Red Can Man won the listed Crawford Stakes before running third in the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes and sixth in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes, ridden by McGruddy on all three occasions. Wolfe believes a change was needed but admitted it was a decision that did not come easy. “It was really tough,” Wolfe said. “One of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. Paul Harvey has ridden the gelding once before, when second in the Rock Magic Stakes in March this year. The seven-year-old drew gate 10 earlier this week at the barrier draw and will carry 58.5kg in the Pinnacles feature race. Wolfe believes his best is good enough to win the race. “Every run has been really good and the margins are so fine in these types of races,” he said. “The third run back he was a bit below his best but he’s in a hard bracket and like me not getting any better. “I think the barrier plays into his hands, all the speed is drawn outside him. “He is a better chaser than he is a leader in my opinion so hopefully the pressure is on and he can sit in behind them. “We go to war every time and he hardly lets you down and he’s a wonderful competitor at this level.” Earlier in the day Wolfe will start Cable Boy and Looks in the $100,000 TABtouch Regional Championship Final (1200m). Fellow Albany runners Sneaky Fox (Roy Rogers), Elite Fighter (Rebecca Bayliss), God’s Moment (Roy Rogers) and Starauthoress (Peter Western) will also tackle the feature race.