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Local trainers Steve Wolfe and Roy Rogers enjoy successful weekend at Narrogin and Ascot

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe ignited his Great Southern racing season after Lacevinsky scored an impressive first-up victory in Narrogin on Sunday afternoon.

The nine-race program was to be held at Mt Barker but the meeting was transferred to Narrogin because of heavy rainfall.

Lacevinsky notched its third victory from 26 career starts after scoring by just over a length in the Become A Member And Save Each Meet Handicap (1100m) for jockey Peter Knuckey.

After sitting just off leader and stablemate Sir Snugalot, Lacevinsky levelled up at the top of the straight and surged clear before holding Pasajero at bay in the final 200m to win by 1.1 lengths.

Sir Snugalot battled bravely in the straight to finish fourth while fellow Great Southern horse Morg’s Freeman trained by Alan Smith finished seventh in the field of nine.

Former Albany resident Holly Taylor enjoyed a great day, finishing with a winner from three runners.

Talented Escape won race five on the program after a terrific ride from apprentice Jett Stanley to notch back-to-back victories.

After sitting behind the leaders on the rails, Stanley flew up the inside and shot clear to win by a length.

Luke’s Gold produced a superb run to finish third in the Group 3 $150,000 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday for Roy Rogers.

Stepping up to group level for the first time, the thriving nine-year-old ran home strongly down the centre of the track for Shaun O’Donnell to finish third, beaten 3.1 lengths by winner Western Empire.

Promising type Big Bada Boom finished second in race seven for Rogers and after sitting outside the leader was unable to hold out Playing Marika, beaten by 0.7 lengths.

Exciting gelding God Has Chosen, formerly trained by local Neil Lee, recorded a superb victory in race five for new trainer Lindsay Smith and William Pike.

After having no luck in running last start when finishing second, God Has Chosen stormed down the outside to win by 2.7 lengths in dominant fashion.

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