Out of the Box | Close enough is good enough!

It is great to see the confidence in the industry from local trainers being reflected in probably the highest number of greyhounds racing within the last few years.

Horsham trainer Peter Carter was celebrating last Tuesday when his lightly raced black bitch, Close Enough, proved too classy over the 410m trip in race four.

Sweet Run: Close Enough had won her first race 10 days prior to Tuesday’s meeting and repeated the dose with an impressive display of front running speed.

Sweet Run: Close Enough had won her first race 10 days prior to Tuesday’s meeting and repeated the dose with an impressive display of front running speed.

Close Enough had won her first race ten days prior to Tuesday’s meeting and repeated the dose with an impressive display of front running speed.

Beginning from box one the daughter of Barcia Bale was able to drive through along the rail before the first split and from there the result was never in doubt with her recording a four length victory in a good time of 23.43 seconds.

In a sign of the recent great run from Wimmera based greyhounds, the next five positions behind Close Enough were filled by locals with Shayne Fisher finishing second and third and Ian Bibby filling the next three spots.

It is great to see the confidence in the industry from local trainers being reflected in probably the highest number of greyhounds racing within the last few years.

Garry George (Beulah) took time out from his busy farming schedule and it proved fruitful with Shark Tank saluting in race three.

Like Close Enough, it was Shark Tank’s second career win in his short career and his first since transferring to George’s kennels. Taking advantage of the red draw Shark Tank led for the entire 485m journey and had three lengths to spare on the line.

Both Close Enough and Shark Tank started at odds on and will no doubt not have to wait long for more success.

Anthony Azzopardi is no stranger to the limelight having trained some of the country’s best greyhounds including Horsham Cup winner Zambora Brockie and he often brings his stars to Horsham.    

He appears to have unearthed another star in the making with Charlie Mac. The black son of Fabregas remains unbeaten after five starts, the last two coming at Horsham.

Last Tuesday he went within three lengths of the track record over the 410m. Charlie Mac lines up in a Restricted win Final tomorrow, only horrible luck can see him getting beaten.