In a truly heart warming story of overcoming adversity, Go Some Wheels for Graham James (Woodleigh) has returned to peak form and smashed the 485m track record at Horsham last Tuesday.
Almost six months ago the impeccably bred greyhound had the world at his feet but in a fall at Warrnambool torn tendons and dislocated an elbow, injuries that would normally end a racing career.
Trainer James always had faith and at his fifth run back he claimed a fourth consecutive win and the track record.
He stopped the clock at 26.87 second which lowered the previous mark set by Crash Cobra 15 months ago.
Trainer James always had faith and at his fifth run back he claimed a track record.
Crash Cobra had broken the record at four consecutive runs soon after the track reopened and had withstood a bevvy of quality dogs until Tuesday.
Got Some Wheels will now held towards the Group 1 Silver Chief in a little over a month and all going to plan may return for the Horsham Cup in March.
It was a pretty lean night otherwise for Wimmera-based greyhounds with Close Enough (Peter Carter) the only one to taste success.
Having just her tenth start, Close Enough who had a couple of unlucky runs at the 485m relished the 410m distance jumping cleanly and bullocked her way through from box 2 to take the lead going into the first turn and from there it was just a matter of how far?
The win was her third and with four further placings highlighting her consistency.
The next assignment for Close Enough comes on Tuesday when she backs up into a grade 5 over the 410m in race 11 and although it is a step up to tougher company and has to battle a wide draw, she possesses enough early speed and overall times to make her super competitive again.
Peter Carter is a valued team member at Horsham Greyhounds and also runs his own OH & S consultancy business, Hybrid Consultancy, so he will have a lot of supporter on Tuesday.
Of the other locals, Garry George will be looking for a change of form from Go Barny Go in race 12.
Boasting some excellent form early in his career he would only need to show a modicum of that ability to put this field away.
Now we are in December the Club’s thoughts turn to planning of the Boxing Day races.