Dynamic Spiral Gives Harland A Double
Written By Kevin Pitstock Monday 7th July 2008
Just staying on her feet would have been an improvement on her last start for Westdale greyhound Dynamic Spiral at Tamworth on Saturday.
But not only did she do that in The Gardens Sports Club 5th Grade Stake (457m) but the Russell Harland-trained blue brindle bitch won it.
â€śIn her last start at The Gardens last Friday night she fell,â€ť Harland said.
â€śSo to come back with confidence today is good.”
â€śSheâ€™s come through well.â€ť
He hasnâ€™t had the bitch for very long but since taking over her training heâ€™s found the right distance for her.
â€śSheâ€™s just improving all the time,â€ť Harland said.
â€śThey hadnâ€™t put her over the middle distance so Iâ€™ve put her over the middle distance and Iâ€™ve won three with her now.
â€śSheâ€™s had six or eight starts with me now, probably eight by now.â€ť
The winning time was 26.27 seconds.
Harland said he may now give her another chance at The Gardens.
â€śSheâ€™d trialled there well, so it was disappointing when she fell,â€ť he said.
â€śShe missed the kick and just fell.
â€śBut three fell in the same race and it was a bit of a mess actually.
â€śBut she got up and ran fifth so that was a good effort.
â€śI might take her back to The Gardens or Gunnedah next, Iâ€™m not sure.
â€śWeâ€™ll see how she pulls up.â€ť
Harland trained a double with Psychic winning the Greyhound Recorder Free For All (402m).
He said the blue and white dog, owned by his wife Linda, is a good dog that was a strong chance in the race.
That proved correct.
In the other Free For All event the Rosalie McIvor-trained Luann Lee ended Whoâ€™s Harryâ€™s (Barbara Keelan) winning streak in the Virbac Vetsearch (340m) event with Harlandâ€™s Shameless Gift grabbing second to complete a good day for him.
McIvor also picked up a double with Total Anohki first across the line in the Carloâ€™s IGA 4th/5th Grade (402m).
Courtesy : Grant Robertson, The Northern Daily Leader