Mick Carter went into the Bendigo Gold Rush Maiden series thinking that nothing would be able to lead his young pup Extra Speed.
Unfortunately, Extra Speed found herself last out of the boxes in the heats but rather than shying away from his statement, Mick went as far to say it was the best run first up by one of his greyhounds.
Five days later Extra Speed clocked a first sectional time of 6.42 over the 425 metre distance at Bendigo in the Gold Rush Semi-Final.
“She is going really well at the moment and I am just hoping that she will keep going the way she is because she is pretty exciting,” owner, trainer and breeder Mick Carter said.
“Seeing her jump as well as she did in the Semi-Finals, I was a little disappointed she didn’t do the same in the heats, but both were great runs.”
The daughter of Fabregas and Speed Lane has drawn box two in the Jarrod Larkin Concreting Gold Rush Maiden Final at Bendigo on Sunday afternoon.
“I wanted her to be drawn close to the fence in the final, so I am very happy with box two,” Carter said.
The Gold Rush Maiden Final is one of the richest Country maiden events and has seen some very talented types win in its 15-year history, including the past two winners in Nervous And Weird and Aston Dinnigan.
Sunday will be the culmination of the 2019 Bendigo Gold Rush Carnival with five feature events on one card.
Headlined by the Jarrod Larkin Concreting Gold Rush Maiden Final, Sundays feature race card includes;
- $3,000 to-the-winner AG Tyres and Wheels Easter Cup (race four)
- $3,000 to-the-winner Aussie Infrared Belle Of Bendigo (race five)
- $3,000 to-the-winner McIvor Road Vet Centre Beau Of Bendigo (race six)
- $10,000 to-the-winner Jarrod Larkin Concreting Gold Rush Maiden Final (race seven)
- $12,000 to-the-winner Grays Bendigo Stayers Cup (race eight)