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Din’s Echo a big improver

20 / 10 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Din's Echo easily wins a juvenile/graduation over 461m in Hobart
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FORMER Victorian dog Din’s Echo opened his Tassie account with an impressive exhibition in a juvenile/graduation over 461 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last week.

The Mick Stringer-trained dog was having only his second start in the state and while his first outing was a lack-lustre effort he was heavily backed to start the $2.50 favourite.

Din’s Echo began poorly from box five but he mustered speed to be within striking distance of the leaders Sofia Elise (3) and Super Dylan (8) at the top turn.

The winner made his Tasmania debut in Launceston on October 3 but he figured prominently in the stewards’ report copping bumps and checks at every turn to finish near last and 11 lengths from the winner.

But trials on the Hobart track suggested he would improve and those who parted with their hard-earned were lining up to collect when he sped clear turning for home.

Din’s Echo began his career in Victoria where he had wins at Traralgon, Warragul and Shepparton over sprint trips.

He was placed at Sandown at his first two starts in February but he never ventured back to town until June when placed at The Meadows at his second try at that track.

His form waned again so owner Karen Leek opted to send him to Stringer.

With such a bad result in Launceston at his first Tassie outing, Stringer might opt to target races at Hobart and Devonport in the near future.