TALENTED dog Director made up for an out of character performance at his previous outing when he delivered a knock-out blow to his rivals in an invitation race over 461 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last week.
Punters were unforgiving of his previous run , evidenced by the dog being sent around at $15, which was an insult to his previous form that saw him win two and be placed four times from his seven previous outings.
Director’s trainer Mick Stringer has always described Director as a good money spinner for his owners Karlene Cuthbertson and Sally-Ann Wilson.
This latest win would clearly rate as one of his best.
The dog was only fairly away from box four and at the top turn he was nearer to last and with a wall of dogs ahead of him.
But somehow he managed to weave a passage through the field and he ran home strongly to defeat the consistent Place Your Bet by a head with the winner’s kennel mate and odds-on favourite New Recruit a length away third.
Director has had 23 starts for five wins and 10 minor placings for over $112,000 in stakes so he is clearly paying his way.
It was only his second try at invitation grade with his other appearance in that company producing a third behind November Digger in Hobart in November.
Director stopped the clock at 26.66 which is way outside his personal best but not a bad time all the same given the woeful weather conditions and rain-sodden track.