GOOD box manners are the key to the success of most greyhounds which is why Mandy Charm has produced some great results for her connections in recent times.
In Hobart last week Mandy Charm showed her customary early speed to find the lead in the final of the Easter Plate over 461 metres which was enough to secure victory.
The Ted Medhurst-trained bitch scored by four lengths from Warehouse Mouse with almost a length to the odds-on favourite and winner’s kennel mate Demi Cali ($1.90) that was unable to cross the field from box eight as she had done in her heat win.
Mandy Charm, owned and bred by Debbie Cannan, has a terrific record on the Hobart track having now won four of her six starts on the U-bend layout.
She made her way into the final with a win that was almost a mirror image of her performance in the final.
Her career record stands at six wins and five placings from 20 starts and there are sure to be more wins for her in the coming months.
Warehouse Mouse produced another honest performance to finish second in the Easter Plate final and while he has won only two from 17 he has collected nine minor placings and will continue to pay his way for trainer Paul Hili and the All In A Day syndicate.
Fourth placed Reddington has loads of ability but he is a noted slow beginner and a devout wide runner so he was going to find trouble from the outset from box one.
He was the last to leave the boxes and he coursed wide throughout the race but still ran on to grab fourth spot.
His trainer Mick Stringer has persevered with the dog because of the ability he possesses but punters need to wait for him to draw a wide alley before parting with any more hard-earned on this son of Makeshift.
Medhurst ended the 10-race card with four winners with Prescribe getting the ball rolling with an effortless 5-1/2 length win over Sparkling Cindy in a grade five over 461 metres with the winner clocking a very respectable 25.91 which was the next best time of the night outside of his kennel mate Mandy Charm’s effort of 25.89.
His other winners were Teemac in a grade five over 461 metres and the exciting Hey Franklin that outgunned a strong grade five field in the last on the program.