PROMINENT Victorian greyhound owner-breeder Geoff Slattery has had a lot of success with dogs he has dispatched to Tasmania and one of the latest to make an impact is Soliloquy that made his debut in Hobart last night (Thursday).
Soliloquy showed brilliant early speed to lead from box seven and he had plenty in reserve when he crossed the line 1-1/2 lengths clear of the well backed favourite Bastille Border with Country Bumpkin over three lengths away third.
The dog is prepared by Mick Stringer who regards Soliloquy as a bright prospect.
“The dog does everything right and I have no doubt he can win his juveniles and lower grades reasonably quickly,” Stringer said.
“He has very good manners as he showed tonight and that’s a great asset.”
Soliloquy is by Pure Octane from Flower Rain and was bred by Slattery.
“Geoff (Slattery) has become one of my best clients and he’s a lovely bloke with it .”
“These dogs are broken in on the mainland and if they don’t measure up to city class straight away they come to me.”
“I’ve had a lot come my way and I’ve farmed a couple out to people who have helped at my kennels and so far we’ve had a very good strike rate for Geoff.”
“He has invested a lot of money into the greyhound industry so it’s great that I can help him get some good return on his investments,” he said.
Soliloquy was whelped in May 2010 so Stringer still has a few weeks to try and get her to win her juveniles on the Launceston and Devonport tracks.
“If she just keeps doing what she’s doing then the next couple of wins should come quickly,” he said.
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