Big Gora looks capable of further improving his trainer Donna Campbell’s dream year at the latest Goulburn meeting. The son of former Australian Greyhound of the Year El Grand Senor and Time and Money jumps from box four in the fourth of the 5th grade Palmerbet 1-3 Wins Series (race eight, 440m), aiming to improve on his two wins and six minor placings from 13 starts.
Big Gora is from a fine litter that also includes brother Tiempo Dinero, who claimed the $25,000 top prize in the recent Group 3 Nowra Puppy Classic.
That was a first Group race victory for Macarthur-based Campbell, whose love for greyhounds started as a child.
“I used to go to the dogs with my dad as kid,” she said. “I’ve only started taking it seriously when we moved to Belimbla Park a few years ago.
“This is the first time I’ve had a team of good, young greyhounds for myself.
“All the owners I work with are brilliant. Usually smaller trainers like myself don’t get to work with greyhounds like Tiempo Dinero.
“It was a brilliant feeling to win the Puppy Classic – hopefully we can win some more.”
Big Gora has not matched his brother’s exploits so far but looks good in this series. He won at Bulli three starts back over 400m and placed in previous Goulburn visit. This is his first start from box four, but he looks the top pick in this heat.
By Golly Wally (box one), Charlm Legend (box eight), Country Commet (box four) and Little Big Town in box two look the picks in the four other heats.
Best bet of the day looks like debutant Elouera Mist, who jumps from box seven in the Greyhound Recorder Maiden (race two, 440m).
A newcomer from the Neil Staines kennel, is a daughter of My Bro Fabio – a multiple champion and one of Australia’s all-time greats – and Hidden Assets.
She recorded 25.40 in a performance trial over this trip last week and looks capable of scoring her first win.
Kennelmate Les Zarr Lee (box two) has been racing solidly recently and looks ready to win again in race 10.