Sprinter shows some magic in Gosford Cup warm-up
MAGIC Display is a "little champion" for Whiteman Creek couple Len and Evelyn Harris, but it has been a case of so near yet so far for the greyhound in the state's biggest races.
That could be about to change though - and how.
The sprinter warmed up for a likely crack at the $40,000-to-the-winner Group 2 Woy Woy Poultry Gosford Cup (515m) with an impressive win at the Central Coast track last Tuesday.
Kennel spokesman Len is looking forward to another shot at one of the sport's biggest titles with Magic Display, who is trained by his wife.
"She means everything to us," he said.
"We only have five or six greyhounds working at one time. They aren't champions - but she is our little champion.
"Hopefully she can go one better for us in the Gosford Cup."
Magic Display has been one of the best NSW sprinters over the past 18 months, racking up 19 wins from 54 starts.
She has placed in two of NSW's biggest races this year: the 2014 edition of the Gosford Cup in January and the $250,000-to-the-winner Golden Easter Egg. The sprinter looked in superb form as she chalked up her latest victory over 515m at Gosford last week.
"She had a couple of falls (while racing) at Wentworth Park and Albion Park," Len said. "That hurt her confidence.
"We nominated her at Gosford to give her a look at the track.
"She really has been a wonderful greyhound for us. She ran so well at Gosford last year - let's see what she can do now."
Some of NSW's best sprinters will be involved in the Gosford Cup series, which concludes with the final on Friday, January 2.
It is the latest leg of the Thank Dog It's Friday series, which showcases the best racing at regional NSW tracks in a primetime Friday night slot.
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