Corey White admits he was in two minds about nominating his greyhounds for the Westcha$e (520m) but the decision has paid off and the Nambeelup based trainer has a trio of chances in the final at Cannington on Saturday.
Got The Sugar, Got The Swagger and Poppa Monno will represent White’s kennel against a cracking field of locally bred dogs in the trophy decider.
“We didn’t know if we’d be throwing them in the deep end with the quality of WA bred dogs for this race,” White said.
“But we thought we may as well have a go because that’s why we breed them, for these Westcha$e incentives and these races that are programmed for the WA bred dogs.
“So we had a crack at the heats even though they were going to be tough.
“All three that have been nominated have made it through to the final and have drawn ok.”
White’s dogs face stern test against the likes of Stout Monelli and WA Derby winner Manzu but come into the race with plenty of momentum.
Littermates Got The Sugar and Got The Swagger have both recorded a top three finish from their past nine starts while Poppa Monno has notched up three wins from his five career starts.
“All three are in really good form at the moment,” White said.
“As far as box draws go, Got The Swagger is suited out wide in the seven, Poppa Monno has already won from box one and Got The Sugar (3) has proven that she can win from anywhere.
“Stout Monelli, who is drawn in the 4, isn’t always the best of beginners so Got The Sugar is a chance drawn next to him.”
The Westcha$e is scheduled for race 4 (8.06pm local time) on Saturday night.