Dogs return to Wauchope

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GREYHOUND trainer Barry Coombes will hope for a change in luck when his bitch Alarmist competes in race six at Wauchope on Saturday.

She will start from the same box she did seven days ago when she lines up in the 457 metre Lasiandra Festival Stakes.

Coombes said his bitch had previously started more than 50 times for 20 wins and 18 placings.

He wasn’t sure what the secret to her success was.

“You’ve got to have the dog,” he said.

Coombes admitted she didn’t like the Wauchope track and preferred heading to Taree.

“It’s a two-turn track, so you go past the finishing post twice,” he said.

I'm happy to have drawn box two because the closer to the rails, the better off she is.

Barry Coombes

“She’s only small, so with tracks like the one at Wauchope you go down the back straight and she gets trampled most of the time when they turn.”

The trainer didn’t feel Brindle Falcon, who will line up alongside her in box one, would offer the same challenge as she faced last week.

”The dog in box one mightn’t go with her like the one did last week,” he said.

“I’m happy to have drawn box two because the closer to the rails the better off she is.

“I was confident last week, but she shattered me.”