Greenough: "Wow She's Fast Only Getting Better"
STAR sprinter Wow She's Fast is the outright favourite to win the Launching Pad despite drawing box five in her semi-final on Thursday night.
5 April 2022
WOW She’s Fast is the outright favourite to win the Launching Pad despite drawing box five in her semi-final on Thursday night.
The Phoenix winner opened the $4.40 equal favourite with Amron Boy when heats were released, however her devastating heat win in which she ran 29.14 – more than four lengths faster than any other heat winner – means she is now a clear favourite for the $150,000-to-the-winner series.
“She did everything right so I can’t fault her,” said trainer Jackie Greenough.
Wow She’s Fast has been raced sparingly in 2022. Her heat win was just Wow She’s Fast’s third appearance this year as trainer Jackie Greenough managed her racing program in order to remain eligible for the 1-6 win series.
And that’s why she’s favourite for the series 🔥🔥🔥
Wow She’s Fast (5) wins in a blistering 29.14! pic.twitter.com/5FgWdd8x4w
— Sandown Greyhounds (@sandowndogs) March 31, 2022
Her trial form leading into the Launching Pad was impressive, but Greenough believes that trial form is no substitute for race form and is confident Wow She’s Fast will continue to get better as she regains her race fitness.
“She broke the track record twice at Warragul and you sit there thinking ‘we’re wasting it’ (her good form). Then she raced at Warragul and she got clobbered, but she was still good enough to win.
“She has huge acceleration and she’ll get stronger, I just hope she doesn’t lose any early. She looks like she’s doing it easy – she’ll get further but while she’s going well over ‘500’ she’ll stay there.”
Wow She’s Fast will need to finish in the first two to progress to the final on Thursday 14 April. TAB has made her the $1.80 favourite to win her semi-final despite drawing box five, though Greenough believes a middle draw may suit her.
“But she can be hit or miss out of the boxes and then it depends on the dogs around here, so she still needs a bit of luck.
“I think a middle box might actually suit her, you just don’t want to draw wide. That might be ok for her on a horseshoe but not at Sandown. If you draw wide there and get caught wide at the first turn you’re in all sorts of strife.”
Despite having just 10 wins to her name, Wow She’s Fast is the highest prize money earner currently racing in Australia. If successful in the final, Wow She’s Fast’s prize money will sky rocket beyond $930,000 and into the sport’s top 10 in all time earnings.
The first of four Launching Pad semi-finals, featuring Wow She’s Fast, will jump at 7.37pm on Thursday evening.