Werris Creek’s Peter Midson has made a bit of a career of taking on unwanted greyhounds and getting the best out of them.
He said all the dogs he has at the moment, bar one – who’s retired – are giveaways.
“I did it [taking on dogs other trainers didn’t want] as a challenge once – to see what your ability's like,” Midson said.
“See whether I can turn this dog around or if I can can improve this dog.
“That’s coming to an end now, age is getting to me.”
Midson’s been in the training game for about 40 years.
And while he said he was slowing down, it doesn’t seem like his dogs are.
He has five in work at the moment with two of them – Armatree Boy and Mr Deeks – to jump in the GRNSW Appreciation Stakes at Tamworth on Saturday.
While Midson said Mr Deeks had the wood over Armatree Boy of late, he thought Armatree Boy had a better shot in the first race at Tamworth.
“The white dog [Armatree Boy], if he can reproduce his runs of late, he’ll be in with a good show but I think Melanie Mabbott’s dog will be hardest to beat out of the one.”
The April 14 meeting will have TAB C prizemoney on offer and will precede the Tamworth Greyhound Racing Club’s cup carnival to start on April 21.
Club president Robert Munn said the event was shaping up to be a “really good meeting” with full fields in the majority of the 10 races.
“It’s mainly the normal people [trainers] but the extra prizemoney on offer attracted a few new faces,” Munn said. The first race starts at 1.30pm.
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