Max Profit’s win in the Lew Dorsa Memorial (520m) at Cannington last Saturday was testament to the black dog’s courage and trainer Corey White’s faith and persistence.
White has worked tirelessly to nurse his star chaser back to full fitness after he fractured a toe at the National Championships in Brisbane last October.
The recovery has been a difficult and frustrating road back for Max Profit who prior to his setback had been building a reputation as one of the best chasers in WA.
Max Profit’s immediate career was under threat and retirement loomed an option before he underwent revolutionary stem cell treatment in South Australia.
Although absolutely thrilled by Max Profit’s feature win on the weekend, his 24th from 45 starts, White said his overriding emotion was one of personal relief.
“A huge thrill and relief to see him back to his best,” White told TAB Radio's The Sports Daily.
“It’s been a long road and a real trying effort, we didn’t even know if he would ever get back to his best.
“He spent quite a few months on the sidelines after Brisbane and had to be sent to a vet in South Australia for six weeks.
“It was just great to see what he did the other night because it was a pretty hot line up, like a Perth Cup field.”
Max Profit was the forgotten greyhound in the Lew Dorsa Memorial, starting as one of the outsiders at $15.
He showed good speed from his outside box draw and dug deep to hold off a challenge from runner-up Trouper Monelli, scoring by a half head in 29.89sec.
White said that after securing a confidence-boosting victory and boosting prize money to $127, 275, he expected further improvement from Max Profit.
“The run was better than it looked in trying conditions,” White said.
“There was a very strong head wind.
“In perfect conditions I think he would have gone even quicker.”