Tough greyhound Moment To Jive is poised to end a frustrating run of bad luck when she lines up in the first heat of the Summer Chase (600m) at Cannington on Saturday night.
Trained by Sarah Appleton, Moment To Jive has been placed at three of her last five starts after an impressive campaign on the east coast, which featured a second place finish in a heat of the Bold Trease.
Appleton, who has just two dogs in her kennel, said it has been frustrating not to have Moment To Jive in the winner’s circle at her past few starts.
“She’s trialling really well, but we’ve had so much bad luck with her in races,” she said.
“She’s been getting bumped and pushed, but physically she is fantastic.
“I worry when they do get bumps that it will affect them.”
Moment To Jive appears to have come up in the more open of the two heats of the Summer Chase, with the in-form Neil Monelli set to be hard to beat in the second heat later in the night.
Appleton said she felt Starlight Asha would pose the biggest threat to Moment To Jive in the 600m event.
Moment To Jive will be aimed towards feature races in Perth over the next few months, before a possible trip back to the east coast where she will be under the care of Matthew Lanigan.
The next few months look set to be a juggling act for Appleton, as she prepares for the birth of her child, but she said she would still be able to look after the kennel, which will grow shortly.
“My husband helps me with the dogs, it all keeps going on as normal,” she said.
“We are bringing through a litter of pups that are 14 months old.
“We knew it was coming.”
Appleton also has Infrared Moment looking for three wins in a row at Cannington on Saturday night, however, his task has been made more difficult from box eight.