Bailey brothers rue young flyer's start
WITH Bella might be too fast for her own good.
In her first start, the Emma Bryant-owned bitch got off to such a fast start she caught the lure and forced a no race.
"She's very quick starting and she just caught up to the lure and that slowed her down and then the other dogs checked," Bryant said.
"It was disappointing result because I thought she showed a lot of promise, but she is only young and she'll have plenty more opportunities."
Bryant was most disappointed for brothers and part-owners Morgan and Bodene Bailey.
Morgan, 14, and Bodene, 10, have been at the Cannon Park kennels morning and night helping to feed and clean up after the dogs.
Bryant has a deal to hand over ownership to the children once Morgan turns 18 and can legally look after the greyhound.
"They got to see her win and they were very excited, so it was disappointing that it was called a no race," she said.
"But the stewards did what they thought was right and you can't argue with that."
The youngsters did not go home empty-handed. As part of the Christmas Cup celebrations each child that went through the gates received a gift.
The club had 60 toys to give away and, according to Bryant, they gave out almost all of them.
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Enthusiastic: With Bella caught the lure and forced a no race at Cannon Park, a disappointing result for her owners. Picture: MIKE WATT