THE asking price Dubbo trainer Greg Ford has for Scrapi Dappi Moo may have gone up a little after the dog scored a tough win in the Did I Entertain @ Stud Stakes (400m) at Dawson Park yesterday.
In oppressive conditions the home-bred chaser recorded a time of 23.11s in leading all the way, with Ford revealing afterwards the Trewly Special x Iddy Biddy Moo dog was for sale at the right price.
"Today was only his fifth start and he did a good job in winning," Ford said.
"I think he'll probably get over 500m eventually and win races so I'll be looking to sell him shortly."
From box four, Scrapi Dappi Moo ($4.40) jumped best and was able to cross to the fence in the early stages of the race.
Immediately on his tail was Supreme Wren ($15.10).
At several stages it appeared as though the less-fancied of the leading duo would win, however Scrapi Dappi Moo showed great fight and eventually pulled away again to win by one-and-a-half lengths.
Midnight Phoenix ($4.10 fav) was a further three-and-a-quarter lengths away in third place.
Ford said he had given Scrapi Dappi Moo a break after a run of poor efforts in August and September.
"He wasn't going well so I gave him a bit of time off and it paid off for us," Ford said.
"His work at home had been pretty good leading into today and I was confident. I had a pretty good go at him. He was $13 when I backed him and I was hoping the price would stand up but his price came in."
Meanwhile, two heats of the Sportingbet Stakes Series were run over the 318m with the first qualifier providing an upset result.
Bluejay Ice recorded a time of 18.79s when winning as a $26.90 chance for Spring Hill trainer Leslie Whitton.
The Bit Chili x Glen Abbey Treat bitch had half-a-length to spare from Run For Cash ($4.60) with Vicki Knows Best ($11.90) in third place.
The second heat was a better result for punters with well-fancied favourite Hoobilation ($1.80 fav) spearing across the field from box eight to win his heat by four-and-a-half lengths in a time of 18.47s.
The final of the Sportingbet series will be held at Dawson Park on December 5.