PUNTERS were on the money when recent Charmaine Roberts acquisition One Bad Wrist broke its Dawson Park duck.
The $415 first prize of the Steve Kavanagh Appeciation Stakes (400m) was nice for the dog’s owners, who may get another payday shortly.
The dog was a last-minute addition to greyhound stalwart Roberts’ kennels after he came to her just a week ago from Matt and Alison Moncrieff.
One Bad Wrist ($2.20 fav) finished with a time of 23.48 seconds.
Roberts explained the Moncreifs had sent One Bad Wrist over to her to see if it could win and sure enough it did.
“Matt’s got him up for sale and he’s done the job, so let’s hope he can be sold,” she said.
“We only picked him up last Thursday and he didn’t trial that good, but anyway a win’s a win and it was nice for him to win for Matty and Alison today.”
During the race it looked like Meanie Miney Moo was going to take the top spot but the Greg Fors runner faded late to sixth place.
One Bad Wrist, Roberts said, didn’t have the best of luck during its past races at Dawson Park but was a welcomed surprise for her owner and trainer by the end of the race.
Mr Showtime, trained and owned by Graeme and Wendy Smith, finished second while third place went to Come to Lila, trained and owned by William Marmara from Merrylands in Sydney.
Fourth place ($20) went to Girrawarra Nosey, who was trained by Gene Murry and owned by Daniel Hoskins from Dunedoo.
The win was the first leg of a winning double for Roberts, who also tasted success with Renee Keeping ($3.50), which booked a trip to Richmond in its heat of a series which will culminate with a final at the western Sydney track.