AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for April 2008 is Queensland sprinter Size Can Matter owned & bred by Julie Edmondson and trained in Queensland by Reg Kay.
In a very competitive month Size Can Matter got the after winning the Group 1 Perth Cup on April 12th.
Size Can Matter started his Perth campaign with a win at Cannington on the 29th of March in a graded race. It proved the perfect lead up as he stepped out in his heat of the Perth Cup and was an impressive winner in 30.14 on April 5th.
In the final he begun like a rocket from the “squeeze” box 4 and took control in the run to the first turn with the favourite Whippy’s Image after a slow start in hot pursuit, the classy white chaser held the fence around the first turn and down the back straight he showed the superior speed. The Adelaide Cup winner was trying hard but wasn’t making any ground.
As “Whippy’s” started to wilt new challengers appeared on the scene with West Australian track specialist Back Tonight, racing into the picture from well back. He looked a winning chance as they came into the home straight however Size Can Matter found another gear kicking near the line to win by a length and half in 30.22.
In a very competitive month Size Can Matter edged out Group 1 winner Elektra plus Group two winners El Galo, Miss Slick, Lynlea’s King and Elise Odette for the monthly award.
Size Can Matter joins Whippy’s Image, Just Friends and El Galo as the previous AGRA Greyhound of the month winners in 2008.
Size Can Matter is a White & Fawn dog whelped April 2006 he is raced and was bred by Julie Edmondson and he is trained by Reg Kay at Lowwood in Queensland.
Size Can Matter is by Kay’s super sprinter Elite State from Queen Size (Deep North x Ultra Queen) he has raced 20 times for nine wins and eight placings with his overall stake earnings standing at $157,375.
AGRA congratulates owner Julie Edmondson, trainer Reg Kay and Size Can Matter on being awarded the AGRA April Greyhound of the Month.