Trainer James Darby will be hoping his chaser Black Argument can make her own luck when she runs in the Scott Petroleum Maiden at Ballarat on Monday night.
“She’s been unlucky at some of her runs so far, but hopefully she can come out running and break her maiden status.” Darby said.
Black Argument has been in the money in three of her four race outings to date, and is rapidly closing in on a win.
She is well bred being by emerging sire Closing Argument, out of the dam Black Drill.
Closing Argument was a prolific city and country winner, whilst the dam is from the same breeding as the well performed Bounding Billy.
Black Argument recently made it through to the final of the Bendigo Victorian Breeders Maiden Series.
Her chances in the final were ruined at the first turn when she received a severe check in running.
Black Argument will contest the third of four maiden heats on the twelve race program, and has drawn Box 7.
“I’m not worried by her box draw as she is generally quick out of the boxes.”
Black Argument will be coming back in distance from the 430 metres at Bendigo, to the 390 metre race distance at Ballarat.
“At this stage of her development I think she is better suited over 390 metres.”
“She keeps on improving with each run. If she gets out of the boxes she will certainly give the opposition something to chase.”
Hardest to beat in the race should be Carlton Hero and Nosey Miss.
Carlton Hero for Jim Fowler also made the Bendigo final, but was also involved in the scrimmage on the first turn.
Carlton Hero has drawn outside of Black Argument in Box 8, and is sure to be better for his first two race outings.
The Ray Punshon kennel has Nosey Miss making her race debut from Box 4 in the race.
The daughter of local sire Bombastic Shiraz has only been sited in a Qualifying Trial at Ballarat last month over the race distance.
On that occasion she ran a solid second, and will no doubt be improved by the experience.
There are four heats of the Maidens on the program, with the winning and second placed greyhounds to advance to the final to be run next Wednesday night.