For the past eight weeks, Sutton Forest trainer Michael Clayton has worked to the greyhound saying 'have dog, will travel'.
Clayton as a result has four runners in the 2016 GBOTA Challenge Sprint series final at Wentworth Park this Saturday night.
Worth $20,000 to the winner, for greyhounds which had not won more than two Category A races, the series which is in its third year, sees participants qualify on a point score system, after heats at each of the NSW GBOTA's TAB and Non-TAB venues.
The series commence at Lismore at the start of May, for which Clayton had three runners. As the event progressed more in his kennel became ready for the series.
"It has been a sensational series, we went to virtually all the tracks, except Gunnedah, and have had a great time," Clayton said.
"It is a shame that they have drawn next to each other, but if they show their usual traits I expect Slick Simzy should benefit the most of the draw," Clayton added.
For the stayers, Central West trainer, Robert Littlefield has visited each track with Garney Lane. Known for this champion stayer, Royal Riddle, Littlefield has always had a big opinion of Garney Lane.
"The dog can run, but he needs to show some more heart, and the final might just be the right time for him to do that," Littlefield said.
"We named the dog after a dear family friend who passed away many years ago. I always promised to name a dog in honour of my mate that had ability, this bloke just hasn't quiet shown it yet."
The 2016 GBOTA Challenge series will open Saturday's card at the Glebe circuit, which also features four sensational semi-finals of the Group 1 Ladbrokes Peter Mosman Classic.
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