Apex Within produced one of the performances of his career when he defeated a strong field in fast time last night at Sandown Park.
He jumped well from box 6 and scooted around the outside of Bourbski Bar to take the lead first time past the post. He was threatened by My Bro Kade in the turn for home but held the challenge at bay, going on to win by 2¼ lengths in a very sharp 34.01.
“He’s a very fast dog, he just needed to get a bit of luck on the bend start,” said trainer Rod Clark on his way back to the kennels.
“He ran into Beckham last Saturday night at Sale but in his run before that he was a tenth off the track record at Warrnambool. He’s going fantastic.”
It was Apex Within’s 19th win of his career and clearly one of the most impressive.
“We’ve had a couple of nice ones over time, but he’s probably the fastest one of them. So let’s hope he can continue his good form.”
Clark has been training greyhounds for 27 years with 17 of those with full time commitment. He was introduced to the sport when striking up a conversation with a neighbour at a young age.
“I used to watch an old fella stroll around the streets with his dog. I got yappin’ to him and before you know it I became attached to the breed.”
Earlier in the night Lagoon Rhett continued his rich vein of form – click here to read what trainer Terry Reid had to say.
Click here for last night’s results