Tiggerlong Ring guns for perfect three

Tiggerlong Ring has had the perfect start to his racing career but trainer Michael Finn isn’t sure if his winning run can continue at Wagga on Friday.

Michael Finn will line up Tiggerlong Ring at Wagga on Friday as he looks to make it three wins from as many starts.

Michael Finn will line up Tiggerlong Ring at Wagga on Friday as he looks to make it three wins from as many starts.

Tiggerlong Ring has won his first two starts but faces plenty of more experienced greyhounds in the Rules Club Wagga Stakes (400m).

Finn has been impressed by how Tiggerlong Ring has taken to the track but believes he is in for a bigger challenge this time out.

“He has done everything right but it is a strong field,” Finn said.

“There is a few good dogs in that race.

“He has only had the two starts and there are some dogs who won eight, nine races and I think they are going to have a bit more experience than him but who knows.

“I hope he goes alright.”

If Tiggerlong Ring can’t win, Finn is hoping Tiggerlong Rock, who he owns, can for John Cusack.

However, he is in a similar position with a win and a third to his name from his two starts.

“You have to start somewhere and they might have a fair while to race now instead of six or nine months,” Finn said.

“That is one good thing about it.”

Finn will also line up Tiggerlong Scar in the Ladbrokes Sprint final.

She finished third behind Glendale Zeus in last week’s heat but believes she can be competitive after drawing well.

“She is in box eight and I think she is well boxed,” Finn said.

“It is a hard race that one too.

“There isn’t much between the whole field.”

He rated Gordon Herbert’s Ikara Bale, the fastest of the heat winners, the toughest to beat after drawing to start from box one.

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