Boo dashes back to winning ways

Tiggerlong Boo grits his teeth before chasing down Sixteen Monkeys to take out the Ladbrokes Boys Dash at Wagga on Friday.
Tiggerlong Boo grits his teeth before chasing down Sixteen Monkeys to take out the Ladbrokes Boys Dash at Wagga on Friday.

Tiggerlong Boo surprised punters, but it wasn’t a shock to trainer Michael Finn when he took out the Ladbrokes Boys Dash Final (320m) at Wagga on Friday.

After just qualifying for the final when fourth in his heat, Tiggerlong Boo ($11.20) was able to storm past leader Sixteen Monkeys ($6.20) to win.

Finn thought luck was finally on the greyhound’s side.

“He has just been a bit unlucky lately,” Finn said. “He was well boxed and had a bit of bad luck in the heat but has been going good.

“He was out wide today, he likes that, got a run through and it is all good.”

It was his first win since December, and first since returning to Finn’s kennel.

IN THE MONEY: Michael Finn celebrates Tiggerlong Boo's win at healthy odds in the Ladbrokes Boys Dash final (320m) at Wagga on Friday. Picture: Les Smith

IN THE MONEY: Michael Finn celebrates Tiggerlong Boo's win at healthy odds in the Ladbrokes Boys Dash final (320m) at Wagga on Friday. Picture: Les Smith

The Wagga trainer believes he’s better suited to one turn tracks like Wagga.

After a slow start, It’s My Time ($2.40 fav) rallied late in finish second.

Meanwhile Rodney McDonald equalled his best effort by training four winners of the card.

He won the first three races before Dana Kis took out the Up For The Challenge heat (525m).