Cowra trainer Rodney McDonald to bring 13 greyhounds to Wagga meeting

MAJOR PLAYER: Cowra trainer Rodney McDonald, pictured with Take The Apache, will have 13 dogs race at Wagga on Friday night. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
MAJOR PLAYER: Cowra trainer Rodney McDonald, pictured with Take The Apache, will have 13 dogs race at Wagga on Friday night. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Cowra trainer Rodney McDonald will pack up his van and bring his biggest ever team to Wagga on Friday night.

McDonald has 13 dogs in at Wagga’s 10-race program on Friday. He’s only ever raced more at his home track at Cowra.

He’s planned it well too, as his trailer only fits 14 dogs.

“It’s the most I’ve had at Wagga. I’ve had 14 or 15 race at Cowra but I’ve never had that many at an away track,” McDonald said.

Those following the McDonald kennel will have to wait until race nine, the Appliance Man Stakes (320m), for his best chance of the night.

He has four of the seven dogs in the race but expects Dana Mezza and Dana Kazza to fight it out.

“I think we’ve got to wait until race nine and it’s out of Dana Kazza and Dana Mezza,” McDonald said.

“I’ve got four in the race and it wouldn’t surprise me if three of the four run one, two, three. Dana Crazy is not quite as good as the other three.

“I like Kazza out of the eight box, the only problem is that Mezza goes quick early and she’ll have to go around her to beat her.”

With 13 runners, McDonald has representatives in eight of the 10 races.

He hopes he can return to Cowra with a couple of victories.

“Two or three would be nice, but I don’t want to be greedy,” he said.

“I’ll be happy with one. It will be a long night if we go there with 13 and come home with nothing.”

The first of the 10 races at Wagga Showground gets underway at 7.04pm.

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