Sharina Shadow scored her first win in breathtaking fashion at Wagga Showground on Friday night.
Starting from the widest box, Sharina Shadow jumped straight to the front and never looked like being beaten before cruising to a five length win in the Tasty Tucker Maiden (320m).
Prior to her startling breakthrough performance the bitch hadn’t finished better than sixth in any of her four starts.
Trainer Shannon was impressed by the performance and thought the starting from box eight made a big difference.
“She’s been a little bit unlucky as I’ve been putting her over the 400 on the corner start as she's a little bit timid as doesn’t like to be crowded but drew the right box tonight,” Shannon said.
“The seven dog went inwards and she got all the clear room and put them away.
“She can run but she’s a bit of a scaredy cat and no dog got near her tonight, when she was left alone she went on with it.”
The Wagga man was surprised by the time, 18.68.
“The time shocked me a little,” Ellis said.
“I didn't think she could go that quick but 18.68 is a fair run and the she split 6.48 which pretty quick early.”
Like A Donkey also broke his maiden at start five for Wagga trainer John Vanderburg.
After a third on debut the dog was able to lead all the way from box one.
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