Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Keeping Busy at Boxes; What Started as a Fun Way to Kill Time Has Quickly Turned into Something Special for Local Trainer Brodie

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Keeping Busy at Boxes; What Started as a Fun Way to Kill Time Has Quickly Turned into Something Special for Local Trainer Brodie

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GRAFTON GREYHOUNDS

BRAD ELLIS

GREYHOUNDS: When local trainer David Brodie began to take an interest in greyhound racing he thought he might turn his hand to training in the hopes of keeping himself busy and maybe training a winner or two.

Brodie would be the first to admit that when he started out he didn't know much about training greyhounds, but thanks to valued assistance from his friend and veteran greyhound trainer Stephen Attwater, Brodie has been able to achieve those goals and then some.

The likeable mentor currently puts the polish on the prolific winning Cosmic Marlow and the ultra consistent Little Terry, and each of these runners are engaged at the Grafton Greyhound race meeting tonight.

Cosmic Marlow was one of the runners which contested the high class Ladbrokes Red Dog final last week and while he did find that opposition a little bit rich, he does look to be better suited in the Highland Petfoods stakes this evening. Normally a reliable beginner, Cosmic Marlow was slowly away last week and never threatened, and punters would be wise to forget that run when assessing his chances tonight.

Tonight from box 2 he looks assured of gaining a nice run with Tranquil Manu in box 1 not likely to show a lot of early speed while Mini Cousin, which has box 3, tends to run a straight line from the boxes and while it does have speed and ability on its day, it shouldn't cause any interference. Only two weeks ago, Cosmic Marlow ran a career best 23.14 seconds and a repeat of the run will have the son Lochinvar Marlow and Cosmic Essence close to the major end of the prize.

Mini Cousin will have her admirers and justifiably so with a personal best time at the track of 22.98 seconds while last start winner Orara Charlie will also be right in the thick of things as well.

While probably not in the same class as Cosmic Marlow, kennelmate Little Terry is however a ball of consistency and appears to be racing in career best form. …

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