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New lease of life for Jade

Hello I’m Jade, the rising four-year-old purchased back in June for $2000 via an internet greyhound site, continued on her winning way at Thursday’s meeting for Shelley Trengove, the black bitch’s owner and fifth trainer.

Lining up from box seven in the Gambier Vets Stake (512 m), the first heat of a grade five series, Hello I’m Jade was looking to make it four wins in a row after stringing together three on the trot at Angle Park and Gawler.

And Trengove’s well-bred daughter of Magic Sprite and Typhoon Monelli certainly had to dig deep to maintain her winning streak after Buddy Guy opened up a big break over her down the back straight. But in the run home Hello I’m Jade found plenty to get up in the last bound for a best of day 29.83 seconds win.

Standing in at Tara Raceway for the Lewiston-based trainer was her husband Clint who conceded Hello I’m Jade had found a new lease of life.

“We have 25 dogs in our kennels at the moment and while it’s fair to say none of them are champions she would have to be the pick of them,” he said. “What I like about her is that she chases hard and is as tough as nails.

“We’ve enjoyed a bit of success with the dogs since we moved to SA from Broken Hill. I reckon one of the contributing factors has been that I check all our own dogs and sometimes find the odd problem that if worked on may improve a dog’s performance.

“Also, I’m more than happy to place a dog where I believe it is a chance of winning, irrespective of where that may be.”

Earlier in the day, Stitch ‘Em Ringo, also owned and trained by Shelley Trengove, led all the way to open his winning account at start number eight in the Metal Worx Maiden Stake (400 m).

The black dog, a son of Moreira out of Venetian Mask, was bred at Reynella by Wally Harkins, better known these days as the owner-trainer of SA’s top stayer Sir Truculent.

Hello I’m Jade (No. 7) defeats Buddy Guy by a nose in Thursday’s Gambier Vets Stake (512 m) at Tara Raceway.

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