Start of something good

Sandy (pictured. Photo credits Jason Mckeown) was certainly a good girl on Sunday at Healesville taking out the Healesville Oaks defeating short priced favourite Burn Like Fire.

Two weeks ago, the daughter of Magic Sprite and Jebrynah Glory, bred by Rocky Crisafi finished second by a meir 1.51 lengths to Ice Buster in the Rodney Thorneycroft Memorial also run at Healesville.

But Sunday was Sandy’s day, matching favourite Burn Like Fire throughout the $10,000 event, eventually pulling away to win her first final for trainer David Agius.

“Burn Like Fire was always going to be hard to beat but when Good Girl Sandy jumped to the front I gave a her a very good chance,” trainer David Agius said.

“Good Girl Sandy had been flying around the circle tracks before I took her to Healesville – she can definitely run on both tracks.”

After some guidance from fellow trainers Agius decided to trial Good Girl Sandy before entering her in the first of two series at Healesville in April.

The Healesville Oaks was one of Agius’ highest achievements in his 20 years of greyhound racing and the wins don’t look to be slowing down.

“I have a few handy dogs in my kennels now so hopefully it is the start of a good run.”

With a possible star of Healesville on his hands, Agius won’t pass up the opportunity to race up the straight again but in the meantime he will slowly work Good Girl Sammy up to 500 metres.

WATCH: Good Girl Sandy win the Healesville Oaks on Sunday from box four.

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