It’s not unusual for trainers around Victoria to call Healesville their favourite track – it’s our grassroots without the grass.
Ashlee Terry doesn’t break that mould and has earnt the ‘local’ title despite living over an hour away.
On Sunday Ashlee is flying the flag for Healesville with her greyhounds Burn Like Fire, who is contesting the Group Three All 4 Paws and Claws Healesville Cup.
Drawing box seven in her biggest feature to date, Terry believes that the outside draw will suit.
“If she jumps like she usually does she can run some very fast sections, her first two sections anywhere are her best attribute but she will need to begin as good if not better to have any chance in the final.”
Despite a favourable box draw, competing against the likes of Group One Melbourne Cup winner Ando’s Mac and Group Two Shepparton Cup winner Zinzan Brooke will be a difficult task.
“I like where Zinzan Brooke is drawn and if he jumps like he can he will be awfully hard to beat.”
Terry and her partner Andrew Paraskevas have been close to unstoppable over the past two years, claiming victory in their first Group One with Maja Mahi Mahi and recording back-to-back Waterloo Cups on the coursing circuit.
“We have gone from racing in tier three races to some of the best races in such a short time. We have been very lucky to have had some great dogs in the past couples of years and are hoping it continues.”