First Impact, better known to the Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate as India, is all set to make complete a miraculous return to racing this Sunday by taking her place in a 450m maiden race at Warrnambool.
Off the scene for over 13 months after fracturing a hock at just her third start at Sandown Park back on 2nd May 2010, the courageous blue bitch has been entered for her first race since the accident and has been drawn in box 3.
Making her comeback in a 450m race, all eyes will be on the daughter of Black Enforcer x Wiedersehen in the hope she can return to racing in style and get around the Warrnambool one turn track safely.
A long and determined plan to give India the chance to race again, dared to come to fruition when after nine long months on the 10th February 2011, India was returned to the track for a trial behind the lure over 80m up the home straight at Warrnambool.
Although India had been allowed to free gallop to stress her hock during her recovery, this first trial would give us the indication of just how far she might progress.
It’s obvious now that she successfully completed that first trial back, but also showed more than enough speed to encourage the syndicate to dare to dream.
After a few more handslips and a few necessary breaks to get over injuries and allow the hock to settle back in to racing, India had her first trial from the boxes over 390m on 9th June 2011.
Not only did she complete the trial well but she gave enough indications she would not only make the comeback to racing, but also be competitive.
Still on the improve fitness wise, India will carry the hopes of a huge team in the Impact syndicate on Sunday afternoon in Race 4 at 1:59pm.
Across Australia India’s lucky owners will all have their undivided attention brought to bare on the diminutive 26kg blue bitch whose heart is unquestionable, and whose owner’s dared to dream.
The Race A Chaser Impact Greyhound Syndicate had completely sold out but another 5% has just become available for purchase.
With the star of the show What An Impact an impressive last start Shepparton winner, and all greyhounds now having faced the starter, there is still plenty of racing left in the syndicate.
To further excite, the greyhound who had broken her hock had her first trial back on the race track last week and came through with flying colours. Still a week to week proposition, she may yet make a return to the track.
The Race A Chaser Impact Greyhound Syndicate had completely sold out but 5% has just become available for purchase.
From the five greyhounds, four have started and despite a luckless heart break for the syndicate when one of the stars broke her hock at just her third start, the other three have all won Victorian TAB and SA city class races and continue to perform well.
The Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate scored a breakthrough win yesterday when Fatal Impact scored a come from behind win at Angle Park.
Now trained in South Australia by Kim Johnstone, Gizmo as she is affectionately known, showed her customary early speed when leading to the first mark after brushing runners to her inside.
The Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate went very close to securing their maiden win with Fatal Impact at last night’s Warrnambool meeting
Undoubtedly beaten by the draw, Fatal Impact (Gizmo) began brilliantly from her wide draw but couldn’t quite cross the dog from box 2.
That left the 2 on the rail and Gizmo posted out where she doesn’t like to be.
The Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate also had the other bitch in the syndicate, First Impact (India); debut at Bendigo yesterday in the heats of the Bendigo Goldrush maiden.
Sadly for First Impact and the syndicate, it was not the debut we’d hoped for.
Having missed the start, from her box 1 draw, she had to work hard to try to get near the lead in the run to the corner, and was working up inside about 5 greyhounds.
The Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate’s greyhound; Fatal Impact; headed to Bendigo yesterday for the heats of the Bendigo Goldrush maiden.
With a final worth $10,000 to the winner, there was always going to be some very good young greyhounds engaged.
Unfortunately, for Fatal Impact (Gizmo), she ran in to one of those good young dogs when the dog from box 8 got a clear run at her early and proved way too good.
The Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate went very close to securing another good placings in the Debutant Final Warrnambool.
After qualifying for the final, after a noarrow second in the heat from a favourable draw, Fatal Impact (Gizmo) was alway going to have the task ahead of her from box 7 in the final.
Beginning brilliantly she managed to crash down over the field, upsetting the favourite in box 5 and nearly got all the way over to pressure the dog from box 1.
The Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate debuted the first of its five greyhounds last Wednesday night at Warrnambool in the Debutant maiden 390m heats.
Beginning from box 1 the syndicates very first runner was Gizmo, better known now as Fatal Impact.
Starting well favoured in the market she began brilliantly and held off challenges on the corner to lead in the to the home straight.
Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate greyhounds competed at todays Warrnambool picnic meeting and did themselves proud running first and second in their respective heats.
Both greyhounds are on target for starts in races soon and Impact Syndicate owners can be very proud of their charges, who look like giving many a dream introduction to greyhound racing ownership.
Below we have footage of Gizmo as we know her winning a four dog trial at todays Warnambool picnic meeting. Sorry but times and margins are for owners eyes only.