Twist in Edwards' timing of Nowra champ


Champion Nowra bitch Double Twist will race the clock to recover in time for a second try at the $75,000 Group 1 Dapto Megastar next month.

Last year's NSW Greyhound of the Year picked up some lacerations to her near-side hind and needed stitches to her near-side front toe during a win at Wentworth Park late last month.

Trainer Garry Edwards has given his kennel star a two-week's break but is confident she can maintain her fitness.

He hopes to make her next start the Megastar on September 12 - an event she finished sixth in last year.

"We will give her a couple of weeks work and a couple of runs and if she comes up all right she will be fine for the Megastar," the Nowra Hill trainer said.

"If not we will have to abort the plans. It is a bit up in the air at the moment but she is jumping around in her skin and is feeling really good. The foot is giving her no worries."

Before the Wentworth Park win, Double Twist recorded her 25th win in 45 starts in a popular victory in the recent Coca-Cola Dapto Oaks Final (520m).

The track record holder cruised to a 13-length romp after starting as a $1.30 favourite.

She is yet to be given an invitation to the Megastar, but Edwards was hopeful of getting the go-ahead.

"We got in the field last year and this year we have won the Oaks, we have broken the track record and won a Group 3. You don't want to count your chickens before they hatch but you'd think last year she got an invite straight into the race, so I presume she would get one this year," he said.

"There is a couple in NSW, like Zipping Willow, who should get a nod in the race as well."


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