Wow She's Fast's Stunning Sandown Debut

DEBUTANT Wow She’s Fast has lived right up to her lofty name with a remarkable debut victory at Sandown Park on Sunday running a sizzling 29.09.

Adam Dobbin

26 September 2021

DEBUTANT Wow She’s Fast has lived right up to her lofty name with a remarkable debut victory at Sandown Park on Sunday.

The Kel Greenough-trained juvenile rocketed over the 515 metre journey in a mindblowing 29.09, the fastest time ever recorded by a maiden at the venue.

“I try not to get too carried away with the young ones but she’s definitely got that x-factor,” Greenough said.

“Since I started with her I haven’t had a bad word to say about her. She’s a cracking 31 kilo bitch, a beautiful type and has impressed me since day one.

“She trialled 29.20 at her first 500 at Sandown so today’s time didn’t completely surprise me. But what did surprise me was the five seconds early – that’s where she’s improved.”

Wow She’s Fast is a 19-month old daughter of My Bro Fabio and Fair Of Face owned by Greg Sprod and Tyrone Whittington.

“Tyrone bought her as a pup because he liked something in her pedigree,” Greenough said.

“He actually called me a few days ago and said that he maybe shouldn’t have named her Wow She’s Fast because of the expectation it put on her.

“She’s always been a great type and she broke in well enough. Early on her box manners were terrible but she’s just gradually improved and improved.

“It’s a great start but I’ve been around long enough to know things can turn in the blink of an eye, especially with the young ones.”

Greenough was considering a tilt at the fast approaching Group 2 Great Chase with his exciting prospect but that plan has been aborted.

“The dates are a bit tight,” Greenough said.

“She’ll go around in the final at Sandown on Thursday and then we’ll just take stock after that. If she continues the way she’s going she’s got a really nice future.”

Sunday’s Sandown meeting also the Greenough-trained Zac’s Entity step up to the 715 metre journey for the first time, the son of Barcia Bale scoring by an ever-widening 10 ¾ lengths in a flying 41.51.

“It’s all about getting him experience in these staying races,” Greenough said.

“I didn’t want to keep sprinting him in fear of him getting knocked around and I really liked the way he handled himself today in the field.

“People see what he does in trials and just thinks that’ll be repeated in his races but with a dog like him it’s just not the case.

“He’s learning on the job really.”

Greenough made special mention of the outstanding work that’s been done on the Sandown Park track to get it into the superb condition it is currently.

“There were issues there for a while but I can’t speak more highly of the hard work that’s gone into getting the surface in such great order,” Greenough said.

“It’s the best I’ve ever seen it. They’re doing a fantastic job.”