Husband and wife training combo, Alan and Christine Proctor continued their tremendous training effort with Bessy Boo, with the greyhound securing his second National Championship position.
After being the 2014 Wild Card entry in the sprint series in Perth, Bessy Boo was $11.70 outsider in the 2015 Ladbrokes NSW State Sprint Final. That however did not worry the son of Bekim Bale x My Black Bess, who picked up early leader Jack Kade on the home turn, before running away to secure a 3 3/4 length victory in 29.81.
Jack Kade, now in the care of Anthony Azzopardi, speared the lids, setting an early section of 5.36, despite being unable to hold on for the State Final win, Jack Kade will still represent NSW in next Saturday's Championship Final.
Speaking after the race, trainers Christine Proctor said she was just so thrilled to be representing NSW next week.
"The dog has been so good to us, and Perth was exciting, but we are now looking forward to next week," Proctor said.
Watch Bessy Boo's victory again:
Other Ladbrokes National Sprint Championship hopefuls Keybow, Alex's Entity and Breaker's Tip also trialled prior to race one on Saturday with times as follows:
Keybow: 5.42, 13.64, 17.78, 29.63
Alex's Entity: 5.57, 13.93, 18.09, 29.99
Breaker's Tip: 5.54, 14.07, 18.27, 30.22
Following the running of the NSW State Sprint final the box draw for the Ladbrokes National Championships were conducted trackside, with the box draw as follows: