EMERGING chaser Black Foo had to come from behind to claim the latest feature at the Warrnambool Seaside Carnival.
The Cosmic Rumble-Miss Peru dog scored a narrow win in the $5000 Warrnambool Fencing Specialists series final over 450 metres at Wannon Park.
The win, which took his record to six wins from 12 starts, came from box eight with an outside run.
Black Foo defeated Dyna Violet by 1¾ lengths, clocking 25.54 seconds. Cheap Currency ran third, 1½ lengths further back.
Endeavour Hills owner Sue Reaper, daughter-in-law of trainer Carl Haas snr, said the dog had to work hard for the win on Monday night.
“He’s just a young pup. He had to work through the field. Once he got past those dogs at the first turn, he ran home pretty strong,” she said.
“We were comfortable if he could box out well, he’d be able to run home strongly.”
Reaper said Black Foo would head to heats of the $75,000 Warrnambool Classic in April — a target of many runners at the nine-meeting carnival.
“We’re progressing through the apprentice-type races. He can run 500 metres. We’ll get him through there,” she said.
“He’s certainly a dog with ability moving forward.
“To come from box eight and work around the field like he did was great. It was well worth coming down and making the journey.”
The Seaside Carnival continues tomorrow with a 12-race night meeting featuring three finals over 450 metres.