Outstanding chaser Carlisle Jack with a magnificent record. I knew how good he was and we still left it in first start at Horsham. I had let Ron Hawkswell know and the Hawk called me straight after the race in “shock”. We got it all back and plenty more in the next two weeks. It is quite amazing how many superstars get beat first start. The name of the dog that beat Jack was It’s Got Wheels six starts for a win three placings.
Carlisle Jack after winning the Egg and a Sandown win with his owners the Sanbrooks. He has been Bob Douglas’ best but one of many for the super trainer and super bloke.
Gary Smith – Great dog, great trainer, great people, Mangoplah was put on the map