Chaos In Lagogiane Kennels

By Jeff Collerson
Dual Million Dollar Chase winner Peter Lagogiane has taken over the training of Feel The Chaos, who made one of the most impressive first appearances of the year at Richmond last Wednesday.

Feel The Chaos exploded from box eight and led throughout to score by six lengths, covering the 320m in 18.14, just .05sec outside fastest time of the meeting.

She was trained for her debut outing by her part-owner and breeder Paul Bonner, who later conceded: "I am going to have to move her to another trainer because I don't have time to do her justice.

"I work for the Department of Community Services so can't devote the hours necessary to ensure Feel The Chaos fulfils her potential.

"When she won at Richmond she was the first greyhound I have trained because I usually just breed and sell pups, although I have owned and raced them before.

"I have bred 26 litters over the past two years and while I am currently at Bringelly I have just bought a property at Lyndhurst, near Bathurst, to breed and rear young dogs.

"I share ownership of Feel The Chaos with a couple of mates who own a mechanics workshop at PENRITH but we were lucky to retain her.

"Her dam Heading My Way whelped eight bitch puppies to Mepunga Blazer in October, 2020, and while I wanted to sell them all, as I usually do, females are harder to sell so I was only able to dispose of six.

"I was stuck with the bitches which race as Feel The Chaos and the so far unraced Missile Mia, who I believe is just as good.

"I'm not certain whether Feel The Chaos will be more than a short course greyhound but Missile Mia will run 520m because she has already trialled fast at The Gardens.

"Richmond trainer Troy Vella broke these bitches in for me and I'm thankful he did such a great job.

"Best greyhound I have raced in the past couple of years was Zipping Bram, who won 14 races in 2019 and 2020 before dropping both back muscles.''

Mark Moroney credited a remedy which is a mix of shark cartilage, greenlip mussels and abalone for Fire Legend's outstanding form after the dog took his recent record to five wins from six starts at Grafton on Sunday.

Fire Legend, who turned four in April, has now won 42 of his 104 races and earned nearly $220,000.

The dog made the pace to the home bend when third to Angry Blizzard and Crazy Old Goat in last month's $100,000 Masters Meteor final at Wentworth Park but Moroney considers a troublesome wrist during that series could have affected Fire Legend's performances.

"He had arthritis in his wrist throughout the Masters Meteor series but I had been told about this treatment which apparently works well with thoroughbreds,'' Moroney said.

"I was reluctant to change Fire Legend's preparation on the eve of the Meteor final on May 7 but since using this mix of shark cartilage, mussels and abalone the dog has been untroubled by wrist problems.

"I have nominated him for a Masters race at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.''