Legend Man wins on debut at Kennerson Park

LEGEND by name, legendary performer by nature.

Legend Man ($3.80) showed he’ll be a greyhound to keep an eye on thanks to his eye-catching win on debut in Monday’s Ladbrokes Odds Boost Maiden (307 metres) at Kennerson Park.

He didn’t get the quickest of starts out of box one but the Lynn Maney-trained runner made up his lost length with ease over the opening 50 metres.

By the turn for home Legend Man had snuck down the inside of early leader Adolescent ($13.10) and continued to extend his winning margin up to the winning post.

The winning time was 17.88 seconds.

ALL SMILES: Lynn Maney (trainer), Sue Thorncraft (owner), Michael Maney (trainer). Front, Conor Erwich (Thorncroft's grandson) with Legend Man. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

ALL SMILES: Lynn Maney (trainer), Sue Thorncraft (owner), Michael Maney (trainer). Front, Conor Erwich (Thorncroft's grandson) with Legend Man. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

Adolescent won the battle for the runner-up spot, 3.75 lengths off Legend Man, with Fearless Brewsky ($11.40) third.

Maney was happy to see her debutant make great use of the inside start.

“He was a little bit slow to begin but he’s a really good chaser and used the box to his advantage,” she said.

“He’s a quick dog, and we’ve got high hopes for him. We’ll probably step him up in distance in a little while.

“His mother, Miss Bowie, was a really good runner. She won 14 races from 28 and she’s owned by Sue and Gary Thorncraft and ourselves. We’ve bred this litter between us and they’re all showing a bit of ability.

“That time’s really good for a debut. Everything’s new for them in their first race. They’re like a child on their first day of school when they come to the races, but he’s a very focused chaser.”

Legend Man lived up to the promise he showed in his trial win at the same track last week.