Shilo is the older of the duo at bang on two-and-a-half, something Kline has to remember that her and Logo hopefully have their best to come.
“I’ve got to step back every now and again just to temper my expectations when I realise how young both of them still are,” Kline said.
“They’ve both had busy programs and coming into the winter programming both travelling well and you want to keep them going, but they’re going to need a break at some stage as well.
“I’m just keeping a really close eye on them for any little signs that they do need a rest, because there’s plenty in front of them and you don’t want to burn to candle too early.”
Remarkably Kline’s middle-distance talent doesn’t end there; Ricolina Girl is still incredibly raw but coming off a 35.18 Albion Park 600 win, she isn’t far behind her kennel mates.
“Ricolina Girl is the fastest dog I’ve got in my kennel, she’s just needs things her way in a field, she’s only a little 25 kilo bitch and she can get buffeted around if she gets into a tight spot,” Kline said.
“One week she’ll come out and go 5.37 to the first mark at Ipswich and the week after that if she draws badly, she’ll go 5.60, but still chases as hard as anything.
“She’s a litter sister to Hard Style Rico who’s a Group dog in Melbourne and she certainly shares some of his traits.”
Having had the experience of building Shilo and Logo into genuine 600 metre bitches, Kline has the blueprint to get Ricolina Girl there in the near future.
“Out of the three we’ve got going over the 600 she’s the wildcard, she can ping from the five and win like she did the other week or walk out and charge home,” he said.
“She’s a real enigma, but the talent and ability are there that’s the main thing we’ve just got to get her racing with the same bravado as Shilo and Logo.”
Kline owns and trains all his dogs except Logo who owner Kyle Juracic brought to him; the two have struck up a friendship and it hasn’t taken long for the owner to want to get more involved in the sport.
“I’ve got to give a shout out to Logo’s owner Kyle Juracic, who has gone from a first-time owner who didn’t know much about the dogs to getting his handler’s license and having them on the lead whenever he can,” Kline said.
“If it wasn’t for blokes like him that go out and buy these dogs it wouldn’t work for a relatively small kennel like mine and every time she wins he’s posting all over Facebook and it gets other people interested in the sport.”