After she got up at $41 down the straight at Capalaba with her trainer not having a cent on her, McIntosh vowed to never let her go around again without placing a wager and therefore got a slice of the $101 on offer on Thursday evening.
“It is great, I am a realist and that field was full of exciting young dogs,” McIntosh , who trains a team of five dogs, reflected.
“There was some self-doubt and some anxious moments but you need to make decisions – sometimes you are right and sometimes you are wrong.
“This worked out good but how it all panned out, I did not expect her to do what she did.
“I thought if she ran a place, I would have been rapt.
“I was surprised with the result but also rapt.”
McIntosh is not scared to travel around Queensland with his greyhounds, taking the Cincinnati Juice and Dyna Villa litter to tracks such as Bundaberg and Rockhampton to rid them of their immaturity.
He was told by a respected Brisbane trainer following her Pixie My Love’s run in the Bundaberg Young Guns Final, where she finished second, that she would run 520 metres and her barnstorming effort on Thursday night proved that.
That was just her first go at the extra distance.
“I have done everything I possibly can for these pups and if they did not get to the mark, I would have exhausted every avenue,” he said.
“I am taking them to Bundaberg and Rockhampton so they can get their confidence up.”
Now, the question will be - can the exciting black and white bitch spring a boil over two Thursday’s in a row in the Listed Rising Stars series Final?
McIntosh is just grateful to be in a big race and says while the dog is maturing still, she might just produce another surprise.
She will jump with the black rug on her back on Thursday night and McIntosh quickly pointed to Group 3 Townsville Cup winner Dulceria, as well as other quality dogs in the field, as his bitch faces a tough task at Listed level.
“She might have a bit of ticker and fight in her, she is very competitive,” McIntosh said.
“I am up against it in the Final, there is so much talent in the race.
“It will be tough to get across from where she has drawn, it will be an ask.
“We are there so we will have to see how it all unfolds, but we will need plenty of luck.”
The McIntosh kennel is one in-form, with Inner Tea Cup getting the money at Ipswich on Saturday evening.