Flying Amy Heats Robbed Of Major Drawcard

JOHN Dart has had to scratch star youngster, recent Young Guns winner, Gypsy Del from the heats of Thursday night's Group 2 Flying Amy Classic.

David Brasch

8 June 2022

GROUP 2 Flying Amy Classic hopeful Gypsy Del is an early scratching from the heats of the $150,000 series at Albion Park on Thursday night after suffering a kennel injury on Wednesday.

The bitch’s trainer, John Dart, said today she jumped up in her kennel  this morning, got her foot caught and wrenched her wrist.

“I’ve scratched her already and she will be sidelined for a week to 10 days,” said Dart.

The injury is devastating to the Dart kennel because Gypsy Del stormed to victory in the Group 3 Young Guns in 29.69 at Albion Park at her most recent outing.

She had drawn box seven in the third heat of the Flying Amy Classic on Thursday night. It has put on the backburner immediate plans for the bitch.


“I was hoping to target the Origin Match Race in July,” said Dart of the daughter of Zambora Brockie and Thalia’s Way.

“Two out I believe this bitch can run 29.40 around Albion Park and the Match Race is an ideal event for a bitch with that sort of ability.”

The Listed event is worth $45,000.

“Two out around Albion Park, I’d be confident she could hold her own against anything,” said Dart.

Dart is amazed at the quality of the heats of the Flying Amy Classic.

Group 1 winners and potential superstars from around the country are littered throughout the five heats of the Classic.

The $150,000 series is restricted to greyhounds 30 months or younger and it has brought together the cream of that age group.

The opening heat pits boom Queenslander Black Comanche against NSW star French Martini with classy She’s Savage and Milligan against them.

Amron Boy, off a 29.56 trial at the track, highlights the second heat but he comes up against Group stars Photo Man and Dusty Bourbski, as well as classy WA galloper Eagle Monelli, Spring Elegance and Little Zephyr.

Mick Patterson’s sensational Respectability clashes with  Zambora Tiger,  Panama Pepper and Black Magic Rose in the third heat.

If that wasn’t enough to make Racing Queensland gleam, the fourth heat draws together Good Odds Emma, McKeon Bale and Mario Briganti’s potential great Big Opal Rocks.

Briganti also has a commanding hand in the fifth heat with Group 1 winner Rapaki Rocks who meets Sprint Patriot, Kelsey Bale and Decimate all of them top class and in great form.