Huge Praise: Gypsy Del Could Be Dart's Best Yet

TRAINER John Dart knows he has a potential star stayer on his hands with Gypsy Del but he is on a mission for the next few weeks with the bitch.

David Brasch

17 May 2022

JOHN Dart knows he has a stayer on his hands with Gypsy Del but he is first on a mission for the next few weeks with the bitch.

Gypsy Del (Zambora Brockie-Tahlia’s Way) has drawn the rails in a heat of the rescheduled Young Guns (520m) at Albion Park on Thursday night.

The bitch has raced 15 times for seven wins, five seconds and earned $31,000.


“I know she wants 600 metres already,” said Dart. “But, races like this and the upcoming Flying Amy Classic are too good to ignore.”

Dart is lavish in praise of the bitch.

He trained her mother, Tahlia’s Way, a Group placed stayer.

“I’ve said before this is possibly the best greyhound I’ve ever had,” he said.

“If she can stay, and you never know until you test them, she will be a front running stayer.

“Mrs Thursday was the fastest stayer I’ve trained in the past but this bitch is quicker than her.”

And that is not even mentioning the Dart family’s Queensland greyhound of the year, staying star Miss Grub.

Dart was happy when the Young Guns series was not run at Albion Park last Saturday morning with the meeting slated to start at 8am.

“I like a sleep,” said Dart. “But, I would have had to be up at 3am to get to Albion Park by kennelling on Saturday.”

Gypsy Del comes into the Young Guns heat off a scorching 29.24 trial at Casino on Monday.

“Super,” said Dart. “Absolutely sensational.”

That’s how he described the trial.

But, he also is well aware of the presence of King Cole in box three in the heat.

“Everyone keeps talking about what a rail crasher he is so I went back and looked over his replays,” said John.

“Wow, they are not wrong.

“But, what can anyone do about it. It is just the way the dog races.”

He believes that gives Jedda Cutlack’s smart race bitch She’s Savage a huge chance in the Young Guns heat because she has drawn on King Cole’s outside.

“Jedda was worried about Tungsten Miss being drawn directly inside King Cole in the original heats,” said John. “Now she will be happy She’s Savage is drawn on her outside.”

She’s Savage has just joined the Cutlack team at Park Ridge moving north from owner-trainer Jessica Savage’s kennel at Taree.

Her latest outing was a great fourth to eventual final winner French Martini in a heat of the Group 3 Ladies Bracelet at Wentworth Park on April 30.

The daughter of Aston Dee Bee-Wicked This Way has won nine races but makes her Albion Park debut on Thursday night.