Southern Invaders On Track For Flying Amy

THE southern invasion to Albion Park for the riches on offer in the fast approaching Group 2 Flying Amy Classic (520m) continues to heat up.

David Brasch

30 May 2022

THE southern invasion to Albion Park for the riches on offer in the fast approaching Group 2 Flying Amy Classic (520m) continues to heat up.

Scott Board produced Spring Patriot to trial a slick 29.70 at Albion Park on Sunday night.

This followed Peter Lagogiane’s star bitch French Martini’s 29.75 trial there last Thursday night. On the same night, fellow NSW youngster Zambora Tiger trialled 30.10, following a blistering 29.58 win at her latest Wentworth Park appearance.

All are hot on the trail of the winner’s cheque of $100,000 for the Flying Amy Classic.

Victorian Mario Briganti has booked trials this Thursday night for his star kennel youngsters Big Opal Rocks and Rapaki Rocks.

That pair are coming off last Thursday night’s second and third respectively behind Wow She’s Fast in the Group 3 Speed Star.

Rapaki Rocks had previously won the Group 1 Harrison-Dawson.

Board could not have been happier with the 29.70 from Spring Patriot (Fernando Bale-Spring Leaf). He reeled off sections of 5.58, 11.56 and 12.56.

“I didn’t know what to expect from him,” said Scott. “He travelled up great. It was a very good run and I suppose I can expect further improvement when he runs in the heats on Thursday week.

“But, there are a lot of good dogs up in Queensland waiting for him, and lots coming from interstate for it.

“The prizemoney is so good, we have to go for it.”

Spring Patriot has won seven of 17 starts but comes off a fabulous second to Zipping Maserati in the Group 3 Brother Fox at Dubbo on May 21.

“He got held up a bit at the home turn in the Brother Fox going for a run on the inside which closed on him,” said Scott.

Lagogiane was just as pleased with the way French Martini (Aston Dee Bee-Sheez My Chicki) trialled.

She went through sections of 5.58, 11.52 and 12.65.

“Over the moon with that,” said Lagogiane. “She travelled fantastic, will be improved by that trial and look at the track.

“It’s all systems go.”

French Martini had not been seen since leading throughout to win the Group 3 Ladies Bracelet in a scorching 29.46 on Million Dollar Chase final night at Wentworth Park on May 7.

“She’d had a post to post at Gosford and went enormous before the trial at Albion Park,” said Lagogiane.

“She will go back to Gosford for another post to post this Friday morning and that will do her before the heats of the Flying Amy.

“She doesn’t need much, just something to keep her ticking over.”