Young Guns Hopeful A Stayer In The Making

TOP trainer John Dart believes the exciting Gypsy Del is "up with the best greyhounds ever in our kennel" ahead of Saturday nights Young Guns.

David Brasch

24 March 2022

JOHN Dart believes Gypsy Del is “up with the best greyhounds ever in our kennel”.

Which is tough news for rivals of the Zambora Brockie-Tahlia’s Way bitch which runs in Saturday night’s rich final of the Ipswich Young Guns (520m).

“I believe she can develop into a Group class stayer,” said Dart. “But she is a work in progress and there will be huge improvement in her within the next four to six months.”

Gypsy Del ran 30.63 to win a heat of the Young Guns last Saturday night her seventh win in 12 starts. She is already a sub 30-second winner at Albion Park.


The fact Dart rates the bitch so highly is indeed an acid test of her future prospects.

The Dart kennel has been responsible for some outstanding race dogs over many years including Queensland greyhound of the year Miss Grub and current day Victorian star Typhoon Sammy.

Young Guns Final (in box draw order): 1 Cincinnati Lana, 2 Any Given Sunday, 3 Cincinnati Bill, 4 Running Express Scr, 5 Sonic Spring, 6 I’m The Bill, 7 Gypsy Del, 8 Tungsten Miss. Reserves: 9 Declan Monelli (box 4), 10 Fernando Grand.

Cole Sherwood’s Running Express injured his webbing and will not start in the final.

Dart believes the seven box will ideally suit Gypsy Del.

“I will give her a week or two off after this final,” he said. “I’m not sure what we will do with her after that, either go to 600 metres … or what.”

Dart believes the biggest dangers in the final are Tungsten Miss and Cincinnati Bill.

“Our bitch is very young and giving away a lot of experience to some of those against her,” he said. “But she is right up there with the best we have ever had.

“Cincinnati Bill has got speed early and he is the one to beat.”

Gypsy Del is from the fabulous litter which includes boom youngster Black Comanche.

Dart has been in fabulous form with four starters for three winners since relocating from his flood-bound Murwillumbah property to Queensland.

“All the locals are now calling me Ippy John,” he said. “