Extra Malt On Course For Flying Amy Classic

GRAHAM and Leanne Hall are faced with an embarrassment of riches with their star bitch Extra Malt following her slashing win on Thursday night.

David Brasch

14 May 2021

GRAHAM and Leanne Hall are faced with an embarrassment of riches with star bitch Extra Malt.

The daughter of Paw Licking and It Gets Better ran 29.66 winning a 520m 4th Grade at Albion Park on Thursday night beating classy Louis Rumble by almost eight lengths for her 12th win in 18 starts to take her stakes to $83,000.

“We’ve got the Carnival Sprint series in the next two weeks, then the Flying Amy for the two weeks after that,” said Graham. 

“But straight after that is the State Of Origin, the Super Sprinters, the Group 1 Brisbane Cup and by August the Nationals.”

Hall admitted he had contemplated heading to Melbourne for the Group 1 Sapphire Crown series but decided against it with the rich Winter Carnival too strong a lure on Extra Malt’s home track.

Hall says he believes there is more left to come from Extra Malt even though she is already a 29.60 winner at Albion Park.

“When are those match races coming up,” he asked. “If she ever jumped in front on the right track who knows what she could run.

“She came home last night in 12.458 and she wasn’t in front at the mark.”

But he is also aware the bitch has been a “little hit and miss” at the jump in recent runs.

“That’s what got her beaten in a heat of the Young Guns last week,” he said.

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BOOM youngster Orchestrate (Barcia Bale-Speculate) swept aside the Young Guns final rivals with a devastating 29.77 victory last night beating Dreamy Dan and Lucky Lance.

Syndicate boss Tom Kinnear is still pinching himself with the rise to Group class by his young star from the Tony Brett kennel.

“As I said on The Catching Pen interview, he has really surprised us in recent weeks going to the next level, but we always knew he had plenty of ability,” said Tom.

“Obviously the Flying Amy will be his target but it appears everyone is coming to Albion Park for that.”

Ninetymile King got up in the last stride to win the Carnival Chase (Listed) over 600m in 34.86 last night for Bianca Whitford running down early leader Regal Rocky to win by a neck.

Hot favourite Pump It was third.