Magic Prince On Flying Amy Classic Trail

HOT youngster Magic Prince is on target for the Group 2 Flying Amy Classic at Albion Park in June, trainer Andrew Monaghan thinks so much of the dog.

David Brasch

7 April 2021

HOT youngster Magic Prince is on target for the Group 2 Flying Amy Classic at Albion Park in June, trainer Andrew Monaghan thinks so much of the dog.

Magic Prince (Zambora Brockie-Magic Hornet) runs as favourite on Thursday night in a 520m Novice and comes up against equally promising Jigsaw Joe from the John Dart kennel.

They have drawn alongside each other in the (Magic Prince) and one (Jigsaw Joe).

Monaghan reared Magic Prince and a litter brother and sister for breeder and owner Mary Burman and kept them to train.

“Mary and Ray (Burman) had an 11-pup litter out of Champagne Sally at the time and just did not have enough room for these pups,” said Andrew’s wife Sarah.

“Magic Prince is a very good young dog but there is nothing between he and his brother. The bitch is a few lengths behind them but she will be a stayer for sure.”

Monaghan said Magic Prince and his brother are the best in their kennel of 15 in training.

“The others are nice handy dogs but we have managed to place them well to earn as much as they can without out-grading them,” she said.

The Monaghan property at Dyraaba on the Northern Rivers has been a hive of greyhound activity.

“We recently whelped three litters of 12, 11 and 11 and these will be staying to be reared here as well,” said Sarah.

Of Thursday night’s Novice, Monaghan believes the John Dart-trainer Jigsaw Joe is the toughest to beat.

“There are huge wraps on Darty’s dog,” she said. “And he has the rails. It will be a very interesting race.”

Of Magic Prince’s future, he will be aimed at graded series before looking at the Flying Amy Classic in June.