Hosking On Flying Amy Witch Hunt

FORMER Darwin based trainer Jamie Hosking has to keep reminding himself exciting young bitch Waddling Witch is just that ... very, very young.

David Brasch

3 June 2020

FORMER Darwin based trainer Jamie Hosking has to keep reminding himself exciting young bitch Waddling Witch is just that … very young.

The daughter of Dyna Double One and Paul’s Memory comes out of box seven in a heat of the Flying Amy Classic (520m) at Albion Park on Thursday night  against a red hot field.


“It is probably as good a field of young dogs in the two heats as you could put together anywhere in Australia,” said Jamie.

Waddling Witch, winner of five of her 11 starts to date, has already won in 29.74 at Albion Park back in April.

“She is still only young,” said Jamie.

“She will not even be two until August and we have to keep remembering that with her. There is so much to come with her.”

Waddling Witch was taken to Capalaba for her latest outing because she had, for the first time, played up in the boxes at Albion Park.

“I wanted to give her a run behind the silent lure but she slipped on the mat coming out,” he said.

He gives her a great chance despite the tough race she contests.

“The red (Pump It) is probably the best boxed and fastest dog in the race,” said Jamie.

“But it is coming back from 600 metres. However, it is beautifully boxed.

“Then there is Oski who is in fabulous form for Darren Russell and looks something special as well.”

The Darren Russell-trained Oski is unbeaten in four starts all at Albion Park where he went 29.96 at his latest win.

Jamie says his worry in the race is drawn out in the eight, Aston Lee.

“It has early pace and will want to get to the rails … just like our bitch,” he said.

“We need to head the eight early to be a chance.”

Waddling Witch is from the second litter produced by the unraced Paul’s Memory which broke her leg when six months old.

Her mother Cavendish Flyer was runner-up in a G1 Paws Of Thunder and has proven herself to be a marvelous producer.

“Phil Rae in Toowoomba owns Paul’s Memory and he bred a litter to Shakey Jakey with her,” said Jamie.

“Then we bred this litter by Dyna Double One from her. It shows great promise.”

Jamie has since produced a three dog and two bitch litter, now nine months old, by Arnhen Villain a son of Flying Penske-Aprilia. 

Arnhen Villain was trained by Jamie in Darwin. He started 117 times for 30 wins and 43 placings earning $56,000.

“He really should have been racing down south he was that good,” said Jamie.

“Phil was good enough to let us put Paul’s Memory to him for this litter.”

Aprilia was a litter sister to champion stayer Blue Lorian and a half-sister to legend stayer Miata.