Fiery Crash is bred to be a super talent on the track and the promising pup has given trainer Garry Edwards every indication that she can live up to that billing.
The talented youngster is sired by champion sprinter Fernando Bale and is a daughter of Edwards’ star bitch Double Twist.
Double Twist enjoyed a sparkling career for Edwards, including winning the 2013 NSW Greyhound of the Year.
The impeccable bred Fiery Crash has a long way to go to reach those same heights, but Edwards has no doubt she has the ability.
”When we had this one broken in, her first trial for me was just as good as anything I have ever had,” the Nowra Hill trainer said.
“After I gave her a similar trial the following week, she ran the same time so I knew it was no fluke.
“Then we put her out for six weeks and she came back with a virus or something. She wasn’t performing really good.
“I put her on a course of antibiotics and she started hitting her straps again. She has come on leaps and bounds since then.”
Since returning a clean bill of health, Edwards has given Fiery Crash two race starts.
Both have come in the lead-up heats to this Thursday’s Group 3 Crownbet Dapto Maiden Series Final.
Fiery Crash missed the kick in her first heat, but ran on well to finish third on debut before taking out her semi-final last week to progress to the main event.
Fiery Crash scored in 30.13 seconds to qualify for the $25,000-to-the-winner decider. She will jump from box eight in the 520m sprint.
“Everyone tells me she is well boxed out wide but I prefer in finals the inside because the shortest way home is along the fence,” Edwards said.
“The way the boxes are all drawn, I don’t think it is that bad. I just hope we can clear them on that dangerous Dapto first corner.”
While he has an abundance of success at Illawarra and South Coast tracks, Edwards has never had a starter in Dapto’s Group 3 feature.
“This is the first one I have got in the final over the years,” he said.
“I have won the Nowra Puppy Classic once or twice and had runners in the final down there but never in this one.”
Semi final winners Time Lee Money (29.94) and Maggie Marvel (29.95) will more than likely serve up the biggest challenge in Edwards’ final bid.