Dyna Patty ($3.90Fav) delivered trainer Andrea Dailly her fifth TAB Australian Cup (525m) tonight at The Meadows with a scintillating front-running display.
After exiting box one, the daughter of Fernando Bale and Unix Bale hit the first turn with Black Opium before showing a superior turn of foot entering the back straight. Dyna Patty eventually scored by two lengths over Black Opium ($8.50) and Deliver ($6.20) in a scorching 29.58sec.
“I am very emotional because I was cheering so loud,” a teary Dailly said moments after Dyna Patty claimed the $250,000 first prize.
“She jumped beautifully and when she found the lead I thought she was a very good chance to win, but with Black Opium right behind her I was a bit worried. Luckily Dyna Patty is very strong.”
“Leading into a big race like the Australian Cup is so exciting. You know the big day is coming up, but there were plenty of good dogs in the race like My Redeemer, so you can never get your hopes up too high.”
This was the second Group 1 win for Dyna Patty, who also took out the age-restricted Maturity Classic at The Meadows in July.
Her career record now stands at 16 wins from 43 starts, while she has won $505,110 in prize money.
Dailly won the Australian Cup previously with Dyna Lachlan (2010), Spud Regis (2013), Dyna Double One (2016) and Hecton Bale (2018).
Adding a new dimension to the 2019 Australian Cup was the pairing of eight local charities to a greyhound in the final, with Brite Services snaring $10,000 courtesy of The Meadows Greyhounds Community Grants Fund for being matched to Dyna Patty. The other seven charities received a $2000 donation each.
This article was compiled by Andrew Copley and Molly Haines. Photos by Clint Anderson.