SORRY Scott, one of the early favourites for the group 1 Ladbrokes National Futurity, will make a surprise middle distance debut at Dapto on Thursday night.
Sorry Scott has set Wentworth Park, venue for the January 25 Futurity heats, alight in recent weeks, breaking the 30sec barrier in three consecutive wins.
She will exit box five in a low grade 600m race at 7.34pm at Dapto.
"Sorry Scott needed another hit-out before the Futurity series began and when we noticed this Dapto race programmed it was too good an opportunity to pass up,'' Adam Crouch, whose father Andrew trains the exciting youngster, said.
Meanwhile Sorry Scott's kennelmate Jamella Jet (pictured), runner-up to Mystic Riot in the GRNSW Ladbrokes Million Dollar Chase final at WP in October, is back in work after a setback.
"Jamella Jet broke down at Maitland on November 8 but is coming along nicely and should be back in action shortly,'' Adam Crouch said.
BIG Black, who took out the 2018 group 3 The Ambrosoli, has been retired a month short of his fourth birthday.
Big Black broke down at Wentworth Park on November 14 and connections have decided against continuing with his racing career.
The Donna Campbell-trained Big Black started 60 times for 23 wins and 21 placings, earning just on $89,000 prizemoney.
While his win in The Ambrosoli, traditionally the consolation final for the Golden Easter Egg, was his biggest success, Big Black also defeated crack Victorian bitch She's Gifted at Maitland on September 13.
Owner Dallas Singh said he is looking to secure some brood bitches to mate with his old warrior in order to give Big Black a chance as a stud dog.
MR Pupparazzi, who turned three in September but has had just 27 starts, will trial at Dapto on Thursday night.
The Charlie Riccio-trained dog must contest a clearance trial because he has not started since May 30.
"When he last raced Mr Pupparazzi was resuming after a break of nearly four months so it has been pretty frustrating having him on the sidelines for so long,'' Riccio said.
"Mr Pupparazzi is not the greyhound he was in his heyday but he is still going to be competitive and has been going well enough at home to warrant another campaign.''
Mr Pupparazzi has won 13 of his 27 races and has rocketed over the Wentworth Park 520m trip in 29.66, as well as running down noted strong finisher Riley Tokaam in a top grade event in December, 2017, at headquarters.