“The Greatest Mandurah Derby Field Ever”
The Mandurah Derby was first run in 1994 when Cape Cuvier saluted for Hans Spykers. Other notable winners include Wits End (1995), Prince Of Tigers (1997), Benno (2009), Uno Reltub (2011) and Stanga Doug (2015). Never has a Mandurah Derby Series been so strong with the likes of Will Keeping, Sassy Ginger, Stratosphere, Bundles Galore, Ouchamp, Bolt Keeping, Black Bombshell and Ashom Monelli not making the final. The first of four heats was taken out by the Perth Cup winning Equanimity who led throughout in 27.42. West On Hawkeye returned from a stint in Victoria and rocketed home to finish second, two lengths astern of the winner. Heat Two was won by the Port Kennedy prepared Yuup (in 27.51) who overcame box seven to defeat Astrozone who ran second after racing in Sydney just six days prior. The very young Vanderworp who was born in October 2015 handled the class rise to win Heat Three (in 27.54) and displayed extreme mid race speed to set up a mighty lead. Potential elite stayer Neil Monelli flew late to grab second and also make the final. Speedster Max Profit (Pictured) began like a cannonball in the final heat and kept going, winning his sixteenth race in 27.44. The current 520m track record holder Quick Jagger was the runner and also qualified for the final. The box draw :
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 4 Number 6 YUNDERUP DOZER : Finished like a rocket and returned to his best, clocking a flying 27.33.
Race 5 Number 4 CONSTANT RAMA : Charged into the first turn and went on to win in 22.56.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
|Max Profit||Corey White|
|West On Hawkeye||Chris Halse|
|Quick Jagger||Chris Halse|
|Neil Monelli||David Hobby|
|Bungles Galore||Enzo Crudeli|
|Bolt Keeping||Terry Erenshaw|