PYREDOS MONELLI (Bekim Bale- Luba Monelli) raced into the final of the Gr 2 Britton’s Formal Wear WA Derby with a 2 1/4 length win over kennel mate Honcho Monelli in a slick 29.69. The black dog had won 2 of his first 13 race starts, however has won his next 4 in a row. The WA bred youngster, who is yet to turn two years of age, ran down the leader He’s Historic coming to the home corner before racing clear.
MAX PROFIT (Fabregas- Belron Cedar) flew out from box 6 and equalled the winning time of the opening heat of the Gr 2 Britton’s Formal Wear WA Derby by clocking a PB 29.69. The Corey White trained black dog recently defeated Quick Jagger in a heat of the Mandurah Derby before finishing 3rd in the final behind Astrozone after receiving an early check from box 1. The black dog defeated Sassy Ginger by 3/4 length.
VANDERWORP (Kelso Fusileer- High Recall) flew out from box 8 in the third heat of the Gr 2 Britton’s Formal Wear WA Derby clocking a first split of 5.42 before racing clear along the back straight. The Chris Halse trained dog went off the back in 18.28 before stopping the clock at 29.88. Having just his 5th career start, the blue dog recently also made the final of the Mandurah Derby in which he finished 6th behind Astrozone. Stratosphere finished 1 1/4 lengths behind the winner.
QUICK JAGGER (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) was fairly away behind the leader Ouchamp before the track record holder levelled up along side going down the back straight. The Chris Halse trained star then raced clear to win by 4 3/4 lengths in the quickest heat time of 29.59. The black and white dog set a track record at his previous start winning in 29.29.
Pictured : Quick Jagger
Box Draw results for the W.A. Derby:
Box 1 VANDERWORP Box 2 STRATOSPHERE; Box 3 OUCHAMP Box 4 HONCHO MONELLI;
Box 5 SASSY GINGER; Box 6 QUICK JAGGER; Box 7 MAX PROFIT; Box 8 PYREDOS MONELLI;
Reserve 1 HE’S HISTORIC; Reserve 2 BUNDLES GALORE.