20170908 – Mandurah Friday

“Courageous Nikki surges to six length victory”

Versatile greyhound Courageous Nikki unleashed an amazing mid-race sprint to win tonight’s Love The Chase Grade 5 over 490m. The daughter of Mogambo had only managed one minor placing from her last six starts and that effort was over 647m. Her last two runs had been over 715m at Cannington and 405m at Mandurah and the switch to 490m certainly paid off this evening. She jumped well and settled third behind pace-makers Grizzle Mania and Velocity Flame. As they left the back straight Courageous Nikki flashed around the outside to take the lead and from there the event was over. She extended her lead in the home straight to win by six lengths over the fast finishing Cruiser Coin (second) and Tommy The Weapon (third). Courageous Nikki is owned by Alan Van Nieuwburg and trained by Greg Martin, she has now had 60 career starts for 12 wins, 17 minor placings and over $46,000 in stake money.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 2 MORRIS MEMORY : Rocketed home to be beaten less than a length by the smart Iridium Flare.

Race 4 Number 7 TOMMY THE WEAPON : Caught the eye with a fast finishing third in a handy time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)