STARLIGHT ASHA (Cosmic Rumble- Starlight Delly) showed good speed to cross from box 8 and lead throughout over the 600 metres scoring by a neck over the fast finishing Neil Monelli in 35.10. The Linda Smithson trained bitch has now won 6 of 9 starts from box 8.
WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) was able to lead throughout in the opening heat of the Gr 3 Young Stars and score his second win in 3 starts. The Chris Halse trained youngster, who doesn’t turn two years of age until February, held off the more experienced Backpacker Jack by 1 1/2 lengths in a PB 29.91.
MANDJOOGOORDAP (Collision- Ritza Night) jumped well from box 4 and led throughout holding off the challenges from race favourite Black Bombshell to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 30.05 in the second heat of the . The Paul Stuart trained youngster has now won 3 times from just 5 career starts, finishing narrow seconds on the other two occasions.
Pictured : Mandjoogoordap and Paul Stuart
WEST ON CHARLIE (Kelsos Fusileer- High Recall) worked through the trouble on the first corner and set out after the early leader Nice Garry to claim the final heat of the Gr 3 Young Stars for trainer Chris Halse. The black dog has now won 3 of his past 4 starts entering the final next Saturday night. Halse has combined with partner Linda Britton to win the series 4 times in the past.
2017 Young Stars Classic Box Draw
|WATERLOO MONELLI||D. Hobby|
|BENNY MONELLI||D. Hobby|
|WEST ON CHARLIE||C. Halse|
|BLACK BOMBSHELL||E. Crudeli|
|NICE GARRY||E. Crudeli|
|BACKPACKER JACK||E. Crudeli|
|WEST ON AUGIE||C. Halse|
|BLACK FUSILEER||C. Halse|
|POPPY MONELLI||D. Hobby|