20180206 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Sittella leads throughout to break maiden status for Smithson”

Noted wide tracker Sittella began beautifully in tonight’s $29 Tuesday Buffet Maiden Heat and posted an impressive all the way win in 23.04. Back on January 9 she won her Qualifying Trial over 405m from box 8 in a smart 23.20 and ran second at her first two race starts behind promising youngsters Up And Above and No Added Sugar. This evening she pinged from the boxes and quickly established a three length lead over closest pursuer Arappaho Gundi. She coursed wide whilst turning and straightened up closer to the outside rail than the inside rail. Her lead was a comfortable one though and she finished strongly to score by five lengths. The Barry McPherson trained What A Crafter flew home for second ahead of the Steve Withers prepared Ethereum who also ran on powerfully. Arappaho Gundi weakened late to finish fourth and looks better suited over a shorter distance. Sittella is trained out of Byford by Linda Smithson and the way she attacked the finish line looks set for a bright career and most probably over longer journeys.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 5 GO GETTEM FANCY : Finished powerfully and looks to be on the improve.

Race 5 Number 7 KOONDOOLA MAN : Lost narrowly to My Fire Fabio and deserves a win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)