“Svetlana Monelli leads throughout at Northam for Shane Beard”
Nambeelup trainer Shane Beard (pictured) rarely ventures to the Avon Valley but his trip paid off today when speedster Svetlana Monelli led throughout over 297m. She burnt off her rivals in the early stages from box five and while favourite Boston Rocks looked a big threat at the top of the straight he checked off her heels which allowed her to skip clear. Svetlana Monelli scored by two lengths over the Cosi Dagostino prepared Daily Devotion who grabbed second narrowly ahead of the Peter Glenny trained Boston Rocks. The daughter of Barcia Bale clocked 17.48 and notched her eleventh career victory.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 2 Number 6 TINA’S ANGEL : Improved sharply to lead throughout and will get a confidence boost.
Race 4 Number 2 PRIDE OF CHARLIE : Mustered quickly to find the front before posting a flying 29.35.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)