“King Tony wins A1 Salvage and Hardware Great Western Final”
The Great Western is a WA bred series for Provincial Grade 4 and 5 chasers and was first run in 2006. Just Got Paid won the inaugural event for John Iwanyk and notable winners since are Bomber Command (2010), Man Dime (2012) Sissoko (2014) and Fire Blaze (2017). Tonight an even field lined up over the 405m distance and whilst a few jumped from out wide King Tony (box 1) was able to drive up inside of his rivals and hold the lead at the first turn. The Ben Abercrombie prepared Fancy Seeing You finished strongly but left her run a touch late, losing by just over a length. A head away third was the fast finishing Lhotse Monelli who flashed home out wide on the track. King Tony is owned by the ‘Norris Riley Parker Syndicate’ and is prepared by Hopeland based trainer Kody Charles. At just two years of age the son of Cosmic Rumble has started 13 times for 7 wins and 5 seconds. Twenty minutes earlier Charles won with Marydoll who powered home over 405m to notch her 17th career wins from 52 starts.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 3 Number 6 URANIUM : Improved sharply to flash home for third and with a decent box next start will be hard to beat.
Race 5 Number 6 SPITTING VENOM : Finished fifth but was just behind the placegetters and she was flying at the finish.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)