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20181120 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Lawless Lou breaks through for maiden win at start 28”

Patience paid off for connections of Lawless Lou who finally broke her duck in tonight’s $29 Tuesday Buffet Maiden over 490m. The daughter of Above All had been placed in 12 of her first 27 starts and last Tuesday caught the eye with a fast finishing second behind Incredible Dream. She began cleanly from box four and in the small field of six settled in second position behind leader Gossiping Guess who set the pace for Jen Thompson. At half way Lawless Lou hit the lead and in the front straight she surged clear of rivals to post a seven length victory in a smart 27.95. Gossiping Guess held second ahead of former Victorian Lucy’s Quest who finished third for James Jeffries. Lawless Lou is owned by Leon Birch and trained by Barragup trainer Neville Smith. She is by Above All and now that she has won a Maiden is likely to be competitive over longer distances given how strong she was at the end of 490m. Trainer Neville Smith has enjoyed plenty of success in recent times with the likes of Dance Away and Pepper Tree.


Trial 2 Number 1 TYSON GUNDI : Flew around in 17.27 and looks an early maiden winner for Christine Bennett.

Race 3 Number 6 TALKING TOMMY : Made up many lengths in the run home after drifting a long way back and is one to follow on an each way basis.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20181117 – Cannington Saturday

“Chips And Trains wins Young Stars Classic”

The Young Stars Classic is an age restricted event that was first staged at Cannington back in 1976. Notable winners of the feature race include Laddie’s A Star (1990), Johnny Palais (1993), Lindale Blue (2002), On Coin (2013) and Mandjoogoordap (2017). Leading Nambeelup trainer Chris Halse qualified four of the eight finalists for tonight’s final including race favourite Chips And Trains from box two. The son of Collide was well backed into a $2.50 favourite and after a clean getaway mustered to an outright lead past the catching pen on the first occasion. The Enzo Crudeli prepared Snazzy Whompo made ground in the front straight and was within a length on the line but Chips And Trains always looked comfortable in the lead. He recorded a smart 29.85 and the $25,000 winner’s cheque took his career earnings to over $105,000 after winning the All Stars earlier in the year. Snazzy Whompo’s run was mighty and his kennel-mate Bee Dee finished in third position after starting the roughest in the race at 40/1. Chris Halse’s partner in crime Linda Britton has won the race four times in the past, in 1996 with Tribute To Dad, in 2007 with Eye Murunna, in 2009 with How I Roll and in 2009 and Desert Spark in 2012. This was Halse’s first Young Stars victory in a year that has been nothing short of outstanding for the Nambeelup based trainer.


Race 1 Number 2 PACIFIC OWL : Put in a tenacious effort, hugging the rail throughout before bursting to a 3 length victory in the straight.

Race 4 Number 6 ALLEN MIKE : Battled on well to finish fourth in the FFA at long odds.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

The Following Greyhounds Qualified for the Final of the Grade 5 Series.

(In no particular order)
Dandalup Annie
Azalea Monelli
Ortega City
King Cigar
Peak Monelli
Aeroplane Tommy

RES 1. Toodle Lou
RES2. Tattooed Warrior

20181114 – Cannington Wednesday

DANDALUP CASPER (Cosmic Rumble- Misty Peal) was most impressive on debut scoring by 7 3/4 lengths after being moderately away. The white and blue dog burst through a small gap going past the judge the first time before racing clear of his rivals stopping the clock at 30.23.

COSMIC OX (Fabregas- Cosmic Sapphire) returned from injury and into the winners list with a strong win over King Tony in 21.96. The Jamie Marsh trained dog has now won 6 times from 10 career starts and has a PB of 21.52 over the 380 metres. It was the black dogs first run since early September.

SNALLYGASTER (Fernando Bale- Orthia Bale) found the front from box 4 and led throughout over the 520 metres scoring by 6 1/2 lengths over Go Get Fancy in a PB 30.06. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has now won twice from his past 4 starts.

20181103 – Cannington Saturday

RESTING TOUCHER (Kc And All- Eastern Culture) was able to score a convincing 5 length win over Maude Monelli in a PB 21.61. The Steve Withers trained dog has won twice from his past 3 starts at Mandurah before returning to headquarters where he has now won 3 times from 6 starts over the 380 metres.

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) ran home strongly along the fence to claim the leader Allen Mike in the straight to score his second win in his past 3 starts. The Christine Bennett trained dog was a beaten odds on favourite at his last start behind the talented Back On Lava, however he didn’t let his supporters down tonight scoring by 1 1/4 lengths in 34.94.

BUNDLES GALORE (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) was able to bounce back into the winners list in a driving finish holding out West On Hawkeye and Black Bombshell by a half head. The Linda Smithson trained dog recently won the Gr 3 Mandurah Cup before finishing fourth behind Chips And Trains in last weeks Gr 2 All Stars Sprint. The white and black dog has won 10 times at Cannington this year.

Pictured : Reidy’s Runner

20181027 – Cannington Saturday

CHIPS AND TRAINS (Collide- Revealed) recorded his biggest win in 20 career starts in taking out the Gr 2 Greyhounds WA All Stars Sprint final. The Chris Halse trained blue dog jumped ok from box 1 and then checked off heals on the first corner looking for clear running wider on the track. He then raced at the leader Winlock Banking in the straight and scored by 3/4 length in 29.99. The blue Dog was named after little Pippa Rea who passed away from brain cancer at 11 years of age. At an earlier age she would go to the kennels of Linda Britton and Chris Halse and name their pups. Part of the Chips And Trains winnings go towards raising awareness for brain cancer research. Check out

DANDALUP ANNIE (Bekim Bale- Rerod Rose) returned to the winners list when causing an upset over the 715 metres. The Tania Thomas trained bitch had been racing consistently without much luck over both the 520 metres and 715 metres and although working hard on the outside of the leader Moment To Rumba, was able to hold her off in the run to the line scoring by a neck in 42.56. Odds on favourite Poppy Monelli ran home well to finish a further neck back in third place after finding early trouble.

STANGA BOLT (El Grand Senor- Stanga Jill) scored a 4 length win over Chezzy Allen after holding up from the inside draw. The Jason Marley trained dog had not won in 8 previous starts at Cannington.

SPRIGHTLY FELLA ( Barcia Bale- Sprite Lee) crossed from his outside box draw and turned the race on his terms with an all the way victory in 30.13. The Frank Lowry trained dog was stepping up to FFA company for just the second time in his career at Cannington.