TROUPER MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) chased home well to defeat a talented line up in the Book For Christmas Grade 4/5 event. The David Hobby trained brindle dog kept to the fence as he charged to the front on the home corner before defeating West On Babe by 5 lengths in 30.26. The win also took Hobby’s total of winners to 134 for the year and continued the tight tussle between himself and rivals Chris Halse and Enzo Crudeli for the trainers premiership title.
SASSY GINGER (Kinloch Brae- Sassy Guess) continued his excellent record from box 1 with an all the win over Gold Reserve and Equanimity scoring by 3/4 length in 29.84. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has won 7 times from 11 starts from the red box. The win was his first since September and followed recent seconds in a heat and final of the Anniversary Cup.
NEVER IN KANSAS (Barcia Bale- Not In Kansas) hassled the favourite Starlight Asha off from the rails going along the back straight before drawing away to win by 3 lengths from kennel mate Kirk Bale in 30.14. The Enzo Crudeli trained black bitch had not won since September, however showed a return to form the previous week when third behind West On Babe.
OCHRE KEROMA (Spring Gun- Maya Keroma) was able to bounce back into the winners circle with a 4 length win over Czarny in 30.16. The James Jeffries trained bitch is raced in partnership with Fremantle Dockers player Nathan Wilson whom Jeffries played junior football with. The red brindle bitch has now won 4 times over the 520 metres from 11 starts.
Pictured : Buster Keeping & Brad Cook