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20190318 Perth Cup and Galaxy Interviews

We caught up with the connections of some of the contenders for the Sky Racing Perth Cup and Galaxy.

20190318 – Cannington Monday

HELLO I’M CIPHER (Barcia Bale- Aloysius) led from box 5 and recorded her Maiden victory for trainer Ben MacLean. The black bitch had been placed second 3 times from 17 prior starts. After jumping well, she raced away to win by 3 lengths from Roman Blue in 16.44.

OAKS VALLEY (Oaks Road- Mandy Charm) showed speed from box 6 and recorded his 3rd career victory. The Tim Mullany trained dog recorded a PB 22.26 in defeating Go Gettem Marls by a length.

THERMISTOCLES (Zulu Zeus- Scotch Bonnet) showed speed from box 4 and led throughout over the 275 metres winning by 2 3/4 lengths in 16.10. The Pete Brown dog has been in very good form winning twice from his past 2 starts and was placed second in between.


20190315 – Mandurah Friday

“Lightning Quick track for Dawesville Cup Heats”

The Dawesville Cup series is restricted to Provincial 4 and 5 graded sprinters over the 490m distance at Mandurah. Notable winners include Cobram Storm (2000), Magnavard (2006), Passionate Black (2007), In Brief (2011), Sitar Monelli (2015) and Cosmic Luck (2017). Five heats were contested tonight on a fast track and Jamie Marsh won the first with Double Talkin’ who made it 3 from 3 at the Mandurah track. The son of Fabregas came from behind to post a slick win in 27.65 over Westdale Bandit. Feelin’ Alright was heavily backed in the second heat and didn’t let backers down, leading throughout in 27.57 for Chris Halse. Heat Three produced a stunning display from the white flash Dandalup Casper who weaved magic in the early stages before finding the lead and winning by four lengths. He posted a sizzling 27.45, a time just six lengths outside of the track record. Speedster Zoom Tux led throughout in the fourth, posting 27.68, a terrific time given he was challenged in the home straight by Spirit Monelli. Nambeelup trainer Tania Thomas achieved a training double in the final heat when Spitting Venom led all the way in a swift 27.58, winning by five lengths over Roxy’s Double. No box draw took place due to an ongoing steward’s enquiry. The $9,025 Dawesville Cup final will be held next Friday with Dandalup Casper, the fastest qualifier likely to start a warm favourite.


Race 1 Number 1 NEW WORLD ORDER : Won by 10 lengths in 22.67 and turns two years old in July.

Race 3 Number 3 JETTA JAM : Showed awesome early pace before finishing a close up third in around 27.83.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Dandalup Casper

Listed below is the Final Field for the Dawesville Cup (Not in box draw order).

Zoom Tux
Double Talkin’
Westdale Bandit
Feelin’ Alright
Dandalup Casper
Ren Monelli
Spitting Venom
Peak Monelli

Res 1. Roxy’s Double
Res 2. Noel’s Choice

20190313 – Cannington Wednesday

BANJO’S GIRL (Banjo Boy- Beyond Resolve) led throughout from the 380 metre boxes to score by 5 lengths over Wikarie Phoebe in a PB 21.90. The Rod Noden trained bitch was having just her 4th career start and she doesn’t turn two years of age until July.

VENUS AND MARS (Kinloch Brae- West On Delly) worked across from her outside draw to settle second on the leader Expect A Spring before racing to the lead in the home straight and winning by 1 1 /2 lengths in 30.48. The Chris Halse trained bitch had been placed at 5 of her first 6 starts.

WILLIE GUNDI (My Bro Fabio- Senora Gundi) had finished in the placings at 10 of 14 starts at Cannington before he charged home to record a 1 3/4 length win over Westdale Anne. The Christine Bennett trained dog saluted in 30.23 in recording his 3rd career start in 19 outings.

20190313 – Greyhound Gold