Author Archive for Liam Norris

20171115 – Cannington Wednesday

LEISEL  MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sharon Monelli) showed speed from box 2 and defeated Tattooed Warrior by 5 lengths in 29.82. The David Hobby trained bitch was a beaten favourite on debut the week before behind Placement.

ZOE THE PEST (Turanza Bale- Sweet It Is) enjoyed some racing luck to record her maiden victory when the leading four runners ran off on the home corner. The Paul Stuart trained bitch won by 1 3/4 lengths from Winifred Monelli in 30.74.

CZARNY (Cosmic Rumble- Manyana Pearl) was able to work to the lead past the judge the first time and then lead throughout to record his first win in WA in 29.96. The John Carmody trained former Victorian, has now won 5 times from 19 career starts and was having just his third start in WA.



20171114 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Bontem Delly cruises to Maiden Final win”

Regally bred young chaser Bontem Delly proved far too slippery for her rivals tonight when victorious over 405m in the Sign Strategy Maiden Final. The daughter of Kinloch Brae is out of great producing dam Starlight Delly and on Melbourne Cup Day created a big impression when an all the way winner in a lightning time of 22.50. She started $1.20 this evening and from box two quickly zoomed to the front before winning by three lengths over the Steve Withers prepared Fundamental. Fundamental is also bred in the purple (Fernando Bale x Forty Two Below) and similarly looks to have a bright future. Finishing third was the Chris Halse trained Grand Larceny who was prominent throughout. Bontem Delly was creatively named by part-owner Peter Cameron, combining the black bitch’s mother’s kennel name (Delly) with his favourite footballer Marcus Bontempelli.


Trial 1 Number 1 FANTASTIC AMY : Did everything right and won stylishly in 22.90 for Ricky Valenti.

Race 3 Number 1 KOONDOOLA MAN : Has a lot of improvement in him, has a huge stride and is going to be a beauty.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)


20171113 – Cannington Monday

HAUNTED TO EXCEL (Barcia Bale- Cheetah Zorro) recorded his second win at the track after running down the leader Maximum Moo and scoring by 2 3/4 lengths in 30.49. The win also gave trainer Kodie Charles an early winning double having won with Harlan Rocks over the 275 metres. Haunted To Excel had won once and placed 17 times from 27 starts at Cannington  prior to his victory.

INFRARED MOMENT (Bella Infrared- Lara Monelli) demolished his rivals in the small field left after the late scratching of the favourite in the race Corporate Storm. The Sarah Appleton trained dog began well from box 7 and once finding the top put a few lengths on his rivals scoring by 5 lengths in 30.05.

20171109 – Mandurah Thursday

“Sunset Licorice continues to improve for Jeffries”

Slick youngster Sunset Licorice produced another dazzling display tonight, winning her third successive race in the Mandurah Mail Grade 5. After victories at Northam (297m) and Cannington (275m) the daughter of Where’s Pedro was making her Mandurah 302m debut from box eight. Race favourite Time Healer (box 5) flew to an early lead ahead of Sunset Licorice who mustered to second in front of noted strong finisher Buster Keeping (box 1). Turning for home Sunset Licorice wrestled the lead away from Time Healer and Buster Keeping checked off heels, losing all momentum and any chance of challenging. Sunset Licorice powered on for a convincing two length win in 17.29, Time Healer finished second a length in front of Buster Keeping. Sunset Licorice is prepared by Southern River based trainer James Jeffries (pictured)and has now won 5 of 13 career starts. In January she will turn two years of age and with five wins already to her credit she looks set to accumulate plenty of wins and stake money.


Race 4 Number 8 OBJECTIVE : Ran on gamely to be a fast finishing third. Is ready for a rise in distance.

Race 5 Number 6 PLAYING CRAZY : Mustered like the wind to defeat a quality lineup by 8.50 lengths in 22.52.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20171108 – Cannington Wednesday

DANDALUP DASHER (Shakey Jakey- Rerod Rose) finally broke his Maiden status with an all the way win at his 10th race start. Having led and then being run down when placed at his first 9 starts, the Terry Erenshaw trained dog scored by a length over Petria Monelli and Tattooed Warrior in 30.38.

PLACEMENT (Fernando Bale- Forty Two Below) showed speed from his middle draw and led throughout to record his Maiden victory in a PB 30.23. The Steve Withers trained dog had been placed at 6 of 8 prior runs and held off the race favourite Leisel Monelli by 3/4 length.

AZALEA MONELLI (Fabregas- Jackie Bale) was able to kick through from the inside draw and hold the lead before racing clear to win by 9 lengths in a PB 30.19. The David Hobby trained youngster turns two years of age in February and has now won twice from 4 starts.