Author Archive for Liam Norris

20200703 – Mandurah Friday

“Flake Monelli breaks Miata’s 647m track record”

Super stayer Flake Monelli (pictured) capitalised on drawing box one in tonight’s first heat of the Mandurah Middle Distance Challenge.

The daughter of Fernando Bale jumped well and enjoyed an uncontested lead before abandoning her pursuers with around 250m to gallop.

Kennel-mate and full brother Snickers Monelli tried his heart out to stay on her coat-tails but her elite endurance saw her dash clear and win by ten lengths.

Her time of 36.22 lowered Miata’s track record (36.40) that was recorded back in December of 2011 by three lengths.

She has now won 19 of 39 for David Hobby and will start a warm favourite in next Friday’s final.


Race 2 Number 3 HE’S A HOTSHOT : Mustered quickly into the first turn and ran a gallant second behind a promising type.

Race 6 Number 7 CINDY’S OLIVER : Overcame a poor jump and being posted wide to account for a top field at his Mandurah debut.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Races 8-12 were abandoned due to issues with the lure system.

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20200702 – Mandurah Thursday

“Dusty Mac turns back the clock for McLennan”

Former top grade chaser Dusty Mac wound back the clock tonight when he thrashed his opponents in the Maiolo Constructions Mixed 5/6 over 405m.

He announced himself as a highly promising youngster back in April 2018 when he led throughout over 405m in a scintillating time of 22.54.

He followed up with some sub thirty second runs at Cannington including a second to champion sprinter West On Augie when beaten by just half a length.

However the son of Dyna Double One lost all form from March of last year and only managed one minor placing from 22 starts and that was a third at Northam.

Tonight he drew awkwardly in box six but after the $1.38 favourite Shinboner Glory missed the kick by ten lengths he was able to drive to the front and set the pace.

His opponents simply couldn’t go with him and he won by an ever-expanding nine lengths over Yanderra Jimmy and Zipping Simon.

His time of 22.89 was also terrific given he hadn’t won in such a long time and the fact that he is four years and five months old which puts him well in to the veteran category.

He was now won thirteen races for Kylie McLennan who also prepared the mother Roxy Mac who was a winner of eighteen races herself.


Race 3 Number 2 SPRAY AND WIPE : Began like a rocket and gave cheek against some classy customers.

Race 5 Number 3 HARPER’S HERO : Made up many lengths on a very handy chaser in Canya Go Wild.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20200701 – Greyhound Gold

Together again! James and Shortte are reunited at last. Join them as they find the winners on this week’s Greyhound Gold.

20200630 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Vitalogy breaks maiden for Chris Halse”

Nicely bred youngster Vitalogy overcame a fair jump to post a tidy maiden victory in tonight’s Sign Strategy over 405m.

The son of Knocka Norris zoomed to the lead in the middle stages before recording 23.17 and winning by more than a length.

Outsider One Eye Blink who set the pace held on for second position a nose in front of race favourite and first starter Sunset Chernobyl.

Vitalogy’s mother Times Square was a brilliant race bitch, winning 21 races and over $134,000 in stakes.


Race 1 Number 6 AMAZING ANNE : Hit the line with power in her legs and is one to follow.

Race 3 Number 4 FERNANDO MAN : Withstood multiple challenges to basically lead throughout over 302m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20200629 – Cannington Monday

PAD UP RICHIE (Mogambo- Noble Spirit) led from his inside draw and scored by 2 1/4 lengths over Baroness Tessa in his Maiden victory in 16.48. The Pete Brown trained youngster had been well supported at his past two starts before finding trouble and finishing mid field.

TALLADEGA KNIGHT (Mogambo- Noble Spirit) gave trainer Pete Brown and the litter an early winning double with a 3 1/2 length win over Taken on Moment in 16.41. Having his first start over the 275 metres, the black dog showed speed from his middle box draw and then drew away to win comfortably.

YANKEE FUN (Fernando Bale- Jamaica The Fun) bounced back into the winners list with a strong victory over Betty’s Beach by 1 1/4 lengths in a PB 16.14. The Lexia Isaac trained dog was well supported and has now won twice and has finished second 3 times from 5 try’s over the 275 metres.