Author Archive for Liam Norris

20170923 – Cannington Saturday


MOMENT TO JIVE (Mogambo- Sharon Monelli) bounced back from her unlucky last start 5th over the 600 metres behind Ramifications to lead throughout over the 715 metres. The black bitch held out her litter sister and kennel mate Moment To Rumbaby a half length with Ramifications 4 lengths further back in third place. The Sarah Appleton trained bitch has now won 4 times over the distance from 6 tries and has finished second on the other two occasions. Pictured: Moment To Jive

LORENZO BLUE (Barcia Bale- Queen Bluebird) led throughout to record his first win over the 600 metres at his 12th attempt. The Joe Dailly trained dog had been a model of consistency over the distance, placed 8 times prior to his victory in 35.21. His mother is a litter sister of the great Miata who dominated the middle distance at the old Cannington track.

SASSY GINGER (Kinloch Brae- Sassy Guess) was able to cross from box 8 and then run some quick sectionals on the arm before scoring by 1 1/2 lengths in 29.80 over Astrozone in the first heat of the WA Bred Championship. The red brindle dog continued the amazing week for trainer Enzo Crudeli who trained the first two across the line in the SA Derby on Thursday night at Angle Park with Black Bombshell defeating Bundles Galore.

WEST ON HAWKEYE (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) raced into another feature final after his come from behind win in the second heat of the WA Bred Championship. The Chris Halse trained dog last week led throughout in the final of the Spring Gift. The black dog ran down kennel mate Pepper Fire to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 30.15.

Box Draw

Box Greyhound Trainer
Pepper Fire Chris Halse
Cobra Clutch Jamie Marsh
Neil Monelli David C Hobby
West On Hawkeye Chris Halse
Who’s Got Class Chris Halse
Astrozone Paul Stuart
Honcho Monelli David Hobby
Sassy Ginger Enzo Crudeli
Reserves    
West On Maisie Chris Halse
Gold Reserve Paul Stuart

20170922 – Mandurah Friday

“Ideal Grace rails to victory”

Noted railer Ideal Grace made full use of box one in tonight’s Book For Melbourne Cup Day Mixed 4/5 over 405m. The daughter of Zulu Zeus began cleanly from box one and quickly headed down to the rail. Pavel Monelli (box 2) also jumped well and ran cover for Ideal Grace who took the lead at the first turn. Literally inches from the metal, Ideal Grace powered away for a comfortable four length win. Arlo swept home strongly to snatch second ahead of Two Stop Lomar and Morris Memory. Ideal Grace is owned by Jeff Schrull and prepared by Nambeelup trainer John Iwanyk who also put the polish on the third and fourth placed runners.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 2 BLACK FUSILEER : Mustered quickly before beating a top field in a fast 27.43.

Race 3 Number 2 BLUE PRINT LAD : Put in a solid effort to finish third and won’t take long to win now that he’s down in the grades.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Black Fusileer

20170920 – Cannington Wednesday


MOTO DOLL (Cosmic Rumble- Flying Sienna) took the length of the home straight to claim the leader Dandalup Dasher and record her Maiden win in 30.58. The Corey White trained bitch had been placed on debut and then had little luck behind litter brother Pinny Mack in the final of the Spring Maiden Classic at his next start. The black and white bitch jumped in second place before slowly making ground on the leader and going on to win by a half length.

PINNY MACK (Cosmic Rumble- Flying Sienna) showed speed from box 3 and worked clear going down the back straight before being challenged by Corporate Storm going off the back. The Corey White youngster then went on to record his second win from 3 starts by 2 1/4 lengths in 30.13.

SKYLAB (Kinloch Brae- Cosmic Sapphire) led throughout over the 380 metres in the FFA to hold out the favourite West On Liam by 3 1/4 lengths in 21.83. The Jamie Marsh trained dog had been racing well at Mandurah and recorded his 4th win from 12 tries over the distance at Cannington.

20170919 – Mandurah Tuesday


HUMBLE (Fabregas- How Goods That) recorded her Maiden victory after overcoming a scrimmage coming around the home corner and defeating the wayward Triple Crown Axe by a half length. The win helped trainer Steve Withers celebrate his wife Kira’s birthday and came after 3 unplaced runs at Cannington.

PANCHORAMA (Collision- Pyjamarama) showed speed from box 3 and raced away for a 3 1/4 length Maiden win on debut. The John Iwanyk trained youngster is closely related to John’s former star chaser Thunder Rama. The red brindle dog clocked an impressive 22.80 winning time.

BIG POTATO (Swift Fancy- So Sinful) weighs in at 37kgs and his big frame appreciated drawing the rails. The Dan Biddle trained chaser railed through to find the lead coming to the home corner and raced clear to win by 2 lengths in 22.87. The white and blue dog has now won twice from 8 starts.

20170918 – Northam Monday

“Northam Anniversary Cup Heats”

Three heats of the Cup were contested today with first and second along with the two fastest thirds progressing to next Monday’s Final. Oldstager Crashing Packs won Heat One for Stoneville trainer Max Julien. After a good jump he dashed to the front in the middle stages before beating Iona Flyer by 2.50 lengths in 30.02. It was win number 25 for Crashing Packs who turns five years of age next February. The second heat produced a much faster winning time with the in-form Ochre Keroma leading throughout in a blistering 29.26. She scored by ten lengths over Thru The Years who finished second, another six lengths in front of Karma Train. The final heat was won by Semikhah, who handled the rise in distance to lead throughout in a swift 29.71. The Ben Abercrombie trained Ultimate Wingman flooded home for second ahead of Blackwood Burst who finished third. Semikhah was James Jeffries second heat winner and added to his training dominance on the day.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 1 FREEWAY MASK : Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve. Certainty beaten if we’ve ever seen one.

Race 5 Number 6 HAUNTED TO EXCEL : Impressed with a ten length victory in a fast 29.74.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)