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20180718 Cannington Wednesday

WEST ON VIOLET (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) was able to run to the lead going off the back straight and racing away for an impressive debut win in 30.21. The well bred black bitch won by 11 1/4 lengths over Rusty Wren and was the first leg of an early double for trainer Chris Halse. Halse also won the third heat of the Winter Maiden Classic with litter sister West On Lily winning by 6 1/4 lengths in 30.10. The black bitch was returning from injury sustained at her second career start in the middle of June.

PYROTECHNICS (Ollie Bale- Whispering Ling) recorded his Maiden win in the second heat of the Winter Maiden Classic for trainer Enzo Crudeli. The big black dog had been placed at 3 of 5 starts before scoring by a length over Hello I’m Bugsy in 30.44.

20180717 Cannington Tuesday

“Promising youngster Cosmic Ox wins again in an awesome time”

Highly promising youngster Cosmic Ox recorded a sizzling 21.64 tonight when he overcame box eight to win the Get The TABtouch Novice over 380m. Despite weighing in at 36.3kg the son of Fabregas turns two in October and is just a baby. He ran first and second at his first two starts and tonight could not have been more impressive. Sent out at $2.20 from the unfavourable draw of box eight, he launched himself to the lead before posting a slick 21.64 and winning by nine lengths. The reserve Devine Tilly ran second ahead of Tiger Keeping who did well to run third after checking off the heels of Cosmic Ox at the first turn. Cosmic Ox is raced by Anthony Barranca and is trained out of Canning Vale by Jamie Marsh, he’s going to love Mandurah with a longer run to the first corner.


Race 2 Number 6 METAL BUSTER : Flew the boxes before scoring in sub 22 seconds for the in form Enzo Crudeli.

Race 6 Number 3 FABS GEM : Missed the kick before flying home for a narrow second in good time. She’s going to be good.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180713 – Cannington Friday

“Running For Two continues wonderful 275m form for Noden”

Sprinting sensation Running for Two racked up his eighteenth career victory tonight when he won the TABtouch Free For All (275m) by half a length. The speedy field jumped in unison but Running For Two hit the first turn with superior momentum and was able to take the lead. Lord Reddan hugged the fence from box one and was able to zoom through to give pursuit. Turning for home Running For Two wobbled a touch wide allowing Lord Reddan to challenge but Running For Two maintained an advantage and chalked up his fifth win from his last six starts. Outsider Billy Brass finished two lengths away in third position for Darren Rowe and is a dog to follow.


Race 3 Number 6 ADELE KEEPING : Worked home strongly and only needs an inside alley to win her next start.

Race 5 Number 7 DAFFEY TUX : Stormed home for third after settling well back.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180711 – Cannington Wednesday

KIPROTICH (Premier Fantasy- Peggie) was able to hold off the challengers and score his first win at Cannington in 15 attempts. The Peter Glenny trained dog clocked 30.28 in defeating Sunset Gucci by a half length. The win was just his second in 24 career starts and ended a losing sequence of 22.

JERKY BOY (High Earner- West On Raven) was far to good for his rivals as he led throughout from box 2 and scored by 3 1/2 lengths in 30.19. Trained Chris Halse declared the black dog as his best chance for the night on Tabradio’s Sports Daily breakfast show the previous morning.

ADMIRAL NELSON (Exeptional- Hidden Diamond) scored back to back wins after crossing from box 8 and leading throughout to win by 2 1/2 lengths in 21.95. The Tony Williams trained dog has won 6 of 29 career starts.

20180710 – Cannington Tuesday

“Westdale Prince wins maiden final for Andrew McLaren”

Nambeelup trainer Andrew McLaren took out tonight’s Get The TABtouch Maiden Final from box five in what turned out to be a messy race. The son of Kinloch Brae exploded out of the boxes to lead and as he found the fence he squeezed up opponents as they entered the back straight. Westdale Prince was left six lengths in front of his closest pursuers Cosmic Ox and Sudoku Warrior. That pair collided and Bashful Zoey copped the backwash which caused her to take a harmless fall. Westdale Prince made every post a winner and while the others all met with interference Westdale Prince’s winning time was an impressive 21.94. Cosmic Ox regrouped and ran on strongly to be beaten four lengths in second position and the Port Kennedy based Zipping Milly finished strongly for third. Westdale Prince is raced by Jai Jormanainen-Davis and has won 2 of 2 career starts for Nambeelup trainer Andrew McLaren. He has just turned two years of age and looks set to win a stack of races with his early speed clearly a huge asset.


Race 1 Number 7 ANYONE’S GUESS : Rocketed home to break his maiden status in 30.59 and looks to have staying potential.

Race 2 Number 5 ELEGANT CRISP : Came from last at the first turn to almost steal third over 380m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)