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20171111- Cannington Saturday

STARLIGHT ASHA (Cosmic Rumble- Starlight Delly) showed good speed to cross from box 8 and lead throughout over the 600 metres scoring by a neck over the fast finishing Neil Monelli in 35.10. The Linda Smithson trained bitch has now won 6 of 9 starts from box 8.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) was able to lead throughout in the opening heat of the Gr 3 Young Stars and score his second win in 3 starts. The Chris Halse trained youngster, who doesn’t turn two years of age until February, held off the more experienced Backpacker Jack by 1 1/2 lengths in a PB 29.91.

MANDJOOGOORDAP (Collision- Ritza Night) jumped well from box 4 and led throughout holding off the challenges from race favourite Black Bombshell to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 30.05 in the second heat of the . The Paul Stuart trained youngster has now won 3 times from just 5 career starts, finishing narrow seconds on the other two occasions.

Pictured : Mandjoogoordap and Paul Stuart

WEST ON CHARLIE (Kelsos Fusileer- High Recall) worked through the trouble on the first corner and set out after the early leader Nice Garry to claim the final heat of the Gr 3 Young Stars for trainer Chris Halse. The black dog has now won 3 of his past 4 starts entering the final next Saturday night. Halse has combined with partner Linda Britton to win the series 4 times in the past.

2017 Young Stars Classic Box Draw

Box Greyhound Trainer
WATERLOO MONELLI D. Hobby
BENNY MONELLI D. Hobby
WEST ON CHARLIE C. Halse
BLACK BOMBSHELL E. Crudeli
MANDJOOGOORDAP P. Stuart
NICE GARRY E. Crudeli
BACKPACKER JACK E. Crudeli
WEST ON AUGIE C. Halse
Reserves    
BLACK FUSILEER C. Halse
POPPY MONELLI D. Hobby

20170708 – Cannington Saturday


ART NOVEAU (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) was able to lead throughout in the final of the Paradise Street Trophy defeating Ashton Monelli, turning the tables from her heat where she finished second behind him. The Chris Halse (pictured)trained bitch has shown her liking to the middle distance 600 metres at Cannington winning 4 times from 6 attempts over the trip. The black bitch has now won 10 times from 23 career starts. Pictured : Art Noveau

WILL KEEPING (Barcia Bale- Beth Keeping) showed speed for his new trainer Jamie Marsh from box 4 and put up a handy break going into the back straight before winning by 3/4 length over Jaycee in 30.46. Marsh took over the training duties from former trainer and owner Terry Erenshaw in mid June and was having just his 3rd start for his new kennel. The win was the blue dogs first since February.

EQUANIMITY (Barcia Bale- She’s Historic) bounced back into the winners circle after leading from box 1. The Gr 1 Perth Cup winner has amassed more than $213,000 in stakes plus close to $40,000 in Westchase bonuses being WA bred. The blue dog won by 2 1/4 lengths over former Victorian chaser who like Equanimity is trained by Enzo Crudeli.

TEDDY MONELLI (Mogambo- Jackie Bale) proved her class above the other WA stayers with a dominant all the victory over the 715 metres. The David Hobby trained black dog recently returned from a stint on the East Coast where he made numerous Gr 1 Finals in distance races against the likes of champion chaser Fanta Bale. Teddy Monelli has now won 20 times from 41 career starts.

20170627 – Mandurah Tuesday

PLAYING CRAZY (Barcia Bale- Perfect Poison) showed early speed to lead from box 4 and was never in any danger from that point on winning by 6 3/4 lengths in a slick 22.75. The Steve Withers (pictured) trained brindle dog had recently won a qualifying trial in 23.16.

BROCK TONIC (Fabregas- I’m Mighty Magic) jumped well and was able to work across to find the lead going off the back straight before working clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 23.04. The Karl Jovanovic trained black dog had been placed 9 times from 18 previous starts and clocked a PB in winning his Maiden.

TOP TRADER (Cosmic Rumble- Rickshaw Rosie) was able to rail through underneath of the two leaders who bumped heavily coming around the home corner and go on and score a 1 1/2 length win in a PB 23.07. The John Iwanyk trained brindle dog won his Maiden in late May, however had been slowly away at his past few runs since.

20170620 – Mandurah Tuesday

YUNDERUP ROCKET (Fabregas- Rose Sannette) was able to claim Alotta Style on the line to win his Maiden by a nose in 23.46. The Andrew McLaren (pictured) trained dog had little luck on debut when finishing fourth the week before.

FANTASY FUN (Kinloch Brae- Alotta Fantasy) recorded her Maiden victory when she defeated Explosive Smith by a neck in 23.16. The Lexia Isaac trained bitch had been well supported in previous starts where she had managed 2 thirds from 6 starts.

DAFFEY TUX (Fabregas- Bloss Sannette) outclassed his rivals with a dominant 7 1/2 length Maiden win for trainer Andrew McLaren. The black dog clocked a PB 22.82 with his all the way win which followed a close up second at his previous outing behind Senator.

20170610 – Cannington Saturday

SASSY GINGER (Kinloch Brae- Sassy Guess) led from box 1 to take out the Greyhounds WA Winter Cup final. The Enzo Crudeli winning run of feature finals continued with the red brindle dog recently winning the GR 2 Britton’s Formal Wear WA Derby final. Owned by Jodie Jennings, the WA bred star held off Cobra Clutch by a neck and in doing so recorded his 18th career victory at start number 39. He has also won close to $140,000 in stakes.

STARLIGHT ASHA (Cosmic Rumble- Starlight Delly) was able to record a PB when scoring an all the way over the 520 metres in 29.88. The Linda Smithson trained bitch had been racing without luck before she scored by 5 1/2 lengths over Stratosphere. The win was her 9th in 21 career starts.

FOUND A DIAMOND (Tauranga Bale- Miata) came from the rear of the field after a moderate start to record his 5th consecutive win. The Paul Stuart trained dog was beaten on debut in a Maiden at Mandurah before going to another level. The brindle dog scored by 4 lengths in 30.03 and looks a promising stayer in the making.

Greyhounds to follow:
Race 4 No 6 Victor Metti. Recorded his 10th win at his 50th career start. The Michael Johnston trained fawn dog has now won close to $50,000 in stakes.

Race 5 No 1 Ashton Monelli. Has now won 3 times from 4 starts over the 600 metres for trainer David Hobby, clocking a PB 34.70.