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20180817 – Mandurah Friday

 

“Desert Rampage comes from last to win 405m Free For All”

Mandurah track specialist Desert Rampage drew box six in tonight’s TABtouch Free For All over 405m and was well supported into an equal favourite with Madeline Keeping who drew box one. The Terry Erenshaw trained Madeline Keeping flew out and led while Desert Rampage was clearly last to leave the boxes. At the first turn Madeline Keeping was in front but the David Hobby trained Mamma Monelli was challenging out wide and Desert Rampage zoomed between runners to reach third position. Turning for home Mamma Monelli hit the lead but Desert Rampage was building momentum along the rail and looked ominous. The Chris Halse trained chaser shouldered his way to the front before winning by a neck over Mamma Monelli and three lengths away third was Madeline Keeping. The winner’s time was 22.86 and it was his 26th victory over 405m from 44 starts.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 8 ROCKHOLD : Showed plenty of strength to take the lead in the shadows of the post.

Race 3 Number 3 FERNANDO MONELLI : Raced without luck again tonight but wasn’t beaten far and will break through soon.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180816 – Mandurah Thursday

“Ricky Walton magic sees him train the first two winners”

Dardanup trainer Ricky Walton only brought two greyhounds to the Mandurah track tonight and he left with two winners. Wise Jenson had only managed a couple of thirds from 22 career starts before tonight and gained a start as a reserve. He prevailed in a photo finish over 302m to break his maiden status at the juicy odds of $25.60 with the WA TAB. Wise Jenson is aptly owned by the Never Give Up Syndicate managed by Geoff Miller. Fifteen minutes later former Queenslander Tess The Best led throughout in dominant fashion, scoring easily and in the smart time of 17.39. She returned the lesser amount of $6.70 and looks to have plenty more wins in store. The daughter of Fernando Bale turned two last month and has now won 3 of 12 with her other two triumphs occurring over 331m at Albion Park in May.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 5 CHICAGO NIGHTS : Ran on strongly to finish a close up third behind handy types.

Race 5 Number 5 EXPLOSIVE SMITH : Rattled home to almost snatch second and will win one soon.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180815 – Cannington Wednesday

TANGO DANCER (Cosmic Rumble- Rickshaw Rosie) returned to the winners list with a 3/4 length win over Jacenko in 22.39 over the 380 metres. The Mick Mclennan trained bitch ended a losing sequence of 8 as she recorded her 10th career win. The brindle bitch finished second at her previous start at Mandurah.

INCREDIBLE HERO (Barcia Bale- Oya Nine Wonwon) scored an impressive first up Maiden victory for trainer Fran Farrell and her husband Ben. The black dog raced to the front and was never threatened scoring by 7 1/4 lengths over Snallygaster in a slick 30.02.

PAGANONI (Collision- Ritza Night) began well from box 6 and then found the rail as she shot through underneath the leader Quids In entering the back straight. The John Carmody trained bitch scored her 6th career victory with a 4 1/4 length win over Atlantic Li in 29.96. Carmody recently stepped the black bitch up over the longer middle distances scoring a win at Northam over the 588 metres.

From The Vault Episode 01 – Gerry O’Keefe


With the Crocmedia Nationals at Sandown little more than a week away it’s a good time to look back on the deeds of one of WA’s most successful greyhounds, the legendary Sandi’s Me Mum. Under the guidance of trainer Gerry O’Keefe, Sandi’s Me Mum won two National Sprint titles, including the 1990 edition at Sandown.

20180814 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Oldmate Amy reels in favourite to cause upset for Pete Brown”

The Christine Bennett prepared Conway Gundi was well backed into an odds on favourite to win tonight’s Get The TABtouch Maiden over 405m. On debut he chased home the highly promising Catalonia and looked very hard to beat despite drawing box seven tonight. He beat out his rivals and glided to an uncontested lead with Oldmate Amy settling second at the first turn. As the pair approached the home straight Conway Gundi’s comfortable buffer was decreased to just a length before Oldmate Amy surged past. She raced away to salute by two lengths and posted the smart time of 23.19. Conway Gundi held second position ahead of the fast finishing Dandalup Moon who was another two lengths astern. Oldmate Amy came across from country NSW in June and is owned by Leanne Ingram. She has now started 8 times for 1 win and 3 minor placings.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 4 CATALONIA : Was squeezed out of the contest but powered to the line to run fourth and looks like a longer trip will help.

Race 5 Number 8 COSMIC COLADA : Snapped a losing sequence of 25 to win in a swift 22.80.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)