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20171218 – Cannington Monday

SENATOR (Barcia Bale- Dunno) was able to work to the lead going down the back straight and race away for a 2 1/4 length win over Dransfield in 30.75. The Michael Rees trained dog recorded a similar win the week before in 30.81 after overcoming an early check. He has now won 3 times from 18 career starts.

DANDALUP GIRL (Shakey Jakey- Rerod Rose) led throughout for trainer Kody Charles, recording a smart 1 3/4 length win over Jazz Get On in 30.36. The black bitch has now won 4 times from 14 career outings and 3 of her past 5 starts.

YANKEE PARKER (KC And All- Ocean Foam) recorded his first win in WA for trainer Jackie Wilson after defeating litter brother Whitehawk Parker by 3 1/4 lengths over the 275 metres in 16.18. The blue fawn dog was narrowly beaten on debut at the track the previous week after being galloped on in the home straight.

 

20171215 – Mandurah Friday

“Issue flashes around Mandurah for the Chilli Man”

Former Queensland sprinter Issue could not have been more impressive in winning tonight’s Book For Christmas Grade 3 over 405m. The son of Barcia Bale exploded out of box four and immediately found a soft, uncontested lead. The 35kg black dog increased his advantage with every stride, officially scoring by 6.25 lengths in a sizzling run of 22.50. The Lexia Isaac prepared Lord Reddan ran on strongly to claim second narrowly ahead of the John Iwanyk trained Panchorama. Issue is owned by the Dennis Kerr managed ‘On The Far’ Syndicate and is trained by Michael ‘Chilli Man’ Johnston (pictured). He has now started 40 times for an impressive 13 wins and 15 minor placings.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 5 Number 4 MARYDOLL : Sprinted brilliantly fresh, winning in a fast 22.58.

Race 7 Number 5 WHO’S GOT IT : After winning on Tuesday repeated the dose with a 22.76 win over favourite Miss Ammerica.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20171214 – Mandurah Thursday

“Velocity Star runs the hands off the clock”

Barragup based greyhound Velocity Star put in a career best performance in tonight’s $29 Thursday Buffet Novice Stake over 302m. The black daughter of Fabregas has always shown plenty of talent but has often found a way to finish second or third despite looking the winner at some stage of the race. From her first 22 career outings she had managed just 3 victories but a whopping 11 minor placings. All of those runs were at the Mandurah circuit over the distances of 405m or 490m. This evening she dropped to the 302m journey for the first time and with still a hint of sunlight around for Race One, was able to zoom to the front and win by six lengths. Freeway Shaker battled on gamely to run second for North Yunderup trainer Tania Thomas and Bella Bomb railed into third for Southern River mentor Jen Thompson. The most impressive component of Velocity Star’s performance was her sizzling time of 16.93, a run just three lengths outside of the current track record held by Quedos. Velocity Star is owned by Judy Hubbard and is prepared by Ian Bunny who has done a terrific job with the 28kg bitch.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 1 PARTY GAMES : Was having her first run since August and flashed home to grab third over the unsuitable distance of 302m. Prefer over longer.

Race 5 Number 1 SUNSET JESSIE : Missed the start horribly before saving every inch of ground along the fence to prevail in a photo finish.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20171213 – Cannington Wednesday

NICE GARRY (Barcia Bale- Tearsabout Tears) has become a favourite of cricket followers who love Australian spinner Nathan Lyon. The Blue dog named after Lyon was able to cross from box 8 before racing clear to win by 6 1/4 lengths for trainer Enzo Crudeli. He has become a social media favourite as well after his recent win at Cannington went viral on line.

FUNDAMENTAL (Fernando Bale- Forty Two Below) was able to work to the front going into the backs straight before scoring by 2 1/4 lengths over Bushman’s Sunset in 30.44. The Steve Withers trained bitch has just turned two years of age and had been placed at 3 of her 6 prior starts.

MAGIC MONELLI (Magic Sprite- Dyna Sandy) recorded his Maiden win when he raced away for a smart win over Bush Bandicoot in 30.58. The David Hobby trained youngster, who turns two years of age in March, was very mature as he waited for a run from behind the leader to appear before switching off heals and going on to score.

 

20171212 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Pinny Mack wins Peel Plate by 8 lengths”

Brilliant youngster Pinny Mack made light work of tonight’s Greyhounds WA Peel Plate Final. From box five the son of Cosmic Rumble lit up Mandurah, mustering to the lead at the first turn before putting a smart field away by 8 lengths (and clocking 22.55). The David Hobby prepared Kaytwo Monelli matched Pinny Mack for about fifty metres before finishing second. It’s The Horse, trained by Enzo Crudeli finished another two lengths away in third. Pinny Mack turns two years old in April and looks set for a great career for West Pinjarra trainer Corey White. The Juvenile chaser has now started 11 times for 8 wins and 2 seconds. Earlier in the night litter brother and kennel mate King Tony won on debut in 23.11. Pictured : Pinny Mack

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Trial 3 Number 7 DO THE HOKEY : Was the fastest of three Qualifying Trial winners in 22.90 and looks to be highly promising.

Race 2 Number 8 TRU BLU KEATS : Battled on gamely from the wide draw behind West On Zena.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)