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20170925 – Northam Monday

“Northam Anniversary Cup”

The Northam Anniversary Cup was first run in 1997 when Kathy Bromley won with Rip Van Rosco. Other notable winners of the time honoured event are Worthy Allegro (2002), Stylish Speed (2005), Elle Gee (2007), Sandeez Jack (2009), Spot On Pedro (2013) and Hello I’m Leo (last year). Another quality field was assembled for this year’s edition with veterans Crashing Packs and Hello Bobby both drawn well. Fastest qualifier and race favourite Ochre Keroma drew nicely in three whilst kennel mate and noted speedster Semikhah sported the pink stretch-vest. As the boxes flung open at the 509m start point outsider Blackwood Burst exploded for Bakers Hill trainer Peter Glenny, he rocketed across the face of the field and took the lead ahead of Iona Flyer (box 2) and Semikhah (box 8). Ochre Keroma and Crashing Packs entered the back straight in fourth and fifth positions but tangled badly and both dropped to the back of the field. This left Blackwood Burst three lengths clear leaving the back straight and while Semikhah was weakening, Iona Flyer and Thru The Years were both building momemtum. The buffer proved to be enough for Blackwood Burst who held on to win by one length. Thru The Years rocketed home for second ahead of Iona Flyer. With race favourite Ochre Keroma unplaced and the winner returning more than $30 on tote, the Trifecta returned $2,161 and the First Four was a mammoth $10,486. Blackwood Burst clocked 29.78 and has now won 10 of 48 career starts.


Race 3 Number 1 JUNKYARD SARGE : Mustered quickly and railed well to win easily. Looks ready for a rise in distance.

Race 5 Number 5 KARMA TRAIN : Flew from the boxes before leading throughout in an impressive 29.90.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Note: Replays will be available on Tuesday evening.

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
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.


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

20170921 – Team Crudeli lands quinella in Group 3 SA Derby Final

Well done to trainer Enzo Crudeli with Black Bombshell winning tonight’s final of the Group 3 SA Derby at Angle Park. Crudeli also trained runner up Bundles Galore to cap off a brilliant race for Team Crudeli.

Pictured : Bundles Galore winning at Cannington earlier this year.

20170921 – Mandurah Thursday

“Buster Keeping surges to a deserved victory”

Canning Vale based chaser Buster Keeping unleashed a strong finish to claim tonight’s Midweek Team Building Grade 5 over 302m. The speedy Quiet Storm (box 5) pinged to the front but was unable to hold out the ‘home straight sizzle’ of Buster Keeping (box 2) who scored by two lengths. Last week the son of Victorian based sire Fabregas copped a big bump in the early stages before flashing home to be beaten narrowly by Who’s Got Bindy. Tonight he made amends with a bold victory in a fast 17.21, a time two lengths faster than his previous PB of 17.33 set in July. Buster Keeping is raced by Victoria Beamish, Karl Hassan and is trained by the in-form Brad Cook (pictured). He has now started 25 times for 5 wins and 11 minor placings.


Race 2 Number 5 QUIET STORM : Began like a rocket and mustered quickly but was overhauled by the smart Buster Keeping. She is ready to win.

Race 3 Number 2 SUZIE’S ENTITY : Was squeezed out early but rushed home for an eye-catching third at long odds.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)