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20180818 – Cannington Saturday

OUTSHINED (Fabregas- Sticka Size) continued on his winning way in WA leading for the majority of the 715 metres. Since joining trainer Jamie Marsh’s Canning Vale property, the former Victorian has won over 520, 600 and 715 metres. The black dog defeated Back On Lava by 6 lengths in 42.13. The win was the second leg of a race to race double for Marsh after Little Miss Doza saluted over the 520 metres in 30.10.

MAX PROFIT (Fabregas- Belron Cedar) led from box 8 and defeated Astrozone by 1 1/4 lengths in 29.96. The Corey White trained dog had little luck in the final of the WA Sprint Championship the week before, finishing 5th behind West On Augie.

CROPDUSTER (Kc And All- Sialia) led throughout in the opening heat of the Peter Thomas scoring by 2 3/4 lengths over Lhotse Monelli in a PB 29.75. The Paul Stuart trained bitch was in a purple patch of form before finishing unplaced when stepping up in grade at her last two starts. The blue bitch has now won 12 of 21 starts over the 520 metres.

ALL THE RAVE (High Earner- West On Raven) led from box rise and was never headed as he took out the second heat of the Peter Thomas for the WA bred chasers. The Tony Scott trained dog has now won 11 times from just 17 starts and with his quick early split of 5.44, will give the final a shake with an inside draw.

Box Greyhound Trainer
TATTOOED WARRIOR E. Crudeli
POPPY MONELLI D. Hobby
CROPDUSTER P. Stuart
ALL THE RAVE T. Scott
DUSTY MAC K. McLennan
LHOTSE MONELLI D. Hobby
CHIPS AND TRAINS C. Halse
PEAK MONELLI D. Hobby
Reserves    
DANDALUP ANNIE T. Thomas
PATCHY KAT C. Halse

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.