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20171121 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Oldmate Marley improves sharply to win her maiden”

Oldmate Marley was sent out at juicy odds in tonight’s Get The TABtouch Maiden over 405m. Before coming to WA the black daughter of Elite State raced three times on outer NSW tracks and finished eighth at Temora, fifth at Dubbo and sixth at Coonamble. She then crossed the Nullarbor Plain and joined Banjup based trainer Pete Brown who has enjoyed plenty of success with ‘Oldmate’ greyhounds in the past. On November 7 she resumed at Mandurah and after early bumps ran fifth behind promising speedster Goodbye, beaten just three lengths. This evening she began well and swept to the front at the first turn before exploding away from her rivals in the middle stages. While favoured runners West On Zena and Fantastic Amy made late ground, Oldmate Marley was always going to hold on. The winning margin was a comfortable three lengths over West On Zena and another five lengths away third was even money favourite Fantastic Amy. Oldmate Marley paid the lucrative odds of $26.00 with TABtouch Fixed Odds. She is still very young and will turn two years old in March.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 6 CHICAGO NIGHTS : Is a well bred type who mustered nicely before doing everything right. Will only get better.

Race 3 Number 4 TIGERMITE : Once she broke free of traffic she worked home nicely. Will win one soon.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20171120 – Cannington Monday

ASA TORPEDO (Disintergrate- Cawbourne Cathy) returned to the winners list with an all the victory over the 275 metres. The Graham Ellis (pictured)trained bitch had been knocking on the door over the 405 metres at Mandurah before transferring to Head Quarters and scoring a 4 1/4 length win in 16.04.

MENTAL BURST (Nitro Burst- Jenny Rocks) recorded her first win in 10 starts at Cannington with a come from behind win over Frame History in 30.64. The Michael Rees trained bitch had been placed 3 of her previous 4 starts at Northam and was freshened for her return to Cannington, having her first start since the end of October.

20171118 – Cannington Saturday

MANDJOOGOORDAP (Collision- Ritza Night) scored an all the way win in the Gr 3 Greyhounds WA Young Stars Classic Final. The Paul Stuart (pictured) trained bitch led from box 5 and then held off the late challenge from Black Bombshell and West On Charlie to win by a half head in 30.05. The black bitch was having just her 6th career start where she has won now 4 times nad she finished second on the other two occasions.

BUNDLES GALORE (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) joined the leader Trouper Monelli down the back straight before drawing away to win by 2 3/4 lengths in a PB 29.67. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has now won 4 of his past 5 starts. Crudeli trained an early winning double and is within 5 winners of Chris Halse in the leading trainer of the year award at Cannington.

RUBY’S CHAPTA (Magic Sprite- Ceejay Shambi) caused an upset in winning the FFA after leading throughout from box 1. The Graham Ellis trained bitch has been racing up in Grade in recent starts and held off an unlucky favourite Neil Monelli by 3 lengths in 30.09.

VICTOR METTI (Djays Octane- Giacometti) returned to the winners list after a run of placings, scoring by 2 3/4 lengths in 30.18. The Michael Johnston trained dog hadn’t won since June, however has recorded 11 career victories from 69 starts for his connections.

LIMITLESS (Barcia Bale- Bronelly Dancer) recorded his first win in WA and gave trainer Michael Johnston a race to race winning double. The former eastern states trained chaser had won 7 times in 21 starts prior to coming West. The black dog won by a neck in 30.21.

20171117 – Mandurah Friday

“Roxy’s Double surges home for a very impressive victory”

Promising puppy Roxy’s Double overcame a sluggish start to win tonight’s Smedley Novice over 405m. The daughter of Victorian based sire Dyna Double One turns two years old in February and despite her tender age is showing serious potential for Nambeelup trainer Kylie McLennan (Pictured). This evening she hesitated at box rise before settling fifth at the first turn near the rail. At that point she began a surge which carried her to the lead at the top of the straight before charging away to win by five lengths. She posted a great time of 22.79 and looks ready for a rise in distance if McLennan opts to head that way. Former NSW chaser Tearaway Charlie ran second ahead of the Barragup based Bonbie Blast. It was Roxy’s Double’s second career victory from eleven starts but she has been a runner up on another four occasions. Her mother Roxy Mac was a brilliant race bitch for McLennnan, winning 18 of 56 career starts over journeys ranging from 490m to 647m. The Box Draw for next Friday’s Final of The Shorts was also conducted :

Box Greyhound Trainer
DESERT RAMPAGE Chris Halse
ABBA MONELLI David Hobby
GRACE UNDER FIRE Enz
o Crudelli
DANDALUP BRUTUS Corey White
LHOTSE MONELLI David Hobby
FIRE BLAZE John Carmody
STOCKTON Jim Rennick
DANDALUP DOLL Terry Erenshaw
Reserves
MAJESTIC MIA Cosi Dagostino
WHO’S GOT CLASS Chris Halse<

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 4 JUDA LOMAR : Ran on gamely again and from a wide draw in the right race is ready to win.

Race 5 Number 4 DANDALUP DOLL : Was squeezed out before hitting the line hard to finish fourth.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20171116 – Mandurah Thursday

“Em Morney records fifteenth career victory”

Speedy chaser Em Morney overcame box seven and a fair getaway to win tonight’s Elders Insurance Free For All over 302m. The son of Barcia Bale was sent out a $2.00 favourite and after being beaten for early pace by I’ll Miss You (box 5) he leveled up in the middle stages before surging in the front straight to score by a length. The Linda Smithson prepared chaser posted 17.23 over the short trip and took his winning tally to fifteen from thirty-five outings. Raced by the K. Daly managed Good Excuse Syndicate she surpassed $26,000 in stake earnings, a large amount for a greyhound who is yet to win over a distance further than 405m.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 2 MYSTERY DREAMA : Showed pace and then ran on gamely to run second to Sketchy Matt in a good time.

Race 5 Number 6 LET’S GET ROCKED : Made up many lengths to run second and looks ready for a rise in distance.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)