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20180223 – Mandurah Friday

“David Hobby wins Prime Trophies Kanyana Cup”

The Kanyana Cup is a Provincial Grade 5 Series held over 490m at the Mandurah circuit. It was first held in 1994 when Tawa Boy scored for Bushmead trainer Dot Houghton. Big name winners since include Dazzling Dolly (1999), Barelen Wish (2001), Bolshie’s Baby (2007), Uno Reltub (2011) and Stratosphere (2017). The Enzo Crudeli trained Nice Garry was sent out as a $1.60 favourite from box one tonight and after beginning well was able to hold out a few early challenges for the lead. As the field straightened down the back Nice Garry was met with flurry of mid race bursts, Sieben Monelli (box 6) leveled up to him while Petria Monelli (box 8) swept up out wider. Sieben Monelli then out-paced Nice Garry and charged away for David Hobby, winning by four lengths in 27.50. Infrared Moment catapulted home along the fence from a rearward position to snatch second for Sarah Appleton and Nice Garry ended up in third spot. Sieben Monelli has only just turned two years old and has now started 14 times for 5 wins and 7 minor placings.


Race 3 Number 6 IONA CARLSON : Improved sharply at long odds to lead throughout over 490m in 27.78.

Race 4 Number 7 MISS RAMJET : Overcame box seven when she speared out to lead and win in a swift 22.76.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180222 – Mandurah Thursday

“Wizard Fun leads throughout at Mandurah to notch his fifteenth win”

Honest veteran chaser Wizard Fun is still racing with plenty of zest despite getting a bit long in the tooth. The son of Kinloch Brae was born in July 2013 and on Boxing Day won a Master’s event (restricted to four year olds and older) over 405m in 22.99. Tonight he drew box two over the same distance and after a fast jump led throughout in another solid time of 23.02. Wizard Fun started $1.90 whilst the Jen Thompson trained He Ain’t Sweet was sent out at $29.50 from box six. He ran a huge race and was second throughout, being beaten by two lengths and returning a juicy $6.90 for a place. Another ‘greybeard’ ran third with the Ernie Alldrick prepared Buzzard flashing home for the bronze medal. Wizard Fun is owned by Cheryl Isaac and Mick Pollard and is trained out of Harrisdale by Lexia Isaac, he has now had 120 starts for 15 wins, 33 minor placings and almost $40,000 in earnings.

Pictured : Wizard Fun winning at Mandurah back in 2015


Race 3 Number 6 HE AIN’T SWEET : Improved sharply at long odds to run second in 23.13 behind Wizard Fun.

Race 4 Number 8 SUNSET CHAPPPIE : Overcame box eight to power to a very solid victory. Will be even better served by an inside box.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180221 – Cannington Wednesday

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) was able to work through from third place entering the back straight to record his Maiden victory in 29.97. The Christine Bennett trained youngster was placed on debut before finding trouble at his next start. The black dog defeated Garbrandt by 3 lengths.

YUNDERUP TANK (Barcia Bale- Keira’s Charm) broke his Maiden status with a 1 1/2 length victory over Hotshot Monelli in 30.62. The Andrew Mclaren trained dog had finished at his second career race start the week before and chased home well along the rails.

BUSH BANDICOOT (Barcia Bale- Tearsabout Tears) shot up along the fence to claim the leader Dandalup Dasher near the line to win by a length in a PB 30.06. The Enzo Crudeli trained fawn dog has now won 3 times from 16 career starts.

20180220 – Mandurah Tuesday

“South clocks 22.99 to bring up his 21st career win”

Mandurah specialist South didn’t begin well in tonight’s Sign Strategy Call Phil Masters Race, but still managed to comfortbaly account for his rivals in the smart run of 22.99. The son of Elite State settled in fifth position at the first turn but he was only a few lengths from the leader and out wide on the track. Rank outsider Topline Khaleesi ($31 fixed) had found the front from box 7 for Shane Beard and the Max Julien prepared Podge was in hot pursuit. At half way Podge and South formed a line of three with Topline Khaleesi on the fence and as the trio straightened South hit top gear and dashed away. Podge hit the line strongly but South won by two lengths in a great time for a Masters Race (22.99). Topline Khaleesi held third and boosted Trifecta and First Four dividends. South is raced by Ricky Valenti (trainer), D. Ashby and B. Barker, he has now started 90 times for 21 wins, 26 minor placings and $46,770 in stakes. All of his 21 career triumphs have resulted over the 405m distance.


Race 2 Number 7 NEED MORE COIN : Missed the kick as usual before making up many lengths and finishing a close up third.

Race 5 Number 2 PARTY GAMES : Flashed to victory in the sensational time of 22.64.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180219 – Cannington Monday

GIGAWATT (Mogambo- Natural Sapphire) broke through for his Maiden victory with a strong 1 length win over Glamorous Moment in 16.48. The Jamie Marsh trained youngster, out of his wonderful producing brood bitch Natural Sapphire, was having just hos 5th career start and doesn’t turn two years of age until May.


KURO LOU (Cosmic Chief- Just a Break) was well supported before railing well from the inside draw to record her 10th career victory. The Brad Cook trained bitch was backed into odds on favourite before scoring in 16.33.


STILTON SMILEY (Taylors Sky- Here’s Hayley) missed the start before railing well and racing clear to win by 3 lengths in 16.07. The Terry Erenshaw trained dog has now won 6 of 12 career starts and has been placed another 4 times in his short career.