JOE MAN (Magic Sprite- Dream Miss) recorded a convincing 4 length Maiden win at his first look at the Northam track under race conditions. The Tim Mullany trained youngster was placed at his previous start at Cannington over the 380 metres. The black dog scored ina time of 17.47.
YADA YADA (Barcia Bale- Fees And Charges) crossed from box 6 and scored a 1 3/4 length win over Excel To Dream in 30.03 at her first try over the 509 metres. The Dave Brown trained bitch had a losing sequence of 8 going into todays Novice.
SKETCHY FANCY (Swift Fancy- Time To Play) railed perfectly on straightening before defeating Black Joker by a half length in 30.17. The Michael Rees trained dog enjoys racing at Northam and was drawn to win from box 1.
|POPPY MONELLI||D. Hobby|
|BRANDI ALEXANDER||T. Tzouvelis|
|LEISEL MONELLI||D. Hobby|
|SLINGSHOT GYPSY||R. Britton|
|STARLIGHT YOYO||P. Stuart|
|CORONA MONELLI||D. Hobby|
|PETRIA MONELLI||D. Hobby|
|YUNDERUP KAYLA||A. McLaren|
|SHE’S GIFTED||D. Coleman|
WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) led throughout to record his biggest win in his short career in the final of the $60,000 Gr 2 WA Derby. The Chris Halse trained dog jumped on to the arm and raced clear to defeat Eighty Eight by 8 lengths in 29.60. The win took his stake earnings past $132,000 plus the extra WA bonuses for being WA bred. Halse combined with Linda Britton to win their first WA Derby with Reggemite in 1998.
STARLIGHT YOYO (Fernando Bale- Starlight Delly) lifted past the Victorian bitch Slingshot Gypsy on straightening to score a 1 1/4 length win in the first heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Paul Stuart trained bitch is undefeated in 5 career starts and recorded a PB 29.90 in defeating Corona Monelli with a neck further back in third place Slingshot Gypsy.
POPPY MONELLI (Fabregas- Jackie Bale) started a short priced favourite in the second heat of the WA Oaks and didn’t let her supporters down even though she was headed early by Victorian bitch She’s Gifted. The David Hobby trained black bitch refused to leave the rail and pushed through underneath the leader going off the back straight. She went on to score by 2 1/2 lengths in 29.81 over Cropduster.
PETRIA MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sharon Monelli) led from box 7 and gave trainer David Hobby his fourth runner through to next weeks Gr2 WA Oaks final worth $60,000. The black bitch led throughout to defeat Queensland trained bitch Brandi Alexander in 30.02.
Pictured: West On Augie
“Laid Back Jumbo remains undefeated for Campana”
Promising well bred youngster Laid Back Jumbo chalked up his fourth successive victory in tonight’s Love The Chase Novice over 490m. The son of Mogambo has just turned two and after winning his first three starts over 405m (in 22.68, 22.69 and 22.58) he handled the rise to 490m with ease. Following a brilliant jump he was able to lead throughout in a sizzling run of 27.39, defeating Blue Blaze by a comfortable margin of four lengths. Laid Back Jumbo is trained out of Canning Vale by Eric Campana and looks like charging up the grades in no time at all.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 2 Number 2 BLUE BLAZE : Battled on gamely to run second in approximately 27.64.
Race 5 Number 2 PATCHY KAT : Flew late to snatch third behind Fernando Monelli.
Race 6 Number 5 CHEZZY ALLEN : Relished the 647m journey, winning the Mandurah Middle Distance Challenge in 36.97.
Pictured : Chezzy Allen
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
NORTHAM TRACK MAINTENANCE:
On Friday 18th May the Northam track surface was deep raked to a depth of 70mm. The track was then rolled and bladed to reconstitute the racing surface. The track is in good order.