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20190223 – Cannington Saturday

20190222 – Mandurah Friday

“Em Morney racks up 24th career victory”

Chasing stalwart Em Morney chalked up win number 24 tonight when he led throughout in the Essential Refrigeration Services Grade 4 over 405m. The son of Barcia Bale turned four years old this month which makes him eligible for masters graded racing in the future. He pinged from the traps to find an uncontested lead and surged away to beat favourite New Echo by three lengths in 22.87. Bontem Delly finished third just ahead of the fast finishing No Added Sugar. Trained out of Nambeelup by Linda Smithson Em Morney has now started 93 times for 24 wins, 33 minor placings and more than $50,000 in stake earnings. Linda and Ray Smithson have prepared many top class greyhounds over the years like Bold Intention, Silver Pierre, Enfield Mask, Underclass Hero, Boom Gaspar and Rockstar Max.


Race 2 Number 1 OPTICAL : Extended her unbeaten run to three with an all the way 405m win in 22.67.

Race 4 Number 4 GRAND LARCENY : Had to overcome a poor getaway but did a great job to charge home and snatch second.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Corey White Interview

After moving his kennels to Nambeelup last year well respected trainer Corey White has plans to made a big impact in greyhound racing.

20190221 – Mandurah Thursday

“Westdale Bandit sizzles around in 27.48 for McLaren”

Promising youngster Westdale Bandit produced a stunning performance in tonight’s Quaddie Time Grade 5 over 490m. From box one the son of Kinloch Brae surged through to lead before blasting clear to score by seven lengths in a swift 27.48. The 34kg brindle dog turned two last month and has now won 5 of his 10 career starts, all of which have been at the Mandurah track. The David Hobby trained Sunset Echo soldiered on well for second and another three lengths away third was the Greg Martin trained Running On Gas. Westdale Bandit looks set for City Class victories in the future given the way he powered to the line over the 490m distance.


Race 1 Number 1 SUKHAVATI : Improved sharply from box one over 302m, leading throughout in 17.40.

Race 3 Number 8 JET FLYER : Had to overcome box 8 and after a moderate getaway stormed home to be beaten a nose by Incredible Bev.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Can Blade Runner cut it in Puppy Classic ?

By James Broadhurst

Baker’s Hill based trainer Joe Dailly is happy to claim underdog status for his runner Jade’s Blade in the Puppy Classic final (520m) at Cannington on Saturday.

The plucky 24 kg chaser comes into the aged restricted feature in decent form with wins from two of her past three starts, including victory during her heat last weekend in 30.14.

Chris Halse-trained pair Kiss Me Linda and Feelin’ Alright, which both recorded personal best times in their respective heat wins, are likely to vie for favouritism.

Jade’s Blade showed another dimension to her racing during her heat performance.

Her main asset is her early pace but impressed her trainer when she was able to win despite being beaten for the lead.

“Normally she’s quick early and is a length in front before she leaves the mat but having said that she hasn’t come out in her last two starts,” Dailly said.

“So to win the heat the way she did was really encouraging.

“I didn’t think she could come from behind but she proved me wrong.

“She stuck to the task even when she things didn’t go her way and she didn’t hesitate to go past the leader when she had the chance.

“She’s improving with her track sense. I think the penny is slowly starting to drop.”

Jade’s Blade will launch from box eight in the trophy decider and Dailly is hopeful for a good result but is realistic about his prospects.

“There’s nothing we can do but put her in and cross the fingers,” he said.

“We need luck to win it. On pure ability she’s not the fastest in the race but if she happens to get to the lead she’ll give herself every opportunity.”

The Puppy Classic final is scheduled for Race 5, 8.35pm on Saturday.