Archive for Mandurah

20190319 – Mandurah Tuesday

20190315 – Mandurah Friday

“Lightning Quick track for Dawesville Cup Heats”

The Dawesville Cup series is restricted to Provincial 4 and 5 graded sprinters over the 490m distance at Mandurah. Notable winners include Cobram Storm (2000), Magnavard (2006), Passionate Black (2007), In Brief (2011), Sitar Monelli (2015) and Cosmic Luck (2017). Five heats were contested tonight on a fast track and Jamie Marsh won the first with Double Talkin’ who made it 3 from 3 at the Mandurah track. The son of Fabregas came from behind to post a slick win in 27.65 over Westdale Bandit. Feelin’ Alright was heavily backed in the second heat and didn’t let backers down, leading throughout in 27.57 for Chris Halse. Heat Three produced a stunning display from the white flash Dandalup Casper who weaved magic in the early stages before finding the lead and winning by four lengths. He posted a sizzling 27.45, a time just six lengths outside of the track record. Speedster Zoom Tux led throughout in the fourth, posting 27.68, a terrific time given he was challenged in the home straight by Spirit Monelli. Nambeelup trainer Tania Thomas achieved a training double in the final heat when Spitting Venom led all the way in a swift 27.58, winning by five lengths over Roxy’s Double. No box draw took place due to an ongoing steward’s enquiry. The $9,025 Dawesville Cup final will be held next Friday with Dandalup Casper, the fastest qualifier likely to start a warm favourite.


Race 1 Number 1 NEW WORLD ORDER : Won by 10 lengths in 22.67 and turns two years old in July.

Race 3 Number 3 JETTA JAM : Showed awesome early pace before finishing a close up third in around 27.83.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Dandalup Casper

Listed below is the Final Field for the Dawesville Cup (Not in box draw order).

Zoom Tux
Double Talkin’
Westdale Bandit
Feelin’ Alright
Dandalup Casper
Ren Monelli
Spitting Venom
Peak Monelli

Res 1. Roxy’s Double
Res 2. Noel’s Choice

20190314 – Mandurah Thursday

“Warringa clocks 16.98 for Cook”

Canning Vale trainer Brad Cook has put the polish on many FFA speedsters in the past and it appears he has another in his kennel destined for top grade domination. Warringa scored tonight by five lengths out of box two after out-mustering a handy lineup and then surging clear to post a brilliant 16.98. The current track record is held by Quedos who posted 16.75 back in May 2016. Warringa has now won 9 of 14 career starts and will turn two years of age in May so with natural improvement is likely to give that record a shake at some point. The 29kg son of Paw Licking is owned by Teegan Stewart and looks set to win a stack of races in the future. Cook’s best sprinters from years gone by include Ledaro Holly, Halcyon Honey, Moe’s Magic, Miss Ramjet, Final High, Ledaro Splash, Hard Hat Mick, Oxforn Assassin and Defector.


Race 3 Number 2 ROOKIE : Put it all together tonight, leading all the way in 23.26.

Race 4 Number 4 SPECIAL HODGE : Showed awesome mid race speed to hit the front before being overhauled late in a good time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190312 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Sunset Navana breaks through for maiden victory”

Consistent placegetter Sunset Navana prevailed in tonight’s Essential Refrigeration Services Maiden over 490m, overcoming box eight to upset the favourite Nitro Mini. Nitro Mini was sent out at $1.90 for James Jeffries and after beginning well set the speed before being overtaken at the half way mark by Sunset Navana. Sunset Navana had been placed in 14 of her first 26 starts and had earned over $9500 in prize money despite failing to win. She maintained her lead in the front straight and recorded a handy 27.96, defeating Nitro Mini by a length. Six lengths away third was the Tim Gummow prepared Reflex. Sunset Navana is owned by Che-Ane Toutoungis and is prepared out of Whispering Palms Kennels by David Hobby.


Trial 1 Number 5 IT’S A STORM : Rocketed around in 22.64 which will win 99% of maidens over 405m.

Race 4 Number 1 BEDELIA WAY : Rocketed late to run third and has now been placed in 13 of 18.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190308 – Mandurah Friday

“Petria Monelli wins A1 Salvage and Hardware Great Western Final”

The Great Western series is WA bred restricted and was first run in 2006 when Just Got Paid scored for John Iwanyk. Other notable winners include Bomber Command (2010), Man Dime (2012), Sissoko (2014) and Fire Blaze (2017). Nambeelup trainer David Hobby clinched his first Great Western tonight when Petria Monelli overcame interference to win in 22.75. At the first turn Metal Buster (box 1), Dashing Tiger (box 2), Petria Monelli (box 3) and Ren Monelli (box 6) contested the lead with Petria Monelli winning that battle. The daughter of Fernando Bale drove clear to win by two lengths in a swift 22.75. Dashing Tiger who had lost ground at the first turn rallied late to be the runner up ahead of Ren Monelli. Petria Monelli took her career win tally to 16 and her lifetime earnings for owners Mike and Michelle Quinsee to over $79,000.


Race 3 Number 4 VEE BEE MATE : Rocketed around in 22.59 defeating a handy field by four lengths.

Race 5 Number 3 HELLO CODY : Rocketed late to run second in a very smart time against quality opponents.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)