Archive for Mandurah

20190517 – Mandurah Friday

“New Echo causes upset result for Erenshaw”

Mandurah track specialist New Echo caused a boilover when he won tonight’s Essential Refrigeration Services Mixed 4/5 over 405m. The son of Barcia Bale drew awkwardly in box six and was coming up against the more favoured Red Rocket Jett (box 1), Savannah Ash (box 4) and Love Me Tinder (box 5). Red Rocket Jett was a grade-dropper while Savannah Ash won her last start at Cannington in a flying time of 30.00. Lover Me Tinder ran second in a Perth Cup heat in late March behind the eventual winner of the series Orson Allen. Despite starting $13.00 with the WA TAB New Echo was able to fly from the boxes and cross his more fancied rivals at the first turn. Love Me Tinder gave chase and did make ground late but New Echo was able to score by two lengths in a fast 22.79. It was the Terry Erenshaw trained chaser’s twelfth career victory from 34 starts. Seven of those triumphs have resulted at the Mandurah venue and the winning time was also a new personal best. Erenshaw prepares his greyhounds out of Canning Vale and has put the polish in the past on brilliant types Blue Goose, Zini’s Gump, Buddy Be Cool, Milly Keeping, Doc Hudson and Timmy Mac.


Race 1 Number 5 UNO LOZZA : Won her maiden strongly, charging away late to win by 5.50 lengths.

Race 2 Number 7 POWERED BY GAS : Rocketed late to snatch an unlikely second.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190516 – Mandurah Thursday

“Hart View Dicky wins Free For All”

One of the country’s best box dogs Hart View Dicky stepped up to FFA company for the first time tonight and delivered in spades for Treeby trainer Nick Minutillo. Dicky has always been a brilliant beginner but until recently has found even the short distance of 302m a little bit too far. However four weeks ago the son of Dyna Double One took out a Grade 6 event from box two in 17.39 and he hasn’t looked back since. Tonight’s triumph gave him four wins from his last six starts and he effectively went from a grade 6 chaser to a FFA winner in the space of four weeks. He led throughout in 17.52 tonight and defeated Spur Monelli and Burn The Jetts. Owned by Stu Dowton and trained by Nick Minutillo the 32kg black dog won’t take long to again add to his record of 12 wins from 64 starts.


Race 2 Number 4 HELLO APRIL : Led to the first turn and soldiered on well to run a solid second behind the promising Shakey Shake.

Race 6 Number 8 LUCY’S NIMBUS : Stuck on well in good time over the 490m distance.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190514 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Hello Kelly continues love affair with Mandurah”

Smart short-courser and 405m specialist Hello Kelly overcame the awkward draw of box six to win tonight’s Giddyup Quaddie Time Grade 5. The Wayne Beamish prepared 26kg bitch held off late challenges from Stockton and Westdale Ares to salute in 23.03. She had been in great form winning over the 405m journey in a swift 22.79 late last month. This evening she overcame a few bumps in transit hence the slower time. Her Mandurah record now stands at an impeccable 10 appearances for 6 wins and 3 seconds. Earlier in the night Beamish lost narrowly with Sunset Moo Moo who almost stole victory at the fixed odds of $31.00.


Race 5 Number 4 WESTDALE ARES : Stormed home late to finish third after finding bother early on.

Race 6 Number 6 JUNK YARD MUPPET : Won brilliantly first up in 27.61 and will strip fitter second up.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190510 – Mandurah Friday – Oaks Final

“Fancy Francene wins Greyhounds WA Mandurah Oaks”

A handy field was assembled for tonight’s $12,000 Mandurah Oaks Final with former Victorian Fancy Francene being sent out an odds on favourite from box four. The daughter of Barcia Bale ran second in her heat from box eight after being galloped on at the first turn. Tonight she improved at box rise and zipped to an early lead with the two heat winners Banjo’s Girl (box 6) and It’s A Diamond (box 7) also jumping quickly. Fancy Francene surged a few lengths clear at half way but couldn’t shake off Banjo’s Girl who was sticking to her guns. Turning for home Banjo’s Girl loomed as a threat as she closed to within two lengths but then wobbled a bit wide which allowed Fancy Francene to claim the feature win. She scored by two lengths in a smart 27.52 for Nambeelup trainer Chris Halse. The Rod Noden prepared Banjo’s Girl finished a gallant second ahead of the fast finishing Spritely Dove who snatched third. Fancy Francene at the young age of two years has now started 13 times for 4 wins, 7 minor placings and over $25,000 in earnings.


Race 3 Number 7 NEW WORLD ORDER : Ran on nicely after not beginning well and having traffic problems throughout.

Race 4 Number 2 BROOKSY MONELLI : Made up many lengths again after a poor jump and might be ready for a rise in distance.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190509 – Mandurah Thursday

“Max Viper relishes return to Mandurah”

Mandurah specialist Max Viper led throughout to win tonight’s Mandurah Mail Grade 6 from box four. The Michael Rees (Byford) trained chaser won a 405m Novice on April 9 in a brilliant 22.74 before switching to the Northam circuit where he struggled. Despite being well thought of in betting at his three starts there he failed to flatter, finishing unplaced on each occasion. The three unplaced efforts led to him dropping to Country 6 opposition tonight and boy did he relish the class drop. The son of My Bro Fabio sped to the front and saluted by three lengths in 22.80. Reserve Aspire Higher finished second ahead of Powered By Gas who finished third. Max Viper has now had 10 appearances at the Mandurah track for 3 wins and 6 minor placings.


Race 3 Number 4 ASA TORPEDO : Lost narrowly after running on powerfully over 302m.

Race 4 Number 8 BAGO COOPS : Maintained a wide path from box 8 and ran a gallant second to the smart Westdale Drifter.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)