20171218 – Cannington Monday

SENATOR (Barcia Bale- Dunno) was able to work to the lead going down the back straight and race away for a 2 1/4 length win over Dransfield in 30.75. The Michael Rees trained dog recorded a similar win the week before in 30.81 after overcoming an early check. He has now won 3 times from 18 career starts.

DANDALUP GIRL (Shakey Jakey- Rerod Rose) led throughout for trainer Kody Charles, recording a smart 1 3/4 length win over Jazz Get On in 30.36. The black bitch has now won 4 times from 14 career outings and 3 of her past 5 starts.

YANKEE PARKER (KC And All- Ocean Foam) recorded his first win in WA for trainer Jackie Wilson after defeating litter brother Whitehawk Parker by 3 1/4 lengths over the 275 metres in 16.18. The blue fawn dog was narrowly beaten on debut at the track the previous week after being galloped on in the home straight.

 

20171216 – Cannington Saturday

TROUPER MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) chased home well to defeat a talented line up in the Book For Christmas Grade 4/5 event. The David Hobby trained brindle dog kept to the fence as he charged to the front on the home corner before defeating West On Babe by 5 lengths in 30.26. The win also took Hobby’s total of winners to 134 for the year and continued the tight tussle between himself and rivals Chris Halse and Enzo Crudeli for the trainers premiership title.

SASSY GINGER (Kinloch Brae- Sassy Guess) continued his excellent record from box 1 with an all the win over Gold Reserve and Equanimity scoring by 3/4 length in 29.84. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has won 7 times from 11 starts from the red box. The win was his first since September and followed recent seconds in a heat and final of the Anniversary Cup.

NEVER IN KANSAS (Barcia Bale- Not In Kansas) hassled the favourite Starlight Asha off from the rails going along the back straight before drawing away to win by 3 lengths from kennel mate Kirk Bale in 30.14. The Enzo Crudeli trained black bitch had not won since September, however showed a return to form the previous week when third behind West On Babe.

OCHRE KEROMA (Spring Gun- Maya Keroma) was able to bounce back into the winners circle with a 4 length win over Czarny in 30.16. The James Jeffries trained bitch is raced in partnership with Fremantle Dockers player Nathan Wilson whom Jeffries played junior football with. The red brindle bitch has now won 4 times over the 520 metres from 11 starts.

Pictured : Buster Keeping & Brad Cook

20171215 – Mandurah Friday

“Issue flashes around Mandurah for the Chilli Man”

Former Queensland sprinter Issue could not have been more impressive in winning tonight’s Book For Christmas Grade 3 over 405m. The son of Barcia Bale exploded out of box four and immediately found a soft, uncontested lead. The 35kg black dog increased his advantage with every stride, officially scoring by 6.25 lengths in a sizzling run of 22.50. The Lexia Isaac prepared Lord Reddan ran on strongly to claim second narrowly ahead of the John Iwanyk trained Panchorama. Issue is owned by the Dennis Kerr managed ‘On The Far’ Syndicate and is trained by Michael ‘Chilli Man’ Johnston (pictured). He has now started 40 times for an impressive 13 wins and 15 minor placings.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 5 Number 4 MARYDOLL : Sprinted brilliantly fresh, winning in a fast 22.58.

Race 7 Number 5 WHO’S GOT IT : After winning on Tuesday repeated the dose with a 22.76 win over favourite Miss Ammerica.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20171214 – Mandurah Thursday

“Velocity Star runs the hands off the clock”

Barragup based greyhound Velocity Star put in a career best performance in tonight’s $29 Thursday Buffet Novice Stake over 302m. The black daughter of Fabregas has always shown plenty of talent but has often found a way to finish second or third despite looking the winner at some stage of the race. From her first 22 career outings she had managed just 3 victories but a whopping 11 minor placings. All of those runs were at the Mandurah circuit over the distances of 405m or 490m. This evening she dropped to the 302m journey for the first time and with still a hint of sunlight around for Race One, was able to zoom to the front and win by six lengths. Freeway Shaker battled on gamely to run second for North Yunderup trainer Tania Thomas and Bella Bomb railed into third for Southern River mentor Jen Thompson. The most impressive component of Velocity Star’s performance was her sizzling time of 16.93, a run just three lengths outside of the current track record held by Quedos. Velocity Star is owned by Judy Hubbard and is prepared by Ian Bunny who has done a terrific job with the 28kg bitch.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 1 PARTY GAMES : Was having her first run since August and flashed home to grab third over the unsuitable distance of 302m. Prefer over longer.

Race 5 Number 1 SUNSET JESSIE : Missed the start horribly before saving every inch of ground along the fence to prevail in a photo finish.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20171213 – Cannington Wednesday

NICE GARRY (Barcia Bale- Tearsabout Tears) has become a favourite of cricket followers who love Australian spinner Nathan Lyon. The Blue dog named after Lyon was able to cross from box 8 before racing clear to win by 6 1/4 lengths for trainer Enzo Crudeli. He has become a social media favourite as well after his recent win at Cannington went viral on line.

FUNDAMENTAL (Fernando Bale- Forty Two Below) was able to work to the front going into the backs straight before scoring by 2 1/4 lengths over Bushman’s Sunset in 30.44. The Steve Withers trained bitch has just turned two years of age and had been placed at 3 of her 6 prior starts.

MAGIC MONELLI (Magic Sprite- Dyna Sandy) recorded his Maiden win when he raced away for a smart win over Bush Bandicoot in 30.58. The David Hobby trained youngster, who turns two years of age in March, was very mature as he waited for a run from behind the leader to appear before switching off heals and going on to score.