20170623 – Mandurah Friday


SERENA FLY HIGH (Bit Chili- Sky Fly High) lifted the spirits of the Withers family with a narrow victory in the final of the Mandurah Middle Distance Championship. Trainer Steve Withers and his wife Kira lost their 2014 WA Oaks winner Free Candy during the week through illness. Serena Fly High had finished second in her heat behind Ashton Monelli and was crossed early by Topology who led until wobbling out of the fence on the home corner. In the home straight Withers bitch railed strongly and won by half a length in 36.90 to bring a smile to the families faces again.

VANDERWORP (Kelsos Fusileer- High Recall) jumped brilliantly from box 1 and then just put a margin on his rivals as he raced clear to win by 7 3/4 lengths in a PB 27.28. The Chris Halse youngster has now won 6 of 10 career starts including wins in heats of the Gr 2 WA Derby and Mandurah Derby.

ESS BEE (Spring Gun- Dashandy Black) jumped fairly and then was squeezed running into the first corner soon after the start. The red fawn bitch then balanced up and charged through to take the lead going off the back straight. The Derek Coldstream bitch then went on to win by 4 3/4 lengths in 27.82.

FUN BOSS (Kinloch Brae- Alotta Fun) was able to cross from box 8 and return to the winners circle for the first time since March with a 6 length victory over the in form Supreme Ollie in 27.71. The Lexia Isaac trained dog has now won 33 times in his 92 starts and over $230,000 in stakes as he approaches 4 years of age.

20170622 – Mandurah Thursday

“Lolly Thief snatches a last stride victory”

Mandurah specialist Lolly Thief surged down the outside to claim her eighth career victory in tonight’s Prime Trophies Mixed 3/4 over 302m. Owned and trained out of Nambeelup by Kylie McLennan (pictured), the daughter of Ricky’s A Robber isn’t known for being a powerful finisher. She has always been an explosive beginner, winning over all three Mandurah sprint distances (302m, 405m and 490m) using her early pace. In late May she led throughout over 302m after beginning like a rocket and winning in 17.30. Tonight Lolly Thief settled in third position behind Skeit and Ima Paddlin’ before wobbling wide at the top of the straight and covering the leaders to score by a head. Lolly Thief’s mother Roxy Mac was a sensational race bitch for McLennan, winning races at the top level. The meeting was called off by stewards following the third race due to the state of the track. The ‘wettest’ June day for 31 years unfortunately got the better of the racing surface.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 3 LEO GUNDI : Was shuffled back early before motoring home to be close up in third.

Race 2 Number 6 PAUL : Is crying out for an inside box over 302m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20170621 – Cannington Wednesday


BUSHMAN’S LUCK (Superman- My AsunciĆ³n) was able to put back to back wins together even though forced to race wide from box 8. The Peter Glenny trained dog was recently sent across from Victoria and won on debut last week in 30.50. The black dog defeated Mystery Dreama by 4 3/4 lengths in 30.71.

DECIMAL (Fabregas- Sialia) began well from box 8 and crossed the field going into the first corner. The Paul Stuart trained youngster then chased his way to his second victory with a 6 length win over Get Over It in 30.12. The black dog has now won twice and has been placed on 4 occasions from just 7 starts.

QUICK JAGGER (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) overcame a tardy start and quickly claimed the lead going into the first corner. Even though bumped, the track record holder was able to work clear and set up a big lead going down the back straight. The Chris Halse trained black and white dog then raced away to win by 17 lengths in 29.95 in showery conditions. Pictured : Quick Jagger

20170620 – Mandurah Tuesday

YUNDERUP ROCKET (Fabregas- Rose Sannette) was able to claim Alotta Style on the line to win his Maiden by a nose in 23.46. The Andrew McLaren (pictured) trained dog had little luck on debut when finishing fourth the week before.

FANTASY FUN (Kinloch Brae- Alotta Fantasy) recorded her Maiden victory when she defeated Explosive Smith by a neck in 23.16. The Lexia Isaac trained bitch had been well supported in previous starts where she had managed 2 thirds from 6 starts.

DAFFEY TUX (Fabregas- Bloss Sannette) outclassed his rivals with a dominant 7 1/2 length Maiden win for trainer Andrew McLaren. The black dog clocked a PB 22.82 with his all the way win which followed a close up second at his previous outing behind Senator.

20170619 – Northam Monday

“Crocodile Daisy rushes home to win in 29.95”

Talented young chaser Crocodile Daisy chalked up her fifth win from 21 starts today when she took out the Get Your Quaddie On Grade 5 over 509m. After some indifferent form at Cannington and Mandurah she relished the switch to Northam this afternoon. Short-courser Winsome Jacob set the pace from box four but Crocodile Daisy was able to settle in second position at he first turn with race favourite Kadabra Monelli in third. At half way Winsome Jacob enjoyed a four length lead but Crocodile Daisy was able to reel him in and post 29.95. Kadabra Monelli hit the line powerfully to grab second, relegating Winsome Jacob to third. Crocodile Daisy is owned and trained by Tim Mullany (pictured) and has has now earned over $13,000.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 1 GOLDIE ROCK’S : Was shuffled back early before motoring home to snatch third.

Race 6 Number 4 TOPPER HOLMS : Showed speed at her Northam debut and posted a smart 17.32 victory. Will only get better.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)