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)

Dyna Patty Ready To Sizzle

A month away from racing at the start of the year has re-ignited the form of Dyna Patty and the now the star sprinter is on the hunt for another Group 1 title as she heads into the heats of the Perth Cup (520m) at Cannington on Saturday.

Dyna Patty has been in superb touch since she returned to the track in late February.

She won a heat and then the final of the Group 1 Australian Cup at the Meadows and brought that momentum over to Cannington in the Perth Cup Prelude last weekend.

It was an ominous run from the Andrea Dailly-trained speedster as she made a mess of a quality field of greyhounds, including leading local hope West On Augie, winning by more than six lengths in 29.56.

“We couldn’t be happier with the way she’s racing,” said Tom Dailly, partner of trainer Andrea Dailly.

“She’s getting out of the boxes really well at the moment so hopefully her form carries on for a bit longer.”

It’s a been a remarkable turnaround for the greyhound.

Dyna Patty has always been a quality chaser but she had a big dip in form following her victory in the Group 1 Maturity in the middle of last year.

She had only eked out three wins from her last 18 starts leading up to the break. Dailly identified that the problem was mental rather than physical.

“There wasn’t anything wrong with her she just needed a freshen up,” he explained.

“She’s a bit older now, just over three years old, and dogs can go a bit stale doing the same thing over and over.

“We had to do something to spark her up.

“We gave her the break and tried a few different things which seems to have worked.”

Dyna Patty will contest the second heat of the Perth Cup on Saturday night where she’ll be a clear favourite despite an awkward draw.

“She’s drawn box five which isn’t ideal but she should be alright,” Dailly said.

“We’ll see what happens when the lids flip open.”

The Daillys previously won the Perth Cup in 2005 with Sun Hero.

Some other big name chasers that are chasing Perth Cup glory in this series include Group 2 Horsham Cup winner Orson Allen.

Orson Allen goes around the opening heat where he’ll take on, among others, Not Available.

The third heat also shapes as an intriguing contest between Chips And Trains, Victorian raider Miss Splendamiro and the mercurial Campini.

Chips And Trains returns to the kennels of Chris Halse following a stint in Victoria.

Under Halse’s guidance last year Chips And Trains annexed the Group 2 All Stars Sprint and Group 3 Young Stars Classic.

The David Geall-trained Miss Splendamiro has amassed more than 30 career wins and over $215,000 in stakemoney.

She lands in WA on Friday and will get her first look at Cannington when she does a walk around the track that afternoon.

On his night Campini is a capable of anything, including sub-29.50 runs over the 520m journey, but his form has fluctuated wildly over the past couple of months.

By James Broadhurst

20190313 – Cannington Wednesday

BANJO’S GIRL (Banjo Boy- Beyond Resolve) led throughout from the 380 metre boxes to score by 5 lengths over Wikarie Phoebe in a PB 21.90. The Rod Noden trained bitch was having just her 4th career start and she doesn’t turn two years of age until July.

VENUS AND MARS (Kinloch Brae- West On Delly) worked across from her outside draw to settle second on the leader Expect A Spring before racing to the lead in the home straight and winning by 1 1 /2 lengths in 30.48. The Chris Halse trained bitch had been placed at 5 of her first 6 starts.

WILLIE GUNDI (My Bro Fabio- Senora Gundi) had finished in the placings at 10 of 14 starts at Cannington before he charged home to record a 1 3/4 length win over Westdale Anne. The Christine Bennett trained dog saluted in 30.23 in recording his 3rd career start in 19 outings.

20190313 – Greyhound Gold