Archive for Cannington

20180623 – Cannington Saturday

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) was absolutely brilliant in demolishing a class field in the final of the Paradise Street Trophy. The Chris Halse trained star raced straight to the front from box 2 and was never threatened as he ran incredible sectionals going off the back straight in 22.87 before stopping the clock at 34.53. The winning time was only half a length outside of the track record winning time of Petunia Monelli who stopped the clock at 34.49. The win was the red fawn dogs 18th career victory in 29 starts and he has won over $160,000 in stakes plus WA Bred bonuses.
Pictured : West On Augie

DANDALUP DASHER (Shakey Jakey- Rerod Rose) showed speed from his middle box and returned to the winners list with a 1 1/2 length victory over Victor Metti in 30.50. The Terry Erenshaw trained dog enjoyed the drop back in grade to record his 8th career win.

TROUPER MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) flew home along the fence to claim his litter sister Frida Monelli in the last stride scoring by a nose in 30.28. The David Hobby trained dog found it difficult to shake off Ouchamp going off the back straight, however once in the clear ran down the leader to score back to back wins.

PATCHY KAT (Cosmic Rumble- Bad Memory) jumped better tonight and once settling so close to the leaders was always going to be hard to beat. The Chris Halse trained dog raced to the top going along the back straight and went on to win by 2 3/4 lengths in a PB 30.01. The win was the black and white dogs first victory in 7 starts at the track.

20180622 – Cannington Friday

“Karl Jovanovic prepares Cannington Double”

Uduc based trainer Karl Jovanonic pulled off a double tonight when Benelli Monelli and Back Seconds both scored at Greyhounds WA Cannington. Benelli Monelli saluted over 275m from box one and upset race favourite Miss Claude by a length. The son of Fabregas relished box one and after winning just 3 of his first 73 starts, has now won 2 of his last 3. Kennel stalwart Back Seconds scored over 380m against a quality lineup of Provincial Grade chasers. The Christine Bennett trained Rubble Gundi set the speed from box eight but Back Seconds settled close from box seven and surged to the front in the home straight. He won by a length in 22.01 and it took his career win tally into double figures.

Pictured : Benelli Monelli


Race 1 Number 8 MISS CLAUDE : Posted wide at the first turn before finishing powerfully to be beaten less than a length.

Race 4 Number 3 TOO DARDY : Had excuses and showed plenty of zip in the middle and late stages, hard to beat next start.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180620 – Cannington Wednesday

WEST ON DAFFY (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) led throughout on debut to score by 2 1/4 lengths over Hello I’m Bugsy in 30.31. The Chris Halse trained bitch turns two years of age in October and improved 10 lengths on her qualifying trial win a couple of weeks before.

RESTING TOUCHER (KC And All- Eastern Culture) showed speed from box 4 on debut and held off the late charge of Hello I’m Rongo to win by a head in 30.54. The Steve Withers trained dog will improve with race experience and fitness.

CHIPS AND TRAINS (Collide- Revealed) scored a brilliant come from behind victory for trainer Chris Halse to record his second career victory at his 4th start. The blue dog had to overcome bumps at the start and on the first corner before covering extra ground to score by 5 lengths in 30.32. Read about Pippa Rea and children’s brain cancer at

20180619 – Cannington Tuesday

“Akachi leads throughout on debut for Enzo Crudeli”

Akachi is a name that rolls off the tongue and refers to a video game character who was a in a total of 21 different online games. He was a priest of the former god of the dead and was immune to poison, disease and also a plague called the ‘Black Whisper’ that killed off many of his rivals. Tonight his greyhound namesake trained out of Nambeelup blasted out of box five over 380m at Cannnington and led throughout. She clocked 22.21 and improved two lengths on her qualifying time of 22.36. The Warnbro trained Dad’s Decision finished powerfully to be beaten a length in second and two lengths away third was the Southern River based Junk Yard Hutchy. Akachi displayed faultless box manners again and is sure to win plenty of races by shooting to an early lead and enjoying interference-free gallops. Her father Fernando Bale earned an astonishing $1,299,370 from just 44 career starts, winning 35 of them before being retired to stud.


Race 1 Number 6 FABS GEM : Rocketed home to run a very nice second behind Crafty Rama who recorded a fast 21.88.

Race 3 Number 7 DHUFISH : Lacks early zip but motored late to finish a close up fourth, follow over a longer journey.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180616 – Cannington Saturday

TROUPER MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) railed brilliantly around the home corner and ran down the leader and favourite Vanderworp, who wobbled off the fence, to score a half length win in 29.82. The David Hobby trained brindle dog hadn’t won since his Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup victory over Up Hill Jill. He had been unlucky though including hitting the running rail when second behind kennel mate Frida Monelli in the recent Winter Cup final.

QUICK JAGGER (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) jumped quickly from box 7 and was able to go past the early leader Moment To Jive entering the back straight before recording his first victory over the 600 metres. The Chris Halse trained dog had recently returned from a stint in Victoria where he finished third in the rich Sandown Cup behind Tornado Tears. The black and white dog defeated kennel mate West On Hawkeye by half a length in 34.71.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) led throughout at his first try over the 600 metres in the second heat of the Paradise Street Trophy. The Chris Halse trained dog flew around in 34.70 to defeat Poppy Monelli by 3/4 length. The red fawn dog will benefit from the hit out over the distance and make it an interesting clash in the final with Quick Jagger.

Pictured : West On Augie