Archive for Cannington

20181119 – Cannington Monday

SUNNYSIDE UP (Don Chendo- Tricky Voilet) recorded her first win in WA for new trainer Linda Smithson. The white and black bitch found the front and then held off Quara’s Zade by a neck in 30.16. The former Tasmanian chaser had won 3 times before coming West.

QUARA’S EMMA (Fernando Bale- Quara Bale) was the third leg of a winning treble for trainer James Jeffries. The black bitch recorded her first win at Cannington with an all the way performance scoring by 4 lengths over Explosive Smith in 21.88. Jeffries also won with Maiden performer Quara’s Destiny and Quara Xavier scoring in 21.87 over the 380 metres in a Grade 5. All three greyhounds are from the same litter.

20181117 – Cannington Saturday

“Chips And Trains wins Young Stars Classic”

The Young Stars Classic is an age restricted event that was first staged at Cannington back in 1976. Notable winners of the feature race include Laddie’s A Star (1990), Johnny Palais (1993), Lindale Blue (2002), On Coin (2013) and Mandjoogoordap (2017). Leading Nambeelup trainer Chris Halse qualified four of the eight finalists for tonight’s final including race favourite Chips And Trains from box two. The son of Collide was well backed into a $2.50 favourite and after a clean getaway mustered to an outright lead past the catching pen on the first occasion. The Enzo Crudeli prepared Snazzy Whompo made ground in the front straight and was within a length on the line but Chips And Trains always looked comfortable in the lead. He recorded a smart 29.85 and the $25,000 winner’s cheque took his career earnings to over $105,000 after winning the All Stars earlier in the year. Snazzy Whompo’s run was mighty and his kennel-mate Bee Dee finished in third position after starting the roughest in the race at 40/1. Chris Halse’s partner in crime Linda Britton has won the race four times in the past, in 1996 with Tribute To Dad, in 2007 with Eye Murunna, in 2009 with How I Roll and in 2009 and Desert Spark in 2012. This was Halse’s first Young Stars victory in a year that has been nothing short of outstanding for the Nambeelup based trainer.


Race 1 Number 2 PACIFIC OWL : Put in a tenacious effort, hugging the rail throughout before bursting to a 3 length victory in the straight.

Race 4 Number 6 ALLEN MIKE : Battled on well to finish fourth in the FFA at long odds.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

The Following Greyhounds Qualified for the Final of the Grade 5 Series.

(In no particular order)
Dandalup Annie
Azalea Monelli
Ortega City
King Cigar
Peak Monelli
Aeroplane Tommy

RES 1. Toodle Lou
RES2. Tattooed Warrior

20181114 – Cannington Wednesday

DANDALUP CASPER (Cosmic Rumble- Misty Peal) was most impressive on debut scoring by 7 3/4 lengths after being moderately away. The white and blue dog burst through a small gap going past the judge the first time before racing clear of his rivals stopping the clock at 30.23.

COSMIC OX (Fabregas- Cosmic Sapphire) returned from injury and into the winners list with a strong win over King Tony in 21.96. The Jamie Marsh trained dog has now won 6 times from 10 career starts and has a PB of 21.52 over the 380 metres. It was the black dogs first run since early September.

SNALLYGASTER (Fernando Bale- Orthia Bale) found the front from box 4 and led throughout over the 520 metres scoring by 6 1/2 lengths over Go Get Fancy in a PB 30.06. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has now won twice from his past 4 starts.

20181110 – Cannington Saturday

SNAZZY WHOMPO (Fernando Bale- Serash Bale) raced into the final of next weeks Gr 3 Young Stars Classic after overcoming bumps and racing to the front on entering the home corner. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has won 8 times from just 18 starts with a PB of 29.96. The black dog went underneath the leader Trifive on the turn and won by 1 1/2 lengths in 30.20.

CHIPS AND TRAINS (Collide- Revealed) raced to the front down the back straight before racing away for a comprehensive win in the second heat of the Gr 3 Young Stars Classic. The brilliant pup has now won 10 times from 22 career starts including the recent Gr 2 All Stars Sprint final. The blue dog who races for little clocked an equal PB 29.96 winning by 7 lengths over West On Lilly.

WEST ON HOLLY (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) showed good speed from box 8 to cross the field and with the short priced favourite, the undefeated Campini finding trouble, she was able to race away for her 8th consecutive win. The undefeated black brindle bitch trained by Chris Halse clocked a new PB 29.88 in the final heat of the Young Stars.

Pictured : Twice As Wicked with Michael Cole (Handler), John Cole (Trainer)

Young Stars Box Draw

20181107 – Cannington Wednesday

OLLIE MACHINE (Ollie Bale- Whispering Ling) led from box 3 and recorded his first win scoring by 5 lengths over Lady Sings in 30.10. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog had been placed at 2 of his past 3 starts, however hadn’t been able to find the lead until tonight.

BLACKWOOD BURST (El Grand Senor- Lucy’s Image) crossed from the outside draw and then held off the challenges once he found the rail scoring by 1 1/4 lengths in 22.12. The Peter Glenny trained dog was placed last start behind the inform Chevy Sheikh in 22.14.

FEELIN’ ALRIGHT (Barcia Bale- Ume Typhoon) made it 2 straight wins after overcoming a few checks in running to score a 1 1/2 length victory over kennel mate West On Hazel. The Chris Halse pair booth look to have above average ability, however Feelin’ Alright couldn’t of been more impressive scoring in 30.29 even after overcoming the trouble.