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20171118 – Cannington Saturday

MANDJOOGOORDAP (Collision- Ritza Night) scored an all the way win in the Gr 3 Greyhounds WA Young Stars Classic Final. The Paul Stuart (pictured) trained bitch led from box 5 and then held off the late challenge from Black Bombshell and West On Charlie to win by a half head in 30.05. The black bitch was having just her 6th career start where she has won now 4 times nad she finished second on the other two occasions.

BUNDLES GALORE (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) joined the leader Trouper Monelli down the back straight before drawing away to win by 2 3/4 lengths in a PB 29.67. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has now won 4 of his past 5 starts. Crudeli trained an early winning double and is within 5 winners of Chris Halse in the leading trainer of the year award at Cannington.

RUBY’S CHAPTA (Magic Sprite- Ceejay Shambi) caused an upset in winning the FFA after leading throughout from box 1. The Graham Ellis trained bitch has been racing up in Grade in recent starts and held off an unlucky favourite Neil Monelli by 3 lengths in 30.09.

VICTOR METTI (Djays Octane- Giacometti) returned to the winners list after a run of placings, scoring by 2 3/4 lengths in 30.18. The Michael Johnston trained dog hadn’t won since June, however has recorded 11 career victories from 69 starts for his connections.

LIMITLESS (Barcia Bale- Bronelly Dancer) recorded his first win in WA and gave trainer Michael Johnston a race to race winning double. The former eastern states trained chaser had won 7 times in 21 starts prior to coming West. The black dog won by a neck in 30.21.

20171111- Cannington Saturday

STARLIGHT ASHA (Cosmic Rumble- Starlight Delly) showed good speed to cross from box 8 and lead throughout over the 600 metres scoring by a neck over the fast finishing Neil Monelli in 35.10. The Linda Smithson trained bitch has now won 6 of 9 starts from box 8.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) was able to lead throughout in the opening heat of the Gr 3 Young Stars and score his second win in 3 starts. The Chris Halse trained youngster, who doesn’t turn two years of age until February, held off the more experienced Backpacker Jack by 1 1/2 lengths in a PB 29.91.

MANDJOOGOORDAP (Collision- Ritza Night) jumped well from box 4 and led throughout holding off the challenges from race favourite Black Bombshell to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 30.05 in the second heat of the . The Paul Stuart trained youngster has now won 3 times from just 5 career starts, finishing narrow seconds on the other two occasions.

Pictured : Mandjoogoordap and Paul Stuart

WEST ON CHARLIE (Kelsos Fusileer- High Recall) worked through the trouble on the first corner and set out after the early leader Nice Garry to claim the final heat of the Gr 3 Young Stars for trainer Chris Halse. The black dog has now won 3 of his past 4 starts entering the final next Saturday night. Halse has combined with partner Linda Britton to win the series 4 times in the past.

2017 Young Stars Classic Box Draw

Box Greyhound Trainer
WATERLOO MONELLI D. Hobby
BENNY MONELLI D. Hobby
WEST ON CHARLIE C. Halse
BLACK BOMBSHELL E. Crudeli
MANDJOOGOORDAP P. Stuart
NICE GARRY E. Crudeli
BACKPACKER JACK E. Crudeli
WEST ON AUGIE C. Halse
Reserves    
BLACK FUSILEER C. Halse
POPPY MONELLI D. Hobby

20170318 – Cannington Saturday

“Puppy Classic Box Draw”

The Puppy Classic Final was first run in 1996 when Christine Robartson trained Best Of Patch to victory on the old circuit over 530m. Notable winners since include Billy’s Echo (1997), Ultimate Rebel (2001), Lord Monelli (2005), Back Tonight (2007), Dyna Nalin (2013) and Ramifications (2016). Three heats were contested tonight and the first produced an amazing winning time with the Chris Halse prepared Art Noveau leading throughout in a near record 29.51. The daughter of Barcia Bale scored by seven lengths over kennelmate West On Maisie and another two lengths away third was Perth Cup winner Equanimity. Race favourite Mendoza Monelli ($1.20) took out the second heat despite finding himself in fifth position at half way. He rocketed home to defeat Dandalup Brutus (second) and Lini Danco (third) in a time of 30.11. Enzo Crudeli trained the winner of the third heat with Black Bombshell saluting after a fast getaway. He sped out of box three and won in 29.80 ahead of the fast finishing Pyredos Monelli and Neil Monelli who both would have recorded some serious run home times. Stewards conducted the box draw on course :

  1. EQUANIMITY
  2. ART NOVEAU
  3. PYREDOS MONELLI
  4. DANDALUP BRUTUS
  5. MENDOZA MONELLI
  6. NEIL MONELLI
  7. BLACK BOMBSHELL
  8. WEST ON MAISIE
  9. LINI DANCO
  10. MAX PROFIT

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 5 VICTOR METTI : Finished like a rocket to upset race favourite Winsome Roxy in 30.10.*(pictured: Victor Metti)

Race 5 Number 7 NEIL MONELLI : Rocketed home to sneak into the final, he is super, super strong.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)