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20180519 – Cannington Saturday

Box Greyhound Trainer
CROPDUSTER P. Stuart
POPPY MONELLI D. Hobby
BRANDI ALEXANDER T. Tzouvelis
LEISEL MONELLI D. Hobby
SLINGSHOT GYPSY R. Britton
STARLIGHT YOYO P. Stuart
CORONA MONELLI D. Hobby
PETRIA MONELLI D. Hobby
Reserves
YUNDERUP KAYLA A. McLaren
SHE’S GIFTED D. Coleman

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) led throughout to record his biggest win in his short career in the final of the $60,000 Gr 2 WA Derby. The Chris Halse trained dog jumped on to the arm and raced clear to defeat Eighty Eight by 8 lengths in 29.60. The win took his stake earnings past $132,000 plus the extra WA bonuses for being WA bred. Halse combined with Linda Britton to win their first WA Derby with Reggemite in 1998.

STARLIGHT YOYO (Fernando Bale- Starlight Delly) lifted past the Victorian bitch Slingshot Gypsy on straightening to score a 1 1/4 length win in the first heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Paul Stuart trained bitch is undefeated in 5 career starts and recorded a PB 29.90 in defeating Corona Monelli with a neck further back in third place Slingshot Gypsy.

POPPY MONELLI (Fabregas- Jackie Bale) started a short priced favourite in the second heat of the WA Oaks and didn’t let her supporters down even though she was headed early by Victorian bitch She’s Gifted. The David Hobby trained black bitch refused to leave the rail and pushed through underneath the leader going off the back straight. She went on to score by 2 1/2 lengths in 29.81 over Cropduster.

PETRIA MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sharon Monelli) led from box 7 and gave trainer David Hobby his fourth runner through to next weeks Gr2 WA Oaks final worth $60,000. The black bitch led throughout to defeat Queensland trained bitch Brandi Alexander in 30.02.

Pictured: West On Augie

20180512 – Cannington Saturday

FERDINAND (Fernando Bale- Velocity Sofia) weaved his way through the field to score a remarkable win in the opening heat of the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby. The Jamie Marsh trained youngster has just turned two years of age and had to overcome checking off heals nearing the home corner before getting through to win in 30.19. The brindle dog defeated Mandurah Derby winner Sieben Monelli by 3/4 length.

Pictured: Ferdinand with Ken Marsh and trainer Jamie Marsh.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) jumped to the front in the second heat of the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby and although pressurised early, was never headed and raced clear to win by 5 lengths over Eighty Eight in 29.76. The Chris Halse trained star will start a short priced favourite in next weeks final.

BLACK BOMBSHELL (Barcia Bale- Tearsabout Tears) showed speed from box 6 and recorded his first win since he won a heat of the Group 1 Sky Racing Perth in April. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog railed beautifully and defeated Decimal by 4 lengths in a PB 29.63. The race favourite Astrozone and Perth Cup winner Trouper Monelli cost themselves a winning chance soon after the start when checking.

DANDALUP GIRL (Shakey Jakey- Rerod Rose) proved her first up win over the 600 metres was no fluke as she led throughout again and clocked a PB 34.79 in defeating Black Fusileer by 5 lengths. The Kody Charles trained bitch showed speed from box 3 and looks a promising type.

Box Greyhound Trainer
SIEBEN MONELLI David Hobby
EIGHTY EIGHT Paul Stuart
BART MONELLI David Hobby
FERDINAND Jamie Marsh
WEST ON AUGIE Chris Halse
AEROPLANE BARNEY Michael Johnston
HOTSHOT MONELLI David Hobby
ROCKHOLD Jamie Marsh
Reserves
IT’S THE HORSE Enzo Crudeli
YUNDERUP TANK Andrew McLaren

20180504 – Mandurah Friday

“Starlight Yoyo and Sieben Monelli take out Mandurah Oaks and Derby”

The inaugural Mandurah Oaks and Derby series were run in 1994 and the respective winners were Cape Cuvier and Hugs And Dreams. Quality lineups were assembled for tonight’s $8,000 to the winner finals. The Oaks was run first and while favourite Poppy Monelli dashed to an outright lead from box one unbeaten youngster Starlight Yoyo landed on the rail in second spot. Turning for home Starlight Yoyo railed to the front and scored narrowly in 27.51 to hand Nambeelup trainer Paul Stuart his first Mandurah Oaks. The Derby produced somewhat of a surprise with $1.50 favourite West On Augie fading late and finishing out of the placings. David Hobby won his third Mandurah Derby with Sieben Monelli who swept down the outside to beat It’s The Horse in 27.49. Hobby prepared Mario Monelli to victory in 2002 and Chuck Monelli in 2010. The upcoming WA Oaks/Derby series at Cannington (over 520m) promise plenty and often attract interstate raiders given the generous prize money on offer.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 6 CROPDUSTER : Didn’t begin very well but rallied late to finish fourth. Definitely one to follow.

Race 6 Number 2 IONA CARLSON : Battled on well behind Decimal and Fire Blaze to run third in a smart time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180427 – Mandurah Friday

“Aeroplane Tommy resumes with outstanding performance over 405m”

Former topline chaser Aeroplane Tommy produced a mighty first up performance in tonight’s Free For All over 405m. The son of Turanza Bale hadn’t raced for ten months and when last in work was racing against the best in the state over 600m and 647m. Tonight he began fairly against a bunch of fellow greybeards (four years plus) and settled second behind the pace-making Jamaica The Fun. He reached the lead in the middle stages before charging to the line and clocking an amazing 22.64. He finished 6.25 lengths ahead of Jamaica The Fun and a head away third was race favourite Bill’s Desire. Aeroplane Tommy has now started 46 times for 16 wins and 15 minor placings. Unfortunately the box draw for the Mandurah Derby didn’t take place due to ongoing steward enquiries but the Mandurah Oaks draw was conducted by stewards Carlos Martins and Cameron Kerr :

  1. POPPY MONELLI
  2. STARLIGHT YOYO
  3. AZALEA MONELLI
  4. PETRIA MONELLI
  5. LEISEL MONELLI
  6. CROPDUSTER
  7. QUIDS IN
  8. RAW LUXURY
  9. MISS GREER
  10. WEST ON BAMBOO

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 2 FIRE BLAZE : Didn’t begin very well but railed to a three length victory against FFA company in 22.80.

Race 4 Number 7 ALL THE RAVE : Reeled in the unbeaten Bart Monelli to win a heat of the Derby in 27.52.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : All The Rave with Kathy Scott

20170520 – Cannington Saturday

SASSY GINGER (Kinloch Brae- Sassy Guess) took out the Gr 2 Britton’s Formal Wear WA Derby and continued the winning run of trainer Enzo Crudeli who had earlier in the year won his first Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup. Crudeli also won last years WA Derby with Shell Shocked. The red brindle dog owned by Jodie Jennings, shot to the lead from box 5 and raced clear to win by 2 1/2 lengths over Honcho Monelli and Ouchamp in 30.22. The race favourite and track record holder Quick Jagger was checked on the first corner when Vanderworp checked off heels in front of him. For Sassy Ginger though the win took his stake earnings past $120,000 after having been placed earlier in the year behind kennel mate Equanimity in the Perth Cup final.

WEST ON MAISIE (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) was able to hunt up along the rails and hold the lead going into the first corner before racing into next weeks Gr 2 Final of the WA Oaks. The Chris Halse trained bitch is undefeated in 4 starts from box 1 and held off the Sara Appleton trained Moment To Jive by a length in 30.01 in the opening heat.

MOMENT TO RUMBA (Mogambo- Sharon Monelli) was nearly last past the judge the first time before weaving his way through the field to give young trainer Sara Appleton her first winner in a heat of a Gr 2 series. The black bitch swept up on the leader Lini Danco on the home corner and went on to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 30.44. Appleton now has two finalists in next weeks Gr 2 WA Oaks, a remarkable feat considering she was in a coma and on life support only a few years ago.

MY NAME’S EMMA (Bookkeeper- Isabrooke) jumped well from box 7 and crashed across to lead past the judge the first time before setting up a handy break along the back straight. The brindle bitch went on to win the third heat by 3 lengths over Weedle Monelli in 30.22. Trained Terry Erenshaw won the WA Oaks last year with Molly Keeping.

CADICE (Barcia Bale- Poco) finished off a very good week for trainer John Carmody as she led throughout to win the 4th heat of the WA Oaks. Carmody had been diagnosed and treated for Cancer and earlier in the week was given the all clear of the disease by his doctors. Cadice defeated West On Beth by 4 lengths in 30.30.

Box Draw

Box Greyhound Trainer
WEST ON BETH C. HALSE
WEST ON MAISIE C. HALSE
LINI DANCO C. DAGOSTINO
MOMENT TO JIVE S. APPLETON
MY NAME’S EMMA T. ERENSHAW
CADICE J. CARMODY
WEEDLE MONELLI D. HOBBY
MOMENT TO RUMBA S. APPLETON
Reserves    
MISS AMERICA K. SHINNERS
JEWELLED COIN D. COLDSTREAM