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.
|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|
|WEEDLE MONELLI||D. HOBBY|
|MOMENT TO RUMBA||S. APPLETON|
|MISS AMERICA||K. SHINNERS|
|JEWELLED COIN||D. COLDSTREAM|