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20181208 – Cannington Saturday

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) jumped well from box 6 and led throughout to win the Listed Anniversary Cup final. The Chris Halse trained star had recently returned from Victoria where he finished 4th in the Melbourne Cup behind My Redeemer. He held out kennel mate Chips And Trains by 3 lengths in 29.71. Race favourite Campini was checked early and finished fourth. The win took West On Augie’s stake earning past $302,000.

DYNA ORENTHAL (Kiowa Mon Manny- Desalle Bale) recorded a strong victory at his second run at the track for new trainer Enzo Crudeli. The former Eastern States trained chaser was purchased from owner Paul Wheeler in a package of 10 greyhounds to race in WA. The black dog defeated Twice As Wicked by a neck in 34.99.

MOMENT TO JIVE (Mogambo- Sharon Monelli) returned to the winners list with a barn storming finish along the rails to defeat Poppy Monelli by 1 1/2 lengths in 42.21. The black bitch has now won over $206,000 for owner trainer Sarah Appleton.

STARLIGHT YOYO (Fernando Bale- Starlight Delly) returned from a month on the sidelines to win the FFA by 4 lengths over Lhotse Monelli in a PB 29.86. The Paul Stuart trained bitch has now won 12 times from 17 career starts. After being slowly away and last in the early stages, the black bitch railed down the back straight to find the lead and draw away for the win.

20181027 – Cannington Saturday

CHIPS AND TRAINS (Collide- Revealed) recorded his biggest win in 20 career starts in taking out the Gr 2 Greyhounds WA All Stars Sprint final. The Chris Halse trained blue dog jumped ok from box 1 and then checked off heals on the first corner looking for clear running wider on the track. He then raced at the leader Winlock Banking in the straight and scored by 3/4 length in 29.99. The blue Dog was named after little Pippa Rea who passed away from brain cancer at 11 years of age. At an earlier age she would go to the kennels of Linda Britton and Chris Halse and name their pups. Part of the Chips And Trains winnings go towards raising awareness for brain cancer research. Check out

DANDALUP ANNIE (Bekim Bale- Rerod Rose) returned to the winners list when causing an upset over the 715 metres. The Tania Thomas trained bitch had been racing consistently without much luck over both the 520 metres and 715 metres and although working hard on the outside of the leader Moment To Rumba, was able to hold her off in the run to the line scoring by a neck in 42.56. Odds on favourite Poppy Monelli ran home well to finish a further neck back in third place after finding early trouble.

STANGA BOLT (El Grand Senor- Stanga Jill) scored a 4 length win over Chezzy Allen after holding up from the inside draw. The Jason Marley trained dog had not won in 8 previous starts at Cannington.

SPRIGHTLY FELLA ( Barcia Bale- Sprite Lee) crossed from his outside box draw and turned the race on his terms with an all the way victory in 30.13. The Frank Lowry trained dog was stepping up to FFA company for just the second time in his career at Cannington.

20181013 – Cannington Saturday

WEST ON TIA (Bekim Bale- Tearsabout Tears) was able to run down the leader Ortega City to take out the Greyhounds WA Distance Potential Final. The Chris Halse trained bitch had narrowly won her heat over Canya Connor in 35.34 and was able to improve on that time scoring by a length in 35.18. The black bitch looks a promising middle distance type that should be also well suited over the 715 metres.

YUNDERUP TANK (Barcia Bale- Keira’s Charm) led throughout to score another strong win at Headquarters for trainer Andrew Mclaren. The black dog recently won from box 1 after good form at Mandurah and backed that up with a 4 length win in 29.96.

ASTROZONE (Cosmic Rumble- Starlight Delly) bounced back into the winners list with an all the way win in the FFA defeating Trouper Monelli by 1 3/4 lengths in 29.99. The Paul Stuart trained dog had finished just behind the placegetters in the recent WA Bred Championship final and heat of the Mandurah Cup.

TECHNO (Barcia Bale- Cristalle) held off Corporate Storm by a nose to record his first win at Cannington for new trainer James Jeffries. The black dog had been placed at 4 of 10 previous starts at the track, however had been unable to break through for a win.

FERDINAND (Fernando Bale- Velocity Sofia) recorded his first win over the 715 metres with a 2 1/2 length victory over perennial second place getter Poppy Monelli. The Jamie Marsh trained dog has only just turned two years of age and should improve on his second try over the distance in the coming weeks and months ahead.

Pictured : Yunderup Tank

20180929 – Cannington Saturday

“Yunderup Tank soars in City Class victory”

Andrew McLaren trained chaser Yunderup Tank capitalised on box one tonight when he began swiftly and settled second behind noted speedster Exonerated at the first turn. The 32kg black dog railed to the lead past the catching pen and surged clear of his opponents in the back straight. Race favourite Starlight Yoyo had missed the kick and met with first turn interference. The Steve Withers prepared Canya Connor ran on powerfully but was unable to make inroads on Yunderup Tank who scored by four lengths. Canya Connor was the runner and another five lengths away third was the David Hobby trained Peak Monelli. Yunderup Tank is owned by Rod Griffiths and recorded a mighty 29.92 on the rain affected track, a time just over a length outside of his PB of 29.84 posted in June. He is by Barcia Bale and has now won 8 of 28 career starts and over $24,000 in stake earnings.


Race 1 Number 2 CHEVY SHEIKH : Made up many lengths to snatch victory in the shadows of the post.

Race 4 Number 5 LEISEL MONELLI : Began fairly but showed strength and tenacity through the first corner to find the front and win by seven lengths.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Bundles Galore and Adam Smithson

20180926 – Cannington Wednesday

I’M YOUR MAN (Kinloch Brae- Bluey’s Fate) was able to run down the leader Midnight Gas and record his Maiden win on debut by 2 3/4 lengths in 30.73. Trainer Joe Dailly prepared 5 of the 6 runners in the field with I’m Your Man well supported after recently winning a qualifying trial in 30.58.

WEST ON LILLY (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) shot to the front from box 5 and went on to score a half length win over Snallygaster in 30.43. The Chris Halse trained bitch had been unlucky in her past two starts after recording her third career win back in early September.

WEST ON HOLLY (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) had to overcome mid race trouble before showing her class over her rivals and racing away with the final of the Greyhounds WA Spring Maiden Classic. The Chris Halse trained bitch had won her heat in 30.49 after finding trouble and again tonight chased well after riding the early bumps. She is undefeated in 2 career starts.