WATER PISTOL (Gun Hand- Crystal Hand) showed speed from box 5 and was able to cross and record his first win at Cannington since coming across from Victoria. New trainer Terry Erenshaw was track side to see the black and white dog salute by 3/4 length over Wagtail Mavis in 22.08.
BOOM DOWN (Magic Sprite- Lochinvar Vogue) scored an impressive win over the 600 metres for inform trainer Enzo Crudeli. Having won over the 715 metres the week before coming from last, the black dog settled close to the leader and was to good winning by 6 lengths over Paganoni in 34.96.
SUPER BLADE (Kinloch Brae- Bluey’s Fate) recorded back to back wins after scoring a head victory in 30.48 for trainer Joe Dailly. The brindle bitch was headed on straightening for the run to the judge by Ollie Machine, before she dug deep and came again and won by a head. The win was her 6th in 28 career starts. Pictured : Super Blade
“Optical overcomes slow start to win Winter Sprint”
A star-studded lineup was assembled for tonight’s Greyhounds WA Winter Sprint Final. Race favourite Optical drew nicely in box two but didn’t begin with much alacrity. Mottza charged out of box eight but was unable to cross because Equity Fund held up from the inside alley. Optical was then able to manouevre down to the fence and track through to the lead. She then burst through at the top of the straight and held Equity Fund by a length in the battle to the line. Optical recorded a moderate 22.76, a time well outside her personal best of 22.44 mainly because of the fact that she didn’t secure an outright lead early on. She has now won 8 of 10 career starts for Nambeelup trainer Paul Stuart.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 1 Number 8 LEILANI’S LAD : Appreciated the wide draw and worked hiome stylishly for second.
Race 3 Number 8 ON THE TAKE : Powered home for an eye-catching second.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) scored a brilliant all the way win in the Listed Greyhounds WA Paradise Street Trophy final. After winning the race last year, the red fawn dog joined Hall of Fame chaser Afro Freeway as the only other dog to win the race twice. The Chris Halse trained star was run down on a heavy track in his heat the week before by kennel mate Grace Ali. After finding the front he held off Rockstar Patriot by a neck in 35.17 and took his stake earnings to $425,000.
CAMPINI (KC And All- Fantastic Dotty) returned to the winners list after an injury enforced let up kept him from the track for 2 months. The Paul Stuart flyer worked past kennel mate Cropduster, who led early, to race away to win by 6 lengths in 29.77. The white and black dog has now won 10 times from 20 career starts.
MOTO DOLL (Cosmic Rumble- Flying Sienna) ended a losing sequence of 25 as she raced away for an 8 length win over Banjo’s Girl in 30.17. The Corey White trained bitch has dropped back through the grades and appreciated a trouble free run from box 8 to record her 8th career victory.
“Garbandt too good in Sandgroper”
The feature race was the WA bred restricted Sandgroper Final over 490m and with race favourite Kiss Me Linda a scratching there looked to be many winning chances on paper. Garbrandt who drew box one in his heat and scored in 27.70 was well backed into favourite. He was headed initially by Niobium (box two) but surged home in the front straight to claim victory by a length for owner/trainer Jamie Marsh. It was Garbrandt’s tenth career win and the $6,000 winner’s cheque took his career earnings over $50,000.
Pictured : Garbrandt
Brilliant chaser Starlight Yoyo put up a mighty effort to win tonight’s Mandurah Mail Free For All over 490m. The 25kg bitch began poorly from box three and found herself fifth at the first turn and with traffic problems. New Echo, Sunset Octavia and Black Bombshell all began well and were vying for the lead leaving the back straight as Starlight Yoyo ducked to the rail in fourth position. She burst through on the inside at the top of the straight before charging away to win by four lengths in a sizzling 27.46. New Echo held second spot for Terry Erenshaw ahead of the Enzo Crudeli trained Black Bombshell. Starlight Yoyo has now won 6 of 8 at the Mandurah track, 19 of 35 overall and over $96,000 in career earnings.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 2 Number 5 MAGIC MAMBA : Sizzled clear of rivals again for another effortless 405m victory in 22.53.
Race 4 Number 8 BROOKTON BOMBER : Mustered brilliantly from box 8 to be second at the first turn before losing gallantly by half a length.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)