“Fancy Francene wins Greyhounds WA Mandurah Oaks”
A handy field was assembled for tonight’s $12,000 Mandurah Oaks Final with former Victorian Fancy Francene being sent out an odds on favourite from box four. The daughter of Barcia Bale ran second in her heat from box eight after being galloped on at the first turn. Tonight she improved at box rise and zipped to an early lead with the two heat winners Banjo’s Girl (box 6) and It’s A Diamond (box 7) also jumping quickly. Fancy Francene surged a few lengths clear at half way but couldn’t shake off Banjo’s Girl who was sticking to her guns. Turning for home Banjo’s Girl loomed as a threat as she closed to within two lengths but then wobbled a bit wide which allowed Fancy Francene to claim the feature win. She scored by two lengths in a smart 27.52 for Nambeelup trainer Chris Halse. The Rod Noden prepared Banjo’s Girl finished a gallant second ahead of the fast finishing Spritely Dove who snatched third. Fancy Francene at the young age of two years has now started 13 times for 4 wins, 7 minor placings and over $25,000 in earnings.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 3 Number 7 NEW WORLD ORDER : Ran on nicely after not beginning well and having traffic problems throughout.
Race 4 Number 2 BROOKSY MONELLI : Made up many lengths again after a poor jump and might be ready for a rise in distance.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)