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20190510 – Mandurah Friday – Oaks Final

“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)

20190503 – Mandurah Friday – Derby Final & Oaks Heats

“It’s A Storm wins Mandurah Derby for Shinners”

A fine field was assembled for the 2019 edition of the Mandurah Derby with eight young male chasers lining up over the 490m distance. Premium Share (box 3), It’s A Storm (box 7) and Sprite Monelli (box 8) started favourites after qualifying in swift times last week. Hastie Guess (box 4) won the jump and was joined quickly in the early stages by the mustering Sprite Monelli. As the field charged down the back straight It’s A Storm surged to the front for Port Kennedy trainer Krystal Shinners. The son of Barcia Bale sustained his momentum and went on to win by a length in 27.56. Hastie Guess resurfaced late to be the runner up ahead of the Harvey based Incredible Hero who stole third. Sprite Monelli finished close up in fourth position for David Hobby. It’s A Storm is now unbeaten after four career starts all of which have been at the Mandurah circuit. He is owned by the Daniel Williams managed Storm Chasers Syndicate and looks set for a very bright future. Two heats of the Mandurah Oaks were also run tonight with the first four to finish from both events progressing to next Friday’s Final. Here is the box draw for the 490m female feature ;

Box Greyhound Trainer
MARVISTA M. Julien
KARA KEEPING B. Cook
SHE’S ALL TALK E. Crudeli
FANCY FRANCENE C. Halse
SPRITELY DOVE C. Dagostino
BANJO’S GIRL R. Noden
IT’S A DIAMOND K. Charles
VENUS AND MARS C. Halse
Reserves
HELLO I’M LETTY P. Worthington
JETT’S CHAMPION M. Rees

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 5 LISA MONELLI : Finished a close up fourth behind some very handy types.

Race 3 Number 4 FANTASTIC ZIP : Weaved through traffic at the first turn before posting his eighth Mandurah win of the year in 22.56.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190424 – Cannington Wednesday – Sprinters Plate

MOTTZA (Fernando Bale- Cavendish Flyer) jumped 2 lengths clear of his rivals once the boxes opened for the final of the Greyhounds WA Sprinters Plate. The former Queensland chaser raced clear of his rivals to win by 3 1/4 lengths from Issue in 21.59. The John Iwanyk combination of he and owner Jeff Schrull look set for another dominant greyhound in their ranks.

GRAN AMOR (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) recorded her first win in WA after she railed underneath the leader Wagtail Cumin along the back straight before racing clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths in a PB 29.99. The Michael Johnston trained bitch had won twice on the East Coast before returning to her birth place where she has finished third in 3 of 5 starts.

WHO’S GOT SUBI (Fabregas- Never Ask) broke her Maiden status with a 3/4 length win over Naughty Gunn in 30.12. The Rob Wentworth trained bitch had been placed 11 times from her previous 14 starts, however had just failed to record her first win. The consistent bitch should gain in confidence now that she has saluted first.

20190420 – Cannington Saturday – Keith Harding Canning Trophy

JADE’S BLADE (Kinloch Brae- Bluey’s Fate) led from box 1 to give owner Ian McPherson and trainer Joe Dailly success in the inaugural running of the Keith Harding Canning Trophy final. The little black bitch has now won 8 times from 22 career starts and added this feature to the Puppy Classic she won earlier in the year. The WA bred youngster won by 1 1/2 lengths over Rockstar Romeo in 30.11. Keith Harding was inducted into the RWWA Hall Of Fame in 2017 just prior to his passing. His wife Brenda was on track to present the trophy to the excited winning connections.

SNALLYGASTER (Fernando Bale- Orthia Bale) scored an all the way win over the 600 metres for trainer Enzo Crudeli. The blue dog was challenged throughout, however was strong to the line scoring by 3 1/2 lengths from Willie Gundi in 35.17.

NOT AVAILABLE (Barcia Bale- Lochinvar Vogue) recorded back to back wins in WA after leading throughout from box 1 over the 600 metres. The Chris Halse trained dog recorded his first win in WA over the 520 metres the week before. The blac dog won by 2 3/4 lengths in a PB 34.85.

WEST ON HOLLY (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) was able to cross from box 8 and score a 2 1/2 length win over Starlight Yoyo in 29.84. The Chris Halse trained bitch in undefeated in 4 starts from box 8 and took her stake earnings past $55,000 with the FFA victory.

20190410 – Cannington Wednesday – Autumn Maiden Classic

MIKEY’S RANT (Kinloch Brae- Starlight Shine) overcame trouble on the first corner to claim the leaders going off the back straight and win the Greyhounds WA Autumn Maiden Classic final. The Paul Stuart trained dog finished second on debut in his heat behind Equity Fund. The black dog won by 2 lengths over Who’s Got Subi in 30.37.

WHATTA DREAM (Bobby Boucheau- High Tide Ebony) scored a head win over Imperial Li in a driving finish over the 380 metres. The Murray Ion trained bitch ended a losing sequence of 19 starts when she scored in 22.38.

HELLO I’M RONGO (Barcia Bale- Sharon Monelli) claimed the favourite Westdale Anne on the line to score by a half length in 30.37 after being headed coming to the home corner. The Ben MacLean trained dog had been racing over the 405 metres at Mandurah before returning to Head Quarters where he hadn’t won in 8 starts at the track. The change obviously helped as he showed strength in the run to the line.