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20180714 – Cannington Saturday

“Destroyer wins staying Free For All for Chris Halse”

Ex-Victorian based stayer Destroyer put in a solid performance this evening when he took out the 715m Free For All. Odds-on favourite Scott Keeping began only fairly from box two and was headed off at the first turn by Destroyer from box six. The son of Spring Gun soared clear with a lap to go and established a five length lead over kennel-mate Ramifications who was the closest pursuer. Outsider Chezzy Allen raced in third position ahead of Scott Keeping who began to build some momentum. Turning for home it was clear that Destroyer was going to lead all the way and while Scott Keeping rallied late he was beaten four lengths. Ramifications was another two lengths away third in advance of Chezzy Allen (fourth) and Moment To Jive (fifth). Destroyer was having his second start in WA after finding early trouble and running sixth over 520m. The Neil Young owned chaser has now started 46 times for 9 wins, 23 minor placings and over $64,000 in earnings.


Race 1 Number 1 FUNKY FACTS : Rocketed late to snatch third and won’t take long to win one.

Race 2 Number 5 LORENZO BLUE : Steamed home strongly again at long odds after flying home at his previous start.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180630 – Cannington Saturday

DAD’S DECISION (Sulzanti- Tourist Abby) led throughout over the 380 metres and in doing so gave Kellie Buckwell her first win as a trainer.  The black dog had been placed at his past two starts and was never in any danger as he won by 4 lengths in a PB 21.98.

QUICK JAGGER (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) started an odds on favourite in the FFA and missed the start from box 2. After being last past the judge the first time round, the Chris Halse trained dog pushed through the field on the first corner before racing to the front down the back straight. The black and white dog went on to win by 2 3/4 lengths in 30.09.

IT’S THE HORSE (Fabregas- Whispering Ling) was able to cross from box 4 and record a neck win over Lady Charlotte in the final of the Grade 5 series. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog stopped the clock at 30.42 after early trouble was found on the first corner. The black dog has now won 13 times from 34 starts.

Pictured : Dad’s Decision

20180609 – Cannington Saturday

FRIDA MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) recorded her biggest win when she held the lead and led throughout in the final of the Winter Cup. The race was held up for a few minutes as the rain bucketed down prior to the runners moving into the boxes. The David Hobby trained bitch held on to win by 3/4 length from litter brother Trouper Monelli and Black Bombshell in 30.36.

MISS BAMSY (Fabregas- Miss Chicki) was able to hold up from box 1 and lead throughout over the 520 metres after having won earlier in the week over the 380 metres in quick time. The Jackie Wilson trained bitch scored by 3 lengths over King Cigar in 30.38.

QUICK JAGGER (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) demolished his rivals on his return to WA after finishing third in the recent Sandown Cup, which is the world richest staying event. The black and white dog returned to the care of trainer Chris Halse and won by 4 lengths over Waterloo Monelli in 29.82.

20180526 – Cannington Saturday

CROPDUSTER (Kc and All- Sialia) recorded a brilliant win in the Gr 2 WA Oaks final for trainer Paul Stuart (pictured) and owner Peter Cameron. The blue bitch ran down the leader and Victorian chaser Slingshot Gypsy coming to the home corner to score by a length in 29.99. The win was just her 4th in 12 career starts and took her stake earnings past $56,000.

OUCHAMP (Barcia Bale- Perfect Poison) returned to the winners list with a 1 1/2 length win over Sieben Monelli in 30.29. The Cosi Dagostino trained dog had been racing without luck and ended a losing sequence of 8 in recording his 11 career victory.

BUNDLES GALORE (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) returned from injury last week with an eye catching second behind Frida Monelli. The white and black dog recently returned to the track with new trainer Morgan Turner and held off Black Bombshell by a half head to score in 30.06.

20180519 – Cannington Saturday

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WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) led throughout to record his biggest win in his short career in the final of the $60,000 Gr 2 WA Derby. The Chris Halse trained dog jumped on to the arm and raced clear to defeat Eighty Eight by 8 lengths in 29.60. The win took his stake earnings past $132,000 plus the extra WA bonuses for being WA bred. Halse combined with Linda Britton to win their first WA Derby with Reggemite in 1998.

STARLIGHT YOYO (Fernando Bale- Starlight Delly) lifted past the Victorian bitch Slingshot Gypsy on straightening to score a 1 1/4 length win in the first heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Paul Stuart trained bitch is undefeated in 5 career starts and recorded a PB 29.90 in defeating Corona Monelli with a neck further back in third place Slingshot Gypsy.

POPPY MONELLI (Fabregas- Jackie Bale) started a short priced favourite in the second heat of the WA Oaks and didn’t let her supporters down even though she was headed early by Victorian bitch She’s Gifted. The David Hobby trained black bitch refused to leave the rail and pushed through underneath the leader going off the back straight. She went on to score by 2 1/2 lengths in 29.81 over Cropduster.

PETRIA MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sharon Monelli) led from box 7 and gave trainer David Hobby his fourth runner through to next weeks Gr2 WA Oaks final worth $60,000. The black bitch led throughout to defeat Queensland trained bitch Brandi Alexander in 30.02.

Pictured: West On Augie