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20200627 – Cannington Saturday – Paradise Street Trophy

INVERSION (Collision- Solar Pak) claimed the leader Chimera Monelli right on the line to win by a nose in the Listed Greyhounds WA Paradise Street Trophy final. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog had finished second from box 5 behind Cindy’s Oliver in his heat. After drawing perfectly in box 1, he settled close to the leader and was too strong winning by a nose in 34.89. The win takes his stake earnings past $106,000.

EINSTEINIUM (Knocka Norris- Lonesome Jett) went within .02 of a second of the 380 metre track record with an all the win over Counting Kuna clocking 21.49. The Terry Erenshaw trained dog has now won 5 times from 6 career starts finishing second on the other occasion. Counting Kuna was only beaten by 2 1/4 lengths after lowering the 275 metre track record the previous Sunday running 15.73.

MORE DEDUCTIONS (Fernando Bale- Sweet It Is) had to overcome a heavy bump on the first corner before running down the leader Withers Monelli and scoring by a neck in 29.97. The Paul Stuart trained dog has now won twice from 3 starts since coming across from Victoria.

BUSTER THE BRUTE (Collision- Buckette) returned to the winners list after he barged through along the rail on the first corner and pushed his rivals out of the way. The Krystal Shinners trained dog then  held on to score by a length over Kiss Me Linda in 30.11. The Black dog has now won 7 times from 22 career starts.

20200530 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks Final

COBARGO (Burn One Down- Abby Normal) gave trainer Kody Charles his biggest moment in the sport of greyhound racing winning the Gr 2 Greyhounds WA, WA Oaks in the last stride. The young black bitch who doesn’t turn two years of age until August, jumped well and then charged home to claim the leader Mermaid Monelli on the line to win by a half head in 30.20. The win was extra special for Charles and his wife Brittany who welcomed a new baby girl earlier this year.

WEST ON AXEL (Bella Infrared- West On Babe) led throughout to record his second career victory and ended a losing sequence of 8 in the process. The Chris Halse trained dog clocked a PB 29.99 in defeating Jet A One by 2 1/4 lengths.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) had to overcome early trouble soon after the start and then weave through traffic before going away to score a convincing win over Steve Monelli in 30.06. The David Hobby trained youngster suffered a fall in the recent Mandurah Derby before finishing fourth in a heat of the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby two weeks later.

FLAKE MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Dyna Sandy) put her rivals too the sword with a dominant all the way victory over the 715 metres winning by 11 lengths in 41.84. The David Hobby trained bitch has now won 6 times over the distance and took her stake earnings past $100,000 plus breeders and owners WA bred bonuses.

20200527 – Kody Charles Interview

James Broadhurst caught up with Cobargo trainer Kody Charles ahead of this Saturday’s Group 2 WA Oaks final at Cannington.

Ghost stole WA Derby

Imagine winning your first Group race and not being able to be there.

Well Matt Clark didn’t have to image because last night Catch The Thief claimed the $32,000 to-the-winner WA Derby at Cannington.

Covid-19 restrictions prevented Matt Clark from making the trip over to WA but Catch The Thief was in the trusted hands of Steve and Krystal Shinners who finished second behind Catch The Thief with Buster The Brute.

“If Catch The Thief wasn’t in the race, Steve would have won. It’s a testament to his character and I can’t thank him enough,” Matt Clark said.

“It was surreal and strange watching the race from afar. It is disappointing not to being able to experience it all, but I am thrilled with the win.”

“When you see the list of greyhounds who have won this race in the past and what they have gone onto do it makes me really excited about the future with him.”

Catch The Thief didn’t just win the WA Derby, he won it in a race record time of 29.32sec (520m) which is a length outside of the current track record held by Campini (29.26sec).

A winner of 11 races from just 18 career starts, Catch The Thief has now recorded five consecutive victories.

The son of Aussie Infrared and Dundee Ally will stay in Western Australia for the next couple of weeks as he embarks on his second feature campaign – the Winter Cup at Cannington (heats Saturday 6 June).

“After the Winter Cup we will then look towards the Maturity Classic at The Meadows.”

Heats of the $100,000 to-the-winner Group 1 Maturity Classic will be run on Saturday 18th July with the final being held on Saturday 25th July at The Meadows.

By Molly Haines

20200523 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Final & W.A Oaks Heats

CATCH THE THIEF (Aussie Infrared- Dundee Ally) led throughout to win the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby final by 6 lengths over Buster The Brute in a race record 29.32. The Matthew Clark trained Victorian dog clocked a 5.32 first split which put the race to bed before the first corner. The light fawn dog then raced away to record his 11th career win from 18 starts and almost doubled his stake earnings going past $70,000. Buster The Brute has now finished second in the Group 2 WA Derby and third in the Group 1 Perth Cup this year.

THRIFT MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) claimed her kennel mate and leader Mermaid Monelli going along the back straight before driving away to win the opening heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The David Hobby pair were split on the line by Veyron Star with the winner going 30.05.

COBARGO (Burn One Down- Abby Normal) led throughout to take out the second heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The Kody Charles trained bitch was having just her 10th career start and she has now won 4 times. The black bitch defeated West On Magada by 1 1/4 lengths in 30.01 with Pixie Monelli back in third place.

Pictured : Catch The Thief and Krystal Shinners


Field for the WA Oaks final Saturday May 30.

Race 5   In box draw order