“Flake Monelli breaks Miata’s 647m track record”
Super stayer Flake Monelli (pictured) capitalised on drawing box one in tonight’s first heat of the Mandurah Middle Distance Challenge.
The daughter of Fernando Bale jumped well and enjoyed an uncontested lead before abandoning her pursuers with around 250m to gallop.
Kennel-mate and full brother Snickers Monelli tried his heart out to stay on her coat-tails but her elite endurance saw her dash clear and win by ten lengths.
Her time of 36.22 lowered Miata’s track record (36.40) that was recorded back in December of 2011 by three lengths.
She has now won 19 of 39 for David Hobby and will start a warm favourite in next Friday’s final.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 2 Number 3 HE’S A HOTSHOT : Mustered quickly into the first turn and ran a gallant second behind a promising type.
Race 6 Number 7 CINDY’S OLIVER : Overcame a poor jump and being posted wide to account for a top field at his Mandurah debut.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
Races 8-12 were abandoned due to issues with the lure system.
Mandurah Middle Distance
NOT IN BOX DRAW ORDER
RES 1 – DYNA ORENTHAL
RES 2 – JACKPOT JILL