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20190315 – Mandurah Friday

“Lightning Quick track for Dawesville Cup Heats”

The Dawesville Cup series is restricted to Provincial 4 and 5 graded sprinters over the 490m distance at Mandurah. Notable winners include Cobram Storm (2000), Magnavard (2006), Passionate Black (2007), In Brief (2011), Sitar Monelli (2015) and Cosmic Luck (2017). Five heats were contested tonight on a fast track and Jamie Marsh won the first with Double Talkin’ who made it 3 from 3 at the Mandurah track. The son of Fabregas came from behind to post a slick win in 27.65 over Westdale Bandit. Feelin’ Alright was heavily backed in the second heat and didn’t let backers down, leading throughout in 27.57 for Chris Halse. Heat Three produced a stunning display from the white flash Dandalup Casper who weaved magic in the early stages before finding the lead and winning by four lengths. He posted a sizzling 27.45, a time just six lengths outside of the track record. Speedster Zoom Tux led throughout in the fourth, posting 27.68, a terrific time given he was challenged in the home straight by Spirit Monelli. Nambeelup trainer Tania Thomas achieved a training double in the final heat when Spitting Venom led all the way in a swift 27.58, winning by five lengths over Roxy’s Double. No box draw took place due to an ongoing steward’s enquiry. The $9,025 Dawesville Cup final will be held next Friday with Dandalup Casper, the fastest qualifier likely to start a warm favourite.


Race 1 Number 1 NEW WORLD ORDER : Won by 10 lengths in 22.67 and turns two years old in July.

Race 3 Number 3 JETTA JAM : Showed awesome early pace before finishing a close up third in around 27.83.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Dandalup Casper

Listed below is the Final Field for the Dawesville Cup (Not in box draw order).

Zoom Tux
Double Talkin’
Westdale Bandit
Feelin’ Alright
Dandalup Casper
Ren Monelli
Spitting Venom
Peak Monelli

Res 1. Roxy’s Double
Res 2. Noel’s Choice

20190308 – Mandurah Friday

“Petria Monelli wins A1 Salvage and Hardware Great Western Final”

The Great Western series is WA bred restricted and was first run in 2006 when Just Got Paid scored for John Iwanyk. Other notable winners include Bomber Command (2010), Man Dime (2012), Sissoko (2014) and Fire Blaze (2017). Nambeelup trainer David Hobby clinched his first Great Western tonight when Petria Monelli overcame interference to win in 22.75. At the first turn Metal Buster (box 1), Dashing Tiger (box 2), Petria Monelli (box 3) and Ren Monelli (box 6) contested the lead with Petria Monelli winning that battle. The daughter of Fernando Bale drove clear to win by two lengths in a swift 22.75. Dashing Tiger who had lost ground at the first turn rallied late to be the runner up ahead of Ren Monelli. Petria Monelli took her career win tally to 16 and her lifetime earnings for owners Mike and Michelle Quinsee to over $79,000.


Race 3 Number 4 VEE BEE MATE : Rocketed around in 22.59 defeating a handy field by four lengths.

Race 5 Number 3 HELLO CODY : Rocketed late to run second in a very smart time against quality opponents.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190301 – Mandurah Friday

“Boruto breaks through for the Jovanovics”

Lightly raced chaser Boruto took full advantage of an inside run in the middle stages to score over 405m in tonight’s A1 Salvage and Hardware Maiden. The regally bred son of Jarvis Bale is out of super staying bitch Takahashi who won a total of 21 races. He was beaten by big margins at his first three starts and was justifiably sent out at the massive odds of $51.60 (win) and $15.70 (place) with the TAB. More favoured runners Heza Rapscallion, High Tensile and Enigma Boy were contesting the lead near half way before bumping into each other and all losing their momentum. Boruto was in the right spot at the right time and drove through on the fence to take an unlikely lead. The Enzo Crudeli trained Black Euphoria surged home strongly but was unable to catch Boruto who saluted by just over a length. Boruto is owned by Walter Jovanovic and is trained out of Serpentine by Dwayne Jovanovic. Dwayne has enjoyed plenty of success in the past with Pilgrim’s Prince, wide runner Silent Wind, Dim Delights and still holds the Mandurah 490m track record with flying machine Back Jack Tewin.

The Box Draw for next Friday’s A1 Salvage and Hardware Great Western Final ;

Box Greyhound Trainer
Metal Buster Enzo Crudeli
Dashing Tiger Andrew Mclaren
Petria Monelli David Hobby
Peak Monelli David Hobby
Dandalup Casper Tania Thomas
Ren Monelli David Hobby
Kaytwo Monelli David Hobby
Kiss Me Linda Chris Halse
Joncraigle John Graham
Roxy’s Double Kylie Mclennan


Race 3 Number 6 ALDRICH : Improved at long odds to run a bold third against gun sprinters.

Race 5 Number 2 DASHING TIGER : Put in a faultless display leading throughout to win by 9 lengths in 22.66.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190222 – Mandurah Friday

“Em Morney racks up 24th career victory”

Chasing stalwart Em Morney chalked up win number 24 tonight when he led throughout in the Essential Refrigeration Services Grade 4 over 405m. The son of Barcia Bale turned four years old this month which makes him eligible for masters graded racing in the future. He pinged from the traps to find an uncontested lead and surged away to beat favourite New Echo by three lengths in 22.87. Bontem Delly finished third just ahead of the fast finishing No Added Sugar. Trained out of Nambeelup by Linda Smithson Em Morney has now started 93 times for 24 wins, 33 minor placings and more than $50,000 in stake earnings. Linda and Ray Smithson have prepared many top class greyhounds over the years like Bold Intention, Silver Pierre, Enfield Mask, Underclass Hero, Boom Gaspar and Rockstar Max.


Race 2 Number 1 OPTICAL : Extended her unbeaten run to three with an all the way 405m win in 22.67.

Race 4 Number 4 GRAND LARCENY : Had to overcome a poor getaway but did a great job to charge home and snatch second.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Sparky Roy

20190215 – Mandurah Friday

Pictured : Dusty Mac

The following Greyhounds Qualified for the Final of The Holiday Coast Series to be run at Mandurah Friday 22nd Feb.