Archive for Mandurah

20181120 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Lawless Lou breaks through for maiden win at start 28”

Patience paid off for connections of Lawless Lou who finally broke her duck in tonight’s $29 Tuesday Buffet Maiden over 490m. The daughter of Above All had been placed in 12 of her first 27 starts and last Tuesday caught the eye with a fast finishing second behind Incredible Dream. She began cleanly from box four and in the small field of six settled in second position behind leader Gossiping Guess who set the pace for Jen Thompson. At half way Lawless Lou hit the lead and in the front straight she surged clear of rivals to post a seven length victory in a smart 27.95. Gossiping Guess held second ahead of former Victorian Lucy’s Quest who finished third for James Jeffries. Lawless Lou is owned by Leon Birch and trained by Barragup trainer Neville Smith. She is by Above All and now that she has won a Maiden is likely to be competitive over longer distances given how strong she was at the end of 490m. Trainer Neville Smith has enjoyed plenty of success in recent times with the likes of Dance Away and Pepper Tree.


Trial 2 Number 1 TYSON GUNDI : Flew around in 17.27 and looks an early maiden winner for Christine Bennett.

Race 3 Number 6 TALKING TOMMY : Made up many lengths in the run home after drifting a long way back and is one to follow on an each way basis.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20181116 – Mandurah Friday

“Resting Toucher delivers over 405m for favourite backers”

Steve Withers trained chaser Resting Toucher was heavily backed into a $1.55 fixed odds favourite tonight from box one. The son of American sire Kc And All had won 3 of his last 5 starts including a five length victory over 380m at Cannington in a brisk 21.61. Tonight’s Sign Strategy sponsored 405m event was against a quality Provincial Class lineup. He began nicely off the inside draw and held out the likes of Everest Monelli (box 2), Bontem Delly (box 5) and Constant Rama (box 7) at the first turn. From that point he was always in control, cruising to a two length triumph in 22.71 over Everest Monelli and Silver Keeping. The 33kg light brindle coloured dog has now started 22 times for 8 wins and over $20,000 in earnings.


Race 2 Number 1 CATALONIA : Flew around in 22.59 and is destined for top grade.

Race 3 Number 5 BONTEM DELLY : Began well at long odds and although she couldn’t cross to the rail she battled on well to finish fourth.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Benelli Monelli

20181115 – Mandurah Thursday

20181113 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Lord Reddan comes from last to win over 405m”

Evergreen sprinter Lord Reddan was heavily backed to win tonight’s Sign Strategy Masters event from box four. He started $1.40 fixed odds and gave his backers heart flutters after completely missing the kick. The John Iwanyk prepared Mouse Lomar found the front and was looking very hard to beat at the first turn. Lord Reddan had manoeuvred down to the rail and was beginning to make ground rapidly, taking the shortest route home. As Mouse Lomar straightened Lord Reddan was within a length on the inside and charging home. He took the lead with sixty metres to go and powered away to score in 23.16. Mouse Lomar held second by a nose ahead of the fast finishing Pacman To Excel. Lord Reddan is trained by Lexia Isaac and has now started 96 times for 18 wins and 28 minor placings.


Trial 1 Number 8 BIG BOY PADDY : Missed the start before charging around the outside to win in a smart 17.35.

Race 5 Number 4 LOTTIE DENO : Finished powerfully along the rail after blowing the start.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20181109 – Mandurah Friday

“Michael Johnston takes three to the track for a winning treble”

Rejuvenated chaser Kid Kansas put in a blinder tonight, recovering from a slow jump to post a smokin’ win in 22.94. The son of Barcia Bale started his career in a blaze of glory, winning his first three starts over 520m at Cannington in fast times. However his form tapered off after his last win which occurred back in June of last year. So tonight he was coming in with a losing sequence of 24 but last Friday’s fourth in Provincial 3 company was eye-catching after again missing the kick. Tonight he worked his way to fourth in the middle stages before overhauling Junk Yard Wolf and Stockton in the home straight. Whilst it was essentially a Masters victory, not many greyhounds can come from last to win over 405m in a sub 23 second time. Kid Kansas has now started 63 times for 11 wins, 20 minor placings and more than $58,000 in earnings. Johnston achieved a treble later in the night when consistent sprinter Sketchy Matt won over 405m and Aeroplane Barney scored over 490m.


Race 3 Number 3 JUST A DREAMER : Mustered strongly in the middle stages and battled on well for second at long odds.

Race 4 Number 8 ABBA MONELLI : Finished powerfully to finish second after being posted wide throughout.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Keith Double One with Layla Johnson (Handler), Hannah Jones