Archive for Mandurah

20190620 – Mandurah Thursday

“Vee Bee Mate relishes drop to 302m”

Ricky Valenti trained sprinter Vee Bee Mate could not have been more impressive tonight when leading throughout over 302m. The son of Vee Man Vane sprung out of box five and quickly assumed the lead before dashing away to win by five lengths in a super fast 17.01. He has loved the Mandurah track since arriving in WA and has now won 8 of 20 at the Peel circuit. The time was two lengths quicker than his previous PB set earlier in the month. Vee Bee Mate is owned by Stephanie Catchpole and trained by her partner in crime Ricky Valenti. In the past Valenti has trained the likes of Scuttlebut, South, Spot On Pedro, Kooringa Charles, Marked Down, Magic Seeker and White Minion.


Race 2 Number 4 DANDALUP SPRITE : Began swiftly and carved out another nice win over 405m.

Race 3 Number 4 TRUDY KEEPING : Pushed hard at the first turn and made ground late to finish third in a smart time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190613 – Mandurah Thursday

“Outlaw Genius snaps a losing sequence of 48 for Iwanyk”

Outlaw Genius started $4.00 in tonight’s Mandurah Mail Novice over 405m from box five. The well bred son of Destini Fireball is out of terrific race bitch Love Of Lauryn and before this evening had only managed one victory from 54 career starts. That win was over a year ago over 380m at Cannington in a slow time of 22.44. That performance was 48 starts ago and connections Jeff Schrull and John Iwanyk will be rapt to have won another after such a long drought. It’s not like he’s been hopeless though, he has managed 9 seconds and 9 thirds during his career and tonight he overhauled Fierce Torque in the front straight to win by a length. Outlaw Genius posted 23.31 and is a few dollars away from reaching $10,000 in earnings.


Race 5 Number 8 FIRST RULE : Displayed a lot of tenacity to work to the lead before holding off some handy types and winning in 28.02.

Race 6 Number 2 HELLO APRIL : Made up ground late to finish third after drifting back early on, is working up to a win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190606 – Mandurah Thursday

20190516 – Mandurah Thursday

“Hart View Dicky wins Free For All”

One of the country’s best box dogs Hart View Dicky stepped up to FFA company for the first time tonight and delivered in spades for Treeby trainer Nick Minutillo. Dicky has always been a brilliant beginner but until recently has found even the short distance of 302m a little bit too far. However four weeks ago the son of Dyna Double One took out a Grade 6 event from box two in 17.39 and he hasn’t looked back since. Tonight’s triumph gave him four wins from his last six starts and he effectively went from a grade 6 chaser to a FFA winner in the space of four weeks. He led throughout in 17.52 tonight and defeated Spur Monelli and Burn The Jetts. Owned by Stu Dowton and trained by Nick Minutillo the 32kg black dog won’t take long to again add to his record of 12 wins from 64 starts.


Race 2 Number 4 HELLO APRIL : Led to the first turn and soldiered on well to run a solid second behind the promising Shakey Shake.

Race 6 Number 8 LUCY’S NIMBUS : Stuck on well in good time over the 490m distance.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190509 – Mandurah Thursday

“Max Viper relishes return to Mandurah”

Mandurah specialist Max Viper led throughout to win tonight’s Mandurah Mail Grade 6 from box four. The Michael Rees (Byford) trained chaser won a 405m Novice on April 9 in a brilliant 22.74 before switching to the Northam circuit where he struggled. Despite being well thought of in betting at his three starts there he failed to flatter, finishing unplaced on each occasion. The three unplaced efforts led to him dropping to Country 6 opposition tonight and boy did he relish the class drop. The son of My Bro Fabio sped to the front and saluted by three lengths in 22.80. Reserve Aspire Higher finished second ahead of Powered By Gas who finished third. Max Viper has now had 10 appearances at the Mandurah track for 3 wins and 6 minor placings.


Race 3 Number 4 ASA TORPEDO : Lost narrowly after running on powerfully over 302m.

Race 4 Number 8 BAGO COOPS : Maintained a wide path from box 8 and ran a gallant second to the smart Westdale Drifter.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)