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20190318 Perth Cup and Galaxy Interviews

We caught up with the connections of some of the contenders for the Sky Racing Perth Cup and Galaxy.

20190316 – Cannington Saturday (Perth Cup & Galaxy Heats)

THE Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup commenced with a flying run by Victorian star ORSON ALLEN (Kc And All- Desalle Bale) stopping the clock at 29.32 which is a half length outside of the Track Record set by Quick Jagger in May 2017. The Corey Grenfell trained dog is hot off winning the Gr 2 Horsham Cup. The fawn dog flew out of box 4 and clocked a 5.37 first split before going off the back in 18.15. He defeated Love Me Tinder by 9 1/4 lengths.

DYNA PATTY (Fernando Bale- Unix Bale) had to overcome early trouble before running down Kiss Me Linda to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 29.87. The Andrea Dailly trained bitch, hot off an Australian Cup win, started a short priced favourite and showed her class as she raced into her 5th Gr 1 final.

CAMPINI (Kc And All- Fantastic Dotty) cut across from box 5 at the start and then after balancing up was able to drive up on the inside of Petria Monelli entering the back straight. The Paul Stuart trained chaser then dropped off his rivals on straightening clearing away to win by 6 lengths in 29.62. (Pictured : Campini)

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) led throughout in the 4th heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup clocking a 5.50 first split before racing away from his rivals winning by 2 3/4 lengths over Eighty Eight in 29.72. The Chris Halse trained star, hot off being named WA GOTY, has now won 23 times from 35 starts over the 520 metres at Cannington and goes in much more seasoned than when making last years Cup final when unplaced behind Trouper Monelli.

HECTON BALE (Fernando Bale- Searle Bale) led from box 4 and raced into his second Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup with a 5 length win over Lhotse Monelli in 29.76. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog finished third in last years final when trained by Andrea Dailly. The black dog will compete in his 6th Gr 1 final next Saturday night.

HASTEN SLOWLY (Fernando Bale- Heidi Go Seek) was the last heat winner scoring by 3 1/4 lengths from Bundles Galore in 29.79. The recently crowned Queensland GOTY was transferred to Chris Halse kennel when sent over to be set for the Perth Cup series. He has now won over $440,000 in stakes and will compete in his 8 Gr 1 final.

BATMAN came to Perth and he blew the lights out in the opening heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. TORNADO TEARS (Fernando Bale- Tears Siam) left his rivals behind as he went off the back straight in 29.64 before breaking the track record by more that 6 lengths. The white and black dog stopped the clock at 41.25. Wow.

OUTSHINED (Fabregas- Sticka Size) led throughout from box 2 scoring by 3 1/4 lengths in the second heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. The Jamie Marsh trained black dog is undefeated in 3 starts over the distance, however his time was more than a second slower than Tornado Tears, stopping the clock at 42.39. Moment To Jive finished fourth and failed to qualify.  

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) was able to work to the lead soon after the start before running his rivals ragged with a 7 1/2 length win over Barcali in 42.01. The Christine Bennett trained dog will be one of WA’s leading chances in next weeks Gr 1 final.

Perth Cup Qualifiers: The Box draw will be held at Cannington on Monday night in Box 1 Restaurant Greyhounds WA Cannington.
Orson Allen / Dyna Patty / Campini / West On Augie / Hecton Bale / Hasten Slowly / Eighty Eight / Kiss Me Linda
Res 1 Love Me Tinder 2 Petria Monelli

Galaxy Qualifiers : The Box draw will be held at Cannington on Monday night in Box 1 Restaurant Greyhounds WA Cannington.
Tornado Tears / Back On Lava / Outshined / Bee Dee / Reidy’s Runner / Barcali / Equilibrium / Rockstar Patriot
Res 1 Allen Mike 2 Moment To Jive

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20190309 – Cannington Saturday

Australia’s best stayer Tornado Tears lowered the track record of Petunia Monelli (34.49) when on a wet track he went 34.48 at his first look at the Cannington track. The superstar is being aimed at the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy with the heats next week. Equilibrium also trialed over the 600 metres and clocked 35.08. While Hasten Slowly clocked 29.89 over the 520 metres.

DYNA PATTY (Fernando Bale- Unix Bale) destroyed her rivals at her first look at the Cannington track in the Prelude of the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Andrea Dailly trained star won the Australian Cup at her previous start. The dark brindle bitch held out West On Augie on the first corner and then raced clear winning by 6 lengths in 29.56. The win also took her stake earnings past $500,000.

MOMENT TO JIVE (Mogambo- Sharon Monelli) led throughout in the Prelude of the Sky Racing Galaxy before scoring by 4 lengths over West On Hawkeye in 42.09. The Sarah Appleton trained bitch will be WA’s leading chance of  trying to match Australian staying star Tornando Tears in the Galaxy series with the heats next Saturday night.


Pictured : Dyna Patty

20180421 – Cannington Saturday (Perth Cup & Galaxy)

TROUPER MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) gave trainer David Hobby his first ever Gr 1 winner  in scoring an all the way victory in the Sky Racing Perth Cup final. The WA bred and owned chaser jumped well from box 1 and slightly squeezed Striker Light who was expected to lead. He also held out Up Hill Jill in the run to the first corner before racing clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 29.86. Hobby combined to win the race with owners Mike and Michelle Quinsee who have supported each other for manu years. He also won his first trainers premiership in 2017. Trouper Monelli took his stake earnings past $238,000 plus will receive extra for being WA bred with its incentives.

RIPPIN’ SAM (Fernando Bale- Tears Siam) scored a brilliant come from behind win in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. The Robert Britton trained and Loren Harborne owned dog had to check off heals mid race and gave the leader Moment To Jive many lengths start entering the back straight. With the WA star tiring, the Victorian Rippin’ Sam claimed her in the home straight to win by 3/4 length in 41.70. The $100,000 first prize money doubled her stake earnings and gave trainer Robert Britton his third win in the past 5 years with wins in 2014 with Born Ali and 2015 Space Star.

BENALI (Barcia Bale- Born Ali) ran down the leader Vanderworp to score a 3/4 length win in the Gr 3 consolation of the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Robert Britton trained dog had been placed in his heat by Up Hill Jill. The black dogs mother won the 2014 Sky Racing Galaxy when trained by Robert Britton.

BENNY MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) scored an all the way win in the second of the Consolations for the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The David Hobby trained chaser led from box 4 and was never threatened as he scored by 1 3/4 lengths over Yuup in 29.78.