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20190221 – Mandurah Thursday

“Westdale Bandit sizzles around in 27.48 for McLaren”

Promising youngster Westdale Bandit produced a stunning performance in tonight’s Quaddie Time Grade 5 over 490m. From box one the son of Kinloch Brae surged through to lead before blasting clear to score by seven lengths in a swift 27.48. The 34kg brindle dog turned two last month and has now won 5 of his 10 career starts, all of which have been at the Mandurah track. The David Hobby trained Sunset Echo soldiered on well for second and another three lengths away third was the Greg Martin trained Running On Gas. Westdale Bandit looks set for City Class victories in the future given the way he powered to the line over the 490m distance.


Race 1 Number 1 SUKHAVATI : Improved sharply from box one over 302m, leading throughout in 17.40.

Race 3 Number 8 JET FLYER : Had to overcome box 8 and after a moderate getaway stormed home to be beaten a nose by Incredible Bev.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190207 – Mandurah Thursday

“White Minion rockets around in 17.28 for Valenti”

Handy sprinter White Minion put in a dynamic display to win tonight’s Mandurah Stockfeeds Grade 5 over 302m. The former Victorian proved her first up victory in WA was no fluke when she led throughout in 17.28. From box two she out-paced her rivals to find the lead before clocking a fast time and winning by three lengths. Incredible Bev ran on gamely for second ahead of Niobium who also charged home. The Brad Cook trained Farmor Shady finished fourth after being in second position for most of the journey. White Minion started 29 times in Victoria for 3 wins and 15 minor placings and so far in the west she is unbeaten. The daughter of Fernando Bale is raced by Stephanie Catchpole and Ricky Valenti and looks set to rocket up the grades.


Race 2 Number 5 EVER THE SAME : Recovered from a moderate getaway to win from box five.

Race 5 Number 4 SHAWSY : Found plenty in the run home to pull clear of Ollie Machine and clock 27.82.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190124 – Mandurah Thursday

“Evergreen chaser Mystery Dreama leads all the way”

Veteran sprinter Mystery Dreama relished box one over 302m tonight when she led throughout to win the Love The Chase Grade 6. The daughter of Ricky’s A Robber was lining up for her 141st career start and after winning the jump was able to make every post a winner. She had been unplaced at her previous 10 starts and had started $10 or more on tote at her last 31 appearances. This evening she chalked up her eighth career victory for Kylie McLennan in the handy time of 17.51. The 26kg black bitch scored by one length over Not Without Gas and another length away third was Montoey Miss. Mystery Dreama is one of the few greyhounds still racing that began her racing on the old Cannington track, this May she turns six years of age.


Race 1 Number 6 FAYLETTE : Led throughout over 302m to win by six lengths in 17.34.

Race 6 Number 1 UNIVERSAL GAS : Railed to victory and has now won 4 of 4 when jumping from the cherry.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190103 – Mandurah Thursday

“Too Dardy recaptures best form for Noden”

Capable short-courser Too Dardy produced a stunning performance to win tonight’s Mandurah Stockfeeds Mixed 4/5 over 302m. The son of Collision drew directly inside explosive beginner Hart View Dicky and looked to be facing a tough task tonight at $15.80. Hart View Dicky flew out of box four and crossed to the lead leaving Too Dardy in traffic after fifty metres from box three. The son of Collision showed brilliant mid race speed to reel in Hart View Dicky and then power away to score by four lengths. Hart View Dicky soldiered on for second and a head away third was race favourite Yankee Parker. Too Dardy has now won 10 of 48 career starts for connections J. Hunter, Q. Hooper and J. Henderson. Tonight’s winning time of 17.22 was terrific given it was his first race over the 302m distance.


Race 3 Number 4 VIKING VINCE : Began better to lead and raced away to win in a smart 23.04.

Race 5 Number 3 SHINBONER : Ran on stylishly late over 490m to finish fourth.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20181227 – Mandurah Thursday

“Marbles Monelli snaps a losing sequence of 68 for Shane Beard”

Marbles Monelli turned four years of age this month and was sent out at the juicy odds of $28.50 tonight from box five. The son of Fabregas hadn’t won since March 2017 and had only managed 8 minor placings from his subsequent 68 starts. However he had shown some improvement at his three most recent runs when 3rd, 2nd and 4th over 405m, 520m and 490m. He left the boxes swiftly tonight and shared the lead at the first turn with race favourite Ashy Larry. Turning for home he shrugged off Ashy Larry but the Jodie Reichard prepared Drive Ahead swept around the outside to challenge. The pair matched strides in the front straight and hit the line locked together with Marbles Monelli getting the verdict by half a head. Finishing a length away third was the Ben MacLean trained Scarlet’s Secret. Marbles Monelli broke a losing sequence of 68 for owner Les Harrison and provided trainer Shane Beard with a double after winning earlier with Black Dratta.


Race 2 Number 5 HELLO I’M DOM : Led throughout in 17.29 and has now won 4 of 13.

Race 6 Number 5 JETTA JAM : Ran on stylishly to be the runner after beginning poorly.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)