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20190411 – Mandurah Thursday

“Hello Kelly notches a hat-trick for Beamish”

Vastly improved sprinter Hello Kelly made it three wins on the trot tonight when she led throughout to win over 405m. The daughter of Shakey Jakey relished outside draws at her previous two starts when victorious in 22.96 and 23.06. Tonight she matched the mustering power of Tyson Gundi (box 7) and drove clear leaving the back straight, scoring in a very fast 22.64. Tyson Gundi was the runner up beaten 2.25 lengths and a length away third was Bago Coops who made up many lengths after his usual moderate getaway. Hello Kelly is owned by Rodney Affleck and is trained out of Southern River by Wayne Beamish. She has only managed 1 win from her first 20 starts but has now won 5 of 25.


Race 2 Number 4 SPARKY ROY : Dominated from ‘go to whoa’, leading throughout over 302m in 17.17.

Race 3 Number 5 SUNSET MOO MOO : Caught the eye with a fast finishing second after pushing through traffic at the first turn.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190314 – Mandurah Thursday

“Warringa clocks 16.98 for Cook”

Canning Vale trainer Brad Cook has put the polish on many FFA speedsters in the past and it appears he has another in his kennel destined for top grade domination. Warringa scored tonight by five lengths out of box two after out-mustering a handy lineup and then surging clear to post a brilliant 16.98. The current track record is held by Quedos who posted 16.75 back in May 2016. Warringa has now won 9 of 14 career starts and will turn two years of age in May so with natural improvement is likely to give that record a shake at some point. The 29kg son of Paw Licking is owned by Teegan Stewart and looks set to win a stack of races in the future. Cook’s best sprinters from years gone by include Ledaro Holly, Halcyon Honey, Moe’s Magic, Miss Ramjet, Final High, Ledaro Splash, Hard Hat Mick, Oxforn Assassin and Defector.


Race 3 Number 2 ROOKIE : Put it all together tonight, leading all the way in 23.26.

Race 4 Number 4 SPECIAL HODGE : Showed awesome mid race speed to hit the front before being overhauled late in a good time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20190307 – Mandurah Thursday

“Faylette flies over 302m for Iwanyk”

Speedy youngster Faylette began like a bullet in tonight’s $29 Thursday Buffet Novice over 302m. The 28kg brindle bitch made every post a winner, scoring in a slick 17.20 and defeating Kabarangi by five lengths. Another two lengths away third was Jazz Diva who steered wide from box eight. Faylette has now won 3 of 5 career starts and turn two years of age next month. She is out of great producing dam Pyjamarama who has given birth to Constant Rama, Panchorama, Bwana Rama, Crafty Rama and Midnight Rama. Her sizzling early pace suggests she will win a stack of races for Nambeelup trainer John Iwanyk.


Race 3 Number 1 HELLO I’M LETTY : Made up plenty of ground late and looks close to a win.

Race 9 Number 7 SWEET MISS : Showed plenty of speed before being beaten narrowly.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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)