Archive for Tuesday

20180918 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Optical shoots the lights out at first race start”

Nambeelup trainer Paul Stuart unveiled another promising youngster tonight when juvenile Optical led throughout to win the Better Your Bet TABtouch Maiden over 405m. The daughter of American sire KC And All won her Qualifying Trial last Tuesday by a whopping sixteen lengths and recorded the handy winning time of 22.90. This evening she was sent out at the prohibitive odds of $1.10 with TABtouch and after beginning like a gazelle made every post a winner in an amazing 22.59. The Wayne Beamish trained Hello Darcey finished a distant second, some eleven lengths astern of the winner. Optical is out of former handy race bitch Wired For Speed who won nine of her twenty career starts including a 490m victory at Mandurah in a flying 27.51. Optical turns two years old in November and looks set for a very bright future with her blinding early speed. Pictured : Paul Stuart


Race 3 Number 2 TALKING TOMMY : Had excuses and is worth following, he’ll win a maiden soon.

Race 4 Number 2 LAUGH OUT LOUD : Began well and was strong at the first turn to hold the lead before winning in 23.07.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180828 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Metal Buster charges away to win Novice over 405m”

Honest sprinter Metal Buster was rewarded for his consistency tonight when he broke through for a Provincial Novice victory over 405m. The son of Ollie Bale had been a runner up at his last couple behind Last Train and Hello I’m Biggie before finding the lead in the middle stages tonight and then zooming away in wet conditions to win by five lengths. The Terry Erenshaw prepared Muscovy Tux faded late but held on for second ahead of the Karl Jovanovic trained Jagged Ice. Metal Buster has now started 12 times for the Ten Eighty Syndicate for 2 wins, 4 seconds and 4 thirds over a variety of distances.


Race 1 Number 8 YUNDERUP STAR : Made amends after a moderate jump to win easily by four lengths in 22.87 on a track that wasn’t conjusive to fast times.

Race 5 Number 1 WILLIE GUNDI : Made up about ten lengths at the half way point to snatch victory in the final stride.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180821 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Nomadic hugs the fence to lead all the way for Jackie Wilson”

Forrestdale based greyhound trainer Jackie Wilson produced an impressive victory tonight when 30kg red fawn dog Nomadic led throughout over 405m. The son of Kiowa Mon Manny bounced out of the red box to assume the role of pace-maker. Race favourite Ookinaki Flyer began moderately and at the first turn settled fourth and wide. Nomadic hugged the rail and straightened with a length lead while Goodbye and Ookinaki Flyer gave pursuit. Nomadic held off the challenges to score by a length in a handy 23.02 over Ookinaki Flyer and another two lengths away third was the fading Goodbye. Nomadic has now won 11 of 42 and has been placed on another 14 occasions. He is owned by Gary Nelson and has earned over $20,000 in stakes. Whilst Ookinaki Flyer could only manage second she took her career statistics to an impressive 39 starts for 6 wins, 9 second and 12 thirds.


Trial 1 Number 1 WEST ON HOLLY : Showed plenty of strength after a poor jump to win by a long way in 22.82.

Race 2 Number 2 DON’T ASK : Did everything right, leading throughout from box 2 in a promising 23.08.

Race 5 Number 8 SIMPLE KEEPING : Caught the eye with a fast finishing fourth for new trainer Jen Thompson.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180814 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Oldmate Amy reels in favourite to cause upset for Pete Brown”

The Christine Bennett prepared Conway Gundi was well backed into an odds on favourite to win tonight’s Get The TABtouch Maiden over 405m. On debut he chased home the highly promising Catalonia and looked very hard to beat despite drawing box seven tonight. He beat out his rivals and glided to an uncontested lead with Oldmate Amy settling second at the first turn. As the pair approached the home straight Conway Gundi’s comfortable buffer was decreased to just a length before Oldmate Amy surged past. She raced away to salute by two lengths and posted the smart time of 23.19. Conway Gundi held second position ahead of the fast finishing Dandalup Moon who was another two lengths astern. Oldmate Amy came across from country NSW in June and is owned by Leanne Ingram. She has now started 8 times for 1 win and 3 minor placings.


Race 4 Number 4 CATALONIA : Was squeezed out of the contest but powered to the line to run fourth and looks like a longer trip will help.

Race 5 Number 8 COSMIC COLADA : Snapped a losing sequence of 25 to win in a swift 22.80.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180731 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Grandchester wins again for Lake Clifton trainer John Cole”

Mandurah specialist Grandchester has relished the return to Mandurah winning both starts over the 405m distance. The son of Dyna Villa failed to flatter at his three Cannington appearances while the track enhancements were taking place at Mandurah. Last week he resumed with an all the way win in 22.95 and tonight he repeated the dose, saluting in 23.08 after another brilliant getaway. Trained by John Cole in Lake Clifton, the 32kg black dog has now started 6 times at the Mandurah track for 3 wins and 3 minor placings. Outsider Oldmate Marley ran a cheeky second for Pete Brown and was beaten just over a length. The Ben MacLean prepared Hello I’m Biggie filled third position and was another two lengths astern.
Pictured : Grandchester


Trial 4 Number 5 HAMMY TIME : Showed plenty of mid race muster to break away before winning in a smart 27.85.

Race 2 Number 5 PURE PESH : Showed early speed and chased home Sudoku Warrior in quick time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)