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20180519 – Cannington Saturday

Box Greyhound Trainer
CROPDUSTER P. Stuart
POPPY MONELLI D. Hobby
BRANDI ALEXANDER T. Tzouvelis
LEISEL MONELLI D. Hobby
SLINGSHOT GYPSY R. Britton
STARLIGHT YOYO P. Stuart
CORONA MONELLI D. Hobby
PETRIA MONELLI D. Hobby
Reserves
YUNDERUP KAYLA A. McLaren
SHE’S GIFTED D. Coleman

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) led throughout to record his biggest win in his short career in the final of the $60,000 Gr 2 WA Derby. The Chris Halse trained dog jumped on to the arm and raced clear to defeat Eighty Eight by 8 lengths in 29.60. The win took his stake earnings past $132,000 plus the extra WA bonuses for being WA bred. Halse combined with Linda Britton to win their first WA Derby with Reggemite in 1998.

STARLIGHT YOYO (Fernando Bale- Starlight Delly) lifted past the Victorian bitch Slingshot Gypsy on straightening to score a 1 1/4 length win in the first heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Paul Stuart trained bitch is undefeated in 5 career starts and recorded a PB 29.90 in defeating Corona Monelli with a neck further back in third place Slingshot Gypsy.

POPPY MONELLI (Fabregas- Jackie Bale) started a short priced favourite in the second heat of the WA Oaks and didn’t let her supporters down even though she was headed early by Victorian bitch She’s Gifted. The David Hobby trained black bitch refused to leave the rail and pushed through underneath the leader going off the back straight. She went on to score by 2 1/2 lengths in 29.81 over Cropduster.

PETRIA MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sharon Monelli) led from box 7 and gave trainer David Hobby his fourth runner through to next weeks Gr2 WA Oaks final worth $60,000. The black bitch led throughout to defeat Queensland trained bitch Brandi Alexander in 30.02.

Pictured: West On Augie

20180512 – Cannington Saturday

FERDINAND (Fernando Bale- Velocity Sofia) weaved his way through the field to score a remarkable win in the opening heat of the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby. The Jamie Marsh trained youngster has just turned two years of age and had to overcome checking off heals nearing the home corner before getting through to win in 30.19. The brindle dog defeated Mandurah Derby winner Sieben Monelli by 3/4 length.

Pictured: Ferdinand with Ken Marsh and trainer Jamie Marsh.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) jumped to the front in the second heat of the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby and although pressurised early, was never headed and raced clear to win by 5 lengths over Eighty Eight in 29.76. The Chris Halse trained star will start a short priced favourite in next weeks final.

BLACK BOMBSHELL (Barcia Bale- Tearsabout Tears) showed speed from box 6 and recorded his first win since he won a heat of the Group 1 Sky Racing Perth in April. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog railed beautifully and defeated Decimal by 4 lengths in a PB 29.63. The race favourite Astrozone and Perth Cup winner Trouper Monelli cost themselves a winning chance soon after the start when checking.

DANDALUP GIRL (Shakey Jakey- Rerod Rose) proved her first up win over the 600 metres was no fluke as she led throughout again and clocked a PB 34.79 in defeating Black Fusileer by 5 lengths. The Kody Charles trained bitch showed speed from box 3 and looks a promising type.

Box Greyhound Trainer
SIEBEN MONELLI David Hobby
EIGHTY EIGHT Paul Stuart
BART MONELLI David Hobby
FERDINAND Jamie Marsh
WEST ON AUGIE Chris Halse
AEROPLANE BARNEY Michael Johnston
HOTSHOT MONELLI David Hobby
ROCKHOLD Jamie Marsh
Reserves
IT’S THE HORSE Enzo Crudeli
YUNDERUP TANK Andrew McLaren

20171014 – Cannington Saturday

BLACK FUSILEER (Kelso Fusileer- High Recall) scored a tough win from the inside draw for trainer Chris Halse and the First of Many syndicate. The black dog had raced without luck in two starts since an impressive victory at Mandurah over the 490 metres. He defeated the recent Gr 3 SA Derby winner Black Bombshell after being headed entering the back straight and went on to win by 2 1/4 lengths in a PB 29.95. Part owner Matt Fuller, from Fuller Fitness Subiaco, couldn’t be on course as he was preparing for his 24hr fitness challenge for Telethon next weekend where he will again raise funds for the sick children of WA.
Pictured: Part owner “Sully” Sullivan, Handler Luke Townsend & Black Fusileer

PETUNIA MONELLI (Bella Infrared- Lara Monelli) set a a new track record for the 600 metres as she demolished her rivals in the final of the Greyhounds WA Distance Potential. The David Hobby trained bitch led from box 4 and then went off the back straight in 22.95 before stopping the clock at 34.49. The time lowered that of Hobby’s star chaser Teddy Monelli who set a time of 34.56 back in March.

PEPPERFIED (Spiral Nikita- West On Bluebird) recorded her third win in a row when she over came the outside draw to win by 3 lengths in a PB 29.90. The Chris Halse trained bitch was handled by owner Luke Townsend who works tirelessly for the Halse kennels and well and truely deserves the win.

ASHOM MONELLI (Mogambo- Jackie Bale) was able to hold up from his inside draw and then draw away for an easy 5 length win over Ramifications in a PB 34.66. The win gave trainer David Hobby an early winning treble with wins early in the night with Denali Monelli and Mendoza Monelli. He then also won the feature with Petunia Monelli giving the Nambeelup trainer 4 of the first 7 winners of the night.