20190628 – Mandurah Friday – The Sandgroper

“Garbandt too good in Sandgroper”

The feature race was the WA bred restricted Sandgroper Final over 490m and with race favourite Kiss Me Linda a scratching there looked to be many winning chances on paper. Garbrandt who drew box one in his heat and scored in 27.70 was well backed into favourite. He was headed initially by Niobium (box two) but surged home in the front straight to claim victory by a length for owner/trainer Jamie Marsh. It was Garbrandt’s tenth career win and the $6,000 winner’s cheque took his career earnings over $50,000.

Pictured : Garbrandt

Brilliant chaser Starlight Yoyo put up a mighty effort to win tonight’s Mandurah Mail Free For All over 490m. The 25kg bitch began poorly from box three and found herself fifth at the first turn and with traffic problems. New Echo, Sunset Octavia and Black Bombshell all began well and were vying for the lead leaving the back straight as Starlight Yoyo ducked to the rail in fourth position. She burst through on the inside at the top of the straight before charging away to win by four lengths in a sizzling 27.46. New Echo held second spot for Terry Erenshaw ahead of the Enzo Crudeli trained Black Bombshell. Starlight Yoyo has now won 6 of 8 at the Mandurah track, 19 of 35 overall and over $96,000 in career earnings.


Race 2 Number 5 MAGIC MAMBA : Sizzled clear of rivals again for another effortless 405m victory in 22.53.

Race 4 Number 8 BROOKTON BOMBER : Mustered brilliantly from box 8 to be second at the first turn before losing gallantly by half a length.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)