20200303 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Ike To Excel prevails to win tough contest for Kody Charles”
Big 36kg black dog Ike To Excel flew to an early lead in tonight’s A1 Salvage and Hardware Grade 5 over 405m. Raced by the Allen Williams managed Bigger Then Life Australia Syndicate, he was headed off in the middle stages by Sunset Octavia before gritting his teeth and regaining the lead in the shadows of the post. The Kody Charles prepared chaser saluted by just over a length defeating Sunset Octavia who has been a great money-spinner for David Hobby, having earned over $44,000 after turning three in January. The speedster from Gidgegannup Kingsbrae Tull finished third for Dave Brown. Ike To Excel has now won 8 of his 31 career starts and has also been placed on another 8 occasions.
Race 3 Number 8 RUN FOREVER : Gave plenty of cheek running second over 405m.
Race 4 Number 3 VIRGINIA GUNDI : Rose to 490m and improved sharply to win.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)