#4 SIMON TOLD HELEN (Barcia Bale- Who Told Lindylu) overcame an awkward start to push through the gap and race into the first corner with Werewolf Monelli in the opening heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup. The David Burnett trained star then dropped into another gear and shot to the front down the back straight before going onto win by 1 1/4 lengths in 29.74.
#3 BUSTER THE BRUTE (Collision- Buckette) caused an upset in the second heat when he recorded his first win at Cannington in a heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Krystal Shinners trained black dog led from box 3 and then held off Dyna Dean by a neck in 29.89. Favourite Campini found trouble throughout and finished third.
#8 VENUS AND MARS (Kinloch Brae- West On Delly) caused the second upset in the heats when he chased down the leader and short priced favourite Tommy Shelby who was returning from injury. The Chris Halse trained bitch claimed the leader on the line to win by a half head over Redcap Monelli with Tommy Shelby a head further back in third place. the winners time was 29.93.
#6 MERMAID MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sahannah Monelli) led from box 6 in the 4th heat of the Sky Racing Perth Cup and then held off kennel mate and race favourite Zack Monelli to win by a neck in 29.85. The David Hobby trained bitch has now won 10 times from just 16 career starts and is only just turning two years of age this month.
#4 BANJO’S GIRL (Banjo Boy- Beyond Resolve) continued the rough results in the heats of the Sky Racing Perth Cup with a 4 1/2 length win over Naughty Gunn in a PB 29.80. Recently transferred into the care of Michael Johnston, the black bitch recorded her second win over the distance from 13 starts.
#4 KISS ME LINDA (Kinloch Brae- West On Bluebird) raced into the Perth Cup final with an all the win in 29.74 for trainer Chris Halse. The black bitch made last years Perth Cup final as a young pup and has since strengthened into a FFA performer. The win over Eighty Eight took her stake earnings to $106,000.
SKY Racing Perth Cup Heats
Werewolf Monelli and Zack Monelli also qualified for the final being the two quickest seconds.
SKY Racing Galaxy Heats