20200314 – Cannington Saturday – Perth Cup & Galaxy Final

SIMON TOLD HELEN (Barcia Bale- Who Told Lindylu) led throughout to record his second Gr 1 victory with a half length win over Zack Monelli in the Sky Racing Perth Cup final. Having won the Gr 1 Silver Chief earlier in the year, the David Burnett trained star overcame a moderate start to wiz past his rivals in a few bounds. The Victorian saluted in 29.82 at his second look at the track in race conditions. He has now won 12 times from 19 starts and over $420,000 in stake earnings. Pictured : Simon Told Helen

ROCKSTAR PATRIOT (Fernando Bale- Glory Of Love) went back to back in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy final with a brilliant come from behind victory over Cindy’s Oliver and Blue Summer Sky. The Paul Stuart dog won from box 6 last year and again drew the green rug as he won by a length in 41.98. For owners Gemma Jovanovic and James Jeffries, the win took their stayers earnings past $350,000. The black dog has now won 16 times from 78 starts. Stuart also won back to back Galaxy finals in 2012/13 with Miata.

TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) made amends for his narrow defeat in his heat of the Sky Racing Perth Cup by leading throughout in the Gr 3 Consolation. The Steve Withers trained youngster had little work leading into his heat after coming off an injury which saw him scratched from the final of the recent Puppy Classic. The blue dog has now won 8 of 9 starts at Cannington. He defeated Redcap Monelli by a length in 30.02.

BLACK SIGNATURE (Mogambo- Blossom Dior) recorded his first win in WA in the second Consolation of the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The former Victorian had been unplaced in both WA starts, however once working to the front going out of the front straight, he raced clear to win by 5 lengths over Rolo Monelli in a PB 29.90.