SUNSET SPITFIRE (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) led throughout from box 8 and defeated the millionaire Tommy Shelby, who was returning to racing at Cannington and WA. The David Hobby trained star is undefeated in 14 starts in WA with his only loss coming at the Meadows in Victoria on Boxing Day last year when he pulled up injured. The black dog defeated Tommy Shelby by 2 lengths in 29.58.
MANZU (Vanderworp- Legit Boss) was able to kick up underneath his litter brother Valachi going into the back straight before racing clear to defeat a talented field by 6 3/4 lengths in a PB 29.57. The Margaret Hepple dog has won 3 of 5 starts and jumped much better than he did when blowing the start at Mandurah in a heat of the Derby the previous week.
RUBY MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Jingjing) led from box 5 and scored her third win in a row. The david Hobby trained bitch had won her last two starts at Mandurah in good times and was able to hold out former SA chaser Fantastic Raven and Stout Monelli by 2 1/4 lengths in 29.86.
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