20220312 – Cannington Saturday – Perth Cup & Galaxy Heats

ZIPPING VIRGINIA (Superior Panama- Zipping Katelyn) railed underneath of the leader Torpedo Tears coming to the home straight before scoring a 3 1/2 length win in the opening heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. The John Finn trained NSW chaser defeated SA raider Bedrock Fred in a time of 41.76. MAMBO MONELLI (Se Tali Sundance- Camelia Monelli) led as expected and demolished his rivals winning the second heat by 4 1/4 lengths over Pilbara in 41.55. The Steve Withers trained dog clocked a 41.49 at his first look at the distance two weeks prior. MEPUNGA  RUBY (Fernando Bale- Mepunga Rosie) led throughout in the third heat of the Galaxy defeating Hecton’s Boy by 3 1/2 lengths in 41.95. The Jeff Britton trained star was coming off a GR 1 win in the Fanta Bale Super Stayers and although leading was 1 1/2 lengths slower to the first split than Mambo Monelli in the previous heat. KNICKS BALE (Kinda Cruel Red- Dyna Willow) raced into next weeks Gr 1 final with a 1 3/4 length win over Gypsy Wyong who claimed her spot by a mere nose over Danielle Keeping. Samantha Grenfell is hoping to emulate her husband Corey who won last years Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup with Tiggerlong Tonk and two years prior with Orson Allen.

LALA KIWI (Aussie Infrared- Lala Shim) showed why she is the pre post favourite for the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup with a dominant victory in the opening heat defeating Archibald by 4 1/2 lengths in 29.65. The Andrea Dailly trained star recently won the Australian Cup.    PADDY WANTS PATS (Black Magic Opal- Striker Light) jumped well from box 6 and crossed to lead into the first corner before scoring a 3 1/2 length heat win over Bubbles Away in 29.76. The Kelly Bravo trained dog recently finished second behind Lala Kiwi in the Australian Cup final.VICE GRIP (Aston Dee Bee- Bells Are Ringin) had to get off the canvas twice before scoring a half length win over Granite Song in the 3rd heat of the Perth Cup in a time of 30.01. The Adam Smithson trained dog was turned side ways going into the first corner before having to check off the leaders heals on straightening for home. ROSTERED OFF (Aston Dee Bee- Bells Are Ringin) jumped brilliantly, clocking 5.48 first split, and then raced away from his rival to win the 4th heat over West On Finn in a PB 29.65. The Paul Stuart trained dog has proven his strength with numerous wins over the 600 metres, however had not won over the 520 metres until two weeks ago. SPEED BANDIT (Kinloch Brae- West On Babe) led throughout for trainer Enzo Crudeli defeating Sunset Whistler by 1 1/4 lengths in 29.91. Crudeli is hoping to repeat his feats on 2017 when he won the Perth Cup with Equanimity. MAKURU (Kc And All- Mandjoogoordap) recorded his first ever win in 9 starts at Cannington in the final heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Eric Campana trained dog cut the field off as he crashed across from box 8 and then scored by 4 1/4 lengths over Rippin’ Tomahawk in 29.95.

Box Greyhound Trainer
ZIPPING VIRGINIA J. Finn
KNICKS BALE S. Grenfell
GYPSY WYONG A. Dailly
MAMBO MONELLI S. Withers
HECTON’S BOY E. Crudeli
BEDROCK FRED K. Shinners
PILBARA R. Westworth
MEPUNGA RUBY J. Britton
Reserves
TORPEDO TEARS R. Britton
DANIELLE KEEPING S. Kavanagh

Box Greyhound Trainer
ROSTERED OFF P. Stuart
SPEED BANDIT E. Crudeli
MAKURU E. Campana
LALA KIWI A. Dailly
VICE GRIP A. Smithson
ARCHIBALD R. Westworth
WEST ON FINN C. Halse
PADDY WANTS PATS K. Bravo
Reserves
SUNSET WHISTLER E. Campana
BUBBLES AWAY C. Halse

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