20230623 – Cannington Friday

“Ultimate Command wins the Great Western for Gary Nelson”

Nambeelup trainer Gary Nelson took out this year’s edition of the Great Western with strong sprinter Ultimate Command. The WA bred series was first staged back in 2006 when Just Got Paid saluted for John Iwanyk. Notable winners since include Chasing Thieves (2011), Sissoko (2014), Fire Blaze (2017) and Mermaid Monelli (2020). Tonight West On Hazy (box one) and Ultimate Command (box five) flew out and matched strides at the first turn before West On Hazy used his inside advantage to take a length lead. However turning for home West On Hazy began to weaken and Ultimate Command quickly asserted his authority. He swept to the lead and scored by two lengths in 22.06. Mohican Mistress finished powerfully for second which relegated West On Hazy to third. Ultimate Command has now started 59 times for 12 wins and 18 minor placings.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 4 WEST ON MUFFIN : Improved at box rise to lead throughout and beat some handy types.

Race 5 Number 3 ALL OVER KATIE : Finished powerfully to win over 380m in strong fashion.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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