20240105 – Mandurah Friday

“Crumble Monelli is the first to qualify for Birthday Cup Final”

Sprinting sensation Crumble Monelli overcame a sluggish start and box six to win tonight’s opening heat of the Birthday Cup. The earner of over $580,000 from 50 starts was heavily backed into $1.45 fixed odds but was beaten out of the boxes by a few of his rivals. Nangar Bubbles from box eight flew out but by the time the first turn came up Crumble Monelli had surged through in the middle to take the lead. The David Hobby trained star then dashed away from his rivals, winning in a fast 22.02. The Lewis Clay prepared Barrio Beast motored home for second and Nangar Bubbles was back in third position for Sean Kavanagh. The other five heat winners were No Limit Needed (22.34), West On Boonie (22.32), Cubit Monelli (22.00), Renegade Cochise (22.11) and All Over Kaja (22.07). The box draw for next Friday’s Birthday Cup Final :

1) WEST ON BOONIE
2) RENEGADE COCHISE
3) ALL OVER KAJA
4) CRUMBLE MONELLI
5) CUBIT MONELLI
6) GO SEEK COTONI
7) NO LIMIT NEEDED
8) BARRIO BEAST
9) LIL BIT TWISTED
10) DANNY HEFFERNAN

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 5 REFER TO TRADER : Matched the speedsters early before winning over 400m in 22.43.

Race 3 Number 1 DANDALUP DOLLAR : Ran a gutsy second over 652m and looks close to a win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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