20240119 – Mandurah Friday

“Rex Hunter wins Heat One of the Express Stake Series”

Promising sprinter Rex Hunter made every post a winner in tonight’s opening heat of the Express Stake Series over 400m. The son of My Redeemer stormed out of box one and set the pace, establishing a three length advantage in the middle stages. He began to fade with fifty metres to go but found enough to hold on to win in 22.65. West On Odie flashed home out wide on the track to lose by a head and another head away third was the fast finishing Lentil Monelli. Rex Hunter took his career record to an excellent 35 starts for 12 wins and 13 minor placings. He is trained out of Barragup by Ricky Valenti. The other two heat winners were Sunset Mirage (22.26) and Robotnik (22.66). The box draw was not conducted tonight due to an ongoing stewards enquiry into one of the potential finalists. The final field will be released on Tuesday afternoon.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 1 SPEED FREAK : Ran a terrific race over 652m, leading throughout in 36.95.

Race 4 Number 2 WEST ON ODIE : Will strip fitter second up, follow with confidence.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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