20240223 – Mandurah Friday – The Great Western Heats

“Our Benson zooms into final of The Great Western”

The Great Western is a series contested over 400m and is restricted to WA bred chasers who are in the Provincial 4/5 category. The first running of the race was back in 2006 when Just Got Paid won for John Iwanyk. Notable winners since have been Man Dime (2012), Sissoko (2014), Fire Blaze (2017), Mermaid Monelli (2020) and Ultimate Command (2023). Three heats were staged tonight and there was an upset result in the first with Alden Monelli winning at 20/1. Heat Two was taken out in dominant fashion by $1.80 favourite Our Benson who found the lead at the first turn before roaring away to score by four lengths in 22.23. Our Benson is prepared by Kody Charles and has now won 9 of his 15 career starts. The third and final heat was taken out by Sunset Hornet who was able to overpower West On Boomer and win by a length. The box draw for next Friday’s Great Western Final ;

1) OUR BENSON
2) DISTRIBUTION
3) WEST ON BOOMER
4) MINYONG
5) PAD UP DECLAN
6) ALDEN MONELLI
7) SUNSET HORNET
8) SUNSET CALLISTO
9) STANGA FIRE
10) LIL BIT TWISTED

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 4 GRAY GREY : Displayed wonderful mid race speed to win in a fast 16.96 over the 300m distance.

Race 2 Number 4 CADIA GOLD : Took advantage of room at the first turn to take the lead and win by four lengths.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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