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Oliver Looking For More In Paradise Street

By James Broadhurst

Cindy’s Oliver announced himself as a huge threat for Saturday’s Paradise Street Trophy final (600m) following his exceptional heat victory last weekend.

The Galaxy runner-up bustled his way to the front from box six and then streaked away to a race winning advantage.

Cindy’s Oliver rolled on to score in 34.34, nearly six lengths ahead of the second placed Inversion.

The Joe Dailly-trained racedog will be racing for his first feature race trophy on the weekend.

In the earlier heat Banjo’s Girl won by an even greater margin.

After launching quickly from box five Banjo’s Girl captured the lead and then pushed on to win by eight lengths in 34.67.

The handy chaser from Michael Johnston kennels has now accumulated 13 wins from 53 starts.

At the Mandurah last Friday night Thrift Monelli and Veyron Star won their respective heats of the Sandgroper (490m).

Thrift Monelli was particularly impressive, winning her heat by more than three lengths ahead of kennelmate Steve Monelli in a super quick 27.29.

Veyron Star snapped a for race losing sequence when she scored in 27.70.

Ghost stole WA Derby

Imagine winning your first Group race and not being able to be there.

Well Matt Clark didn’t have to image because last night Catch The Thief claimed the $32,000 to-the-winner WA Derby at Cannington.

Covid-19 restrictions prevented Matt Clark from making the trip over to WA but Catch The Thief was in the trusted hands of Steve and Krystal Shinners who finished second behind Catch The Thief with Buster The Brute.

“If Catch The Thief wasn’t in the race, Steve would have won. It’s a testament to his character and I can’t thank him enough,” Matt Clark said.

“It was surreal and strange watching the race from afar. It is disappointing not to being able to experience it all, but I am thrilled with the win.”

“When you see the list of greyhounds who have won this race in the past and what they have gone onto do it makes me really excited about the future with him.”

Catch The Thief didn’t just win the WA Derby, he won it in a race record time of 29.32sec (520m) which is a length outside of the current track record held by Campini (29.26sec).

A winner of 11 races from just 18 career starts, Catch The Thief has now recorded five consecutive victories.

The son of Aussie Infrared and Dundee Ally will stay in Western Australia for the next couple of weeks as he embarks on his second feature campaign – the Winter Cup at Cannington (heats Saturday 6 June).

“After the Winter Cup we will then look towards the Maturity Classic at The Meadows.”

Heats of the $100,000 to-the-winner Group 1 Maturity Classic will be run on Saturday 18th July with the final being held on Saturday 25th July at The Meadows.

By Molly Haines


Routine maintenance scheduled for the Cannington Track on Tuesday March 31 has been undertaken this morning.
The track has been deep raked to a depth of 70mm. It was then bladed and rolled to reconstitute the racing surface.
The track surface will be in good order for Public Trials tonight commencing at 5pm.

Jen Thompson’s Thursday Thoughts

Jen Thompson brings a team of four chasers to the meeting at TABtouch Park Mandurah tonight.

Here’s how Jen thinks her runners will go:


Harper’s Hand (Race 4, number 2)

“She’s the best of my chances. She’s a nice little dog. She’s won her last two and should go well from the inside.”


Nipper Hook (Race 8, number 3)

“She needs to jump cleanly but she could get up for a place.”


Bella Bomb (Race 9, number 1)

“Box one suits her. She’s getting old but she loves to run. She holds her own but wins are few and far between.”


Fairy Monelli (Race 9, number 7)

“If she gets across she might be able to get up but I don’t think she will. She’s just coming back so she needs the run.”


First race from 6.37pm tonight.


Greyhounds WA wishes to advise industry participants and staff that effective today, 23 March 2020, there will be no tote or food and beverage operations at Cannington or Mandurah until further notice.

Box 1 at Cannington will be sealed off. The Chasers restaurant at Mandurah will only allow race officials to access the control boxes above.

This action is required to ensure Greyhounds WA complies with Commonwealth and WA State government orders in respect of licensed areas.

Your co-operation and understanding is appreciated.