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Stuart’s Birthday Cup Heat Runners

Paul Stuart accesses the chances of his runners in the Birthday Cup (405m) heats at Mandurah tonight.

Serong (Race 2, Box 2): “First up after an injury break. Has been trialing well but these could be too nippy for him. Prefer him over longer.”

Archibald (Race 4, Box 8): “Well drawn. Place chance.”

Quartararo (Race 6, Box 3): “The distance doesn’t suit him. Will be running for a place only.”

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MOMENTUM HEADS INTO ALL STARS FULL OF RUNNING

Momentum is likely to jump as the favourite in Saturday night’s All Stars Sprint (520m) at TABtouch Park Cannington.

The exciting young chaser comes into the Group 2 feature as the fastest qualifier after he clocked 29.62 during his heat last weekend.

Momentum’s trainer Cosi Dagostino shared these thoughts with James Broadhurst ahead of the race:

BOX FOUR IN THE FINAL

“It’s the old cliché: he’s just got to step.”

“If he can be in the first two or three early he’ll be in good shape.”

“The thing about him is that he can do it both ends: he’s good early and his best 100m is his last 100m.”

“He loves beating dogs. If there’s a dog in front of him he’ll try and grab them and run them down.”

EARLY TALENT

“He was running quick times from the beginning so we knew he was going to be OK.”

“Of course there are other things that come into play and he does most things right: he’s got the ability but he’s also a good kennel dog and he stays relaxed at the racetrack.”

“I’ve got other dogs in the kennel that trial quicker than him but don’t put it all together on the track.”

THE FUTURE

“He keeps improving.”

“We don’t know where he’ll end up but generally dogs don’t peak until around two and half years old and he’s still six months away from that.”

“Hopefully he’ll stay sound and keep getting better.”

OTHER INFORMATION

Momentum has 11 wins and three runner-up placings from 16 starts. He has won over 405m, 490m and 520m with a PB of 29.58 over the 520m.

Momentum’s kennel name is ‘Dudley’ after NBA player Jordan Dudley, a favourite with the ownership group.

 

WHITE’S TRIO IN WESTCHA$E FINAL

Corey White admits he was in two minds about nominating his greyhounds for the Westcha$e (520m) but the decision has paid off and the Nambeelup based trainer has a trio of chances in the final at Cannington on Saturday.

Got The Sugar, Got The Swagger and Poppa Monno will represent White’s kennel against a cracking field of locally bred dogs in the trophy decider.

“We didn’t know if we’d be throwing them in the deep end with the quality of WA bred dogs for this race,” White said.

“But we thought we may as well have a go because that’s why we breed them, for these Westcha$e incentives and these races that are programmed for the WA bred dogs.

“So we had a crack at the heats even though they were going to be tough.

“All three that have been nominated have made it through to the final and have drawn ok.”

White’s dogs face stern test against the likes of Stout Monelli and WA Derby winner Manzu but come into the race with plenty of momentum.

Littermates Got The Sugar and Got The Swagger have both recorded a top three finish from their past nine starts while Poppa Monno has notched up three wins from his five career starts.

“All three are in really good form at the moment,” White said.

“As far as box draws go, Got The Swagger is suited out wide in the seven, Poppa Monno has already won from box one and Got The Sugar (3) has proven that she can win from anywhere.

“Stout Monelli, who is drawn in the 4, isn’t always the best of beginners so Got The Sugar is a chance drawn next to him.”

The Westcha$e is scheduled for race 4 (8.06pm local time) on Saturday night.

Sean Kavanagh & Paul Stuart on their Perth Cup & Galaxy runners

Here’s what Sean Kavanagh and Paul Stuart have to say about their runners in the Perth Cup and Galaxy heats at Cannington on Saturday.

Sean Kavanagh

We The People heads into the third heat of the Galaxy on the back of wins in her past four starts where she’ll clash with Sunset Bourbski.

“Unfortunately she’s come up against one of the best stayers in the country.”

“She’s going well and with luck she is capable of running a solid race but is likely racing for a place.”

All Zipped Up contests heat six of the Perth Cup.

“He’s had a freshen up with the Perth Cup in mind.”

“He’s trialled well in the last few weeks but box seven has hindered his chances.”

“Possible place chance if he can get clean running.”



Paul Stuart 

Rapido Lass returns from nearly six months off the track against Shima Shine in heat two of the Perth Cup. Rapido Lass will jump from the pole.

“She’s been trialling well and is ready to go but this is a pretty big ask for her.”

“I nominated her for the Perth Cup series with a hope and prayer that she’d get a draw.”

“She’s got the draw but this field is tough.”

More Deductions goes around in heat four of the Perth Cup where he has box five, on the outside of the wide jumping Star Book in box four.

“He was my leading chance…but he’s drawn on the outside of Star Book…so that’s pretty much it.”

“The odds are stacked against him.”

Rostered Off makes his Cannington debut in heat four of the Galaxy after showing good form in 600m racing in Melbourne. The greyhound arrived in Stuart’s kennels a week and half ago.

“He’s a nice enough dog and he’s settled in well but he’s never raced over the 700m so he’s a bit of unknown quantity.”

“He trialled OK on Tuesday and he’s drawn OK out wide so we’ll see what he does.”

“They (the owners) wouldn’t have wasted their time sending him over if he was no good.”