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20240412 – Mandurah Friday

“Sunset Callisto impresses for Hobby”

Smart sprinter Sunset Callisto relished box seven tonight when he zoomed to the lead in the middle stages and won in 22.30. The son of Hard Style Rico had been placed in 4 of his previous 5 starts and last week overcame a slow start to run second to kennelmate Sunset Ali. He joined the leaders at the 300m mark before swooping around them and in the front straight looked very strong and was able to pull away by three lengths. The Max Julien trained Idle Awhile battled on well for second and a length away third was favourite West On Smoky. Sunset Callisto is owned by Clint Hobby, trained by David Hobby and after 26 starts now has 9 wins and 10 minor placings to his credit.


Race 1 Number 7 CANYA GULFSTREAM : Powered away to win the first event by ten lengths.

Race 2 Number 2 GRAY GREY : Flew out to lead and win in a slick 17.01.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20240411 – Mandurah Thursday

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20240411 – Greyhound Gold

20240410 – Cannington Wednesday – Autumn Maiden Classic

NOT THE HAIR ( Mepunga Blazer-Hayley’s Style) jumped straight to the front and led throughout over the 275 metres defeating Dawn Of Time by 2 1/4 lengths in 16.14. The Colleen Pierson trained bitch has now won twice from her past 4 starts.

WEST ON HALO (West On Augie-Kiss Me Linda) recorded her Maiden victory with a 3 3/4 length all the win from box 7. The Kellie Buckwell trained bitch had been placed second at her last two starts before breaking through.

FIDEL PRONTO (Fernando Bale-Speed Missile) was headed early by Chef’s Kiss before kicking back in the home straight to win his Maiden by a neck in 30.26. The Enzo Crudeli trained youngster was a beaten odds on favourite on debut the week before.

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20240410 – Wednesday Preview

This week on the Wednesday Preview we look at the heats of the Miata and provide all the updates for next Thursday’s Sandgroper.

20240409 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Ian Bunny trains a race-to-race double”

Barragup based trainer Ian Bunny took out both of tonight’s 400m maidens with littermates Fancy That Fred and Another James. Fancy That Fred was heavily backed into a $1.75 favourite and after leaping to the front scored by four lengths in a handy 22.40. Twenty minutes later his brother Another James bounced out to lead before winning by three lengths in a slightly faster 22.38. Both chasers were sired by Sennachie and are out of Hazlehurst and look to have very bright futures given their tender ages of seventeen months. Their full sister Mrs. Cropley has also been very impressive winning her two race starts over 300m in quick times. Later in the evening 50/1 outsider Kingshott caused a boil-over when he took out the Peel Plate Final for Kody Charles.


Race 5 Number 3 STARIGHT GINA : Powered home to run second over 400m.

Race 7 Number 2 CUPID’S DREAM : Caught the eye with a fast-finishing third in the Peel Plate.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240408 – Cannington Monday

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20240407 – Mandurah Sunday

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20240406 – Cannington Saturday

PAID IN FULL (Hard Style Rico-Bushman’s Poppy) led from box 4 and recorded his third win from his past 4 starts. The Peter Glenny trained youngster defeated Cherry Blue by 2 lengths in 21.74.

BERGELMIR (Fernando Bale-Scootaloo) railed perfectly and proved too good for his rivals defeating Sunset Pepe by 4 1/4 lengths in 29.71. The Jamie Marsh trained dog had been racing without luck and from his inside draw enjoyed clear galloping room to record a new PB.

SOLIDIFIED (Aussie Infrared-Miss America) enjoyed the drop back in grade and demolished his rivals by 4 1/2 lengths in 29.77. The Krystal Shinners trained dog defeated Maximum Kuna and in doing so recorded his 24th career win and took his stakes to in excess of $167,000.

ARGYLE QUEEN (Fernando Bale-She’s A Blazin) broke through for her first win over the 715 metres after leading throughout and scoring by 1 1/4 lengths over Speed Freak in 41.93. The Corey White trained bitch finished second behind Zipping Neutron in a heat of the recent Gr 1 Galaxy series.

Pictured: West On Boomer

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20240405 – Mandurah Friday

“Oreo Apprentice breaks losing sequence of 13 for Pierson”

Son of Mepunga Blazer Oreo Apprentice relished box two tonight when he booted up strongly to lead his rivals over 488m. He came into the race only having won 1 of 16 but had improved at his last couple to be placed over 400m and 488m. Tonight he sprinted clear in the back straight before winning by four lengths in 27.50. Race favourite Crossing ran second and half a length away third was All Grunt. Oreo Apprentice is trained out of Southern River by Colleen Pierson and is a full brother to handy types Jeep Broker, Blood Diamante, Not The Hair and Gold Jerry Gold.

Pictured: Nitro’s Ruby


Race 3 Number 5 SUNSET PINBALL : Improved to fill third position at 70/1.

Race 5 Number 6 SUNSET ALI : Made light work of a quality field and clocked 22.08.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)