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20210924 – Mandurah Friday

“West On Archer wins again for Crudeli”

Experienced sprinter West On Archer won his sixteenth race tonight for Nambeelup trainer Damien Crudeli. Bred in the purple (Brett Lee x Zelemar Fever), the 32kg black dog has always has a big engine but has been held back a bit due to his wide tracking tendencies. Tonight from box four he worked to the front over 302m before winning by a length in 17.39. His career record now stands at 81 starts for 16 wins, 24 minor placings and more than $25,000 in earnings. He is a half brother to super chasers like West On Hawkeye, Eminent Reality, Art Noveau and West On Holly. Next June he will turn four years old so he has a lot of starts for his age.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 1 STANGA BULL : Rocketed home to score over 490m in a flying 27.62.

Race 5 Number 2 BELLA SUNSET : Led for a long way before being pipped on the post in 27.81.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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Decision Time in WA Bred Championship

Up and coming chaser Jimmy’s Decision steps into another stern challenge when he contests the WA Bred Championship (520m) at Tabtouch Park Cannington on Saturday.

The talented red bindle chaser from Jai Jormananien-Davis’ kennels will jump from box seven in the trophy decider where he’ll face a quality field including heat winners Serong and Sunset Piper, as well as classy youngster Momentum.

Jormananien-Davis admits that Jimmy’s Decision, who turned two- years-old in August, has been thrown into the deep end early in his career but she’s happy with the way the greyhound has responded.

Jimmy’s Decision booked his place into the WA Bred Championship final after he clocked a PB time of 29.71 in his heat last weekend as a close runner-up behind Serong.

“He’s going to be tested in the final but he’s one of those dogs that loves to run and he loves to be at the racetrack,” Jormananien-Davis said of Jimmy’s Decision.

“He’s improving with every run and is developing a better field sense.

“I was super happy with his heat run.

“He ran a really nice time and got through the first bend much better than normal, which has been a problem for him in the past.

“It’s an extremely good field this week but I think he can play a part.

“The draw isn’t too bad for him as he runs a little wide anyway and if he makes it through the first corner without any interference he should come home strongly.”

Jormananien-Davis is also excited by the progress of Westdale Nikita.

Westdale Nikita heads into a much-anticipated clash with Pixie Monelli in the 490m Free To All at Mandurah tonight in top form.

She’s won four of her past five, including an eye-catching personal best run of 27.38 in her last start.

It’s been a remarkable turnaround from a greyhound that had only recorded four wins from her first 28 races.

Jormananien-Davis bred and owns Westdale Nikita and up until about six weeks ago was handling the training duties…but she’s happy to confess the greyhound has come along in leaps and bounds since transferring into a different kennel.

Westdale Nikita has thrived under the guidance of Andrew McLaren.

Jormananien-Davis is based in Dale, a rural area south-east of Perth and more than an hour and a half from the Mandurah track, while McLaren is situated in Nambeelup, which is a stone’s throw from the racecourse.

“She (Westdale Nikita) wasn’t coping with the travel and it was preventing her from being at her best,” Jormananien-Davis explained.

“We knew she ability so it was frustrating that she wasn’t showing it on racenight.

“It was definitely a relief when we were able to pinpoint the one thing that was holding her back.

“The decision to change kennel was a bit of a risk but it’s been the best decision.

“Andrew’s done a great job and we’re just happy to see her doing well regardless of who is training.

“I’m looking forward to seeing her go head-to-head with Pixie Monelli (tonight), it should be a good battle.

“Hopefully she’ll keep going the way she’s going and we can have another crack up in the city before long.”

By James Broadhurst

20210923 – Mandurah Thursday

“Bundi Banner powers into Dash Final for the Magistros”

Classy short-courser Bundi Banner overcame box five tonight to win the second heat of The Dash. Circus Maximus flew out of box two for Greg Horne and set the pace but was unable to hold off Bundi Banner in the home straight. Bundi Banner saluted by a length in 17.20 and chalked up his eighth win over 302m at his 23rd attempt. Overall Bundi Banner has started 50 times for an astounding 19 wins and 21 minor placings. He is raced by David and Brandon Magistro out of Southern River and will take beating in next Thursday’s 302m Final.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 7 RAGE ON ZATARA : Relished the wide draw and clocked a sizzling 17.02.

Race 5 Number 2 DANEEKA : Rose to open company and wasn’t beaten far behind some smart types, follow next week against easier.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20210922 – Cannington Wednesday

JAXON’S JOURNEY (Magic Sprite- Isla’s Style) showed speed to lead from box 6 and recorded his Maiden victory by 8 1/2 lengths over Wizard’s Force in 22.02. The Glen Price trained dog was having his 4th start in WA after coming across from Queensland a few months back.

MISS SNIPER (Spring Gun- Majestic Tale) bounced straight to the front and then held off the finishing burst of Oakley Charger to win by a head in a PB 16.23. The Brad Cook trained bitch has now won twice over the 275 metres and has been placed 3 times from 6 starts since arriving in WA.

FLOKI’S REVENGE (Orson Allen- Starlight Acacia) crossed from his wide draw and raced clear of his rivals down the back straight. The Eric Campana trained dog, who had been placed at 6 of 10 career starts, won by 8 1/2 lengths over Westdale Dave in a PB 30.12.

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20210922 – Wednesday Preview


James Broadhurst looks at a big week in chasing including the upcoming WA Bred Championship Final, a Stanga Moose update and a best bet for tonight at Cannington.