SUNSET NUCLEAR (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) crossed from box 8 and put up a winning break entering the back straight in the Gr 2 final of the Greyhounds WA All Stars Sprint. The David Hobby trained dog defeated Hastie Guess by 1 1/4 lengths in 30.12 and joins the kennels other winners in the race Uno Kendra (2010) and Sveta Monelli (2013).
OWL FRIEND (Tureaud- Mandy Charm) recorded his Maiden victory when he crossed from box 7 and led the 4 Joe Dailly trained runners home. The black dog won by 6 lengths over his kennel mates and litter brother and sisters in 30.47. Dailly trained the first 4 home across the line.
INDY ORLANDO (Fernando Bale- Aeroplane Indy) crashed across from box 8 and raced away for a 5 1/2 length win over My Girl Christy in a PB 21.83. The win gave trainer Joe Dailly an early winning double. The win was also the fawn bitches second win in 3 starts after going 12 runs without a win before that.
SUNSET TOXIC (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) led throughout from box 3 and easily defeated Racing Pulse by 4 3/4 lengths in 29.91. The David Hobby trained dog has now won 5 times from just 11 career starts and doesn’t turn two years of age until December.
Finalists for to 600m Grade 5 Series for this coming Saturday.
Not in box draw order
ALL ZIPPED UP
RES 1 – HAIRPIN TRIGGER
RES 2 – RENEWED
“Turbo Fun wins Chase Heat for Lexia Isaac”
Three heats of the Chase series were conducted over 405m tonight with first and second from each event guaranteed a start in next week’s final. Dominant Nambeelup based trainer David Hobby won the first two heats with Sunset Kodiak (22.93) and Steve Monelli (22.65). The third heat was an interesting race on paper and a wide betting market suggested there were plenty of winning chances. Noted speedster Bundi Banner jumped a narrow favourite after winning brilliantly eight nights earlier over 302m in a flying 16.93. He was able to spear to the front but found 405m a little too far, finishing a fading third. The Lexia Isaac prepared Turbo Fun took an inside run at the top of the straight and surged to a classy victory in 22.87. Wasabi Bob finished powerfully for second ahead of the tiring Bundi Banner. Turbo Fun took his career statistics to 13 wins from 27 career starts and with some luck in the final will be very hard to beat. The box draw for next Friday’s Chase Final :
1) SUNSET KODIAK
2) STEVE MONELLI
3) WASABI BOB
4) BUSTER THE BRUTE
5) CLIFTON FLYER
6) BUNDI BANNER
7) CHEVY’S ENTRY
8) TURBO FUN
9) SPEED FORCE
10) TANDEM AT PACE
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 2 Number 7 CLASSY RIOT : Won brilliantly in 22.80 after taking the lead at the first turn.
Race 3 Number 7 SHIRAKABA : Overcame her usual terrible jump to finish on the heels of the placegetters in fourth.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
Classy speedster Star Book will contest her fourth feature race final in a row when she goes around in the Group 2 All Stars Sprint over 520m on Cannington this Saturday.
Star Book comes into the race as the fastest qualifier after she clocked a personal best time of 29.54 during her heat, a time build on a blistering first section of 5.33.
In the trophy decider she takes a competitive field that includes fellow heat winners Veyron Star and Historic Time.
Star Book will jump from box two, a draw that could be tricky for her as she’ll cut to the right out of the boxes as she’ll look to get to the outside of the field.
Here’s what Star Book’s trainer Jamie Marsh thought ahead of the race:
“I was really wrapped with her heat especially after she fell (in the Mandurah Cup final) the week before.
“You’re never quite sure what to expect first run back from something like that but she went super.
“The draw’s not ideal for us.
“I’d prefer to be drawn out wider and have the chance to run around them but I’d rather be in box two than not in the race at all.
“She’s probably going to have run a similar first section as she did last week to lead.
“Having said that I don’t think she necessarily needs to lead to win, if she can position up a length or so off the pace she’ll give herself every chance.
“The key is whether or not she’s got anything on her outside.
“If there’s any pressure from the outside and she gets hemmed in that’s going to make it really tough for her.
“She’s in good nick so there’s no problem there.
“Fingers crossed she gets a clean run and we’ll see what happens.”
By James Broadhurst
“Weblec Fire relishes wide box to win for Margaret Hepple”
Ex-Victorian Weblec Fire appreciated box seven tonight when he whizzed around rivals to take the lead at the first turn before winning by four lengths. The James Jeffries trained Max Flash was sent out a $1.40 favourite from box two but after a tardy jump found first turn bother before finishing fourth. Weblec Fire coursed wide throughout but was never going to lose, scoring in a handy 22.89 over Westdale Utah and outsider Fab Philippe filled third. Weblec Fire is trained out of Lexia by Margaret Hepple and has now started 37 times for 10 wins and 13 minor placings.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 3 Number 5 SANDAVE REBEL : Finished strongly to be beaten narrowly.
Race 4 Number 8 LOU LEE : Overcame a moderate jump to win stylishly.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)