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20150213 Mandurah Friday

“Xtra Ping bounces back for Beamish”

Noted fast beginner Xtra Ping returned to winning form in tonight’s TABtouch Grade 5 over 405m. The son of Mogambo had been unlucky at his three most recent efforts when sandwiched and 7th, 8th and 8th. He drew box four tonight and after blasting from the boxes found an uncontested lead. The John Iwanyk trained Bold Faith also began well and mustered to second at the first turn ahead of favourite Cosmic Burst who was left posted wide. Turning for home Xtra Ping dropped off Bold faith and pulled away to score by two lengths. Outsider El Grand Uno snatched third narrowly ahead of the wide coursing Cosmic Burst. Xtra Ping chalked up his seventh victory from 18 starts, all of which have occurred over the 405m distance. He is raced by Gary Cramphorn and is prepared by Southern River based trainer Michelle Beamish.

GREYHOUNDS TO FOLLOW:

Race 3 Number 1 JABBA DA PUP: Chased home the brilliant Astrophysic and recorded a slick 22.42.

Race 4 Number 5 JIVE TALKING : Swept to the lead in the middle stages and posted a 3.50 length win in 22.75.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)