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20160506 Mandurah Friday

Chris Halse wins Mandurah Oaks with West On Sally

The Greyhounds WA Mandurah Oaks was first run in 1994 when Christine Robartson trained Hugs And Dreams to victory. Winners since include Paddy Trease (1995), Endeavour Drive (2004), Passionate Black (2007), Star Recall (2014) and Starboost last year. Last Friday the heats were run in heavy rain and the quality field were forced to face the elements again in tonight’s $12,000 final. Speedy bitches Wagtail Kate (box 1) and Marydoll (box 2) flew out and matched strides at the first turn before being joined by Prancer Dancer out wide. Wagtail Kate held the lead and dashed away in the middle stages but West On Sally zoomed into second spot and looked ominous. West On Sally wrestled the lead away from Wagtail Kate as they straightened, and then withstood a late challenge from kennel mate Times Square. The Enzo Crudeli prepared Defy All Odds rocketed home to snatch third ahead of the weakening Wagtail Kate. West On Sally’s time of 27.64 was terrific in the conditions and it was her twelfth victory over the 490m distance from 25 starts.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

RACE 2 NUMBER 1 TRICKSTER LUMIK : Bounced out quickly and led throughout in a slick 27.75.

RACE 4 NUMBER 7 HORLICKS : Ran home stylishly to be the runner up and with an inside box is sure to go close.

RYAN LEVITZKE (commentator)