Archive for 20160826

20160826 – Mandurah Friday

“Franc Monelli chalks up win number 19”

Consistent Mandurah stalwart Franc Monelli (pictured) overcame severe weather conditions to post his nineteenth career victory in tonight’s Elders Insurance Grade 4 over 405m. The in-form Halcyon Honey flew out of box six and enjoyed an outright lead at the first turn and looked very hard to catch. Franc Monelli burst along side Halcyon Honey at the top of the straight before surging to the front and winning in 22.97. The margin was a length and a further half a length away in third position was the fast finishing Joker’s Wild. Franc Monelli is trained by the Nambeelup based Shane Beard and after 72 career starts has 19 wins, 15 minor placings and over $36,000 in the bank.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 5 JOKER’S WILD : Charged home to finish third and is ready to win.

Race 5 Number 4 CALAHAN ROCKS : Was squeezed out at the first turn when making ground and is worth following.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)