Archive for 20170630

20170630 – Mandurah Friday

“Gomer Bale slingshots to an all the way win”

Ellenbrook based chaser Gomer Bale sprung from the boxes in tonight’s Elders Insurance Grade 5 over 405m. Wearing yellow, the John Paikos trained speedster set up a three length lead in the early stages and dashed down to the fence. Favourite West On Gaz (box 8) had blown the start but Tex Monelli (box 7) and Sleek Asset (box 1) had both began nicely. Sleek Asset threw out a challenge at the top of the straight but failed to reel in Gomer Bale who scored by just over a length. Veteran Houdini Blue filled third at big odds ahead of Tex Monelli who was unable to get down to the rail at any stage. Gomer Bale has now won 5 of 29 career starts and 3 of 5 over the 405m distance at Mandurah. The son of Magic Sprite turned two in February and has a lot of success in front of him.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 3 SUMMER STORM : Finished brilliantly to reel in some handy types and win in 22.73.

Race 5 Number 2 FUN BOSS : Put in a blinder to almost return to his vintage best, winning the 490m FFA in 27.63.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Pictured : Dandalup Doll