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20170901 – Mandurah Friday

“South improves at box rise to post overdue win”

Mandurah track specialist South chalked up his eighteenth career victory in tonight’s Love The Chase Mixed 4/5 over 405m. The son of Elite State weighs in at 37kg and despite being unplaced at his previous six starts loomed as a big chance given that he was dropping in grade. Sent out at odds of $4.20 the Barragup trained chaser bounced out of the blocks to find an early lead. South has never been known for showing early speed and rarely leads in his races. Race favourite Satrai Boy ($1.90 from box eight) had also begun well and was giving chase to South at the half way mark. South found plenty in the run to the line though and recorded a smart 22.89 and won by two lengths. Satrai Boy finished second and three lengths away third was Batavia Dottie. South has now won 18 of 73 career starts, all of which have resulted over the 405m journey at Mandurah. He is trained by Ricky Valenti and has accumulated over $40,000 in stake money.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 5 VELOCITY FLAME : Mustered quickly and scored in a swift 27.89 in wet conditions.

Race 8 Number 4 CHARLEE’S JACKPOT : Showed early pace and finished third, returned $12.20 for a place.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)