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20180720 – Cannington Friday

“Awesome lineup assembled for Winter Sprint Final”

The Winter Sprint was first run at Mandurah over 410m in 2000 when Serpentine trainer Tony Simpson prepared Firefly Jack to victory. Other memorable winners were Black Watch (2005), Top Fuel (2009), Two Pot Screamer (2011), Buddy Be Cool (2012) and Mique (2016). Four heats were contested tonight over 380m at Cannington with the first being run in drizzling rain. All eight chasers began swiftly and at the first turn King Tony from box eight swept around the congestion to win in 22.11. Will Keeping who is back from an injury enforced spell finished second and also progressed to the final. Heat Two produced a sizzling performance from Doc Hudson who surged to the lead mid race before scoring in a slick 21.71. Last year’s winner Desert Rampage battled on well for second and will defend his title in the final. Heat Three came down to Marydoll versus Issue with the two pairing off at the first turn. Issue raced outside Marydoll throughout and gained the upper hand in the home straight winning by a length in 21.97. The last heat was won easily by Midnight Rama who relished box one, leading throughout in a brilliant 21.82. The Nick Minutillo prepared Zafonic Force chased him home for second and was beaten three lengths. The box draw for the 2018 Winter Sprint ;

  1. ZAFONIC FORCE
  2. ISSUE
  3. DESERT RAMPAGE
  4. KING TONY
  5. WILL KEEPING
  6. DOC HUDSON
  7. MIDNIGHT RAMA
  8. MARYDOLL
  9. MAMMA MONELLI
  10. EXPLOSIVE SMITH

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 4 VINAKA FIJI : Ran a great race at huge odds and was beaten just over a length.

Race 3 Number 1 EIGER MONELLI : Appreciated box one from the corner start and won easily in a fast 21.81.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)