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20240316 – Perth Cup and Galaxy Finals

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WEST ON BOONIE (Tommy Shelby-West On Violet) took out the Gr1 Sky Racing Galaxy winning by a half length over Jelly Monelli in 42.14. The Chris Halse trained young Star was having just his second start over the 715 metres and was last out before making his way to the lead with his mid race speed. The win gave his sire Tommy Shelby a winning Gr1 double.

GO SEEK KOTONI (Mepunga Blazer-Go Seek Heidi) showed speed from box 6 and led throughout in the Gr3 Consolation of the Perth Cup. The Damien Crudeli trained dog equaled his PB of 29.81 when he defeated Agent Eleven by 2 1/2 lengths.

MAXIMUM KUNA (Dyna Villa-Gran Amor) led throughout in the second of the Perth Cup consolations defeating Mustang Timmy by a neck in 29.75 a new PB. The Michael Johnston trained dog dominated from the front and has now won 8 of 24 career starts.

HARLEY MONELLI and CARTER AXELROD could not be separated by the judges after the two had run over the 600 metres. For young trainers Hayley Atkins and Jay Jacobson, for them to go home sharing the spoils was something for them both to celebrate. The two stopped the clock at 34.76.

UNCLE TOMMY (Tommy Shelby-West On Poppy) caused an upset win in the Gr 1 final of the Sky Racing Perth Cup as he missed the interference from his wide draw and defeated the Victorian Mepunga Shine by a length in a PB 29.81. The win was the biggest win on WA soil for trainer Steve Withers who prepared and travelled with the red brindle dogs father Tommy Shelby winning 3 Gr1’s on the East Coast.