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20220521 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby & W.A. Oaks

HINTO (Zipping Garth- ReKall Kelsos) was able to hunt up from his inside draw and once finding the lead went on to take out the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby final. The Christine Robartson trained youngster was having just his 7th career start and he has now won 3 of them and finished second on the other 4 occasions. Hinto defeated Falcon Nine by 1 3/4 lengths in 29.86. For Christine it was her 4th WA Derby win.

FLASHING KUNA (Beast Unleashed- Dyna Bella) broke her Maiden status when she found the top along the back straight and raced away from Delphini to win by 4 3/4 lengths in 30.04. The Michael Johnston trained bitch had been placed at 2 of her first 5 starts.

ELITE MACHINE (Aussie Infrared- Pat’s Lass) clocked a PB when he dem,oil shed his rivals after holding out the early leaders into the first corner. The Justin Wood trained youngster then raced away to win by 6 lengths over Mustang Max in 29.86.

SWEET MAMMA MIA (Fernando Bale- Sweet It Is) finally recorded her first win at Cannington after 39 prior attempts with a barnstorming finish along the rails to claim Hecton’s Boy by a neck in 42.51. The win gave Michael Johnston an early winning double and gave the beautifully bred butch her second win at start number 50, ending a losing sequence of 46 starts.

Box Greyhound Trainer
SISTER ROBERTA B. Rawlings
AERODYNAMIC GIRL E. Campana
LITTLE MISS AVA E. Crudeli
SMOOTH MOVE C. Pierson
DANNI’S GEM J. Marsh
SAFARI TRAIN E. Campana
REFINED K. Shinners
WEST ON SADIE D. Crudeli
Reserves
BIONIC POLLY E. Crudeli
NOVA NUGGET A. Mclaren

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20220514 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Heats

Box Greyhound Trainer
HINTO C. Robartson
HURRICANE TAYLOR E. Campana
MICK FLASH J. Jeffries
WEST ON FINN C. Halse
FALCON NINE A. Smithson
STONE COLD AUGIE C. Halse
MASTER BLASTER C. Halse
BARRIO BEAST L. Clay
Reserves
MY BOY BAILEY E. Crudeli
THROTTLE C. Robartson

AERODYNAMIC GIRL (Fernando Bale- Cropduster) was able to lead early before being headed going off the back straight and then lifting for a very good win in 30.49. The Eric Campana trained bitch defeated her litter sister Safari Train by a length. The win was her third in 9 career starts.

KAPITO (Vanderworp- Legit Boss) recorded back to back wins after leading from box 7 and defeating Poppa Monno by 4 lengths in 30.01. The win was the Margaret Hepple trained dogs 10th from 22 starts and his first in City Grade company.

WEST ON BRAE (Kinloch Brae- High Recall) was able to cross from his wide draw and with the odds on favourite Momentum held wide, the red brindle dog was able to lead throughout and win by 1 3/4 lengths over Rippin’ Tomahawk in 30.35. The Chris Halse trained dog had been placed twice behind Momentum in recent starts.

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20210515 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Heats

RUBY MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Jingjing) was able to cross from her outside draw and raced clear down the back straight before defeating kennel mate and race favourite Pixie Monelli by 3 1/2 lengths in a PB 29.77. The David Hobby trained bitch has now won 9 times from 24 career starts.

RAPIDO LASS (Brett Lee- Te Amo) led throughout over the 600 metres demolishing her rivals and setting a new Race Record in the process. The Paul Stuart trained bitch defeated Lashes Monelli by 9 1/4 lengths in a sizzling 34.49 at her third try over the distance. Her first was declared a no race and she finished an unlucky third at her next try behind Lilly Lana.

ROSTERED OFF (Aston Dee Bee- Bells Are Ringin) was able to hold up and lead from box 1 and scored a length win over an unlucky Wicked Rhythm in 42.20. The Paul Stuart trained dog has now twice over the 715 metres since arriving from Victoria.

SIR MONTY (Fernando Bale- Star Recall) was able to lead from box 3 and once in front was always going to be tough too pass. The Chris Halse trained chaser returned to the winners list with his last win in a heat of the Gr 1 Perth Cup back in early April. The white and black dog won by 1 1/2 lengths over Redcap Monelli in 29.61.

Pictured : Domino Mac

Box Greyhound Trainer
STOUT MONELLI D. Hobby
ENVY TO BURN D. Burnett
DOMINO MAC K. McLennan
MANZU M. Hepple
COOPER’S MONELLI D. Hobby
EARN THE ANSWERS D. Hobby
GOT THE SWAGGER C. White
FEARLESS EAGLES T. Augustin
Reserves
CHASING JASON R. Valenti
WEST ON RADAR C. Halse

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Ghost stole WA Derby

Imagine winning your first Group race and not being able to be there.

Well Matt Clark didn’t have to image because last night Catch The Thief claimed the $32,000 to-the-winner WA Derby at Cannington.

Covid-19 restrictions prevented Matt Clark from making the trip over to WA but Catch The Thief was in the trusted hands of Steve and Krystal Shinners who finished second behind Catch The Thief with Buster The Brute.

“If Catch The Thief wasn’t in the race, Steve would have won. It’s a testament to his character and I can’t thank him enough,” Matt Clark said.

“It was surreal and strange watching the race from afar. It is disappointing not to being able to experience it all, but I am thrilled with the win.”

“When you see the list of greyhounds who have won this race in the past and what they have gone onto do it makes me really excited about the future with him.”

Catch The Thief didn’t just win the WA Derby, he won it in a race record time of 29.32sec (520m) which is a length outside of the current track record held by Campini (29.26sec).

A winner of 11 races from just 18 career starts, Catch The Thief has now recorded five consecutive victories.

The son of Aussie Infrared and Dundee Ally will stay in Western Australia for the next couple of weeks as he embarks on his second feature campaign – the Winter Cup at Cannington (heats Saturday 6 June).

“After the Winter Cup we will then look towards the Maturity Classic at The Meadows.”

Heats of the $100,000 to-the-winner Group 1 Maturity Classic will be run on Saturday 18th July with the final being held on Saturday 25th July at The Meadows.

By Molly Haines

20200523 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Final & W.A Oaks Heats

CATCH THE THIEF (Aussie Infrared- Dundee Ally) led throughout to win the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby final by 6 lengths over Buster The Brute in a race record 29.32. The Matthew Clark trained Victorian dog clocked a 5.32 first split which put the race to bed before the first corner. The light fawn dog then raced away to record his 11th career win from 18 starts and almost doubled his stake earnings going past $70,000. Buster The Brute has now finished second in the Group 2 WA Derby and third in the Group 1 Perth Cup this year.

THRIFT MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) claimed her kennel mate and leader Mermaid Monelli going along the back straight before driving away to win the opening heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The David Hobby pair were split on the line by Veyron Star with the winner going 30.05.

COBARGO (Burn One Down- Abby Normal) led throughout to take out the second heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The Kody Charles trained bitch was having just her 10th career start and she has now won 4 times. The black bitch defeated West On Magada by 1 1/4 lengths in 30.01 with Pixie Monelli back in third place.

Pictured : Catch The Thief and Krystal Shinners

 

Field for the WA Oaks final Saturday May 30.

Race 5   In box draw order
1 MERMAID MONELLI
2 THRIFT MONELLI
3 PIXIE MONELLI
4 VEYRON STAR
5 SPEED MISSILE
6 COBARGO
7 TRY CATCH TANYA
8 WEST ON MAGADA

9 STAR BOOK
10 YUNDERUP MAGIC