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20240511 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Heats

RACING BARBIE (Zack Monelli-Rekall Kelsos) was able to work across to the lead soon after the start and then held off the race favourite Starlight Ariel to win by 3/4 length in a PB 29.92. The Christine Robartson trained bitch was having just her 6th career start and doesn’t turn two years of age until September.

BAGNAIA (Starlight Panama-Starlight Yoyo) crossed from box 5 and led throughout scoring by 5 1/2 lengths over Shy Emoji in a new PB 29.61. The Paul Stuart trained dog had been placed at his previous two starts before he recorded his 4th career victory.

SUNSET HORNET (Sunset Spitfire-Pixie Monelli) led from box 5 and was too speedy for her rivals scoring by 4 1/4 lengths over Disco Daisy in 29.71. The David Hobby bitch was having just her second start over the 520 metres after having won 6 times previously over the 380 metres at the track.

BERGELMIR (Fernando Bale-Scootaloo) made his way through to next weeks Gr2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby with a brilliant win over My Anarchy Boy in the opening heat. The Jamie Marsh trained dog railed underneath the leaders who came together on the first corner before racing clear of his rivals and won by 3 3/4 lengths in 29.78.

Pictured: Fire Lighter

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20230520 – Cannington Saturday – Oaks Heats & Derby Final

GET OUT (Aussie Infrared-Screen Shot) was able to record his Maiden win at his 15th attempt with a 4 1/4 length victory over Hippy Trail in 30.13. The Kody Charles trained dog had been knocking on the door with 8 minor placings.

FLYING FREDA (Tommy Shelby-West On Violet) crossed from her wide draw and then raced clear of Tweak Freak to win by 3 3/4 lengths in 29.76. The Chris Halse trained youngster was having just her seventh career outing as she won the opening heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks.

BELL MAC BLAZER (Mepunga Blazer- Tina’s Magic) worked from her wide draw before drawing away from Disco Daisy and scoring by 2 3/4 lengths in 29.94 in the second heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Shayne Williams trained bitch had only won once at Cannington over the 520 metres before tonight’s outstanding victory.

WEST ON BLOSSOM (Vanderworp-Times Square) led throughout for a dominant win in the third heat of the Gr2 WA Oaks. The Chris Halse trained bitch has been in outstanding form winning 4 of her last 5 starts and will be one of the main chances in next week final.

Box Greyhound Trainer
BELL MAC BLAZER S. Williams
WHATEVER SHORTY C. Pierson
CANYA MIA A. McLaren
FLYING FREDA C. Halse
RIPPIN’ GRACE S. Williams
DISCO DAISY E. Crudeli
TWEAK FREAK A. McLaren
WEST ON BLOSSOM C. Halse
Reserves
WEST ON MUFFIN C. Halse
ELITE JUDAN S. Williams

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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

 

20190525 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks Heats & Derby Final

PREMIUM SHARE (Kinloch Brae- Shared Equity) demolished his rivals with a 9 length victory in the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby final. The win gave trainer Chris Halse back to back wins in the Gr 2 final after West On Augie won last year. The well bred black dog has now won 5 times from just 12 starts and doesn’t turn two years of age until July. It’s a Storm, who led early finished second aged of Rockstar Beav in a slick 29.56.

CIRCLE OF DREAMS (Barcia Bale- Mepunga Mia) recorded a brilliant 4 length win in the opening heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. Now in the care of trainer Chris Halse, the Victorian owned bitch led into the first corner at her first look at the track before defeating fellow Victorian bitch She Will Bloom in 29.85. The Gr 1 and dual Gr 2 winner will take a power of beating in next weeks $60,000 final.

FANCY FRANCENE (Barcia Bale- Eyes Adorable) appreciated her look at the track the previous week as put paid to her rivals from box 1 in the second heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Chris Halse prepared chaser went 5.50 early before stopping the clock at 29.94, 2 1/4 lengths ahead of her nearest rival Banjo’s Girl.

KISS ME LINDA (Kinloch Brae- West On Bluebird) led throughout to win the third heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks and give trainer wins in all 3 heats. The black bitch defeated Victorian raider Grace Ali by a half head in 29.93. Owned by the From the Jockeys Mouth syndicate, the little bitch competed in the GR 1 Perth Cup final earlier this year.

Box Greyhound Trainer
CIRCLE OF DREAMS C. Halse
GRACE ALI C. Halse
KISS ME LINDA C. Halse
MARVISTA M. Julien
FANCY FRANCENE C. Halse
SHE WILL BLOOM B. Pursell
NAUGHTY GUNN G. Horne
BANJO’S GIRL R. Noden
Reserves    
SWIFT TIMING T. Murray
ROOM TO BOOM K. Shinners

20190518 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Heats

ROCKSTAR PATRIOT (Fernando Bale- Glory Of Love) recorded his first win since taking out the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy in March. The Paul Stuart trained dog sat close to the leader Dyna Dean and worked to the lead going off the back straight. The black dog went on to win by 1 3/4 lengths over Reidy’s Runner in 42.09.  Pictured : Rockstar Patriot.

TANOAN CREEK (Kiowa Mon Manny- Brook Lee) caused an upset in the first leg of the Quaddie as he railed through to score by 2 1/4 lengths over Moto Doll in 30.26. The Colin Bainbridge trained dog had finished second behind Incredible Hero over the 600 metres at his prior run, however was sent out at the price of $40.90.

INCREDIBLE HERO (Barcia Bale- Oya Nine Wonwon) won the first heat of the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby with a last stride nose win over It’s A Storm in 30.22. The win was an emotional one for trainer Fran Farrell and her husband Ben who has been battling Amyloidosis, an illness that requires regular chemotherapy treatment. The Harvey trainer will have her first Gr 2 finalist this week.

GOBLIN MONELLI (Magic Sprite- Jackie Bale) ran home well to defeat Magic Mamba who led early and the visiting NSW trained dog Rockstar Beav winning by 3/4 length in 30.04. The David Hobby trained dog had now raced since being unplaced in a heat of the Perth Cup in February and will strip fitter from the outing in next weeks Gr 2 final of the Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby.

Box Greyhound Trainer
HASTIE GUESS L. Smithson
IT’S A STORM K. Shinners
GOBLIN MONELLI D. Hobby
MAGIC MAMBA C. Dagostino
INCREDIBLE HERO F. Farrell
PREMIUM SHARE C. Halse
BLACK EUPHORIA E. Crudeli
ROCKSTAR BEAV C. Nutt
Reserves
SPRITE MONELLI D. Hobby
BEST NOT ARGUE C. Halse

20190503 – Mandurah Friday – Derby Final & Oaks Heats

“It’s A Storm wins Mandurah Derby for Shinners”

A fine field was assembled for the 2019 edition of the Mandurah Derby with eight young male chasers lining up over the 490m distance. Premium Share (box 3), It’s A Storm (box 7) and Sprite Monelli (box 8) started favourites after qualifying in swift times last week. Hastie Guess (box 4) won the jump and was joined quickly in the early stages by the mustering Sprite Monelli. As the field charged down the back straight It’s A Storm surged to the front for Port Kennedy trainer Krystal Shinners. The son of Barcia Bale sustained his momentum and went on to win by a length in 27.56. Hastie Guess resurfaced late to be the runner up ahead of the Harvey based Incredible Hero who stole third. Sprite Monelli finished close up in fourth position for David Hobby. It’s A Storm is now unbeaten after four career starts all of which have been at the Mandurah circuit. He is owned by the Daniel Williams managed Storm Chasers Syndicate and looks set for a very bright future. Two heats of the Mandurah Oaks were also run tonight with the first four to finish from both events progressing to next Friday’s Final. Here is the box draw for the 490m female feature ;

Box Greyhound Trainer
MARVISTA M. Julien
KARA KEEPING B. Cook
SHE’S ALL TALK E. Crudeli
FANCY FRANCENE C. Halse
SPRITELY DOVE C. Dagostino
BANJO’S GIRL R. Noden
IT’S A DIAMOND K. Charles
VENUS AND MARS C. Halse
Reserves
HELLO I’M LETTY P. Worthington
JETT’S CHAMPION M. Rees

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 5 LISA MONELLI : Finished a close up fourth behind some very handy types.

Race 3 Number 4 FANTASTIC ZIP : Weaved through traffic at the first turn before posting his eighth Mandurah win of the year in 22.56.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)