Archive for Distance

20191012 – Cannington Saturday – Distance Potential Final

RAPPA FLASH (Kinloch Brae- Ash Flash) caused an upset in the final of the Greyhounds WA Distance Potential with an all the way win from box 5 over the 600 metres. The James Jeffries trained dog recorded his second win at Cannington from 13 starts with both wins coming over the middle distance. The brindle dog won by 1 1/2 lengths over Fantastic Ghost and Gran Amor in 35.08.

ROLO MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Dyna Sandy) recorded his second career victory when he raced past kennel mate Mercedes Monelli off the back straight before scoring by 3 lengths in 29.99. The David Hobby trained youngster had been racing without much luck before his clear run in the Novice over the 520 metres.

KINGSBRAE TULL (Magic Sprite- Kingsbrae Molly) showed speed from box 3 and scored a 5 length victory over Where’s Benji in 22.06. The former Queensland chaser is undefeated in 2 starts for Gidgegannup trainer Dave Brown since coming West.

CAMPINI (Kc And All- Fantastic Dotty) returned to his brilliant best with a brilliant win after over coming numerous bumps in the early parts of the FFA. The Paul Stuart trained chaser settled midfield after a heavy bump at the start and then was bumped again on the first corner. Once into the clear, the white and black dog exploded out to claim the leader and kennel mate Slingshot Gypsy off the back before winning by 6 lengths in 29.72.

Pictured : Rappa Flash

20190824 – Cannington Saturday – National Championships

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) scored a brilliant win in the All New SEN APP National Distance Final, defeating Victorian champ Tornado Tears and NSW chaser Veloce Nero. The win gave trainer Christine Bennett her greatest win in the sport and her first Gr 1 victory. The win was also WA’s third win in the National Distance Final joining Paradise Street and Miata to have won the feature representing their states. The black dog settled close to the leader Bronelly Jacob and was too strong for Tornado Tears, who was held up going off the back straight, winning by 4 lengths in 41.76. Pictured: Reidy’s Runner

PREMIUM SHARE (Kinloch Brae- Shared Equity) is the Crocmedia National Sprint champion after running down the leader Good Odds Harada from NSW. The win capped off a glorious night for WA after winning the National Distance final earlier with Reidy’s Runner. The Chris Halse trained dog settled close to the leader and with Victorian star Black opium being checked on the first corner, the WA star raced to glory stopping the clock at 29.59. Halse won the Sprint title last year with West On Augie at Sandown Park. NZ representative Dyna Dave ran a very good race in finishing third for trainer Craig Roberts.

Finalists for the Peter Thomas this coming Saturday.

Not in box draw order. Box draw will be done Tuesday by the Grading Department.

FABS GEM
GOBLIN MONELLI
SANTA’S MAGIC
CHIPS AND TRAINS
WEST ON LILLY
JADE’S BLADE
WISE RICCIARDO
DANDALUP CASPER

RES 1- SNALLYGASTER
RES2 – SPRITE MONELLI

20190822 – Robert Britton Interview

The Batman is back! Molly Haines spoke with Robert Britton, trainer of the mighty Tornado Tears, ahead of the All New SEN App National Distance Final.

20190808 – Cannington Thursday – WA Championships + National Box Draws

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) raced into the final of the Crocmedia National Distance with a dominant victory in the WA Distance final. The Christine Bennett trained dog settled just off the pace being set by Incredible Hero before forging to the front and scoring by 9 lengths over Back On Lava in 41.80. The black dog was having his 50th career start and has won 9 times over the 715 metres with a PB of 41.66 set in April this year.

PREMIUM SHARE (Kinloch Brae- Shared Equity) showed speed from box 5 and was able to find the lead entering the back straight before racing clear to win the Crocmedia WA Sprint final by 3 lengths over Starlight Yoyo in 29.66. The Chris Halse trained dog has won his past starts and has a PB of 29.56 set in May when winning the Gr 2 WA Derby. Having just his 22nd career start, the WA bred dog will represent WA in the Crocmedia National Sprint final on August 24. Pictured : Premium Share

Box Greyhound Trainer
HELLO RHONDA Rob Grub
DYNA DAVE Craig Roberts
GOOD ODDS HARADA Frank Hurst
BLACK OPIUM Jason Thompson
PREMIUM SHARE Chris Halse
ORSON ALLEN Correy Grenfell
SILVER STUNNER Travis Elson
EBBY LAMAR Colin Swain
Reserves    
STARLIGHT YOYO Paul Stuart
CAMPINI Paul Stuart

Box Draw

Box Greyhound Trainer
BRONELLY JACOB Anthony Bullock
VELOCE NERO John Finn
MISS GINGIN Tom Tzouvelis
REIDY’S RUNNER Christine Bennett
TORNADO TEARS Robert Britton
SALE GRAZE BINDI Tony Rasmussen
RAJASTHAN Robert Camilleri
OPAWA HILARY J.& D. Fahey
Reserves    
BACK ON LAVA Shayne Williams
FANTASTIC GHOST Michael Johnson

20181222 – Cannington Saturday

“Moment To Jive wins Christmas Gift and takes career earnings over $225,000”

The Christmas Gift is a feature event that was first run back in 1975 when Heather Diro won for Dennis Calleja. Other notable winners include Blue Echo (1984), Sand Pebble (1989), Gemarly Park (1996), Jennev (2002), Miata (2012) and Ramifications (2016). Tonight’s edition was collectively worth $30,000 in prize money and a fantastic field was assembled to race over 715m. Veteran performer West On Hawkeye rose to 715m for the first time and began quickly from box five to find the lead. Moment To Jive also began cleanly from box one and burrowed up inside rivals to settle in a clear second position whilst favourites Rockstar Patriot and Reidy’s Runner drifted back in the field. West On Hawkeye was unable to hold off Moment To Jive’s brilliant finish and she charged away in the home straight to win by five lengths for Sarah Apppleton. Her time of 41.93 was terrific and the win was her 14th over the distance and her 24th at the track. West On Hawkeye held down second and finished four lengths ahead of the third placed Dyna Dean.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 5 FLASHTASTIC : Caught the eye running third behind Maude Monelli and Calfuray.

Race 4 Number 2 EIGHTY EIGHT : Measured up to Free For All company leading throughout in 29.86.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)