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20220114 – Mandurah Friday – Birthday Cup

“Glen Currie wins Birthday Cup with Bones McCoy”

The Birthday Cup is a time honoured race that was first run back in 1979 when Newburn Lad won over the old 530m distance. Some big name winners have been Icy Monaro (1982), Fire Rock (1995), Zalock (2003), Back Tonight (2007 and 2008), Astrophysic (2016) and Miss Bamsy (2018). A rich field was assembled for tonight’s $60,000 Group Two Final and Bones McCoy and Destruction shared favouritism. The pair began beautifully and matched strides into the first turn with Bones McCoy using his inside advantage to hold the lead. The son of Aston Dee Bee motored away from his rivals in the middle stages and whilst Sunset Piper took ground off him late he scored by half a length. The former NSW chaser boasts a nice PB of 29.62 around Wentworth Park and was always going to be hard to beat once he led over 405m. He is prepared by comeback trainer Glen Currie who has been back training greyhounds for a couple of years out of Wundowie, a town in the Darling Range 67km north east of Perth. Currie trained plenty of winners in the 1990s in both NSW and WA and was proud as punch with his Group Two triumph tonight.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 3 NED KEEPING : Led throughout first up in the state and will benefit from the run.

Race 3 Number 5 POPPY PASSION : Landed in front and kept going, winning over 647m by more than a length.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20220108 – Cannington Saturday – Summer Chase

“All Zipped Up takes Summer Chase for Kavanagh”

The Summer Chase is a distance event that has been held since 1988 and run over a variety of distances ranging from 600m to 740m. Notable winners are Sandalisa (1995), Fly Guy (2001), Lewie The Legend (2005), Neil Monelli (2018) and Redcap Monelli (2021). Mambo Monelli started a warm favourite in this year’s edition after lowering the track record in his heat. He led all the way from box one and clocked a sizzling 34.20 but faced a tougher assignment tonight given he had to overcome box six in the early stages. All Zipped Up (box 2) and West On Mia (box 7) flew out and All Zipped Up with the inside advantage held the lead. Mambo Monelli made ground rapidly in the middle stages to challenge but was unable to wrestle the lead away from All Zipped Up. All Zipped Up led throughout for Nambeelup trainer Sean Kavanagh and took his career earnings over $125,000 for the Peter Cameron managed Big Boy Brae Syndicate. David Hobby runners Mambo Monelli and Cascade Monelli filled the minor placings respectively.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 8 MR. CLUTCH : Hit the line full of energy albeit in fourth position.

Race 3 Number 1 COFFEE CUTIE : Relished box one and led throughout over 600m in a smart 34.73.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20211218 – Cannington Saturday – Christmas Gift

BIONIC POLLY (Hecton Bale- Bionic Black Ant) showed speed from her inside draw and with trouble behind her was able to race away and record a 6 length Maiden victory. The Enzo Crudeli trained bitch had been placed twice from 5 previous starts. The black bitch defeated Tiger Dash in 30.47.

HECTON’S BOY (Hecton Bale- Dubliner) led from box 4 and held out his rivals going into the first corner before racing clear to defeat Lacrymosa by 6 lengths in 30.19. The black dog gave trainer Enzo Crudeli an early race to race double.

RIPPIN’ WILLY (Fernando Bale- Rippin Rose) was able to hold the lead going into the first corner and then was never headed scoring a 1 1/2 length win over West On Radar in 30.11. The Shayne Williams trained dog had been racing consistently, however the win was just his second from 21 tries over the 520 metres.

MAMBO MONELLI (Se Tali Sundance- Camelia Monelli) led throughout in the Free For All defeating Stargazer by 6 lengths in a slick 29.63. The David Hobby trained chaser has now won at his past 3 starts including his last start Anniversary Cup win over VALACHI.

Pictured: We The People , winner of the Christmas Gift Final.

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20211212 Cannington Saturday – Anniversary Cup

LITTLE MISS AVA (My Redeemer- Defy All Odds) recorded her Maiden win when she raced past the leader Smooth Move down the back straight before winning by 3 lengths in 30.43. The Enzo Crudeli trained bitch had little luck on debut when finishing fifth behind Watanabe 4 weeks before.

LOVE AND DANGER (Orson Allen- Starlight Acacia) showed race smarts as he railed underneath the leaders coming to the home corner and scoring on debut at the track by 1 1/4 lengths over Hecton’s Boy in 30.39. The Eric Campana trained dog recorded his Maiden win on debut over the 405 metres before running second behind General Cattana in the maiden final the week later.

WEST ON CIDER (West On Augie- West On Maisie) raced clear of his rivals down the back straight before winning by 7 1/4 lengths over Foxtrot Monelli in 29.85. The Chris Halse trained youngster doesn’t turn two years of age until February and looks a very promising type.

MAJOR SACRIFICE (Fernando Bale- Tatty Fields) led throughout over the 715  metres defeating his kennel mate Jayville Slick by 3/4 length in 42.01. The Krystal Shinners trained dog has now won his last two over the distance after finding it his own way in front.

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20211204 – CAN Saturday – The Dogs WA Final / Anniversary Cup Hts

FINEST MOMENT (Zipping Garth- Fine Champan) showed early speed and recorded her second career win when she defeated Wooden Hands by 2 1/2 lengths in a PB 21.89. The Eric Campana trained won her maiden two starts back in 22.02 from box 1.

HECTON’S BOY (Hecton Bale- Dubliner) backed up from Wednesday night where he had little luck to score a 6 3/4 length victory over Archipelago Lad in a PB 29.99. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog 5 times since his Maiden win back in September.

EMERLEY NERA (Pantera Nera- Check Yo Self) led throughout and recorded not only a new PB, also his third win in succession. The Joe Dailly trained dog defeated the race favourite Buller Monelli by 2 1/4 lengths in 34.53. the win was his 4th over the 600 metres and his 11th career victory.

VALACHI (Vanderworp- Legit Boss) led throughout in the opening heat of the Anniversary Cup holding out West On Brae going into the first corner and then extending the lead to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 29.82. The Margaret Hepple trained dog recently returned from injury  and has now won at his past two starts.

Box Greyhound Trainer
MAMBO MONELLI D. Hobby
WEST ON MIA C. Halse
TORZA L. Clay
WATCH ME SIZZLE E. Crudeli
STARGAZER E. Crudeli
WEST ON BRAE C. Halse
VALACHI M. Hepple
BRAZIL MONELLI D. Hobby
Reserves
ONE NIGHT ONLY S. Withers
SIR MONTY C. Halse

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