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20210220 – Cannington Saturday – Puppy Classic

STOUT MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Corona Monelli) came from behind the leader West On Brae to win in an exciting finish to the final of the Greyhounds WA Puppy Classic. The David Hobby trained youngster won by a head in a new PB 29.60. The win was the black dogs 8th from just 12 career starts. It was also Hobby’s 4th win in the listed classic event having won his first with All The Grooves in 1998.

SUNSET PIPER (Cosmic Rumble- Sunset Gucci) proved too classy for her rivals when after being pressured and then headed by Volute, the young bitch came back to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 30.02. The David Hobby youngster turns two years of age in July and has now won at her past two starts.

POLLY’S ARIANA (Allen Deed- Polly Bale) recorded back to back wins with a 3 3/4 length victory over Rambo’s Boy in 29.84, an equal PB. The Joe Dailly trained bitch has now won 9 times from 51 career starts.

CASUS BELLI (Bella Infrared- Benita Bale) put up a huge effort to race past the inform Barefoot Tycoon along the back straight before racing clear to win by 5 lengths in 41.83. The Jamie Marsh trained dog has recently returned from a serious hock injury and after a confidence boosting win over the 647 metres at Mandurah the previous week, he is back now to near where he was early last year.

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20210219 – Mandurah Friday

“Erenshaw wins Mandurah Stockfeeds Express Final with Classy Riot”

Regally bred sprinter Classy Riot qualified fastest for tonight’s Mandurah Stockfeeds Express Final and delivered for connections with a terrific win. The son of Brett Lee out-mustered a speedy field to lead at the first turn before zooming away to score in a slick 22.59. Trained out of Canning Vale by Terry Erenshaw Classy Riot was always going to be hard to catch given his strength at the end of 405m. The Nambeelup based Just Send It finished strongly for second and the Casuarina based Jumbo Jet ran on powerfully for third. Classy Riot is a full brother to brilliant greyhounds Disco Riot, Grand Riot and Slick Riot who collectively have won 32 of their 89 career starts.


Race 1 Number 4 DYNAMIC DIESEL : Ran on powerfully for third at juicy odds

Race 3 Number 7 GEARED UP : Powered home for a solid second behind Zipper Rogue.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20210206 – Cannington Saturday – Sandi’s Me Mum Memorial

SUNSET TOXIC (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) led throughout to score a 4 length win in the final of the Greyhounds WA Sandi’s Me Mum over kennel mate Le Jury Monelli in 30.35. The win was trainer David Hobby’ 5th win in the WA Bred final. The black dog has now won 13 of 24 career starts and over $83,000 in stakes.

GOT THE SWAGGER (Fabregas- Gone To Heaven) broke through for his Maiden victory after having been placed at his past 4 starts. The Corey White trained dog settled close to the leader Record Me going into the back straight before sweeping too the front on the home corner. The black dog won by 2 1/2 lengths over Kilkenny Monelli in 30.80 on a rain effected track.

WEST ON BRAE (Kinloch Brae- High Recall) kept his perfect record in tact with an all the way win over kennel mate Volute scoring by 7 lengths in 30.37. The Chris Halse trained dog pushed through from box 6 and then put his opponents to the sword recording his third career win from as many starts.

ALL ZIPPED UP (Kinloch Brae- Zipping Spring) broke back into the winners list with a length win over Steve Monelli in 30.47 for trainer Sean Kavanagh. The black dog held the rail as the leader Westdale Ophelia wobbled wide on the first corner and then went on to record his 12 career win from 40 starts.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) is undefeated in 6 starts in 2021 and he was most impressive winning from box 8 in 35.24 on a wet track. The David Hobby trained dog warmed up for the Gr 1 Zoom Top next Saturday night at The Meadows where he has drawn box 1. He won at The Meadows on January 2nd to start this winning run.

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20210130 – Cannington Saturday – The Miata

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) recorded a head win over SA chaser Line Seeker in a thrilling finish to the Gr 3 The Miata final. The David Hobby trained star in undefeated in 3 starts now over the 715 metres. The black dog raced past the leader Wicked Rhythm going past the judge the first time and then held off Line Seeker to win by a head in 41.89. Zack Monelli broke a hock last year after finishing second behind Simon Told Helen in the Gr 1 Perth Cup. The win was Hobby’s 5th in the feature staying final.

SUNSET TOXIC (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) led throughout in the opening heat of the Sandi’s Me Mum Memorial scoring by 2 1/4 lengths over Sir Monty and Jumbo Jet in a PB 29.57. The David Hobby trained youngster has only just turned two years of age and has now recorded 12 wins and 7 placings from 23 career starts. Hobby has won the race 4 times and also his late wife Suzanne prepared the first ever winner Corn Dolly back in 1999.

FERNANDO STAR (Fernando Bale- Star Recall) worked across from box 6 and bumped with Wise Thunder before he found the lead going into the back straight. The Chris Halse trained dog then raced away to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Wise Thunder who was having his first start in WA from Victoria. The blue dog recorded a winning time of 29.84.

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JUMBO JET S. Withers

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20210109 – Cannington Saturday – Summer Chase

“Redcap Monelli overcomes box eight to win Summer Chase Final”

Redcap Monelli had been finding plenty of trouble in his races and again drew awkwardly for tonight’s $30,000 Summer Chase Final. The son of Fernando Bale faced a tough assignment from the pink box and was sent out at $8.00 with race favourite Sir Monty ($1.50) expected to lead and win from box three. Sir Monty zoomed to an early lead and at half way Redcap Monelli was fifth on the rail and at least seven lengths from the leader’s nose. He weaved between runners and flashed late to claim a spectacular victory in 34.91, defeating Sir Monty by one length. Outsider Lilly Lana finished third and Renewed was fourth. Redcap Monelli took his earnings over $90,000 for David Hobby and has now won 12 of 43 career starts.


Race 3 Number 2 CINDY’S OLIVER : Flooded home at his first run since August to run a mighty second.

Race 5 Number 5 BLACK QUE : Ran out 600m nicely and looks to be close to a win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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