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20220121 – Mandurah Friday

“West On Fever relishes class drop”

It’s not often a greyhound starts in a Provincial FFA and a week later drops to a Country 4/5 but that was the case tonight for the highly talented West On Fever. The son of Fernando Bale was heavily backed into $1.30 from box two and after a moderate jump zoomed to the lead in the middle stages before romping clear to salute by four lengths. The Justin Wood trained Chloe’s The Boss ran a solid second and four lengths away third was Banjo’s Girl. West On Fever has now started 20 times for 8 wins, 9 minor placings and over $19,000 in earnings. He is a half brother to awesome performers West On Hawkeye, Eminent Reality, Art Noveau, Duty Free and West On Archer.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 8 VALCONY WARRIOR : Overcame a moderate start to take the lead mid race and hang on narrowly.

Race 3 Number 9 PADDDY WHACK : Powered home to beat a decent 302m field in 17.30.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20220107 – Mandurah Friday

“Steampunk Wolf sails into Birthday Cup Final”

The Birthday Cup is a time honoured race that was first run 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). Seven heats were contested tonight with all winners and the fastest runner up advancing to next Friday’s $60,000 final. Lewis Clay prepared the winner of heat one with the fleet-footed Steampunk Wolf. The son of Kinloch Brae flew to an outright lead from box four and held off top sprinter Serong in a flying 22.45. He set up victory at box rise and clocked a new PB over 405m at his 44th run over the journey. Serong (second) was first up since the start of October and will benefit from the run and three lengths away third was Stargazer. The other heats were won by Yarrinup Flyer (22.66), Archibald (22.71), Sunset Piper (22.60), Bones McCoy (22.46), Destruction (22.61) and West On Brae (22.55). The Box Draw :

1. BONES MCCOY
2. STEAMPUNK WOLF
3. WEST ON BRAE
4. SERONG
5. ARCHIBALD
6. DESTRUCTION
7. SUNSET PIPER
8. YARRRINUP FLYER
9. WEST ON FEVER
10. BARRILES

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 6 HARPER’S HERO : Flew home to run second and will be very hard to beat at his next start.

Race 5 Number 8 WESTDALE NIKITA : Put in a huge effort from the awkward box to finish so close.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20211231 – Cannington Friday

“Mambo Monelli breaks 600m track record for David Hobby”

Flake Monelli was a super stayer for David Hobby who won 30 of 52 career starts, earned over $200,000 and held track records over 600m at Cannington and 647m at Mandurah. Flake Monelli set the 600m Cannington track record in September 2020 (34.22) and tonight a kennel-mate by the name of Mambo Monelli lowered it. Mambo Monelli had won his previous three starts over 520m at Cannington including a 29.63 victory against FFA opponents. Tonight he was heavily backed into $1.22 at his 600m debut and after a beautiful jump from box one he hugged the fence throughout and posted a mighty 34.20. The Damien Crudeli trained West On Magada was beaten ten lengths and another two lengths astern was Salchicha. The other two Summer Chase heats were won by All Zipped Up (in 34.71) and Hi Sky (in 34.53). The Summer Chase box draw :

1. WEST ON MAGADA
2. ALL ZIPPED UP
3. CASCADE MONELLI
4. KILKENNY MONELLI
5. SALCHICHA
6. MAMBO MONELLI
7. WEST ON MIA
8. HI SKY
9. CASUS BELLI
10. MYRTLE MONELLI

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 1 ROXY VODKA : Hugged the rail throughout and recorded a fast 21.58 over 380m.

Race 4 Number 2 ZIPPY ZENVO : Looked strong on the line and gives the impression she will be winning over 715m soon.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20211224 – Mandurah Friday

“West On Archer chalks up his twentieth victory”

Honest wide tracker West On Archer swept to a strong victory in tonight’s opening event over 302m. Wide runners are often suited to the 302m at Mandurah and West On Archer is a prime example having won 16 of 69 over the distance. He didn’t begin well this afternoon but veered deep on the track and when there was interference at the front of the field he zoomed around them and proved too strong, running away to win by a full length on the line. The Ricky Valenti trained Nadia Bale ran second and six lengths away in third position was the Brad Cook trained Maree Keeping. West On Archer took his career earnings over $30,000 and overall he has now won 20 of 96 lifetime starts.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 5 Number 7 HARPER’S HERO : Stormed home for second in the 405m FFA.

Race 6 Number 7 WINGING IT : Flew home along the rail to win The Sandgroper Final over 490m in 27.57.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20211217 – Mandurah Friday

“Phantom Monelli surges into Sandgroper Final”

Track specialist Phantom Monelli finished like a train to take out tonight’s first heat of The Sandgroper for leading trainer David Hobby. The son of Cosmic Rumble had built up an impeccable record over 405m at Mandurah but at his only 490m start to date had finished third. Tonight he settled in third position before storming home to win by a length in 27.91. Initial leader West On Harmony ran second to also make the final ahead of rank outsiders Fired Up Billy (third) and Bella Sunset (fourth). Phantom Monelli has now started 44 times for 9 wins and 17 minor placings, all of which have been at the Mandurah circuit.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 4 WESTDALE NIKITA : Battled on strongly behind Destruction.

Race 5 Number 3 BONDI MONELLI : Scorched the loam early and ran third behind some serious sprinters.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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