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20231201 – Mandurah Friday

“Uncle Tommy continues winning run for the After Party Syndicate”

Promising sprinter Uncle Tommy capitalised on box one again tonight, chalking up his third successive victory over 400m at Mandurah when jumping from the inside trap. His first two wins were clocked in 22.47 and 22.40 and tonight he lowered his PB to 22.25. Noted speedster Notorious Harada flew out of box four but Uncle Tommy surged through on her inside at the first turn before racing away. Uncle Tommy is raced by the After Party Syndicate and is trained out of Casuarina by Steve Withers. He has now won 7 of 9 career starts and looks set to fly through the grades and be in FFA company very soon.


Race 1 Number 5 JET KHAN : Powered home for his first win in WA and clocked a fast 27.30 over 488m.

Race 2 Number 7 DODGEM RANGER : Began well and was prominent throughout before finishing third at long odds.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20231124 – Mandurah Friday

“Christine Robartson wins her fourth Mandurah Cup”

The Mandurah Cup was first run in back in 1979 when Hunt’s Reject saluted over 530m. Champion sprinter Sandi’s Me Mum won in 1991 and notable winners since include Mickey Rourke (1994), Reggemite (1999), Vulture Street (2008), Flying Emu (2010), Astrozone (2017) and Vice Grip (2022). An elite field was assembled for tonight’s final over the new 488m distance. It was no surprise to see Crumble Monelli muster to the front from box two for David Hobby but the Christine Robartson prepared Hinto settled in second spot and quickly reeled in the leader. Hinto hit the lead as the field straightened and while King Tommy rocketed late Hinto scored by just over a length in 27.11. King Tommy for Chris Halse looks set for a very bright future and claimed second spot with Crumble Monelli gripping on for third. Hinto provided Robartson with her fourth victory in the race with her first being some 38 years ago when Tidi Level won in 1985. Her other two triumphs were in 1996 with Barelen Saint and in 2014 with Last Day.


Race 2 Number 2 WARM REGARDS : Looked very strong late and won by nine lengths at her 652m Mandurah debut.

Race 3 Number 5 JOE THE LION : Ran a bold third against quality opposition from a difficult box, he is ready to win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20231117 – Mandurah Friday

“Nangar Bubbles first to qualify for Mandurah Cup”

Nambeelup trainer Sean Kavanagh advanced Nangar Bubbles into the Mandurah Cup Final tonight, overcoming a couple of hiccups in transit to win the opening heat. She began well but was crossed in the back straight by Fire Cloud. Then turning for home Fire Cloud wobbled wide and took Nangar Bubbles with him. Strong chasers Speedy Willow and Solidified took inside runs but Nangar Bubbles dug deep out wide to regain the lead and win by half a length. She clocked 27.57 which was excellent given the interference she struck at two vital stages of the race. Solidified snatched second and will represent Jarrahdale trainer Krystal Shinners in the final. The other heat winners were Canya Mia (27.35), Hinto (27.26) and King Tommy (27.10). A stunning lineup is set to take each other on next Friday over the new 488m distance.

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Race 2 Number 3 LIL BIT BITTER : Won in a sizzling 27.45 for David Hobby.

Race 3 Number 4 BARRIO BEAST : Refused to give in despite a poor jump and no room in transit.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20231103 – Cannington Friday

“Piper Spolly breaks a losing sequence of 21 for Tony Mallia”

Piper Spolly turns three years old this month and could not have been more impressive at her Cannington debut this evening. The daughter of Banjo Boy had only managed one minor placing from her last six starts at Northam and was sent out at $21.00 tonight. However after a fast jump she shared the lead throughout with race favourite Argyle Rose before pulling clear in the late stages to score narrowly by a head. The winning time of 16.21 was terrific and if she can reproduce similar times there will be many more wins to come. She is raced by Steven Spoljaric and trained out of Southern River by Tony Mallia.


Race 4 Number 1 RED SHELL : Relished box one and railed to victory in tenacious fashion.

Race 5 Number 4 SUNSET CALLISTO : Lost as an odds-on favourite but still did well to run second after being squeezed out early on.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20231027 – Cannington Friday

“Cool Myra overcomes box seven to win at 25/1 for McLaren”

Cool Myra faced a tough task in tonight’s A1 Salvage and Hardware Provincial 5 over 380m for Andrew McLaren. The lineup had serious depth and she drew wide in box seven. The daughter of Fernando Bale zoomed to the front on entering the back straight before scooting three lengths in front. Fellow outsiders Carrie Heffernan and Sudden Rain gave pursuit but couldn’t reel in Cool Myra who won by half a length. Sudden Rain finished second with Carrie Heffernan close up in third position. The unlikely Trifecta combination of 7-4-3 returned a juicy dividend of $1072.70 whilst the First Four returned a mammoth $8253.60.


Race 1 Number 2 OUR BENSON : Powered home to win in 21.90 after being crossed early and looks set for a bright future.

Race 2 Number 2 SUNSET COBRA : Flew to the first turn in 6.40 before winning in a brisk 21.70.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20231020 – Cannington Friday

“Bundegi thrives over 380m for Kody Charles”

Powerful short-courser Bundegi returned to the winner’s list in tonight’s Essential Aircor Services Provincial 4/5 over 380m. The daughter of Zambora Brockie relished the wide box over 380m and quickly assumed control as the field entered the back straight. She maintained a wide path and on straightening booted away from her rivals to score by two lengths. Favourites Westdale Fury and Paua Of Molly filled the minor placings but were no match for Bundegi who clocked 21.92. The daughter of top race bitch Marydoll has now started 48 times for 14 wins, 11 seconds and 8 thirds.


Race 3 Number 8 MAXIMUM KUNA : Rallied late to steal victory over 520m.

Race 5 Number 2 WEST ON NUGGET : Dropped out of the sky late to be the runner up after being tripped from behind in the early stages.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20231013 – Cannington Friday

“Ultimate Command wins another Free For All”

380m specialist Ultimate Command reigned supreme in yet another Provincial FFA tonight for Nambeelup trainer Gary Nelson. Speedster Rubidium began like a rocket from the red box and found the front but was no match for Ultimate Command who ran by her in the home straight. Ultimate Command has now won 15 of 74 career starts and he accounted for a high quality field this evening. Rubidium held on for second and dead-heating for third was Elliptical and Start Up Ando. Ultimate Command is raced by the Bev Brankstone managed Equal Share Syndicate and he has now earned over $63,000 in earnings. He is out of She’s Historic who has produced some mighty chasers headlined by Equanimity, Historic Time, Rambo’s Boy, He’s Historic and Winging It.


Race 1 Number 3 SUGAR KEEPING : Found the front before charging away to win over 275m in a sizzling 15.86.

Race 2 Number 2 SASSY SNICKERS : Mustered brilliantly to clock a fast 6.45 to the first marker before winning in 21.75.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20231006 – Cannington Friday

“Howard Hook wins 380m Free For All for McLaren”

Brilliant sprinter Howard Hook put in a blinder of a run to take out tonight’s Mandurah Stockfeeds FFA over 380m. The full brother to Barbecue Man began moderately and was fourth at the first turn before unleashing a paralysing burst to cover the leaders. Race favourite All Over Kahli set the pace from box one but was collared in the late stages to lose by a neck. Two lengths away third was All Over Khan who was in the firing line throughout from box eight. Howard Hook is owned and trained by Andrew McLaren and has now chalked up nine victories from 27 career starts. The return to the 405m distance at Mandurah in a month or two is going to be right up his alley.


Race 1 Number 7 WEST ON COBRA : Showed strength late when he charged home to snatch second over 275m.

Race 4 Number 4 SLOWLY DRIFTING : Caught the eye with a fast finishing fourth and looks ready to win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20230929 – Cannington Friday

“Teflon Sunny zooms around Cannington in 15.92 for Gummow”

Canning Vale trainer Tim Gummow has done a terrific job with Aussie Infrared sired sprinter Teflon Sunny. After winning just 1 of his first 23 career starts the 31kg black dog has blossomed late in his career. He turned three years old in July and from box six this evening he put in a career best performance, winning over 275m in a sizzling time of 15.92. Including tonight’s triumph his last 11 outings have resulted in 4 wins and 7 minor placings. The Ricky Valenti trained You’re Busted chased home Teflon Sunny to finish second and was beaten just over a length. They finished seven lengths in front of the rest. Gummow has tasted plenty of success in the past with the likes of Jett’s Cracker, Mystify, Floki’s Revenge, Teflon Dusty, Combination, Sanitized, Try Catch Me and Settle Gretel.


Race 3 Number 2 SPANNER : Showed a great turn of early speed to hold out and beat full sister Sparks Flying in 30.18.

Race 5 Number 8 TACO TIME : Overcame box 8 to win the 275m FFA in an equal PB of 15.91.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20230915 – Cannington Friday

“Good Odds Buzz breaks through over 380m”

Brilliant short-courser Good Odds Buzz relished his drop from FFA company in tonight’s Essential Aircor Services Provincial 4. The son of Fernando Bale boasts a magnificent career strike rate having won 19 of his 50 lifetime starts. However tonight’s victory was his first over the 380m distance at his tenth attempt. The Lewis Clay trained speedster blasted to the lead before shaking off his rivals and winning by three lengths. Outsider Whiskey On Rocks powered home for second and I’m A Tiger was another length away in third position. Good Odds Buzz has now earned over $50,000 and is a full brother to some super chasers including Good Odds Emma, Ties That Bind, Stay Humble, Good Odds Jeb and Good Odds Zac.

Pictured : Watch Me


Trial 2 Number 5 CUBIT MONELLI : Displayed plenty of early dash clocking 5.43 to the first marker and then a brilliant 29.88 overall.

Race 1 Number 5 AZUERO : Caught the eye mid-race and on the line when an unlucky fourth from a middle draw.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)