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20210417 – Cannington Saturday – Perth Cup & Galaxy

TIGGERLONG TONK (Dyna Double One- Tiggerlong Tonk) lunged right on the line to claim the leader Canya Cruise in the final of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Correy Grenfell trained chaser was competing in his 10th Gr 1 final and claimed his first victory in a Gr 1 final winning by a half head in 29.76. The Victorian chaser was well supported into favouritism late and had to overcome a heavy bump soon after the start when Star Book in 2 came out and bumped. The talented chaser though balanced up and chased home strongly to score his 36th victory and take his stake earnings past $550,000. Grenfell won the cup two years earlier with Orson Allen.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) gave David Hobby his first win in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy with an all the way win. The black dog jumped well from box 7 and once finding the lead was able to run his rivals off their legs scoring by 4 1/4 lengths over We The People and Sunset Bourbski in a new race record time of 41.54. Zack Monelli 12 months earlier finished second behind Simon Told Helen in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup before being sidelined with a hock injury. Hobby has done a marvellous job to get him fit and he has now undefeated in 6 starts over the 715 metres at Cannington.

PROJECTORY (Kinloch Brae- She’s Scandalous) set a new race record in the final of the Gr3 Sky Racing Perth Cup Consolation with a brilliant win by a half length over All Zipped Up in 29.58. The Christine Robartson trained dog was one of the last out of the boxes, however railed brilliantly down the back straight and proved too good for his rivals. The exciting young dog joins an elite list of winners in the race including last year when Tommy Shelby won before going on to bigger and better things. Christine Robartson and her husband Dave won the Perth Cup with High Earner in 2010 and 2011, one as the trainer and both as owners.

RAMBO’S BOY (Kinloch Brae- She’s Historic) charged home to claim the leader Corazon De Leon near the line in the second Consolation of the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog was having his 50th career start and he recorded his 10th win as he won by a half length in 29.96. Crudeli and owner Robbie Brankstone combined in 2017 with Equanimity to win the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup.

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20200314 – Cannington Saturday – Perth Cup & Galaxy Final

SIMON TOLD HELEN (Barcia Bale- Who Told Lindylu) led throughout to record his second Gr 1 victory with a half length win over Zack Monelli in the Sky Racing Perth Cup final. Having won the Gr 1 Silver Chief earlier in the year, the David Burnett trained star overcame a moderate start to wiz past his rivals in a few bounds. The Victorian saluted in 29.82 at his second look at the track in race conditions. He has now won 12 times from 19 starts and over $420,000 in stake earnings. Pictured : Simon Told Helen

ROCKSTAR PATRIOT (Fernando Bale- Glory Of Love) went back to back in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy final with a brilliant come from behind victory over Cindy’s Oliver and Blue Summer Sky. The Paul Stuart dog won from box 6 last year and again drew the green rug as he won by a length in 41.98. For owners Gemma Jovanovic and James Jeffries, the win took their stayers earnings past $350,000. The black dog has now won 16 times from 78 starts. Stuart also won back to back Galaxy finals in 2012/13 with Miata.

TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) made amends for his narrow defeat in his heat of the Sky Racing Perth Cup by leading throughout in the Gr 3 Consolation. The Steve Withers trained youngster had little work leading into his heat after coming off an injury which saw him scratched from the final of the recent Puppy Classic. The blue dog has now won 8 of 9 starts at Cannington. He defeated Redcap Monelli by a length in 30.02.

BLACK SIGNATURE (Mogambo- Blossom Dior) recorded his first win in WA in the second Consolation of the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The former Victorian had been unplaced in both WA starts, however once working to the front going out of the front straight, he raced clear to win by 5 lengths over Rolo Monelli in a PB 29.90.

20200307 – Cannington Saturday – Perth Cup & Galaxy Heats


SKY Racing Perth Cup Heats

20200307R01 - SIMON TOLD HELEN

20200307R01 – SIMON TOLD HELEN

#4 SIMON TOLD HELEN (Barcia Bale- Who Told Lindylu) overcame an awkward start to push through the gap and race into the first corner with Werewolf Monelli in the opening heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup. The David Burnett trained star then dropped into another gear and shot to the front down the back straight before going onto win by 1 1/4 lengths in 29.74.

20200307R02 - BUSTER THE BRUTE

20200307R02 – BUSTER THE BRUTE

#3 BUSTER THE BRUTE (Collision- Buckette) caused an upset in the second heat when he recorded his first win at Cannington in a heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Krystal Shinners trained black dog led from box 3 and then held off Dyna Dean by a neck in 29.89. Favourite Campini found trouble throughout and finished third.

20200307R03 - VENUS AND MARS

20200307R03 – VENUS AND MARS

#8 VENUS AND MARS (Kinloch Brae- West On Delly) caused the second upset in the heats when he chased down the leader and short priced favourite Tommy Shelby who was returning from injury. The Chris Halse trained bitch claimed the leader on the line to win by a half head over Redcap Monelli with Tommy Shelby a head further back in third place. the winners time was 29.93.

20200307R04 - MERMAID MONELLI

20200307R04 – MERMAID MONELLI

#6 MERMAID MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sahannah Monelli) led from box 6 in the 4th heat of the Sky Racing Perth Cup and then held off kennel mate and race favourite Zack Monelli to win by a neck in 29.85. The David Hobby trained bitch has now won 10 times from just 16 career starts and is only just turning two years of age this month.

20200307R05 - BANJO'S GIRL

20200307R05 – BANJO’S GIRL

#4 BANJO’S GIRL (Banjo Boy- Beyond Resolve) continued the rough results in the heats of the Sky Racing Perth Cup with a 4 1/2 length win over Naughty Gunn in a PB 29.80. Recently transferred into the care of Michael Johnston, the black bitch recorded her second win over the distance from 13 starts.

20200307R06 - KISS ME LINDA

20200307R06 – KISS ME LINDA

#4 KISS ME LINDA (Kinloch Brae- West On Bluebird) raced into the Perth Cup final with an all the win in 29.74 for trainer Chris Halse. The black bitch made last years Perth Cup final as a young pup and has since strengthened into a FFA performer. The win over Eighty Eight took her stake earnings to $106,000.

Werewolf Monelli and Zack Monelli also qualified for the final being the two quickest seconds.

SKY Racing Galaxy Heats

20200307R07 - GRACE ALI

20200307R07 – GRACE ALI

#4 GRACE ALI (My Bro Fabio- Born Ali) after being headed going down the back straight was able to lift in the home straight and win the opening heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. The Chris Halse trained bitch has been building as a stayer with her mother winning the Galaxy final in 2014. Race favourite Here’s Tears was never in contention and looked lost at his first look at the track.

20200307R08 - BLUE SUMMER SKY

20200307R08 – BLUE SUMMER SKY

#4 BLUE SUMMER SKY (Barcia Bale- Chica Destacada) led throughout to win the second heat of the Sky Racing Galaxy defeating Laptop Wizard in 42.22. The Paul Stuart trained dog is undefeated in 4 starts since coming across from NSW, with 3 of those wins at Cannington over the 715 metres.

20200307R09 - FLAKE MONELLI

20200307R09 – FLAKE MONELLI

#8 FLAKE MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Dyna Sandy) recorded her first win over the 715 metres with a dashing display in the final heat of the Sky Racing Galaxy. The David Hobby trained bitch was the quickest of the heat wins winning by 4 3/4 lengths in 41.61 over Here’s Tears.

20190323 – Cannington Saturday – Perth Cup & Galaxy

ORSON ALLEN (KC And All- Desalle Bale) recorded his first Gr 1 win in the Sky Racing Perth Cup final with an all the way victory after crossing from box 7. The Corey Grenfell trained dog was the quickest qualifying in his heat clocking 29.32, a half length outside of the track record. Tonight he stopped the clock at 29.62 defeating Hecton Bale by 2 3/4 lengths with Dyna Patty back in third place ahead of Campini. The win took the fawn dogs stakes to in excess of $473,000 after recent wins in the Horsham and Cranbourne Cups.

20190323R06 Perth Cup Final

20190323R06 Perth Cup Final

ROCKSTAR PATRIOT (Fernando Bale- Glory Of Love) caused a major boil over in the Gr 1 final of the Sky Racing Galaxy after defeating Tornado Tears by 2 lengths in 42.00. The Paul Stuart trained dog was purchased by James Jeffries and Gemma Jovanovic for this race, however gave themselves little chance when Australia’s best stayer Tornado Tears was entered for the series. When Batman was squeezed at the start the race changed complexion and Rockstar Patriot raced to glory. The win was Stuart’s 3rd win in the race after winning it twice with the great Miata.

20130323R03 Galaxy Final

20130323R03 Galaxy Final

BENALI (Barcia Bale- Born Ali) recorded back to back wins in the Gr 3 Sky Racing Perth Cup Consolation with an all the victory from box 3. The black dog had little luck in his heat when finishing third behind Campini the week before. In the name of Chris Halse, Benali was sent across to Perth by Robert Britton. Benali won by 4 lengths over Wise Ricciardo in 29.76.

Pictured : Rockstar Patriot

20190316 – Cannington Saturday (Perth Cup & Galaxy Heats)

THE Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup commenced with a flying run by Victorian star ORSON ALLEN (Kc And All- Desalle Bale) stopping the clock at 29.32 which is a half length outside of the Track Record set by Quick Jagger in May 2017. The Corey Grenfell trained dog is hot off winning the Gr 2 Horsham Cup. The fawn dog flew out of box 4 and clocked a 5.37 first split before going off the back in 18.15. He defeated Love Me Tinder by 9 1/4 lengths.

DYNA PATTY (Fernando Bale- Unix Bale) had to overcome early trouble before running down Kiss Me Linda to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 29.87. The Andrea Dailly trained bitch, hot off an Australian Cup win, started a short priced favourite and showed her class as she raced into her 5th Gr 1 final.

CAMPINI (Kc And All- Fantastic Dotty) cut across from box 5 at the start and then after balancing up was able to drive up on the inside of Petria Monelli entering the back straight. The Paul Stuart trained chaser then dropped off his rivals on straightening clearing away to win by 6 lengths in 29.62. (Pictured : Campini)

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) led throughout in the 4th heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup clocking a 5.50 first split before racing away from his rivals winning by 2 3/4 lengths over Eighty Eight in 29.72. The Chris Halse trained star, hot off being named WA GOTY, has now won 23 times from 35 starts over the 520 metres at Cannington and goes in much more seasoned than when making last years Cup final when unplaced behind Trouper Monelli.

HECTON BALE (Fernando Bale- Searle Bale) led from box 4 and raced into his second Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup with a 5 length win over Lhotse Monelli in 29.76. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog finished third in last years final when trained by Andrea Dailly. The black dog will compete in his 6th Gr 1 final next Saturday night.

HASTEN SLOWLY (Fernando Bale- Heidi Go Seek) was the last heat winner scoring by 3 1/4 lengths from Bundles Galore in 29.79. The recently crowned Queensland GOTY was transferred to Chris Halse kennel when sent over to be set for the Perth Cup series. He has now won over $440,000 in stakes and will compete in his 8 Gr 1 final.

BATMAN came to Perth and he blew the lights out in the opening heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. TORNADO TEARS (Fernando Bale- Tears Siam) left his rivals behind as he went off the back straight in 29.64 before breaking the track record by more that 6 lengths. The white and black dog stopped the clock at 41.25. Wow.

OUTSHINED (Fabregas- Sticka Size) led throughout from box 2 scoring by 3 1/4 lengths in the second heat of the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. The Jamie Marsh trained black dog is undefeated in 3 starts over the distance, however his time was more than a second slower than Tornado Tears, stopping the clock at 42.39. Moment To Jive finished fourth and failed to qualify.  

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) was able to work to the lead soon after the start before running his rivals ragged with a 7 1/2 length win over Barcali in 42.01. The Christine Bennett trained dog will be one of WA’s leading chances in next weeks Gr 1 final.

Perth Cup Qualifiers: The Box draw will be held at Cannington on Monday night in Box 1 Restaurant Greyhounds WA Cannington.
Orson Allen / Dyna Patty / Campini / West On Augie / Hecton Bale / Hasten Slowly / Eighty Eight / Kiss Me Linda
Res 1 Love Me Tinder 2 Petria Monelli

Galaxy Qualifiers : The Box draw will be held at Cannington on Monday night in Box 1 Restaurant Greyhounds WA Cannington.
Tornado Tears / Back On Lava / Outshined / Bee Dee / Reidy’s Runner / Barcali / Equilibrium / Rockstar Patriot
Res 1 Allen Mike 2 Moment To Jive