Archive for Mandurah

20240521 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Miss Vivas wins a keenly contested Sign Strategy Novice”

Race Five tonight was a very competitive race with no less than six greyhounds looking like a winning chance at the top of the home straight. Odds-on favourite Pecorino Monelli led from box one but looked very vulnerable turning for home with challengers galore. The Damien Crudeli trained Miss Vivas swept down the outside to claim victory in 22.95. She is owned by the Susanne Smith managed Champagne Syndicate and has now on 3 of 17. A neck away second was Rosie Browne and a length away third was Sunset Lightning.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 3 OUR GIRL BLOOM : Improved at box rise to lead throughout in a handy 17.31.

Race 4 Number 6 UNCOMPROMISED : Led throughout from box six and was always in control of winning the race.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240517 – Mandurah Friday

“Our Benson charges into The Chase Final”

‘The Chase’ is a 400m series conducted at Mandurah and notable winners from the past include Kanoala (1994), Car Park Keith (1997), Flying Typhoon (2008), Mottza (2019) and West On Fever (2023). Three heats were contested tonight and Our Benson could not have been more impressive in the first one. He fired out quickly to post a fast first section of 6.22 before beating a top field by four lengths in a new PB of 22.02. Solid Tank soldiered on well for second from box eight and half a length away third was Lil Bit Twisted. Our Benson is trained by Kody Charles and took his career record to 24 starts for 12 wins and 7 seconds. The other heats were won by What A Ripper (22.31) and Sunset Nightjar (22.18). The box draw for next Friday’s Final :

1) BARRIO BEAST
2) OUR BENSON
3) FANCY THAT FRED
4) CANYA CRACKEN
5) SOLID TANK
6) SUNSET NIGHTJAR
7) WHAT A RIPPER
8) LIL BIT TWISTED
9) PAUA OF MOLLY
10) MOLFETTA CRUISE

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 4 FIZZY CHRISSY : Brought her excellent Cannington form to Mandurah and scored brilliantly in 22.25.

Race 5 Number 4 MOLFETTA CRUISE : Ran on nicely and was forced wide on straightening, follow next start especially over a little longer.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Weight Variations

20240514 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Rosie Browne wins at 60/1 for Ian Bunny”

Rose Browne caused a big upset in tonight’s fourth event, the Stephen Mita Novice over 400m. $1.50 favourite Pecorino Monelli led from box two but Rosie Browne quickly mustered to second and settled on the outside of the favourite leaving the back straight. She then leveled up at the top of the home straight before clawing her way to the front. The daughter of Sennachie saluted narrowly and recorded a handy 22.70 on a track that wasn’t conjusive to fast times. Pecorino Monelli held second a nose ahead of kennel-mate Sunset Lightning. Rosie Browne is raced by the Lowry Lowry Syndicate and is trained by Ian Bunny. Her littermates Mrs. Cropley, Another James, Fancy That Fred and Kentish Lass are all early winners too.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 7 BLING IT BLACK : Caught the eye late with a fast finishing second after giving away a big headstart.

Race 5 Number 1 PROM QUEEN FUN : Battled on gamely for a nice second over 400m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240510 – Mandurah Friday

“Jami Keeping wins over 652m for Williams”

The Shayne Williams prepared Jami Keeping appreciated box one in tonight’s Sign Strategy Mixed 4/5/6 over 652m. The daughter of Zipping Garth began cleanly and drove through to lead at the first turn but the well fancied Xylan Bale and Nifty Ned settled in second and third positions respectively. Xylan Bale leveled up at the top of the home straight while Nifty Ned hooked wide around their heels. Jami Keeping found more though and was able to win by half a length in a handy time of 37.23 given the wet conditions. Xylan Bale held second and 0.75 of a length away third was Nifty Ned. The favoured trio finished a long way ahead of the fourth placed Saganaki Kid. Jami Keeping has now raced 7 times over the staying journey at Mandurah for 2 wins and 4 seconds.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 2 CROOKED KELLY : Was well supported and scored accordingly, clocking a tidy 22.40 over 400m.

Race 6 Number 6 LUCIFER’S ANGEL : Appreciated the wide draw and won narrowly over 400m in 22.65.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Weight Variations

20240509 – Mandurah Thursday

“Jet Worth flashes home to win over 300m”

Powerful finisher Jet Worth put in a slashing performance to win tonight’s Kathryn Brown Country 4 over 300m. The son of Fernando Bale snapped a losing sequence of seven and after a fair getaway settled second behind China Panda before charging home to score by a length. He clocked a sizzling 17.08 and took his career record to 8 wins from 33 starts for Barragup based trainer Ricky Valenti. Jet Worth is a full brother to other handy types Another Nando, Sweet Alessia and Perfect Revenge.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 8 LADY DAY STAR : Ran a bold second to continue her consistent form.

Race 6 Number 6 LUCIFER’S ANGEL : Appreciated the wide draw and won narrowly over 400m in 22.65.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240407 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Pecorino Monelli wins maiden final for David Hobby”

Leading Nambeelup based trainer David Hobby held a strong hand in tonight’s Prime Trophies maiden final over 400m. Four littermates (Sunset Spitfire x Flake Monelli) namely Raclette Monelli, Pecorino Monelli, Cheddar Monelli and Halloumi Monelli drew the four inside boxes and were all in the market. Race favourite Pecorino Monelli took advantage of box two to find the lead at the first turn before winning by three lengths in 22.56. Outsiders Benny The Bull and Sapphire Star filled the minor placings but never looked like serious threats to the winner. The winner’s mother Flake Monelli was a freak race bitch winning 30 of her 52 career starts over distances ranging from 490m to 715m.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 4 GO GETTEM NELLY : Won handsomely and looked strong on the line, winning by 3.25 lengths.

Race 4 Number 2 SIMONE KEEPING : Overcame early bumps to finish a close up fourth in a handy time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240503 – Mandurah Friday

“David Hobby wins the Mandurah Oaks again”

Sunset Serengeti looks set for a big career in the care of David Hobby. The daughter of Hard Style Rico provided Hobby with his fourth victory in the Mandurah Oaks after winning previously in 2001 (Groovy Model), 2009 (Disturbia) and in 2013 (Sharon Monelli). Sunset Serengeti overcame plenty of interference to win her heat from box six and the slow time of 27.75 was a poor reflection on her magnificent performance. This evening from box two she avoided traffic by leaping to the front and scoring in deluxe fashion. The winning margin was a comfortable three lengths over kennel-mate Sunset Hornet and four lengths away third was outsider Lip Tricks. Her time of 26.98 was elite.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 1 MRS CROPLEY : Mustered like the wind from box one to lead all the way in 17.06.

Race 3 Number 6 ALL ABOUT MARBLE : Stormed home to cause an upset and looks ready for a rise in distance.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240502 – Mandurah Thursday

“Renegade Cochise smashes 300m track record”

Flying machine Renegade Cochise began cleanly tonight before mustering clear of his rivals and posting the fastest time ever over 300m. The previous mark was held by Alfie Tux when he posted 16.74 back in February. The son of Fernando Bale scorched around in 16.57 and defeated the Geoff Reid prepared All Over Kahli by five lengths and a further three lengths away third was Our Boy Doug. Renegade Cochise is raced by the Wood and McKinley Syndicate and has now won a mighty 20 of 30 career starts.

Pictured : Renegade Cochise

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 7 KENTISH LASS : Mustered like the wind to get to the front before winning by four lengths.

Race 3 Number 4 MIND READER : Stuck on well for a solid second behind Hugo Gundi.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240430 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Ned explodes to victory over 300m for Rod Noden”

Promising sprinter Ned overcame a moderate jump from box six to win tonight’s Janice Greer Country Novice over 300m. The son of Beast Unleashed took the lead at half way before roaring clear of his opponents to win by an ever-expanding six lengths. He recorded 17.07 and accounted easily for Zeze Gold (2nd) and Common View (3rd). Ned has now won 3 of 8 for Rod Noden and is a full brother to other handy types Butter Me Up, Apache Havoc, Liberty Star and No Trace.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 7 SAPPHIRE STAR : Began brilliantly and battled on well to be beaten under three lengths, is ready to win.

Race 3 Number 1 GO GETTEM HERBIE : Held on for his maiden win after sizzling to the first turn again, will win plenty over short distances.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Weight Variations
Weight Variations – Trials

20240426 – Mandurah Friday

“My Anarchy Boy wins Mandurah Derby for Adam Smithson”

A high quality field was assembled for tonight’s Mandurah Derby final after the heats were contested last Friday. Sunset Pepe flew out of box one and settled in front of Sunset Nightjar and Kanan Stark with race favourite My Anarchy Boy settling in fifth position. As the leaders packed up My Anarchy Boy railed with power and took the lead at the top of the straight. He then burst clear of his rivals to win by two lengths in a fast 27.05. Sunset Commanche finished strongly to claim second and a head away third was Kanan Stark. Next Friday the final of the Mandurah Oaks will be run over 488m. The three heat winners tonight were Sunset Hornet (27.22), Sunset Serengeti (27.75) and Wise Barra (27.05). The box draw :
1) SUNSET LASSO
2) SUNSET SERENGETI
3) SUNSET HORNET
4) WISE BARRA
5) WEST ON MILEY
6) TAHITI DREAMS
7) LIP TRICKS
8) SHY EMOJI
9) WISE ABALONE
10) GIRLS LIKE YOU

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 1 CURATE’S EGG : Dropped in class and won easily over 400m, defeating Cupid’s Dream by three lengths.

Race 3 Number 5 FANCY THAT FRED : Accounted for a handy lineup tonight despite coursing very wide in the front straight.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Weights