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20200201 – Cannington Saturday – The Miata Final

GRACE ALI (My Bro Fabio- Born Ali) caused an upset win by winning the Gr 3 final of the Miata. The Chris Halse trained bitch ran home from midfield down the back straight and claimed the leader Inversion in the home straight to win by 3/4 length with Zipping Galon back in third place. Grace Ali won last years Gr 2 WA Oaks and has only recently stepped up to the longer journeys. Race favourite Tornado Tears found an immense amount of trouble and finished unplaced behind Flake Monelli who filled the  fourth position.

TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) led from box 2 clocking 5.48 first split before putting paid to his rivals with a 6 length win over Venus And Mars and Eighty Eight in the opening heat of the Sandi’s Me Mum memorial. Last years winner of the series West On Augie was unplaced after finding trouble. Tommy Shelby is undefeated in 5 starts at Cannington and stopped the clock at 29.94.

STARLIGHT YOYO (Fernando Bale- Starlight Delly) led from box 1 and although pressured early by Kiss Me Linda, the black bitch was able to drive away to win by 5 lengths in 29.87. The Paul Stuart trained bitch has now won 4 times from 7 starts from the inside draw and has won 25 times from 48 career starts.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) demolished his rivals with a brilliant all the victory from box 4. The David Hobby trained dog clocked 5.50 early spli before racing clear of his rivals to win by 17 lengths in a PB 29.47. The black dog has now won 6 times from 10 career starts.

Box Greyhound Trainer
CHIPS AND TRAINS C. Halse
STARLIGHT YOYO P. Stuart
KISS ME LINDA C. Halse
TOMMY SHELBY S. Withers
WEST ON VIOLET C. Halse
EIGHTY EIGHT P. Stuart
ROLO MONELLI D. Hobby
VENUS AND MARS C. Halse
Reserves
CHOMP MONELLI D. Hobby
WEST ON AUGIE C. Halse

Crocmedia Nationals Flashback: 2012 – Miata

The mighty Miata conquers the nation in Hobart.

20190202 – Cannington Saturday

MOMENT TO JIVE (Mogambo- Sharon Monelli) recorded a dominant all the way victory in the final of the Gr 3 The Miata defeating litter sister Moment To Rumba by 4 lengths in a great training performance by Sarah Appleton. The black bitch who turns four years of age in April has won her past 4 starts and is chasing in career best form. The win took her record to 88 starts, 32 wins and 24 placings and over $265,000 in stakes plus breeders bonuses for being WA bred.

ROCKSTAR PATRIOT (Fernando Bale- Glory Of Love) recorded his first win in WA when coming off the heals of the leader Dyna Orenthal on straightening for home. The former eastern states chaser was transferred to the kennels of Paul Stuart after an unplaced run in late December. The black dog won by half a length in 35.05.

WISE PIQUET (Djay’s Octane- Serena To Excel) caused an upset win in the opening heat of the Sandi’s Me Mum Memorial for new trainer Chris Halse. The former Victorian trained chaser found plenty of room from his inside draw and then raced past the leader All The Rave coming towards the home corner. The white and black dog defeated Eighty Eight by half a length in 30.11.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) charged into next weeks final of the Sandi’s Me Mum with a brilliant 4 length victory over Starlight Yoyo in 29.60. The Chris Halse trained dog is flying with wins at his past 3 starts and has now won 27 times from 48 career starts.

The Group 3 ‘Miata’ – Sarah Appleton Interview


After winning 17 races and more than $150,000 in stakemoney last year Moment To Jive has started 2019 in similarly brilliant fashion with three victories in a row.

The Sarah Appleton-trained chaser enters this Saturday night’s Group 3 ‘The Miata’ as the greyhound to beat.

We caught up with Sarah ahead of the race.

20180106 – Cannington Saturday

Pictured : Trainer Glen Price & Stinky Pete

QUICK JAGGER (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) returned to WA with a dominant win in the heat of The Miata scoring by 2 3/4 lengths over Neil Monelli in 41.78 at his first try over the 715 metres. the winning time was just .02 outside of Petunia Monelli track record. The black and white dog, who owns the 520 metres Cannington track record, led from box 8 and lowered the third sectional record of 29.94 by .3 of a second. Quick Jagger recently won the Gr 1 Sale Cup defeating Fanta Bale and then was beaten a head by Aston Dee Bee in the Sandown Shootout on New Years Day. His win in the Gr 1 Sale Cup earnt his the title of December greyhound of the month in Australia.

Pictured : Quick Jagger

OWL PERFECT (Fernando Bale- Sharkey Flash) improved from the red box to record his first win over the 520 metres in a PB 30.10. The Joe Dailly trained dog had won twice over the 380 metres, however had not been placed at his prior two runs over the distance when stepped up.

ASTROZONE (Cosmic Rumble- Starlight Delly) also relished the inside draw where he drove up to hold the lead in the FFA. The Paul Stuart trained dog recorded a slick 29.62 and has now won 4 times from 6 starts from box 1. He defeated Trouper Monelli by 4 lengths at his second run back from injury.