TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) took out the WA Sprint Championship after being heavily supported in from $2 to start a $1.40 favourite. The Steve Withers trained star overcame a poor start and then worked up to the leaders shoulders going into the first corner. After entering the back straight the peoples favourite raced away to win by 3 lengths over Sir Monty and Grace Ali in 29.82. The blue dog now gets to return to NSW for the Million Dollar Chase at Wentworth Park in October. He finished second behind Playlist in the recent Gr1 Vic Peters Final at that venue. Tommy has now won 15 of 21 starts and took his stake earnings past $153,000 plus WA bred bonuses.
SUNSET HELLFIRE (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) crossed from box 8 and led throughout to win his Maiden in 29.90 by 4 lengths over Nangar Abby. His litter mate SUNSET NUCLEAR then gave David Hobby a race to race double with an all the way win over Geared Up by 6 lengths in 30.00 from box 1.