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20230527 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks Final

MISS VALENTINE (Hecton Bale-West On Delly) showed speed from her inside draw and then held off the challengers to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Pop’s Gift in 22.10. The Michael Rylands trained bitch has now won twice from her 6 starts.

WEST ON ODIE (Vanderworp- Times Square) motored around the outside of his rivals from his wide draw before impressively defeating Sunnyside Boy by 1 1/4 lengths in a slick 21.68. The Chris Halse trained dog was having his first try over the 380 metres after 3 recent consecutive wins over the 520 metres including a win in a heat of the Gr 2 WA Derby.

CORPORAL KUNA (My Redeemer-Moonshine Mandy) upset her more fancied rivals including kennel mate and favourite Flashing Kuna by leading throughout over the 600 metres. The Michael Johnston trained dog had only won once from his previous 21 starts over the 600 metres.

ELITE MACHINE (Aussie Infrared-Pat’s Lass) led from box 2 and registered his 19th career win from 34 starts. The Jamie Marsh trained dog won by 5 lengths over Hinto in 29.63. Marsh and owner Daniel Williams are now contemplating a trip to Brisbane for their rich carnival.

Pictured: Rippin’Grace WA Oaks Winner

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20230520 – Cannington Saturday – Oaks Heats & Derby Final

GET OUT (Aussie Infrared-Screen Shot) was able to record his Maiden win at his 15th attempt with a 4 1/4 length victory over Hippy Trail in 30.13. The Kody Charles trained dog had been knocking on the door with 8 minor placings.

FLYING FREDA (Tommy Shelby-West On Violet) crossed from her wide draw and then raced clear of Tweak Freak to win by 3 3/4 lengths in 29.76. The Chris Halse trained youngster was having just her seventh career outing as she won the opening heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks.

BELL MAC BLAZER (Mepunga Blazer- Tina’s Magic) worked from her wide draw before drawing away from Disco Daisy and scoring by 2 3/4 lengths in 29.94 in the second heat of the Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Shayne Williams trained bitch had only won once at Cannington over the 520 metres before tonight’s outstanding victory.

WEST ON BLOSSOM (Vanderworp-Times Square) led throughout for a dominant win in the third heat of the Gr2 WA Oaks. The Chris Halse trained bitch has been in outstanding form winning 4 of her last 5 starts and will be one of the main chances in next week final.

Box Greyhound Trainer
BELL MAC BLAZER S. Williams
WHATEVER SHORTY C. Pierson
CANYA MIA A. McLaren
FLYING FREDA C. Halse
RIPPIN’ GRACE S. Williams
DISCO DAISY E. Crudeli
TWEAK FREAK A. McLaren
WEST ON BLOSSOM C. Halse
Reserves
WEST ON MUFFIN C. Halse
ELITE JUDAN S. Williams

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20230427 – Northam Thursday – Derby Final & Oaks Heats

“Crumble Monelli cruises to Mandurah Derby glory at Northam”

WA’s rising star Crumble Monelli didn’t break a sweat when winning today’s Mandurah Derby. The brilliant beginner clocked a sizzling 5.69 early before winning over 509m in a near record 29.07 for owner/trainer David Hobby. Runner up Eugenius for Jay Jacobson looks set for a very bright future after only being beaten 3.50 lengths by the champ. Earlier in the afternoon Dandalup Pearl improved sharply to win from box one for Southern River based trainer David Magistro. The daughter of Mepunga Blazer had drawn wide at her previous three starts and was posted deep on each occasion. This afternoon he was well backed from the inside box and after a nice clean getaway was able to drive through and lead. Race favourite Zipping Peggy began fairly from box two and settled third at the first turn. As they straightened Dandalup Pearl dashed away and while Zipping Peggy worked into second position Dandalup Pearl won by a comfortable margin of three lengths. Zipping Peggy finished two lengths ahead of Macey Keeping who ran a nice third from box seven. Dandalup Pearl is raced by B. Moir, C Moir, J White and S White and has now won 3 of 23 career starts.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 4 MY DREAM : Flooded home for a strong second and looks ready to win.

Race 6 Number 4 JACK CAN BROWSE : Showed plenty of muster before being squeezed out at the first turn.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20220528 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks

REFINED (Barcia Bale- Elevated) crossed from box 7 and then was never challenged as the talented young bitch, having just her 4th career start, took out the Greyhounds WA Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Krystal Shinners trained bitch was the quickest qualifier in her heat and then completely dominated the final winning by 7 1/4 lengths over West On Sadie in 29.92.

MAJOR SACRIFICE (Fernando Bale- Tatty Fields) bounced back into the winners list with a 3 1/2 length victory over Jump Into Action in 34.70. The Krystal Shinners trained chaser had been placed at his past two starts over the 520 metres.

EXHILARATE (Fernando Bale- Elevated) gave trainer Krystal Shinners an early winning double with a strong length win over Sunset Whistler in 35.06. The white and brindle dog overcame the tricky box 8 hoodoo and has now won twice from 3 starts over the 600 metres.

STARGAZER (Keybow- She’s Majestic) continues to race with enthusiasm as he recorded his 18th win at start number 110. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog defeated Pilbara by 1 1/2 lengths in 30.09 after having been placed in good company at his prior 3 runs.

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20220521 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby & W.A. Oaks

HINTO (Zipping Garth- ReKall Kelsos) was able to hunt up from his inside draw and once finding the lead went on to take out the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby final. The Christine Robartson trained youngster was having just his 7th career start and he has now won 3 of them and finished second on the other 4 occasions. Hinto defeated Falcon Nine by 1 3/4 lengths in 29.86. For Christine it was her 4th WA Derby win.

FLASHING KUNA (Beast Unleashed- Dyna Bella) broke her Maiden status when she found the top along the back straight and raced away from Delphini to win by 4 3/4 lengths in 30.04. The Michael Johnston trained bitch had been placed at 2 of her first 5 starts.

ELITE MACHINE (Aussie Infrared- Pat’s Lass) clocked a PB when he dem,oil shed his rivals after holding out the early leaders into the first corner. The Justin Wood trained youngster then raced away to win by 6 lengths over Mustang Max in 29.86.

SWEET MAMMA MIA (Fernando Bale- Sweet It Is) finally recorded her first win at Cannington after 39 prior attempts with a barnstorming finish along the rails to claim Hecton’s Boy by a neck in 42.51. The win gave Michael Johnston an early winning double and gave the beautifully bred butch her second win at start number 50, ending a losing sequence of 46 starts.

Box Greyhound Trainer
SISTER ROBERTA B. Rawlings
AERODYNAMIC GIRL E. Campana
LITTLE MISS AVA E. Crudeli
SMOOTH MOVE C. Pierson
DANNI’S GEM J. Marsh
SAFARI TRAIN E. Campana
REFINED K. Shinners
WEST ON SADIE D. Crudeli
Reserves
BIONIC POLLY E. Crudeli
NOVA NUGGET A. Mclaren

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20210529 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks

OUR SEABROOK (Fernando Bale- Shared Equity) led throughout and held out Got The Sugar and Sunset Piper in a driving finish in the Gr 2 final of the Greyhounds WA Oaks. The Chris Halse trained bitch is raced by Linda Britton and backs up from winning the Mandurah Oaks  and became only the third greyhound in history to complete the double with Deutronium winning both in 2012 and in 1997 Billy’s Echo. The white and black bitch has now won 10 times from 26 starts and close to $100,000 in stakes. The winning margin was a head by a neck competed after a very heavy down pour in a winning time of 30.78.

LIKE YOU (My Redeemer- One For Tiger) was a certainty beaten when looking like the winner on Wednesday before being checked, however bounced back with a dominant all the way win from box 4. The Cosi Dagostino trained youngster won by 6 1/4 lengths over Coffee Cutie in 30.10.

MAMBO MONELLI (Se Tali Sundance- Camelia Monelli) led throughout from box 1 and scored a 6 1/2 length win over Tiger Town who he had also beaten a week earlier. The David Hobby trained dog stopped the clock at 29.72 on a rain sodden track.

JUST SEND IT (Mepunga Blazer- Milldean Focus) recorded his 4th consecutive win with a 3 1/2 length victory over Westdale Hailee in a PB 21.82. The Corey White trained dog has now won 12 of 43 career starts and has also been placed on another 21 occasions.

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20210507 – Mandurah Friday

“Our Seabrook wins Mandurah Oaks for Chris Halse”

Chris Halse and Linda Britton have always been a formidable combination in WA greyhound racing and tonight they combined to take out the Mandurah Oaks. Our Seabrook overcame box six to take the lead down the back straight before holding off a spirited challenge from the David Hobby trained Sunset Piper. The daughter of Fernando Bale clocked a flying 27.34 and won by a length, 100/1 rank outsider Teleport Tilly finished third after showing early speed. Our Seabrook is out of great race bitch Shared Equity who won 31 races herself and has produced other quality chasers Western Envoy, Premium Share, Equity Fund and Cocoon.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 1 INVERSION : Relished the box and distance to defeat kennelmates over 490m in 27.59.

Race 4 Number 3 NO IDEAS : Improved sharply at box rise to find the lead and win at 33/1.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20200530 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks Final


COBARGO (Burn One Down- Abby Normal) gave trainer Kody Charles his biggest moment in the sport of greyhound racing winning the Gr 2 Greyhounds WA, WA Oaks in the last stride. The young black bitch who doesn’t turn two years of age until August, jumped well and then charged home to claim the leader Mermaid Monelli on the line to win by a half head in 30.20. The win was extra special for Charles and his wife Brittany who welcomed a new baby girl earlier this year.

WEST ON AXEL (Bella Infrared- West On Babe) led throughout to record his second career victory and ended a losing sequence of 8 in the process. The Chris Halse trained dog clocked a PB 29.99 in defeating Jet A One by 2 1/4 lengths.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) had to overcome early trouble soon after the start and then weave through traffic before going away to score a convincing win over Steve Monelli in 30.06. The David Hobby trained youngster suffered a fall in the recent Mandurah Derby before finishing fourth in a heat of the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby two weeks later.

FLAKE MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Dyna Sandy) put her rivals too the sword with a dominant all the way victory over the 715 metres winning by 11 lengths in 41.84. The David Hobby trained bitch has now won 6 times over the distance and took her stake earnings past $100,000 plus breeders and owners WA bred bonuses.

20200523 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Derby Final & W.A Oaks Heats

CATCH THE THIEF (Aussie Infrared- Dundee Ally) led throughout to win the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby final by 6 lengths over Buster The Brute in a race record 29.32. The Matthew Clark trained Victorian dog clocked a 5.32 first split which put the race to bed before the first corner. The light fawn dog then raced away to record his 11th career win from 18 starts and almost doubled his stake earnings going past $70,000. Buster The Brute has now finished second in the Group 2 WA Derby and third in the Group 1 Perth Cup this year.

THRIFT MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) claimed her kennel mate and leader Mermaid Monelli going along the back straight before driving away to win the opening heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The David Hobby pair were split on the line by Veyron Star with the winner going 30.05.

COBARGO (Burn One Down- Abby Normal) led throughout to take out the second heat of the Group 2 WA Oaks. The Kody Charles trained bitch was having just her 10th career start and she has now won 4 times. The black bitch defeated West On Magada by 1 1/4 lengths in 30.01 with Pixie Monelli back in third place.

Pictured : Catch The Thief and Krystal Shinners

 

Field for the WA Oaks final Saturday May 30.

Race 5   In box draw order
1 MERMAID MONELLI
2 THRIFT MONELLI
3 PIXIE MONELLI
4 VEYRON STAR
5 SPEED MISSILE
6 COBARGO
7 TRY CATCH TANYA
8 WEST ON MAGADA

9 STAR BOOK
10 YUNDERUP MAGIC

 

20200508 – Mandurah Friday – Mandurah Oaks

“Star Book conquers three Monellis to win Mandurah Oaks”

Brilliant young bitch Star Book overcame box five to take out tonight’s $30,000 Mandurah Oaks against a star-studded lineup.

Prepared by Canning Vale based trainer Jamie Marsh, the daughter of Barcia Bale began cleanly and drifted to the centre of the track whilst Mermaid Monelli flew out of box one to lead.

Entering the back straight Mermaid Monelli held a two length lead with litter sister Pixie Monelli in hot pursuit on the inside of Star Book.

The third of the David Hobby runners Thrift Monelli settled in fourth position ahead of West On Bloom.

Leaving the back straight Star Book made her move and challenged strongly for the front before surging away in the home straight to score by three lengths.

Pixie Monelli narrowly grabbed second over Thrift Monelli and a fading fourth was Mermaid Monelli.

Star Book is out of great producing dam Saving Bundles who has mothered the likes of Quick Jagger, Bundles Galore, Garbrandt, Rockhold and Skipper’s Ticket.

She has now racked up nine victories from sixteen career starts and tonight’s time of 27.10 was just over a length outside of Zack Monelli’s track record.

Later in the evening highly promising stayer Casus Belli scored over the 647m staying trip, giving Jamie Marsh a training double.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 1 TURBO FUN : Bolted in from box one and clocked a flying 22.56, he turns two in September.

Race 3 Number 7 TANDEM AT PACE : Overcame a poor jump and first turn traffic problems to post a strong win in 22.82.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)