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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.


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



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.


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)