Winner of the Spring Gift : Tommy Shelby
Winner of the Spring Gift : Tommy Shelby
TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) made it 4 wins in a row with an all the way win in the opening heat of the Spring Gift. The Steve Withers trained star clocked a PB 29.51 as he defeated his rivals headed by More Deductions by 4 lengths.
KISS ME LINDA (Kinloch Brae- West On Bluebird) caused an upset in the second heat of the Spring Gift defeating Star Book by a half length in 29.93. Pictured : Kiss Me Linda
SUDOKU FERRARI (Barcia Bale- Scissor Queen) was well supported on debut after some impressive trials for trainer Terry Erenshaw and he didn’t let his supporters down. Leading from box 8, the fawn dog raced away for a 4 length Maiden win over Think Big Moment in 22.11.
REGAL TWIST (Where’s Pedro- Twist me Over) showed speed from out wide and was too good for her rivals scoring by 7 lengths over Chimera Monelli in 29.94. The Steve Withers trained bitch showed speed recently at her second start at Cannington before being run down by Up And About. The black bitch has now won 16 times from 46 career outings.
HASTIE GUESS (Barcia Bale- Te Amo) also led from box 7 and scored a convincing 7 length win over Daisy Devine in a PB 34.73. The Christine Robartson trained dog has now won twice from his past 3 runs over the 600 metres.
|MORE DEDUCTIONS||P. Stuart|
|STAR BOOK||J. Marsh|
|CHEVY’S ENTRY||S. Williams|
|KISS ME LINDA||C. Halse|
|TOMMY SHELBY||S. Withers|
|FERNANDO STAR||C. Halse|
|GRACE ALI||C. Halse|
|CURT LEE||C. Halse|
|PIXIE MONELLI||D. Hobby|
|MERMAID MONELLI||D. Hobby|
SIR MONTY (Fernando Bale- Star Recall) was able to run down the leader Mermaid Monelli and give trainer Chris Halse his 4th winner in the past 5 years of the Greyhounds WA The Westchase final. The white and black dog won by a length in 30.05 with kennel mate Veyron Star back in third place. Sir Monty joined Times Square, West On Hawkeye and Premium Share as winners of the listed feature form the Halse kennel. He has now won 9 times from 18 starts.
CHEVY’S ENTRY was able to recover from a poor start to rail through and challenge for the lead going off the back straight. The Shayne Williams trained dog went on to defeat Huey Blue by 3 1/2 lengths in. 21.64. The blue brindle dog has now won 4 times from 5 starts from the red box.
WESTDALE HAILEE (Tureaud- Bluey’s Fate) ended a losing sequence of 19 starts when she led throughout from box 1. The Joe Dailly trained bitch recorded just her second career win in 23 starts defeating Top Prospect by 2 lengths in 30.14.
SPEED MISSILE (Bella Infrared- West On Babe) railed through to hold the lead going into the first corner before racing clear down the back straight. The Enzo Crudeli trained bitch went on to defeat Oysters by 4 lengths in 30.04.
CATCH THE THIEF (Aussie Infrared- Dundee Ally) set a new race record as he easily accounted for a class field in the opening heat of the Fuller Fitness Winter Cup. After winning the Gr 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby, trainer Matthew Clark decided to leave his star in WA with Krystal and Steve Shinners for this series. Up against the track record holder Campini and Perth Cup place getter Buster The Brute, the Victorian chaser bounced to the top and went clear down the back straight. The light fawn dog defeated Joker Poker by 7 1/2 lengths in 29.56 and will now start a short priced favourite in next weeks final.
TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) had to overcome numerous bumps in his endeavours to find the fence, however the tough Casuarina flyer didn’t let any dog stand in his way and he held on to win the second heat of the listed Winter Cup by a head over Cindy’s Oliver in 30.03. The Steve Withers trained youngster has now won 12 of 15 career starts and gets another opportunity at trying to topple the Victorian star Catch The Thief in next weeks final.
ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) impressed on debut over the 600 metres defeating kennel mates Redcap Monelli and Snickers Monelli. The David Hobby trained star, who finished second behind Simon Told Helen in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Perth Cup earlier in the year, settled close to the leader Redcap Monelli and after peeling off his heels went on to win by a half length in 34.63.
Please see below the finalists for the Winter Cup final this Saturday 13th.
Not in box draw order.
CATCH THE THIEF
KISS ME LINDA
RES 1- BLACK SIGNATURE
RES2 – CAMPINI
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.