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20210109 – Cannington Saturday – Summer Chase

“Redcap Monelli overcomes box eight to win Summer Chase Final”

Redcap Monelli had been finding plenty of trouble in his races and again drew awkwardly for tonight’s $30,000 Summer Chase Final. The son of Fernando Bale faced a tough assignment from the pink box and was sent out at $8.00 with race favourite Sir Monty ($1.50) expected to lead and win from box three. Sir Monty zoomed to an early lead and at half way Redcap Monelli was fifth on the rail and at least seven lengths from the leader’s nose. He weaved between runners and flashed late to claim a spectacular victory in 34.91, defeating Sir Monty by one length. Outsider Lilly Lana finished third and Renewed was fourth. Redcap Monelli took his earnings over $90,000 for David Hobby and has now won 12 of 43 career starts.


Race 3 Number 2 CINDY’S OLIVER : Flooded home at his first run since August to run a mighty second.

Race 5 Number 5 BLACK QUE : Ran out 600m nicely and looks to be close to a win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20201219 – Cannington Saturday – Christmas Gift

GRACE ALI ((My Bro Fabio- Born Ali) returned to the winners list with a gutsy win over SA raider Line Seeker in the final of the Greyhounds WA Christmas Gift. The Chris Halse trained bitch has amassed over $230,000 in stake earnings and enjoyed the inside draw in the final where she has finished in the first 3 at 11 of 13 starts. The SA stayer Line  Seeker led early before Grace Ali railed around the home corner before scoring by 3/4 length in 42.19.

COUNTING KUNA (Fernando Bale- Leelicious) recorded his third win in a row after crossing from box 7 and leading throughout winning by 5 lengths over First Rule in 21.80. The Michael Johnston trained sprinter has now recorded 17 wins at Cannington this year and 23 in his career of 37 starts.

ALL ZIPPED UP (Kinloch Brae- Zipping Spring) continued the winning run for trainer Sean Kavanagh after he led throughout and defeated Stargazer by 6 lengths in 29.88. Kavanagh also won the feature Kanyana Cup with Shirakaba the night before at Mandurah.

WICKED RHYTHM (Fernando Bale- Velucci) led from box 7 at her first try over the 715 metres and demolished her rivals winning by 3 1/4 lengths over West On Magada in 42.21. The Enzo Crudeli trained bitch was an impressive winner a few starts prior over the 600 metres and should improve further over the longer distance.

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20201114 – Cannington Saturday – Young Stars Classic

SUNSET SPITFIRE (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) demolished his rivals in the final of the Greyhounds WA Gr 3 Young Stars Classic leading throughout and defeating litter brother Sunset Toxic by 8 lengths in a Race Record 29.56. The David Hobby star juvenile, who turns two years of age next month, is undefeated in 9 starts including a PB 29.45 on debut in August. The win was Hobby’s second after scoring with Topaz Monelli back in 2005.

STACKS OF KUNA (Fernando Bale- Leelicious) claimed the leader Cascade Monelli right on the line to break his Maiden status after 29 starts. The Michael Johnston trained dog had been placed 14 times prior to his nose victory in a time of 30.82 on a wet track.

ALL ZIPPED UP (Kinloch Brae- Zipping Spring) led throughout from his middle draw and scored a convincing 2 length win over Daisy Devine in 35.43. The Sean Kavanagh trained dog has now won twice and has been placed twice over the 600 metres at his past 4 starts.

NEED MORE KUNA (Fernando Bale- Leelicious) recorded her 6th consecutive win and her first over the 380 metres with an all the way victory scoring by 3 1/2 lengths over Sapphire Rose in 21.97. The Michael Johnston trained bitch had lowered the 16 second time over the 275 metres at her past 4 starts to show her ability.

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20201024 – Cannington Saturday – All Stars Sprint

SUNSET NUCLEAR (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) crossed from box 8 and put up a winning break entering the back straight in the Gr 2 final of the Greyhounds WA All Stars Sprint. The David Hobby trained dog defeated Hastie Guess by 1 1/4 lengths in 30.12 and joins the kennels other winners in the race Uno Kendra (2010) and Sveta Monelli (2013).

OWL FRIEND (Tureaud- Mandy Charm) recorded his Maiden victory when he crossed from box 7 and led the 4 Joe Dailly trained runners home. The black dog won by 6 lengths over his kennel mates and litter brother and sisters in 30.47. Dailly trained the first 4 home across the line.

INDY ORLANDO (Fernando Bale- Aeroplane Indy) crashed across from box 8 and raced away for a 5 1/2 length win over My Girl Christy in a PB 21.83. The win gave trainer Joe Dailly an early winning double. The win was also the fawn bitches second win in 3 starts after going 12 runs without a win before that.

SUNSET TOXIC (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) led throughout from box 3 and easily defeated Racing Pulse by 4 3/4 lengths in 29.91. The David Hobby trained dog has now won 5 times from just 11 career starts and doesn’t turn two years of age until December.

Finalists for to 600m Grade 5 Series for this coming Saturday.

Not in box draw order



20191012 – Cannington Saturday – Distance Potential Final

RAPPA FLASH (Kinloch Brae- Ash Flash) caused an upset in the final of the Greyhounds WA Distance Potential with an all the way win from box 5 over the 600 metres. The James Jeffries trained dog recorded his second win at Cannington from 13 starts with both wins coming over the middle distance. The brindle dog won by 1 1/2 lengths over Fantastic Ghost and Gran Amor in 35.08.

ROLO MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Dyna Sandy) recorded his second career victory when he raced past kennel mate Mercedes Monelli off the back straight before scoring by 3 lengths in 29.99. The David Hobby trained youngster had been racing without much luck before his clear run in the Novice over the 520 metres.

KINGSBRAE TULL (Magic Sprite- Kingsbrae Molly) showed speed from box 3 and scored a 5 length victory over Where’s Benji in 22.06. The former Queensland chaser is undefeated in 2 starts for Gidgegannup trainer Dave Brown since coming West.

CAMPINI (Kc And All- Fantastic Dotty) returned to his brilliant best with a brilliant win after over coming numerous bumps in the early parts of the FFA. The Paul Stuart trained chaser settled midfield after a heavy bump at the start and then was bumped again on the first corner. Once into the clear, the white and black dog exploded out to claim the leader and kennel mate Slingshot Gypsy off the back before winning by 6 lengths in 29.72.

Pictured : Rappa Flash