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20210220 – Cannington Saturday – Puppy Classic

STOUT MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Corona Monelli) came from behind the leader West On Brae to win in an exciting finish to the final of the Greyhounds WA Puppy Classic. The David Hobby trained youngster won by a head in a new PB 29.60. The win was the black dogs 8th from just 12 career starts. It was also Hobby’s 4th win in the listed classic event having won his first with All The Grooves in 1998.

SUNSET PIPER (Cosmic Rumble- Sunset Gucci) proved too classy for her rivals when after being pressured and then headed by Volute, the young bitch came back to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 30.02. The David Hobby youngster turns two years of age in July and has now won at her past two starts.

POLLY’S ARIANA (Allen Deed- Polly Bale) recorded back to back wins with a 3 3/4 length victory over Rambo’s Boy in 29.84, an equal PB. The Joe Dailly trained bitch has now won 9 times from 51 career starts.

CASUS BELLI (Bella Infrared- Benita Bale) put up a huge effort to race past the inform Barefoot Tycoon along the back straight before racing clear to win by 5 lengths in 41.83. The Jamie Marsh trained dog has recently returned from a serious hock injury and after a confidence boosting win over the 647 metres at Mandurah the previous week, he is back now to near where he was early last year.

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20200220 – Jamie Marsh Interview

We caught up with Star Book trainer Jamie Marsh ahead of Saturday’s Puppy Classic Final.

20200215 – Cannington Saturday – Puppy Classic Heats

TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) was outstanding winning the opening heat of the Puppy Classic. Leading from box 6, the undefeated at Cannington pup raced past his inside rivals with ease and set up a margin along the back straight. The Steve Withers youngster went onto record a PB 29.58 defeating Zack Monelli by 4 lengths.

CHIMERA MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Sahannah Monelli) led from box 2 in the second heat of the Puppy Classic and was never threatened, scoring by 5 lengths in 29.68. Trainer David Hobby prepared the first 3 across the line with Sandman Monelli finishing second ahead of Kirra Monelli.

STAR BOOK (Barcia Bale- Saving Bundles) only recorded her first win at Cannington 3 days before, however the Jamie Marsh trained youngster was not fazed as she won the final heat of the Puppy Classic by 5 lengths over Werewolf Monelli in 29.74. The black bitch has now won at her past 3 starts after having won her Maiden at her 5th career outing.

Pictured : Star Book

Box Greyhound Trainer
REDCAP MONELLI D. Hobby
SANDMAN MONELLI D. Hobby
STAR BOOK J. Marsh
CHIMERA MONELLI D. Hobby
TOMMY SHELBY S. Withers
STEVE MONELLI D. Hobby
ZACK MONELLI D. Hobby
WEREWOLF MONELLI D. Hobby
Reserves    
KIRRA MONELLI D. Hobby
PIXIE MONELLI D. Hobby

20190223 – Cannington Saturday

JADE’S BLADE (Kinloch Brae- Bluey’s Fate) crossed the field from her outside draw and then went on to score a 5 length win in the Listed Greyhounds WA Puppy Classic final. The Joe Dailly trained bitch had won 5 times from 14 starts and amassed $21,000 in stakes prior to her victory in a PB 29.96. The $20,000 first prize almost doubled her earnings and she also gains from being WA bred and hence gets bonuses.

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) sat in second place from the start and pressured the leader and race favourite Moment To Jive until they entered the back straight. At this point, the Christine Bennett trained dog, dropped off his rivals and went on to win by 4 lengths in 42.11. The black dog weighed in lighter at kenneling and this certainly looks to have the talented stayer primed for the upcoming Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy series in March.

DYNA DEAN (Kiowa Mon Manny- Prue Bale) missed the trouble as the runners entered the back straight and Leisel Monelli was dragged down from behind by Campini and fell. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog has been mixing his distances since coming across from Victoria and once finding the top tonight was able to race clear to win by 4 lengths in 30.12.

20190216 – Cannington Saturday

CAMPINI (KC And All- Fantastic Dotty) scored a PB time over the 520 metres after leading throughout from box 1. The Paul Stuart trained star held out Lhotse Monelli going into the first corner and then put lengths on his rivals. The white and black dog won by 9 1/4 lengths over West On Holly in 29.43.

LOVE ME TINDER (KC And All- Wired For Speed) recorded his first win at Cannington after 2 recent seconds and set a new PB 29.73 in defeating Rockstar Romeo by 9 1/4 lengths. The win gave trainer Paul Stuart an early winning double.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) had to overcome trouble before recording his 5th win in a row and his 29th career victory at his 50th start. The Chris Halse trained dog had to check off heels on the first corner and then raced clear to defeat Leisel Monelli by 2 1/2 lengths in 29.80. The week before on the arm he clocked 29.46.

Pictured : Jade’s Blade

Box Greyhound Trainer
JUMP IN LINE R. Valenti
SUNSET OCTAVIA D. Hobby
FEELIN’ ALRIGHT C. Halse
KISS ME LINDA C. Halse
SPIRIT MONELLI D. Hobby
VENUS AND MARS C. Halse
DON’T GUESS L. Smithson
JADE’S BLADE J. Dailly
Reserves
NYMPH MONELLI D. Hobby
QUARA’S ZADE J. Jeffries