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20211016 – Cannington Saturday – All Stars Sprint Heats

SPECIAL GUNN (Fernando Bale- Nanza Gunn) led throughout from box 5 and recorded a 3 3/4 length Maiden win over Little Righteous in a PB 30.29. The Greg Horne trained bitch had been racing without luck, however once jumping to the front never looked in doubt.

WATCH ME SIZZLE (Mepunga Blazer- West On Lola) recorded just her second career win when she led throughout from box 3 defeating Midnight Asha by 6 1/4 lengths in a PB 29.87. The Enzo Crudeli trained bitch has always shown connections her ability, however has found trouble at most of her 9 career starts to date.

OWL JAI (Tureaud- Mandy Charm) led throughout from box 1 and with trouble behind him scored from the fast finishing Moruya Scorpion. The Joe Dailly trained dog saluted by 3/4 length on the line in 30.26. The brindle dog has won 11 of 47 career starts.

VICE GRIP (Aston Dee Bee- Bells Are Ringin) crossed from his wide draw, and with the race favourite Destruction blowing the start, the Adam Smithson trained dog worked past Sir Monty along the back straight. The black dog then held on to win by 3/4 length in 29.89 in the opening heat of the Gr 2 All Stars Sprint.

Box Greyhound Trainer
VICE GRIP A. Smithson
MOMENTUM C. Dagostino

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20210828 – Saturday Cannington

Sunset Piper : Winner of Peter Thomas Final

20210703 – Cannington Saturday – The Westcha$e Heats

COUNTING KUNA (Fernando Bale- Leelicious) returned to the winners list with a brilliant all the way win from box 6. The Michael Johnston trained dog powered away from his rivals to defeat Sapphire Rose by 8 lengths in 21.68. the win was his 34th from 60 career starts.

SALSA MONELLI (Se Tali Sundance- Camelia Monelli) ran home strongly to claim the leader West On Spice near the line and score by a half length in 30.24. The David Hobby youngster has now won twice from his past 3 starts.

STARGAZER (Keybow- She’s Majestic) caused an upset win when he crossed from box 5 and led throughout. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog was unlucky at his previous start when he was narrowly defeated by Super Zoom Jake after finding plenty of trouble. The black dog defeated Soldado by 2 lengths in an equal PB 30.01.

MANZU (Vanderworp- Legit Boss) welcomed the return to Cannington with an all the win in the opening heat of the Listed Westchase series after crossing from box 8. The Margaret Hepple trained dog has now won 8 of 10 starts at Cannington after failing to win as a short priced favourite at his past two Mandurah starts. The black dog also lowered Premium Shares race record in scoring.

The Heats of The Westcha$e

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20210123 – Cannington Saturday

CANYA CRUISE (Barcia Bale- Crazy Sexy) missed the start from box 8 over the 380 metres, however that didn’t stop him from claiming the leader Circus Maximus in the home straight to win by a length in 21.74. The Krystal Shinners trained dog was having his first start at Cannington after having recently finished second behind Blackpool Flash in the Gr 3 Birthday Cup.

PROJECTORY (Kinloch Brae- She’s Scandalous) used the inside draw to his advantage as he led past the judge the first time. The Christine Robartson trained dog then raced clear to win by 1 3/4 lengths over Fame Blazer in a PB 30.00. The win was his second from 7 career starts.

RAMBO’S BOY (Kinloch Brae- She’s Historic) ended a losing sequence of 15 starts to score from box 8. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog scored by 2 1/4 lengths over Polly’s Ariana in 29.95. The black dog has won 8 times now from 38 career starts and has been placed on another 22 occasions.

BAREFOOT TYCOON (Fernando Bale- Velucci) scorched over the 715 metres clocking a new race record 41.60, lowering that of Quick Jagger 41.78 set back in 2018. The win was extra special considering he was being set a first up run over the 715 metres having last started back in early November. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog won by a massive 10 lengths over SA chaser Line Seeker in the opening heat of the Gr 3 The Miata. Zack Monelli 42.02 and Wicked Rhythm 42.27 won the other two heats. Pictured : Barefoot Tycoon
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Ghost stole WA Derby

Imagine winning your first Group race and not being able to be there.

Well Matt Clark didn’t have to image because last night Catch The Thief claimed the $32,000 to-the-winner WA Derby at Cannington.

Covid-19 restrictions prevented Matt Clark from making the trip over to WA but Catch The Thief was in the trusted hands of Steve and Krystal Shinners who finished second behind Catch The Thief with Buster The Brute.

“If Catch The Thief wasn’t in the race, Steve would have won. It’s a testament to his character and I can’t thank him enough,” Matt Clark said.

“It was surreal and strange watching the race from afar. It is disappointing not to being able to experience it all, but I am thrilled with the win.”

“When you see the list of greyhounds who have won this race in the past and what they have gone onto do it makes me really excited about the future with him.”

Catch The Thief didn’t just win the WA Derby, he won it in a race record time of 29.32sec (520m) which is a length outside of the current track record held by Campini (29.26sec).

A winner of 11 races from just 18 career starts, Catch The Thief has now recorded five consecutive victories.

The son of Aussie Infrared and Dundee Ally will stay in Western Australia for the next couple of weeks as he embarks on his second feature campaign – the Winter Cup at Cannington (heats Saturday 6 June).

“After the Winter Cup we will then look towards the Maturity Classic at The Meadows.”

Heats of the $100,000 to-the-winner Group 1 Maturity Classic will be run on Saturday 18th July with the final being held on Saturday 25th July at The Meadows.

By Molly Haines