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20171124 – Mandurah Friday


Tonight’s feature race was the Essential Refrigeration sponsored running of ‘The Shorts’ over 405m. Race favourite Desert Rampage (pictured) relished box one, winning in 22.56 for Nambeelup trainer Chris Halse. He led throughout and remained undefeated when wearing red, having won all seven starts. The son of Barcia Bale also boasts the amazing record of 21 wins from 33 starts over the 405m distance.

Classy sprinter and SA Derby winner Black Bombshell proved far too good in tonight’s Bastow Grade 5 over 490m. The son of Barcia Bale began only fairly from box 5 before mustering to the lead in the back straight. The David Hobby prepared Leonard Monelli did the chasing but could not stay with Black Bombshell who won by 3 lengths in 27.68. Another 3 lengths away third was West On Space who nosed out 50/1 outsider Catwalk Tease. Black Bombshell is trained by Enzo Crudeli and has now started 22 times for 10 wins, 6 minor placings and over $73,000 in earnings.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 1 PLACEMENT : Took a while to shake off the opposition but when she straightened she powered away to win by four lengths in 22.80.

Race 5 Number 8 CATWALK TEASE : Stuck on well at long odds and against easier opposition will give it a big shake.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)