Archive for SKY Racing

20180421 – Cannington Saturday (Perth Cup & Galaxy)

TROUPER MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) gave trainer David Hobby his first ever Gr 1 winner  in scoring an all the way victory in the Sky Racing Perth Cup final. The WA bred and owned chaser jumped well from box 1 and slightly squeezed Striker Light who was expected to lead. He also held out Up Hill Jill in the run to the first corner before racing clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 29.86. Hobby combined to win the race with owners Mike and Michelle Quinsee who have supported each other for manu years. He also won his first trainers premiership in 2017. Trouper Monelli took his stake earnings past $238,000 plus will receive extra for being WA bred with its incentives.

RIPPIN’ SAM (Fernando Bale- Tears Siam) scored a brilliant come from behind win in the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy. The Robert Britton trained and Loren Harborne owned dog had to check off heals mid race and gave the leader Moment To Jive many lengths start entering the back straight. With the WA star tiring, the Victorian Rippin’ Sam claimed her in the home straight to win by 3/4 length in 41.70. The $100,000 first prize money doubled her stake earnings and gave trainer Robert Britton his third win in the past 5 years with wins in 2014 with Born Ali and 2015 Space Star.

BENALI (Barcia Bale- Born Ali) ran down the leader Vanderworp to score a 3/4 length win in the Gr 3 consolation of the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The Robert Britton trained dog had been placed in his heat by Up Hill Jill. The black dogs mother won the 2014 Sky Racing Galaxy when trained by Robert Britton.

BENNY MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Bingle Monelli) scored an all the way win in the second of the Consolations for the Sky Racing Perth Cup. The David Hobby trained chaser led from box 4 and was never threatened as he scored by 1 3/4 lengths over Yuup in 29.78.