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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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20210102 – Cannington Saturday – Summer Chase Heats

“Kiss Me Linda retires on a high note”

Grand campaigner Kiss Me Linda (pictured) won her final race tonight for leading trainer Chris Halse. The daughter of Kinloch Brae hadn’t won for twelve starts but had drawn favourably in box one. Race favourite More Deductions ($1.65 fixed odds) blasted out of box three but Kiss Me Linda used her inside advantage to punch up and be level at the first turn. The duo recorded an electric first section of 5.42 before matching motors for most of the race. Just prior to straightening Kiss Me Linda held a narrow lead before saluting by half a length in a slick 30.00. More Deductions was the runner up two lengths ahead of the fast finishing West On Olvee. Kiss Me Linda is raced by the Ryan Hill managed From The Jockey’s Mouth Syndicate and ends her career with 19 wins, 34 minor placings and over $150,000 in earnings. She also competed in two Perth Cups and promises plenty in regards to producing quality pups in the breeding barn.


Race 4 Number 8 LE JURY MONELLI : Overcame box eight to beat a speedy lineup in 30.12.

Race 5 Number 2 WEST ON BLOOM : Motored home for a fast finishing second behind kennelmate Sir Monty.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20200111 – Cannington Saturday – Summer Chase

INVERSION (Collision- Solar Pak) scored an upset victory in the final of the Greyhounds WA Summer Chase after the race favourite Flake Monelli found a heap of trouble soon after the start. Once the red brindle dog found the lead he was able to draw away from his rivals and defeat kennel mates Dyna Oscar and Werner Bale by 7 lengths in 35.17. The win was the first for trainer Enzo Crudeli in the 600 metre feature final.

MOMENT TO TWELVE (Collision- Midnight Moments) recorded back to back weeks in the same week after scoring a 6 length win over King Ranji in 22.03. The Sarah Appleton trained bitch won on Wednesday before backing up to record her 5th win from 17 career starts. The win also helped the NSW Wildlife Rescue fund with Community TAB donating $500 for every number 1 dog that won on the program.

CINDY’S OLIVER (Fernando Bale- Claretown Cindy) ran home strongly to claim the leader Hostile Guess in the home straight and record a 1 3/4 length win in 30.12. The Joe Dailly trained dog recently arrived across from Victoria and has won at his past 2 starts.

GRACE ALI (My Bro Fabio- Born Ali) was too strong over the concluding stages for kennel mate and leader Kiss Me Linda, going on to score by 1 3/4 lengths in 29.94. The Chris Halse trained bitch has been racing over longer journeys recently and once settling so close to the leader was always going to be hard to beat.

ROCKSTAR PATRIOT (Fernando Bale- Glory Of Love) returned to the track, after an absence of 5 months through injury, with a barnstorming finish to win first up. A brilliant training performance to have the Gr 1 Galaxy winner return to the track in such style by Paul Stuart, the black dog defeated Rappa Flash by a length in 30.17.

20200104 – Cannington Saturday – Summer Chase Heats

PREASSEMBLED (Tureaud- Sharon Monelli) broke through for his Maiden win with an all the way victory over kennel mate Transpire, scoring by 2 lengths in 22.35. The Ben Maclean trained youngster had recently finished second twice.

ZACK MONELLI (Barcia Bale- Penny Monelli) had to work hard after being crossed by kennel mate Pixie Monelli in the home straight the first time, before drawing clear to win by 2 1/2 lengths in 30.21. The David Hobby trained dog has now won 3 times from 6 starts. The fields were effected once again by the Gastrointestinal illness currently effecting the greyhound population in WA.

DON’T GUESS (Barcia Bale- Te Amo) recorded an 11 length win over Shinboner for returning trainer Christine Robartson. The black dog stopped the clock at 29.91 after having been placed second at his past 3 starts. Robartson was a leading trainer in WA before she travelled with husband Dave and then had to over come health issues.

SUNNYSIDE UP (Don Chendo- Tricky Violet) led throughout over the 520 metres to score a 1 1/4 length win over Venus And Mars in 30.15. The Linda Smithson trained bitch had won her previous start at Mandurah in 28.01 and has now won 8 times in 47 career starts.

Pictured : Blue Jay Way

20190112 – Cannington Saturday

YUNDERUP TANK (Barcia Bale- Keira’s Charm) jumped to the lead from box 7 and dominated a class field in the final of the Listed Summer Chase over the 600 metres. The Andre McLaren dog is undefeated since stepping up to the 600 metres and clocked a PB 34.55 time in defeating Dyna Orenthal by 6 lengths. The black dogs time was a length outside the track record time of 34.49 set by Petunia Monelli in October 2017. The win also took his stake earnings past $70,000.
WEST ON HOLLY (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) ran home strongly after getting squeezed at the start to record a 5 length win over Rockhold in 29.99. The Chris Halse trained bitch has now won 9 times from 13 starts over the 520 metres with a PB of 29.88.

WINSOME JACKIE (Fabregas- Winsome Charlee) held up from her inside draw over the 380 metres and then held off the late charge by Ironbark Lass to win by a head in 22.19. The John Iwanyk trained bitch hadn’t won in 18 starts prior to tonights victory.

MOMENT TO JIVE (Mogambo- Sharon Monelli) raced to the lead heading into the back straight and raced away from her rivals over the 715 metres. The Sarah Appleton trained bitch is racing in the best form of her career as she approaches 4 years of age. She recorded an 8 length win over West On Hawkeye in a slick 41.73.