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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.

20190105 – Cannington Saturday

WEST ON HAWKEYE (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) recorded back to back wins after railing well along the back straight and scoring a 5 length victory over Ferdinand in 42.32. The Chris Halse trained dog is gaining in confidence since rising in distance and will be a key player in the upcoming Gr 3 Miata over the 715 metres.

WEST ON BAMBOO (Collide- Revealed) scored a strong 3/4 length win over Dyna Orenthal in the opening heat of the Summer Chase. The Chris Halse trained bitch held out Trouper Monelli on the first corner, then the Perth Cup winner went a miss, and West On Bamboo was able to lead throughout in 34.98.

YUNDERUP TANK (Barcia Bale- Keira’s Charm) recorded a PB 34.78 in the second heat of the Summer Chase. The Andrew Mclaren trained black dog raced straight to the lead and was never threatened as he ran some solid sectionals scoring by 3 3/4 lengths over Eighty Eight and West On Lily who were both first up over the distance.

20180210 – Cannington Saturday

“Neil Monelli sizzles home to win Summer Chase”

The Summer Chase is a 600m feature race held at Cannington and last year was taken out by the fleet-footed Woodvale Flyer. Tonight a quality field was assembled with Neil Monelli (box 8) starting a warm favourite ahead of Astrozone (box 3) and Moment To Jive (box 1). Starlight Asha won the start and quickly crossed to the fence to lead Astrozone. Neil Monelli with a lap to go settled in fifth position but was only a few lengths from the leader. Astrozone reeled in Starlight Asha just before straightening but Neil Monelli was looming large on the outside. The pair straightened on equal terms but Neil Monelli unleashed a mighty finish to score by three lengths. He posted a near record 34.55 over the 600m distance and continues to impress over the longer journeys. In other staying news WA’s Quick Jagger has drawn box one in the upcoming Zoom Top Final at The Meadows (over 725m).


Race 1 Number 1 EXPLOSIVE SMITH : Improved on his poor winning strike rate with a fast finishing win in 21.76.

Race 3 Number 7 CONSTANT RAMA : Was posted wide in a quality race and kept coming. He looks ready to win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180203 – Cannington Saturday

“Astrozone wins over 600m”

The Summer Chase is a 600m series and two quality heats were assembled tonight over the middle distance. The first saw the Sarah Appleton prepared Moment To Jive charge home to win in 35.07. Jazz Get On who was sent out at $51 fixed odds gave plenty of cheek, leading to the top of the home straight and only losing by a length. Race favourite Starlight Asha finished third just ahead of Legit Boss (fourth) who passed a few in the run home to also make the final. Heat Two loomed as a showdown between 715m track record holder Neil Monelli and top sprinters Astrozone and Eminent Reality. Astrozone began sswiftly from box five and quickly out-mustered his rivals to lead. The field packed behind him and with Neil Monelli caught up in traffic Astrozone was able to establish a big lead of around 8 lengths in the middle stages. Neil Monelli broke free of the congestion late and rattled home for second but was beaten by five lengths. The Port Kennedy based Cruiser Coin snuck third spot ahead of former Victorian Chezzy Allen. Astrozone clocked a fast 34.82 for Paul Stuart and will take running down in the final. Due to a steward’s enquiry into Eminent Reality’s performance (finished fifth) in the second heat, the box draw didn’t take place and will be released on Tuesday afternoon by the grader. Pictured : Astrozone


Race 2 Number 5 STINKY PETE : Mustered like the wind to set up a big lead before being overhauled late by Canya Max. Is racing very well despite turning five last month.

Race 3 Number 6 MISS RAMJET : Sizzled along in the early and middle stages and whilst she faded to third she looks ready to win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)


Pictured : Pacific Owl