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20240404 – Mandurah Thursday

“Mrs. Cropley makes it 2 from 2”

Promising young sprinter Mrs. Cropley led throughout to win tonight’s William Martin Country Novice over 300m. The daughter of Sennachie is out of consistent race bitch Hazlehurst who started 119 times for 16 wins and 32 minor placings. She won on debut last Thursday in 17.03 and repeated the dose tonight clocking a slightly faster 16.95. The David Hobby prepared All About Garnet chased her home to finish second (beaten three lengths) and a length away third was Emotional Damage. Mrs. Cropley is owned by Judy Hubbard and is trained by Ian Bunny who has enjoyed plenty of victories in the past with the likes of City Stage, Hazlehurst, Ima Kuri and Bugzee Shadow.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 5 KID EGO : Improved to rail into third position at 100/1.

Race 7 Number 2 SIMPLICITY : Stormed home late to lose narrowly in a slick time.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20240328 – Mandurah Thursday


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20240321 – Mandurah Thursday

“Opal Deluxe survives late scare for Kaine Buckwell”

Fast breaker Opal Deluxe was heavily supported (into $1.60) from box one in tonight’s John Nangle Country Novice over 300m. The daughter of Good Odds Harada jostled for the lead with Torpedo Girl for the first 100m before kicking strongly at the top of the straight. However as she found a length on straightening she wobbled a bit wide and Torpedo Girl checked her hind legs. Opal Deluxe lost momentum while Torpedo Girl made ground along with Wild Winnie who was blasting home closer to the rail. The trio hit the line locked together and while the judge’s took a minute to post numbers the favourite was deemed to be the winner by the bearest possible margin. Wild Winnie finished second and Torpedo Girl third with margins being a nose by a half head.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 6 SUNSET BUBBLES : Flashed home late to finish third over 300m.

Race 5 Number 7 JASON KEEPING : Mustered to the front before winning by two lengths over 400m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20240314 – Mandurah Thursday

“Ace Glamour leads throughout for Kellie Buckwell”

Fast beginner Ace Glamour led throughout in tonight’s A1 Salvage and Hardware Country 5 over 400m. The reliable box dog dashed away early, clocking a slick 6.26 first section before keeping her rivals ‘at arm’s length’ in the home straight. The daughter of Good Odds Harada has been a consistent money-spinner over short distances and accounted for a handy field tonight. Former Victorian Law Breaker settled in second position and had every chance to overtake Ace Glamour but couldn’t get the job done. Ace Glamour scored by just over a length and three lengths away in third position was 70/1 outsider Sivo Keeping. Ace Glamour is owned and trained out of Nambeelup by Kellie Buckwell and now has 5 wins and 9 minor placings from 27 career starts.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 8 ZIPPING LOPEZ : Snapped a long losing sequence of 18 and notched up his twentieth career win.

Race 3 Number 3 CRUISIN’ : Returned to the winner’s list with an all the way victory over 300m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20240307 – Mandurah Thursday

“Edith Hook sizzles over 300m in 16.92”

Pint-sized sprinter Edith Hook gave her rivals no hope tonight when she clocked a flying 16.92. The 23kg black daughter of Flying Ricciardo flew to the first marker in 6.55 before defeating Greek Odyssey by four lengths in stylish fashion. A head away in third position was Red Ned Gundi who maintained a wide path throughout. Edith Hook scored last Thursday in 17.10 after sitting outside of Mauritian Titan early before overpowering that greyhound in the front straight. This evening she showed what she is capable of timewise when she finds an outright lead. Her time was less than four lengths outside of the current track record held by Alfie Tux.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 6 TORPEDO GIRL : Passed quite a few in the run home to finish second after settling well back.

Race 6 Number 6 STANGA STORM : Flew late to snatch third over 488m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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20240229 – Mandurah Thursday

“Edith Hook wins in quick time for McLaren”

Tiny sprinter Edith Hook proved size isn’t everything when she scored over 300m tonight in a fast 17.10. The 22kg daughter of Flying Ricciardo began cleanly from box six along with Mauritian Titan who also flew out of box five. The pair cleared out and turning for home Edith Hook took a narrow lead before dashing away to win by 2.50 lengths. She clocked 17.10 which was a whopping six lengths faster than her previous best time of 17.46. Mauritian Titan ran second, 2.50 lengths in advance of Sal Ali. Edith Hook is a full sister to Romp Tin, Con Tux, Loki Hook, Hay Riley and Mally Boy.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 8 RED NED GUNDI : Relished box eight and won strongly in a handy 17.33.

Race 4 Number 7 TERRAMUNGAMINE : Chalked up 2 in a row tonight when he charged down the outside to win by a head.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240208 – Mandurah Thursday


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“Sand Cruiser sizzles over 300m for Damien Crudeli”

Sand Cruiser hadn’t raced since April 2023 when he finished down the track in a 509m event at Northam. Last Thursday he completed a Steward’s Trial over 300m and recorded a fast 16.99 over the 300m journey at Mandurah. The son of My Redeemer had only managed 1 victory from his 17 career starts when last in work but on the strength of his trial time was sent out a $3.00 favourite tonight. He began swiftly and quickly took an outright lead before sailing away to win by five lengths in a blistering time of 16.88. He is raced by Mandy Crudeli and trained by Damien Crudeli and given the terrific time a rise in class and distance will be on the cards. It’s also an elite training effort to have a dog off for ten months and deliver a performance like this, regardless of the grade/distance.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 3 Number 5 FULL OF SURPRISES : Burst home to win over 405m for Kylie McLennan.

Race 5 Number 2 TARZAN : Caught the eye with a strong third over 488m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240201 – Mandurah Thursday

“Our Boy Doug charges into Dash Final for Ian Bunny”

Mandurah track specialist Our Boy Doug took full advantage of a good jump tonight when he took out the opening heat of The Dash over 300m. The son of Magic Sprite began beautifully out of box 6 and received a strong shepherd from Really Sirius (box 5) to take the lead before racing away to win by three lengths. He clocked a new PB of 16.96 and took his 300m record to an impressive 11 starts for 5 wins and 5 minor placings. With six heats being contested tonight all winners and the two fastest runners up progress to next Thursday’s final. The other heat winners were Black Salmon (16.81), Renegade Cochise (16.89), Mashle Wave (17.07), Rex Hunter (16.90) and Lite Monelli (16.75).

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 7 MORPHIN GRID : Showed explosive early and mid race speed again to make it 3 wins from 4 starts.

Race 5 Number 8 RENEGADE COCHISE : Was responsible for one of the greatest short-course victories of all time tonight.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240125 – Mandurah Thursday

“Oh Yeah Alright chalks up sixteenth victory”

Honest speedster Oh Yeah Alright capitalised on box one tonight when he won the A1 Salvage and Hardware Country 3 over 300m. Last Thursday he scored in a smart 17.26 and tonight with a lightning-quick getaway led throughout in 17.04. The son of Hasten Slowly turns four years old in May and has already accumulated 16 wins, 16 seconds and 14 thirds. He is owned by Mandy Crudeli and trained out of Nambeelup by Damien Crudeli. He is a full brother to other handy chasers Left Right Now (10 wins), Alice Morgan (9 wins) and Alpha Humbug (10 wins).

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 6 MORPHIN GRID : Began brilliantly to win again in 17.19 and looks set to win a heap of races.

Race 3 Number 4 BLUEY BRANN : Won by a whopping 6.50 lengths and shows promise for James Jeffries.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20240128 – Mandurah Thursday

“Sunset Pacquiao storms to another 400m victory”

Promising sprinter Sunset Pacquiao proved last week’s 400m win was no fluke when he repeated the dose tonight from box three. The son of Sunset Spitfire roared away last Thursday to win by five lengths in 22.39 and this evening he scored by the same margin in 22.57. After a moderate getaway he worked to the outside of the track and settled third at the first turn. He quickly made his way to second position to give pursuit to race favourite and leader Alfie Tux. The David Hobby trained chaser hit the front before the home straight and dashed away to win in dominant fashion. Alfie Tux was paddling to the line and just held on for second ahead of Prompt Response.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 3 TEFLON LAD : Ran a terrific second after missing the kick badly.

Race 3 Number 3 MAURITIAN POWER : Showed great mid race muster and isn’t far away from a win.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)