GRACE ALI ((My Bro Fabio- Born Ali) returned to the winners list with a gutsy win over SA raider Line Seeker in the final of the Greyhounds WA Christmas Gift. The Chris Halse trained bitch has amassed over $230,000 in stake earnings and enjoyed the inside draw in the final where she has finished in the first 3 at 11 of 13 starts. The SA stayer Line Seeker led early before Grace Ali railed around the home corner before scoring by 3/4 length in 42.19.
COUNTING KUNA (Fernando Bale- Leelicious) recorded his third win in a row after crossing from box 7 and leading throughout winning by 5 lengths over First Rule in 21.80. The Michael Johnston trained sprinter has now recorded 17 wins at Cannington this year and 23 in his career of 37 starts.
ALL ZIPPED UP (Kinloch Brae- Zipping Spring) continued the winning run for trainer Sean Kavanagh after he led throughout and defeated Stargazer by 6 lengths in 29.88. Kavanagh also won the feature Kanyana Cup with Shirakaba the night before at Mandurah.
WICKED RHYTHM (Fernando Bale- Velucci) led from box 7 at her first try over the 715 metres and demolished her rivals winning by 3 1/4 lengths over West On Magada in 42.21. The Enzo Crudeli trained bitch was an impressive winner a few starts prior over the 600 metres and should improve further over the longer distance.
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