Greyhounds: Monaro Monelli gunning for Winter Cup win after qualifying fastest for final


Yunderup Dozer came from behind to take line honours in his heat.
Yunderup Dozer came from behind to take line honours in his heat.

MONARO Monelli will be gunning for back-to-back feature races in this weekend’s Winter Cup final (520m) at Cannington after clocking the fastest qualifying time in the heats on June 18.

The in-form David Hobby-trained chaser recently claimed the Sandi’s Me Mum Memorial and looks on target for another piece of silverware following a superb run during the heats.

Monaro Monelli established his dominance early when he speared to the lead from box six.

Living Proof gave dogged pursuit and stuck with Monaro Monelli for a long way but ultimately did not have the stamina to stay with the leader.

Monaro Monelli shook off Living Proof in the home straight and galloped away to score by nearly four lengths in 29.95. The quality Barcia Bale-Sharon Monelli black racedog has now saluted in his past four starts and hasn’t missed a top three placing in his last 11 attempts.

Who’s Got Snoop (30.03) and Deputy Chief (30.25) also led all-the-way to collect victory in their respective heats while Yunderup Dozer came from behind to win his heat.

Yunderup Dozer reeled in Stette Bello in the run to the finish line to claim the race in 30.27.