Racing duo on the money

Both chasers recorded impressive victories during the heat stage last weekend with On Coin storming home from a long way back in the field to snatch the win by a narrow margin in the fastest qualifying time of 30.42.

Meanwhile Boss Coin bounced straight to lead and led his rivals a merry dance before crossing the line to win his heat comfortably by four lengths in 30.49.

The kennelmates were highly fancied in the final of the Winter Cup a fortnight ago, but both produced below par efforts and were beaten in a boilover by the unheralded Jack O’riley. Although anything is possible in racing, a similar failure seems unlikely as On Coin and Boss Coin are undoubtedly the two best racedogs in the WA Sprint field.

On Coin clocked the fastest time over the 530m this year (and third fastest ever) when he ran 29.85 in April while the ultra-consistent Boss Coin has won 19 of his past 23 starts on the back of some very reliable early speed.

The other winners from the Sprint heats were the strong finishing Sharon Monelli in 30.82 and One Banana, which clung on to score by a nose 30.70.

The two WA Distance heats (715m) saw upsets as Montana Express (41.94) and Sassy Bullet (42.17) both got up at long odds.

The winner of the WA Sprint and Distance Championships will represent Western Australia at the Nationals in Melbourne on 24 August.