Mandurah Greyhounds: Hello I’m Leo rises to the top in The Chase Final


Greyhounds WA track and ground manager Neil McMeikan and handler Amanda MacLean with Hello I’m Leo.
Greyhounds WA track and ground manager Neil McMeikan and handler Amanda MacLean with Hello I’m Leo.

THE class rose to top when it counted the most when quality chaser Hello I’m Leo took out The Chase final (405m) at Tabtouch Park Mandurah last Friday.

Hello I’m Leo only just scraped into the trophy decider as the slowest qualifier from the heats the previous weekend but brought his A-game with the silverware on the line.

He burst out the traps to claim to early lead and that was pretty much that as he kicked away and did not give his rivals a look in.

Hello I’m Leo rolled across the line two lengths in front of the evergreen Thunder Rama to score in 22.60.

Under trainer Ben Maclean’s guidance, Hello I’m Leo has maintained a winning strike rate of better than 50 per cent with 21 wins from 40 starts.

Hello I’m Leo has now banked more than $48,000 in prizmeoney, a fantastic effort for a greyhound that rarely races for city level stakes.

Nambeelup-based trainer Enzo Crudeli enjoyed a good night a Mandurah with a trio of winners as Dyna Fulcrum, Defy The Odds and Red Hot Reagan all got up.

Defy The Odds was the most impressive of the three as she held out a fast closing Joker’s Wild to capture the A1 Salvage & Hardware Grade 4 (490m).