Mandurah Greyhounds: Monaro Monelli streaks to win


David Hobby and
Dennis O'Brien  with Monaro Monelli.
David Hobby and Dennis O'Brien with Monaro Monelli.

A TURBO-CHARGED Monaro Monelli captured the Group 3 Mandurah Cup (490m) at Tabtouch Park on Friday.

The exciting chaser from David Hobby’s kennels launched well from box two to land behind the fast-jumping Jamaica The Fun after that greyhound pinged the lids and shot to the front in early strides.

Monaro Monelli sat in Jamaica The Fun’s slipstream down the back straight and then kicked his big motor into top gear as they approached the turn to slingshot into the lead.

With nothing but clear air ahead of him, Monaro Monelli powered away.

He was still racing at full speed when he surged over the finish line in 27.31, more than five lengths ahead of Chris Halse-trained pair Ramifications and Who’s Got Blue.

The result gave Hobby an overdue victory in the Mandurah Cup, as it had been one of the few races to elude him over several decades of training greyhounds.

        James Broadhurst