Nambeelup duo have night to remember

David Hobby after the win of Sveta Monelli in the All Stars Sprint.
David Hobby after the win of Sveta Monelli in the All Stars Sprint.

David Hobby captured his second Group 2 Solo All Stars Sprint (530m) at Cannington following an all-the-way victory from Sveta Monelli.

Paul Stuart’s remarkable run of success on the national stage continued when Dyna Nalin stunned some of Australia’s best chasers in the Group 1 Topgun in Melbourne.

Sveta Monelli took full toll of the rail alley to jump straight to the lead in the All Stars Sprint.

She was in the front running position for the entire journey before holding out a fast finishing On Coin in the final strides, to score by a neck in 30.38.

The win extends Sveta Monelli’s love affair with box one as she is undefeated in seven attempts from the red.

Hobby had previously won the All Stars Sprint with Uno Kendra in 2010.

Sveta Monelli’s career record improved to 15 wins from 30 starts and her stake money almost doubled.

Dyna Nalin’s effort to triumph in the Topgun was full of merit. The powerful black dog started as an outsider from box eight. He began quickly to be just off the leaders in the early stages, before coming home with customary flourish to win in 29.89 over the 525m.

‘It’s an honour just to be selected for this race by the (Topgun) Panel, but when he drew box eight I didn’t give him much hope because he’s a slow beginner who likes to rail,’ Stuart said.

‘He began better than usual and with Ernie Bung Arrow missing the start, it gave him a clear passage.

‘He’s super intelligent and is a real good chaser.’

It was Dyna Nalin’s second Group One success after his Perth Cup win earlier this year.

He has well and truly established himself as another genuine champion to come out of Stuart’s kennel.

Stuart has only recently retired two-time Australian greyhound of the year Miata.