Terry Erenshaw will have two top chances in tonight’s heats of the Mandurah Derby (490m) but has given punters a strong leading by rating Buddy Be Cool as his best prospect.
Buddy Be Cool is on trial over the distance and will have to contend with the black box but does enter the race in top form with four wins from his past five starts and all on the Mandurah surface.
“I really think he is a top winning chance,” Erenshaw said.
“He doesn’t mind a little room to gallop and he will certainly get that from box seven.
“The distance won’t bother him, he has a great record at the track and I think he is going to be awfully hard to beat.”
Despite Erenshaw’s leaning to Buddy Be Cool City his kennel mate City Rumble can’t be left out of calculations in the opening heat.
The son of Brett Lee has a solid strike rate of four wins and two placings from seven starts and has yet to be beaten in two Mandurah appearances.
He’s only had the one try at the 490 metre distance but it was ultra impressive when he won by a dominant nine lengths in 27.56 secs.
City Rumble has drawn box five and with clear running he has undeniable claims.
On his inside in the blue rug is Never Too Many from the powerful Linda Britton kennel who is making is Mandurah and distance debut.
The Where’s Pedro greyhound was an impressive maiden winner at Cannington last month and ran 30.59secs after a slow beginning from the boxes.
This is a tougher assignment but he could be one to watch along with Nathan Iwanyk’s Cetane who with the right run can figure in the finish.