Benno to Carry the All White Bone
The winner of Saturday night's Britton's WA Derby (G2) at Cannington won't carry the bone, ivory, off-white or cream - the winner will carry the all white - and it will be Benno, writes Vin Lowe.
The heats went to script last week with brilliant wins to Savage Shaker, Octane Show and Dashing Corsair. But the win of Benno in 30.53 firmly put the Jimmy Lee trained light fawn dog in line to collect the first prize of $35,000 this week. I can't deny the other heat winners their fans because this is one of the hottest races of the season. Any chasing fan would be happy to feed any of the finalists. Dashing Corsair will have his work cut out from the pink; Octane Show from the green will have to be right on the mark - with 7 wins from 11 starts it's almost criminal to write him off although his worst efforts have been from box 5; Savage Shaker ran a smart 30.47 and is in impeccable form - can he make it 6 wins in a row? Turn the mobile off and find out at 8.35 p.m. (Perth time) on Saturday night.