Will West Australian wunderkind Crumble Monelli ‘take the cake’ in the Sale Sprint Championship (435m) – Race 8, 8.12pm – on Sunday?
It’s a ‘$10,000 question’. But one thing his breeder-owner-trainer Dave Hobby has assured is “he won’t crumble”.
Crumble Monelli (Feb ’21 Barcia Bale x Flake Monelli) was the fastest qualifier last week, clocking a sizzling 24.20sec – the second-fastest time since the recent unveiling of the new track. The other heat was taken out by My Neo in 24.32sec.
Nambrok’s Lyn Smith is once again Crumble Monelli’s caretaker trainer for his second Victorian campaign.
Hobby, who has made the “Monelli” suffix a household name in WA, says Crumble Monelli “has explosive speed once he hits the ground”.