Greyhound of the Month - May 2018

The Tony Rasmussen trained Honcho Monelli has made it two awards in the last three months when he was named the Greyhound of the Month for May, after having a terrific month of racing where he won 2 races from 4 starts and 1 placing, highlighted by his Match Race series win at Sandown on Speedstar night.

The son of Mogambo and Jackie Bale kicked of his month with a trial performance at Sandown in a hope to qualify for the Group 3 Speedstar. Whist running blistering time he could only manage 1st reserve for the series and was drawn into the first consolation of the Speedstar on the night. In that series he won his Match Race in a flying 29.61 and had to wait and see if any other greyhound could surpass his time, they couldn’t and he was declared the winner. He then competed in the heats of the Group 1 Harrison Dawson at Sandown and after little luck finished a handy 6th.  He came back to SA and continued his flying form in winning against open company in a sizzling 29.65 before finishing the month off with an unlucky second at headquarters where he flashed home late.
At the end of the month Honcho Monelli’s record stood at 87 starts with 23 wins and 36 placings and earnings around $124,000 and continues to be the greyhound to beat when he steps out in local company.