Mornington News 24 May 2022

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Edithvale-Aspendale get on the board, Stonecats impress MPNFL

By Brodie Cowburn

DIVISION ONE

EDITHVALE-ASPENDALE notched up their first win for 2022 last weekend. Edi-Asp took on Rosebud on Saturday. Rosebud have also failed to win a game all year. After leading all day, Edithvale-Aspendale were eventually crowned 39 point winners 11.17 (83) to 6.8 (44). Rhys Carter booted four goals for the winning side. Kyle Yorke and Kurt Lopo also impressed. Traditional MPNFL powerhouses Frankston YCW and Sorrento also played each other on Saturday. Sorrento hosted the clash between the two heavyweights. After a competitive first term the Stonecats ran away with it, going on to claim a 53 point win. The final scoreboard read Sorrento 10.12 (72) to Frankston YCW 18.17 (125). Roan Steele kicked six goals for YCW, and Christian Tsiampas booted four. Sorrento star Leigh Poholke continued his impressive season, kicking five. Frankston YCW’s win left them in second place at the end of the round. Mt Eliza secured first place by beating Dromana 7.10 (52) to 9.15 (68). Red Hill picked up a good win over Pines on Saturday 8.9 (57) to 11.7 (73). The Frankston Bombers rounded out the winner’s list with a 39 point win over Bonbeach.

DIVISION TWO

HAWTHORN premiership captain Luke Hodge has signed on to play for Devon Meadows in a special one-off appearance later this season. Hodge will pull on the Devon Meadows guernsey on 18 June to take on Seaford. Devon Meadows celebrated the big news by beating Somerville on Saturday. The Panthers ran over Somerville in the second half to claim an 11.11 (77) to 15.11 (101) win. Elsewhere in Division Two, Langwarrin maintained their two game lead on top of the ladder by defeating Rye. Langwarrin had a good day in front of goal, scoring 20 majors throughout

the afternoon. Rye stayed in touch with the red-hot Kangaroos in the first quarter, but the strength of the ladder leaders proved too much. Langwarrin triumphed over the Demons 12.3 (75) to 20.11 (131). Josh Dormer scored five goals for Langy. Zach Andrewartha kicked four.

Mornington defeated Chelsea on Saturday to help get their season back on track. It’s been a difficult start to the year for the Bulldogs, but they put on a good show for the home fans. Mornington defeated Chelsea 15.14 (104) to 12.6 (78).

Pearcedale were in fine form on Saturday. They smashed Hastings by 99 points away from home, thanks in part to an eight goal haul from Cruiz West. Seaford picked up a good win at RF Miles Reserve last weekend. They defeated Karingal 17.12 (114) to 10.16 (76).

Sharks no match for Stonecats: Frankston YCW ran out 53 point winners against Sorrento. Picture: Craig Barrett

Felicia eyes off further black type HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou AFTER having more than a year off the scene, Dean Binaisse’s smart mare Felicia has her eyes set on some more black type races this winter. The Group 3 winner who thrives on rain affected tracks has sprints such as the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on her radar in July. Binaisse said the mare just hadn’t had a decent spell for some time after having to undergo rehabilitation for her knees. “The owners and I decided to give her a really good spell,” the Mornington-based trainer said. “She doesn’t go on hard tracks anyway and I’m really happy with how she’s come back. She’s looking bigger

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and stronger.” Binaisse said she’ll have her first jumpout back next Wednesday before returning to her usual routine. During her previous preparations, Binaisse has mainly utilised his water walker and beach work to keep Felicia fit and keep the stress off her legs. “She never gallops further than 600m otherwise its just a lot of trotting and cantering,” he said. “She’s a bit silly and fresh at the moment so once this first jumpout is out of the way we’ll start heading back down to the beach. “She’ll likely have one more jumpout after that before heading into the Sir John Monash.” Felicia will be looking to continue the consistent form she’s been in since joining Binaisse’s care in 2019. She’s finished top three in all but two of her 11 starts under his name.

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She’s back: Dean Binaisse’s Group 3 winning mare Felicia looks to make her return to the races. Picture: Supplied


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