AGRA’s Run of the Month for March 2010 has been awarded to exciting Victorian stayer Drill ‘Em. In another outstanding performance Drill ‘Em added the Group 1 Galaxy to his ever increasing trophy cabinet, however it was the way in which the David Knocker trained star went about his win that scored him AGRA Run of the Month for March.
Drill ‘Em came into the final in a rich vein of form and the Galaxy win was his second Group One success after winning the Super Stayers in Melbourne. It was another front running display and in dominating fashion after fast sections of 15.44, 23.57 and 29.34 he lower the track record recording 41.33.
It had stood for only a week after Jarvis Bale set Cannington alight in the heats. But like their last encounter in the Group 1 Super Stayers at the Meadows Jarvis Bale had to once again settle for second place chasing his superior opponent all the way to be beaten by a hollow five lengths.
Queenslander Dashing Corsair finished third a fair back with all honours to the winner.
Drill ‘Em has continued his good form in Sydney and on Saturday night took his place in the Group 2 Easter Chase final after finishing second behind Queenslander Dashing Corsair in his heat last week.
Drill ‘Em is Brindle dog whelped March ’07 he is by Texas Gold from Geoff’s Mate (Ashigga x Executive Maggie). His current record stands at 39 starts for 16 wins and 12 placings and prizemoney earnings at $272,425. He is raced by the Binborrin Syndicate and trained by David Knocker at Langwarrin in Victoria.
As usual we had some outstanding runs recorded in March with fast times on both city and country circuits all over Australia. However Drill ‘Em’s track record performance at Cannington in such a high profile race in top class company earned him this month’s AGRA Run of the Month.
AGRA congratulates owners the Binborrin Syndicate, trainer David Knocker and Drill ‘Em on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for March 2010.