Bling It On pinged from box three to lead Sydneysider Zipping Lad through the first turn. From there, Bling It On was never headed, racing to 5½ length win in a slick 42.00 seconds.
Sandown Cup winner and former track record holder Bobby Boucheau, having his first start since August, finished second with Pillow Torque a further ½ head away third.
It was the biggest prize of the 3½ year old son of Where’s Pedro, who missed 12 months of racing due to a career threatening injury.
“Unfortunately he broke a hock a bit over 12 months ago. To get him back and win this prestigious race is a great honour,” said trainer John Westerlo.
It was a fantastic family effort for the Westerlos, with wife Carol owning and breeding the dog.
The win was the 16th of Bling It On’s career and took his career earnings beyond $92,000. He will now target the $75,000 to the winner Group 1 Bold Trease Carnival Cup, to be run on Solo Melbourne Cup night on Thursday 17 November.