Drill ‘Em Wins 2010 Super Stayers

On Saturday as part of the bumper night of racing that took place at The Meadows, Drill ‘Em became a four time Group 1 winner when he claimed a sensational all the way win in the $50, 000 to-the-winner final of the Macro Meats Super Stayers (725m).

The David Knocker-trained Drill ‘Em ($4.80) held on strong to defeat the Graeme Bate-trained Jarvis Bale ($11.30) by 3 ½ lengths while the classy Next Top Model ($5.40) finished a further 2 ¾ lengths back in third.

Following the top three was a fast finishing Symmetry ($11) a neck back in fourth while the odds-on favourite at $2.60 Satanic Cash could only manage fifth in the final another neck away.

Showing speed from the start, Drill ‘Em (four) got to the front and held the lead through the first turn sitting four lengths in front of last year’s National Distance Champion Jarvis Bale.

Coming into the straight Drill ‘Em stayed two lengths in front with Jarvis Bale still sitting second ahead of Symmetry and Next Top Model.

A final burst of speed saw Drill ‘Em extend his winning margin to over three lengths while Jarvis Bale ran second and Next Top Model got a neck in front of Symmetry for third.

Drill ‘Em, a son of Texas Gold, ran a sharp 42.53 over the testing 725m feature and has now won 14 of his 36 career starts. His two feature race successes over the Sky Channel Australian Cup Carnival in the Group 2 Zoom Top and Saturday’s Super Stayers has skyrocketed his career earnings to $182, 925.

Top chaser Dyna Lachlan took out the other feature race final at the meeting when he won the $150, 000 Group 1 MTD Australian Cup.

Other highlights from the world of greyhound racing over the weekend included the line-up at Cannington where two $22, 500 Group 3 events took place.

Blue Lorian ($14.90) claimed an upset victory in race four, the Swan Draught Stayer’s Challenge (715m) ahead of Hotshot Molly ($6.80) and odds-on favourite at $1.70 Mantra Lad.

In the following race at Cannington, Regent Diamond ($7.40) beat home the $2.90 top elect Sandhog and Zini’s Gump ($9.10) in the Swan Draught Sprint Challenge (530m).

2010 Macro Meats Super Stayers Results:

Place

Greyhound

Trainer

Margin

1
DRILL ‘EM
D W Knocker
2
JARVIS BALE
G J Bate 3.50
3
NEXT TOP MODEL
J Thompson 6.25
4
SYMMETRY
R J Britton 6.50
5
SATANIC CASH
R L Isaacson 6.75
6
DASHING CORSAIR
D M Lennon 12.25
7
WHISTLING DRIVE
T Womann 14.75
8
OODLES ROCKS
N Vincent 14.77