Drill ‘Em Wins 2010 Galaxy

David Knocker’s top dog Drill ‘Em clocked his fifth Group 1 victory on Saturday night when he finished first in the $80, 000-to-the-winner Group 1 SKY Racing Galaxy at Cannington in record breaking time.

Drill ‘Em ($3.60) beat home the $3.10 favourite Jarvis Bale by an easy five lengths with classy Queenslander Dashing Corsair ($9.60) a further 2 ½ lengths back for third.

Jumping quickly from box five Drill ‘Em gained the lead early followed closely by eventual third placegetter Dashing Corsair wearing the white.

Drill ‘Em soon accelerated away widening his lead while Jarvis Bale got across without trouble from the outside box eight to snare second spot behind the pacemaker on the rails.

It was a dazzling all-the-way win for Drill ‘Em who maintained his five length lead throughout the final coming away with his fifth Group 1 victory.

Drill ‘Em, a son of Texas Gold, ran a scintillating 41.33 over the 715m final, breaking Jarvis Bale’s previous track record of 41.36 that was set in the heats for the Galaxy.

Saturday’s win was Drill ‘Em’s first victory wearing the yellow rug and his 16th career win from 38 starts.

The Group 2 Easter Chase  at Wentworth Park is Drill ‘Em’s next goal

The other massive highlight at the Cannington meeting was the Group 1 Perth Cup where High Earner claimed a seven length win.

2010 SKY Racing Galaxy Results:

Place

Dog

Trainer

Time

Margin

1 DRILL ‘EM David Knocker 41.33
2 JARVIS BALE Graeme Bate 41.66 5
3 DASHING CORSAIR Dwyer Lennon 41.83 7 ½
4 SUPREME COMMAND Linda Britton 41.84 7 ¾
5 SYMMETRY Robert Britton 42.00 10
6 SIROCCO STYLE Belinda Smithson 42.04 10 ¾
7 NEXT TOP MODEL Jason Thompson 42.07 11
8 BLUE LORIAN Peter Wye 42.28 14 ½