Drill ‘Em Awarded March 2010 AGRA Run of the Month

Drill ‘Em Awarded March 2010 AGRA Run of the MonthMedia Release: AGRA

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 1 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 lowered 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 missed out on his sixth Group victory since November 2009 when he ran an unlucky behind Jarvis Bale in the Group 2 Easter Chase final, after finishing second behind Queenslander Dashing Corsair in the heats, last Saturday night.

Drill ‘Em is a Brindle dog whelped March ’07. He is by Texas Gold from Geoff’s Mate (Ashigga x Executive Maggie). His current record stands at 40 starts for 16 wins and 12 placings and prizemony earnings over $272, 420. 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.

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AGRA Publicity Officer

Neil Brown

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Brenton Scott

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