Bling It On Brings It In Sir John Dillon Memorial
Written By Michael Floyd, Sandown Greyhound Racing Correspondent Friday 21st October 2011
Under rated stayer Bling It On has claimed his first Group title, taking out the Group 3Sir John Dillon Memorialat Sandown Park tonight.
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 5Â˝ 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 Â˝ head away third.
It was the biggest prize of the 3Â˝ year old son of Whereâ€™s Pedro, who missed 12 months of racing due to a career threatening injury.
â€śUnfortunately he broke a hock a bit over 12 months ago. To get him back and win this prestigious race is a great honour,â€ť said trainer John Westerlo.
It was a fantastic family effort for the Westerlos, with wife Carol owning andbreedingthe dog.
The win was the 16th of Bling It Onâ€™s career and took his career earnings beyond $92,000. He will now target the $75,000 to the winner Group 1Bold Trease Carnival Cup to be run on SoloMelbourne Cupnight on Thursday 17 November.