Waleonjon breaks hard run of luck

The luckless Waleonjon overturned his fortune when winning at Sandown Park on Thursday night.

He has experienced a horror run of box draws where in his seven starts this year, he has drawn inside box 6 just once.

Not only have the draws been against him, but he has had to overcome a series of setbacks that have held him back from performing at his very best.

“He’s had a cracked fibula late last year and a few muscle injuries. Plus a really bad run of boxes,” laughed trainer Glenn Dainton.

The win was Waleonjon’s fifth at metropolitan level and 12th overall from 39 career starts.

“I think he’s coming back to his best. He’s always trying, he always gives 100%.”

Bradman as he’s known at home, is owned by the Cruising Diggers Syndicate made up of Vietnam Veterans.

“The owners would be rapt. There’s three of them, Wally, Leon and Jon, which is how they came up with Bradman’s race name. They love watching him every week.”

Bradman is a grand looking blue dog who often looks a handful to tame when in the parade yard.

“He’s quite a character and can be hard to handle at the track, he’s over the top but just loves to race. He’s a beautiful dog.”

Dainton is no stranger to success at Sandown Park having owned and trained Bookkeeper who won the 2014 Maidment Memorial.

Later in the night Jacqui Shoshone rounded out her Launching Pad preparations and will head a two pronged attack for trainer David Crawford. Click here for full story

Waleonjon (6) leads all of the way
Bookkeeper (1) wins the 2014 Maidment Memorial for Glenn Dainton
Jason Adams
About Jason Adams - Racing & Communications Officer at Sandown Park. Over 4 years involvement in greyhound racing and one of the sport's biggest and most passionate fans.
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