"He had a few things I had to work on when he arrived and I brought him along slowly. He's certainly been going very well up the straight in the past few months," Druery said.
Sunday will mark the fifth running of the Jeffery Jones Celebration Of Life Trophy, a race that honours the life of Jeffery Jones, the well-respected former trainer and great greyhound racing man who passed away in 2018.
Jones was also a founding member and past president of the QGBOTA and was heavily involved with the Capalaba club for many years.
Jones, of course, is the inspiration behind the naming of Jay Is Jay, the current Queensland star trained by his daughter Selena Zammit and owned by his wife Lillian.
Jones owned and trained Jay Is Jay's mother Kealoah.
Previous Jeffery Jones Trophy winners:
2023 - Journalist (trained by Greg Stella) 19.57 seconds
2021 - Easy Does It (trained by Tony Apap) 20.14 seconds
2020 - She's Whistling (trained by Garry Gilbert) 19.72 seconds
2019 - Call Me Ugo (trained by Brett Hazelgrove) 19.77 seconds