Cameron out to continue form
By Jonny Turner
Trainer-driver Kyle Cameron hopes to continue the good start he made to the West Coast Christmas circuit at Westport on Saturday.
Cameron notched a win and two placings with his five horse team on the first day of the region’s three-day meeting on Boxing Day.
Fynn Frost produced an excellent third placing behind Stars Tonight and Tango Tara in the Thursday’s feature race, the Westport Cup.
The reinsman’s tactics to hold the parked position with a lap to run drew the attention of stewards, but they also almost saw Fynn Frost beat the favourites when produced a tough effort to get within a neck and half a length of Stars Tonight and Tango Tara.
“He was never going to take the front off the favourite, but if I had let those others go past me we would have got shuffled back.”
“Every year in the Westport Cup they take off at the top of the straight with a lap to go.”
Sitting parked played to Fynn Frost’s strengths – grinding home on the speed, rather than sprinting from the rear.
“He is really tough, but he hits his knees, so he has got that against him.”
“He can sprint, but he is much more of a stayer.”
Fynn Frost has a 10m advantage over Stars Tonight and Tango Tara on Saturday.
Stars Tonight and Tango Tara will both start on level marks from behind the 10m tape.
Stars Tonight had a 10m head start on Tango Tara when starting on the front line, alongside Fynn Frost, on Thursday.
Cameron said it will be hard to beat the two favourites, but he is confident Fynn Frost can run another big race.
“I am happy with him, I would say Stars Tonight and Tango Tara will be hard to beat, but he will be another top three chance.”
Pine Cone turned around a run of three below par performances with a second placing behind Martin John on Boxing Day.
The 6yr-old gets conditions he likes when he will try to go one better in race 7 on Saturday.
“I was a lot happier with him on Boxing Day than in his first few runs back,” Cameron said.
“We had his joints injected after his second last start and it has made a big difference to him.”
“He loves this place, loves the grass and loves 2000m.”
Tequila Sunset looks the next best of Cameron’s chances in race 3.
The trotter effectively had no chance on Thursday after getting back in the field and being pushed wide.
With a better run Tequila Sunset could be an each-way hope in an out of form field on Saturday
Been To Jenny’s won the first race of the West Coast Carnival at Westport on Thursday.
Her chances of winning again look slim as she steps out of maiden grade in race 9 on Saturday.
Opawa Mach looks an outside hope for Cameron in race 6.