Cameron pair strong chances
By Jonny Turner
Kyle Cameron is enjoying his best season as a trainer and has the chance to make it even better at Addington on Friday night.
The Fernside trainer-driver has produced a personal best eight winners this term and has the chance to hit double figures with two strong winning chances in Medusa and Fynn Frost.
Medusa shares the 20m back mark with her main rival, Splash Cola, in Friday night’s fast class trot.
Race tempo will be the key to how Medusa is able to handle her handicap.
The 6yr-old is a noted slow starter and how fast her rivals are trotting ahead of her is likely to dictate how Cameron can go about catching them with Medusa.
“The 20m back mark is a bit of a pain for her, just for the fact that doesn’t trot up that quick early,” the trainer-driver said.
“So she will probably settle last, barring gallopers.”
“It is just a case of how hard we have to chase to catch the pack.”
“And we should be getting over the top of them at the finish, all going to plan.”
Medusa showed she was ready to strike when running a good third behind smart winner, The Dominator, at Addington, last week.
“The most pleasing thing for me was Destiny Jones was on our back and she is a pretty smart horse,” Cameron said.
“To be beating her home, to me says we have gone pretty good.”
“The quality of the field is probably down on last week, which suits us.”
Medusa beat home Splash Cola, but could not reel in fellow race rival Trick Star in last week’s event.
Splash Cola reverts back to standing start racing on Friday after galloping and losing ground behind the mobile.
The Regan Todd trained trotter clearly looks the horse for Medusa to beat on Friday.
Splash Cola won, beating third placed Medusa, when they clashed off level marks in their previous starts at Addington.
Fynn Frost will aim for career win two for Cameron in rating 40-50 company on Friday night.
The 4yr-old’s last start sixth placing saw him miss a top three finish for the first time in five placings.
However, his effort to stick on after doing a power of work meant the run was arguably as good as any of his previous four outings.
“We were three wide the trip,” Cameron said.
“I was hoping to get around to parked, but it wasn’t to be, but he stuck it out pretty well.”
All of Fynn Frost’s recent form has been over distances less than 2400m.
Once the horse is able to get back up over 2600m the horse should thrive.
Despite that, Cameron still expects his charge to go another strong race in Friday night’s 1980m event.
“I would give him a pretty good chance.”