Cameron taking winning chances to Methven

By Jonny Turner

Kyle Cameron hopes a new formula can be a winning one when Style Council shoots for a deserved victory at Methven on Sunday.

Cameron heads to the Methven grass with three of his team, including Style Council who put in two excellent performances at the recent Blenheim meeting.

The five-year-old hit the line strongly in both of his starts, running second on Friday and fifth on Sunday.

The two good runs have come since Cameron has decided to Style Council with a sit, which isn’t always easy to do at the leader-dominated Blenheim track.

So theoretically, the pacer should be an even bigger chance up the longer straight at Methven track.

“We have been driving him a bit quieter lately and he has gone some good races,” Cameron said.

“He has come through his Blenheim trip pretty well, his work has been good.”

“Hopefully he can make a good beginning and get into a handy enough spot.”

“Fingers crossed he can go another good race.”

Cameron also starts maiden trotter Brightman in race 1 at Methven.

The four-year-old looks a handy winning chance judging by his recent trial efforts.

Cameron thinks the trotter has the ability to win but is weary about how the horse will handle his first start at the races.

“He has had a bit of trouble getting away at the trials but he has been got it right in his qualifying trial and he got it right in his last one.”

“It is just a case of him getting away trotting, he can be a bit nervy at the start so we will be hanging on and hoping he can do things right.”

“He does seem to have the ability there to win a race, for sure.”

“If he does things right it will be a good result.”

Opawa Peak looks the roughie of the three-horse Cameron team.

The trotter broke in both of his starts on the recent Blenheim circuit, but his form before that was solid enough.

“He didn’t really like the crossing at Blenheim for some reason, he broke both days,” Cameron said.

“He has been over plenty of crossings before and hasn’t had any troubles.”

“There is no crossing at Methven so that won’t be a problem.”

“From the draw (1) he might be able to get a nice run and go a better race, but he is down on his best form.”


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