• Racing Tips
    ‘Long shot’ Johnson scores again ‘Long shot’ Johnson scores again

    ALEMERIA - Photo Walter Bulyga

    THOSE looking to back that elusive long shot winner should consider following South Australian youngster Corey Johnson. A graduate of the pony trot circuit,... ‘Long shot’ Johnson scores again

    THOSE looking to back that elusive long shot winner should consider following South Australian youngster Corey Johnson.

    A graduate of the pony trot circuit, 16-year-old Johnson registered his third win at Globe Derby yesterday.

    While that isn’t earth shattering news, the wet behind the ears reinsman’s victory came via Alemeria, which paid $68.70 on the Tote.

    COREY JOHNSON – Photo Walter Bulyga

    Just last month Johnson broke his maiden status with Emerging Art – which upstage his more fancied rivals at $51.10!

    Although paying substantially less, Johnson’s second winner was Thebattlesjusbegun, which was on the fifth line of betting at $6.90.

    Like Johnson’s two previous winners, Alemeria led throughout to upset her more fancied rivals.

    After finding the front from barrier four, the daughter of American Ideal scored by six metres from Like Clockwork, with Rocknroll Legend a metre away third.

    “I actually thought she would go well based on her trial,” Johnson said. “She finished second in her trial and the horse which won the trial was a winner on Saturday night.

    “I was hoping that trial form would hold up well and it did.

    “Once she was in front she was comfortable running the even quarters and felt good on the line.”

    Prepared by Robert Dixon, Alemeria rated 2:00.7 over 2230 metres to take her record to five wins and 11 placings from 64 starts.

    Hoping to increase his driving commitments, Johnson balances his time with horses with his studies at Saint Patrick’s Technical College where he aims to become a mechanic.

    Related Stories

    Paul Courts

    No comments so far.

    Be first to leave comment below.

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.