PROMISING pacer Im Compliant should have no trouble maintaining his perfect Tasmanian record despite an awkward draw in Hobart on Friday night.
Unbeaten from four starts since arriving from New Zealand, Im Compliant scored first-up from a four-month break last weekend.
Stating the son of Live Or Die will be a major improver for the run, trainer Rohan Hillier believes Im Compliant can complete a smooth transition through the grades.
“He’s a nice horse,” Hillier said. “He won a metro race in New Zealand as a three-year-old, but lost his way a little.
“He has thrived since he got here and has enjoyed the easier racing. Now that he has won some easy ones he has to win some harder ones.
“I’m very happy with his work since his first-up run and expect him to be hard to beat.
“Although he hasn’t drawn well, I think he can his make own luck and be right in the finish.”
Earmarking some of the features during summer as the long term goal, Hillier plans to give Im Compliant a short campaign before sending him back to a paddock.
“At this stage I will try to win a couple of races then give him a month off,” Hillier said. “I will be setting him for the better race at Christmas time.
“He is really strong, a good competitor and is the kind of horse which can squat somewhere in a good race and come away with the win.”