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    COREY JOHNSON - Photo Walter Bulyga

    IN-FORM reinsman Corey Johnson hopes to continue riding the crest of a wave during the weekend. Fresh from driving his first treble the previous... Young gun riding the crest of a wave

    IN-FORM reinsman Corey Johnson hopes to continue riding the crest of a wave during the weekend.

    Fresh from driving his first treble the previous week, Johnson registered a double at Globe Derby last night.

    Set to return to the same venue on Saturday evening, Johnson has a steady book of drives, including a pair of last-start winners.

    “I’ve been having a bit of luck lately,” Johnson said. “Don’t know how long it can last but I will enjoy it will it does.

    “The winners I’ve had of late have all been racing well and only needed a few things to go their way to come out on top.

    “Im The Mighty Judd was the perfect example of that last night.

    “That was his first win since August but he’s run second nine times since then including his start before.

    “He’s also had four thirds and four fourths so he’s been consistent and earned the win.”

    Trained by Johnson’s father Lane, Im The Mighty Judd led throughout from barrier three to account for Magic Trump and Kentsford Kenny in 2:01.1 over 1800 metres.

    Johnson was then successful with The Octagon which backing up during the weekend.

    Prepared by Francesca Carbone, The Octagon has drawn to figure prominently again from the pole.

    “He went terrific last night, and on that run, he is going to be hard to beat again,” Johnson said. “The draw certainly gives him his chance.”

    Bella Sofia is Johnson’s other last start winner, with the mare drawn to repeat the dose from barrier one.

    The daughter of Island Tiger led throughout from the same draw a fortnight ago.

    “She is in pretty solid form with three wins and three placings from her last nine starts,” Johnson said. “She’s drawn to go close again.”

     

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