SPREYTON trainer Barry Campbell declared his well bred three-year-old Just A Beach a promising prospect after he scored an impressive win on debut in the Pycsam Maiden over 1200 metres in Launceston on Wednesday night.
It was a keenly contested affair early in the race with High Speed (Casey Bruce) and Flying Jimbob (Shannon Brazil) setting a solid pace in front while Maskiell was content to allow Just A Beach find his comfort zone near the rear of the field.
But when Maskiell called on the Delago Brom-Rock ‘n’ Sea gelding to extend in the home straight he quickly gathered in the leaders and went on to win convincingly.
Just A Beach (Stephen Maskiell) produced a powerful finish to score by almost two lengths over High Speed with race favourite Morell ($2.60) a neck away third.
Just A Beach also landed some decent wagers as he was backed in to start the clear second elect, firming from as much as $4.80 to start at $3.20.
“He’s a nice horse with a bright future,” Campbell said.
“He has sown me something from day one but we have had to be patient with him and that patience is already starting to pay off.”
“He went into this race having performed well in two trials and we were pleased he took that god trial form into his race.”
“I’ll see how he pulls up but more than likely he’ll head to the paddock soon and we’ll bring him back in the spring,” he said.
Just A Beach is owned and raced by Ron and Trudy Schwanke.