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Promising two year old True Detective can uncover some spring form if he can keep his unbeaten record intact and win the $125,000 Australian Turf Club 2yo Handicap (1300m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Trainer Chris Waller, above, will saddle up True Detective in the Australian Turf Club 2yo Handicap at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Trainer Chris Waller, above, will saddle up True Detective in the Australian Turf Club 2yo Handicap at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

True Detective is the winner of his only race start in an 1100m two year old Maiden at Rosehill on February 27 and if he runs up to his potential will be lining up in some good three year old races during the 2019 Spring Carnival.

“It was a good win on debut and the owners were happy to put him away and not get too caught up with everything that was going on in the autumn,” trainer Chris Waller told Racenet.

“That allowed us to have him back a bit earlier, take time out with things.

“He’s shown us good ability and it would be no surprise if he developed into a Spring horse.”

Waller considers the heavy rated Randwick track as True Detective’s main hurdle but he is happy to test the Shamus Award colt on the rain affected surface.

“There’s always a bit of query at this time of the year with tracks. They either handle it or they don’t,” Waller said.

“He looks to have improved off what we saw back in February and I’d expect he will prove hard to beat.

“The wet tracks are the unknown with him but if he puts his hand up, I’d expect to see him running in better races in the months ahead.”

The unstoppable Blake Shinn takes the ride on True Detective who has drawn nicely at barrier two in the eight horse field and is sharing the top spot in the betting at $3 at Ladbrokes.com.au with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Rule The World.

Rule The World is also coming off a debut win in a 1100m Canterbury two year old Maiden on June 19 with Tim Clark in the saddle again from gate six.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.