02/22/2006 12:00AM

Turf Paradise track report


King Justin showed speed is his game last Friday, when he set a track record for 4 1/2 furlongs here. A 5-year-old Arizona-bred trained by Ralph Andersen, King Justin sizzled early under Joel Campbell and just kept going, hitting the wire in 50.38 seconds. He broke the old record of 50.40 set by Kathryn's Doll in 1967 and Jazz Hot in 1995.

"On the lead is where he likes to be," said Campbell. "And when he's there, he's awfully fast."

King Justin finished a length clear of Just See James, with Flying Supercon in third. King Justin paid $10.40 for the victory and now has nine wins from 20 starts.