Our runners this week: How our trainers rate them

Al Barnes

Al’s comments

Tuesday at Albion Park

Race 4: Bondi Shake
3.33pm NZ time

“He’s working brilliantly but is still a little tubby and will need the hit-out. He’s drawn nicely in three but I’m not sure whether he will be able to cross the favourite (Dance In The Sun), drawn the pole and we don’t want to cook him first-up.”

Wednesday night at Redcliffe

Race 4: Man Of Action
8.34pm NZ time

“He was brilliant for the first lap last week then he didn’t want to go any more. The frustrating thing is he pulled up brilliantly like he hadn’t raced. It’s not a fitness or health problem, I just have to work out how to make him want to do it again. I’ve trained him out of the paddock this week.”

Ray Green

Ray’s comments

Thursday night at Auckland

Race 1: Captain Nemo

“There are a few in there who are better than him but if he holds up early from the good draw, and gets a nice trip, he’s capable of running a slot.”

Race 7: Tommy Lincoln

“He’ll go a good race, because he’s very honest, but I think he’ll need a couple of starts to get really fit.”

Dan Costello Race Photography