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Our runners this week: How our trainers rate them

Les Harding

Les Harding

Monday at Globe Derby

Racer 7: Beaudiene Rocknroll
6.51pm NZ time

Update: Late scratched

The horse has improved with his latest run (for second) and the field looks a little weaker this time. Ammicchi and Whata Optimist can fly the gate, so the lead might not be there, but with any sort of trip he should be very competitive again.

Ray Green

Ray’s comments

Friday night at Auckland

Race 3: Lincoln Cove
6.38pm

“You wouldn’t know what he’s going to do. It depends whether he wants to win or not. He trained really well last week. This week he’s been going like shit. He gets in going right-handed, so he could be worse at Auckland.”

Race 3: Frisco Bay
6.38pm

“It’s impossible to predict what might happen from the second row draw but you can put a line through his last run, they went nothing and only sprinted up the straight.”

Race 5: Leo Lincoln
7.30pm

“He went another good race last week, slightly inconvenienced at a bad time. He wasn’t very quick out of the gate but did enough to hold up three fence. It’s a smaller field this time so it might be run a bit differently but he’ll need the right trip.”

Race 5: My Copy
7.30pm

“He went another good, honest race last week, but had to come four wide on the home turn. He’s better suited in a smaller field on Friday but will need all the breaks.”

Race 10: Obadiah Dragon
9.52pm

“I think he’s our best chance. He’s an improving horse who is right in the zone. He’s better than most people think and I’m sure he’ll go a good race.”

Mark Dux

Mark Dux’s comments

Friday night at Albion Park

Race 8: Captain Nemo
7.25pm NZ time

“He’s a top three chance given an ounce of luck. If they go stupid early, and we can get a nice tag into it, we won’t be far off. Parama, who has drawn inside us, might get going and take us into the race.”

Whales Harness