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Check out the class of 2019 - there are plenty of likely types among our new partnerships

Lincoln Farms’ trainer Ray Green has another exceptional looking bunch of two-year-olds going through their paces at Pukekohe.

Check out the class of 2019 below, with current photos shot by Trish Dunell and how they looked as yearlings, and if one strikes your fancy contact Ian Middleton to see if shares are available in the partnership.

The monthly training fee for a 10% share is $264.50 ($230 plus GST).

American Dealer

10% share: $6900. ($6000 plus GST)

Stable name: Major

Ray Green: “He’s a nice little horse who should make a two-year-old. He’s a good pacer who’s done nothing wrong but I gave him a bit of a break as he was a bit small and weak.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Maddison’s Delight

From a family rich in black type, this colt is the second foal of a Bettor’s Delight mare who is a half sister to headliners (Our) Amazing Art (15 wins), All U Need Is Faith (8 wins), Pacing Major (13 wins) and Grace Way, the dam of Lincoln Farms’ smart colt Make Way (13 wins).

Crack Group I filly Linda Lovegrace (14 wins) also appears in his pedigree.


Apieceoflou

10% share: $11,500 ($10,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Frank

Ray Green: “He’s jogging up and is due to start fast work again soon. He was a big, gangly weakling but has strengthened up considerably this time in. He’s still got some developing to do - he needs to pop up in the wither - but he paces well enough and he’s got some good American blood.”

Breeding: Sweet Lou - Wantapieceofme

Out of a half sister to a 1:47 winner, Apieceoflou boasts a string of big race winners in the United States in his family including Hop Sing (27 wins), world champion Shebestingin (18 wins, 1:47) and Bono Bests (25 wins).

He is out of the Rocknroll Hanover mare Wantapieceofme, whose only other foal Betterpiece has won two races in Western Australia.


Bondi Shake

10% share: $5750 ($5000 plus GST)

Stable name: Bobby

Ray Green: “He was one of my favourites at the yearling sales and we stole him. He’s about the only Somebeachsomewhere I’ve ever liked and I couldn’t fault what he’s done so far. He’s perfectly mannered with a nice stride and is on target for the first Young Guns heat.

Breeding: Somebeachsomewhere - Seven Point One

Bondi Shake is the first colt out of six-race winner Seven Point One who is a half sister to the good winners Courtney John and Bobbie McArdle.

Her third dam Port Medley won the 2005-06 Broodmare excellence award, leaving 15 foals who all raced, for 12 winners, including Falcon’s Medley (16 wins) and Lively Medley (20 wins).


Brodie Lindenny

10% share: $8050 ($7000 plus GST)

Stable name: Lenny

Ray Green: “He’s very big and immature and has been slow to develop but he’ll come to it later. We gelded him last week.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Lady Dancer

Brodie Lindenny is the fifth foal of a seven race winner in Lady Dancer. She has had three foals to the races including the eight-race winner Come Dance With Me, who is racing in Western Australia, and Dancing Dixie.

It is the family of crack pacer Surprise Package who won 13 races in New Zealand and another 14 in the United States.

Second dam Jodi Vance left eight winners.


Captain Nemo

10% share: $14,950 ($13,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Nemo

Ray Green: “He’s a typical Captaintreacherous, athletic looking with a beautiful long body. I like him a lot and I think he’ll develop into a pretty nice racehorse. He’s improving all the time and is one of the most forward of my two-year-olds. He’s won a workout and his qualifying trial and is right on target for the first Young Guns heat.”

Breeding: Captaintreacherous - Arden Caviar

Captain Nemo, by a much touted son of the ill-fated Somebeachsomewhere, is from a prolific winning family.

His dam Arden Caviar is a half sister to Bettor’s Strike (16 wins, A$789,000), multiple Group I winner Arden’s Choice (7 wins), Southwind Arden (9 wins) and Rocknroll Arden (6 wins).

Third dam Bella Chip, who paced 1:52.6 in the United States, left the Group I Victoria Derby winner Bella’s Boy (16 wins, $437,000).


Franco Nandor

10% share: $17,250 ($15,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Nandor

Ray Green: “He’s a lovely horse who goes well but we gelded him last week because he was getting too heavy topped and was starting to get a bit aggressive so we decided to nip that in the bud.”

Breeding: Mach Three - Nicaea Franco

Franco Nandor is from the Spreydon Lodge family of the big winner Nearea Franco, the winner of 11 races, including the Group I Queen Of Hearts. She was crowned four-year-old mare of the year in 2007-08, and is the dam of Nike Franco (30 wins) who has paced 1:49 in the United States.

He is the first foal of the one-race winner Nicaea Franco. His third dam No Paba left eight winners.


Jeff Beck

10% share: $11,500 ($10,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Tommy

Ray Green: “Early on I thought he’d be a Young Guns horse, and he probably still will be, but not for the first couple of heats. We trained him down to 2:10 and he was nicely gaited but was a bit of a wanderer. He’s grown a lot since the yearling parade in August and is on his way up again.”

Breeding: Rock N Roll Heaven - Lady Fingers

This cracking colt’s half sister The Orange Agent dominated her age group, winning 13 of her first 19 starts and 18 in all, including four Group I races.

He is the eighth foal of the mare Lady Fingers, who has had four to the races for four winners, the most recent Australasian record-breaking filly Cheesy Fingers, who posted a 1:50.3 mile at Menangle in January within days of landing in Australia after being sold out of Bunty and Gareth Hughes’ stable.


Louie The Punter

10% share: $5750 ($5000 plus GST)

Stable name: Kenny

Ray Green: ”He’s a nice pacer but is quite immature and we gelded him last week. He’ll come to it later.”

Breeding: Sweet Lou - Love A Gamble

This colt’s full brother is the smart Double Or Nothing, one of the best of Lincoln Farms’ juvenile team last season.

His dam Love A Gamble has already produced nine-race winner Let It Ride, a star of the Tim Butt stable in Australia where he has won two Group I races, the Breeders’ Challenge Final in Sydney and Blacks A Fake in Brisbane.

Second dam Stylish Sweetheart (12 wins) was a star age group performer and left fast horses in Gomeo Romeo (13 wins) and Sterlish (15 wins).


Spice It Up

10% share: $8625 ($7500 plus GST)

Stable name: Spicey

Ray Green: “She’s shown us plenty and looks like being our best filly. She’s quite fat and we’ve had a bit of trouble with her tying up but I expect her to be very competitive in the fillies Young Guns heats.”

Breeding: Captaintreacherous - Soul Sister

Captaintreacherous, a son of the ill-fated champion stallion Somebeachsomewhere, hasn’t yet had any progeny to the racetrack in the southern hemisphere. The winner of 21 of his 26 starts at two and three he was, however, the leading sire of juveniles in the United States last year.

This filly’s dam was unraced but her granddam Andress Blue Chip is a virtual household name in the harness breeding world, her pinup offspring the freakish filly Carabella, who won 17 of her 19 races.


The Informant

10% share: $5750 ($5000 plus GST)

Stable name: Reuben

Ray Green: “He’s about to start fast working again. We trained him down to 2:10 and he wasn’t quite coping - he’s a typical American Ideal and was changing stride - but this time in he should be much better. He’s a lot bigger than Hard Copy and is the closest to him conformation-wise than any of his other siblings.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Readallaboutit

This colt is a full brother to the West Australian superstar (My) Hard Copy who was bought by Green’s wife Debbie for $4000 before his sale to Australia where he won 27 races and $1.27 million.

It is the family of Presidential Belle (8 wins) who left the fast racehorse (Run) Oneover (23 wins, $577,000 before being sold to the States).


Themightyserena

10% share: $4887.50 ($4250 plus GST)

Stable name: Serena

Ray Green: “She’s only a little filly but she’s got a bit of speed and could make a Young Guns horse. She got down to 2:10 last prep, a half in 60, and enjoyed her work.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Themightykendall

Themightyserena is the second foal of Themightykendall who is a sister to champion pacer and multiple Horse of the Year Themightyquinn (58 wins, A$4.5million).

Second dam Love Sign also left Themightynadal (7 wins).

Further back in her pedigree are the big winners Excitable (29 wins) and Group I winner (Our) New Life (22 wins).

Our runners this week: How our trainers rate them

Ray Green

Ray’s comments

Friday night at Auckland

Race 1: Obadiah Dragon
6.07pm

“He’s the lowest rated in the field, so it will be tough for him, but he’s racing really well. He just doesn’t need any bad luck.”

Race 4: Lincoln La Moose
7.38pm

“You won’t see the best of him on Friday. It’s his first race since April and he’ll definitely need the run.”

Race 6: My Copy
8.31pm

“He’s no champion but he’s very honest and is always capable of finishing in the money. He only needs a fair crack at them.”

Race 7: Tyson
8.57pm

“You can forget about that debut run, it was a non-event for him the way the race panned out. He got way too far back and would need to have clocked ridiculous times to get into it. He has speed and feels like a nice horse but he’s very inexperienced. I wouldn’t expect him to round the others up but he won’t be disgraced.”

Race 7: Lincoln Lou
8.57pm

Update: Scratched on vet’s advice

“He’s a very nice colt. He’s a lot stronger this time in and he could develop into a serious horse. If he repeats his last run, he’ll be hard to beat. I think he might have the wood on Sugar Ray. He has better manners and probably a bit more speed too.”

Race 7: Sugar Ray Lincoln
8.57pm

“He won comfortably last time despite being three wide for much of the last lap and four wide turning for home. He’s a very good colt. There’s not much between him and Lincoln Lou.”

Race 9: Commander Lincoln
9.49pm

“He’s as honest as they come, he’d die for you, but he lacks a yard of sharp speed to be a serious horse. He has a draw upgrade and drops in class but things have to pan out for him.”

Mark Dux

Mark Dux’s comments

Friday night at Albion Park

Race 8: Captain Nemo
6.33pm NZ time

“It’s not an easy race and, from an average draw, we’ll drive him quietly again so he’ll be at the mercy of the tempo. If he gets the right trip, I could see him hitting the line well and sneaking into the money but after this run to tighten him up he’ll be all set to go, close to winning.”

Les Harding

Les Harding

Saturday night at Port Pirie

Race 5: Beaudiene Rocknroll
10.02pm NZ time

“I’m very happy with him and confident he’ll run a top race but it’s hard to predict how he’ll measure up given this is a big step-up in class compared with the horses he has raced against for his last two wins.”

Dan Costello Race Photography