Larry can go all the way on Saturday night and cap stellar month for Al’s Lincoln Farms team
Larry Lincoln can lead all the way on Saturday night and ring up just on A$33,000 for the month in earnings for Lincoln Farms, says trainer Al Barnes.
With wins by all three horses he has racing for Lincoln Farms, Larry Lincoln, Northview Hustler and Bondi Shake, Barnes and his son Hayden have had a stellar month.
And with Larry Lincoln an almost certain leader from the pole, Barnes is bullish that the roll can continue in the fifth race at Albion Park.
“Larry deserves to be favourite and he’s got enough respect to lead and win.
“There are some capable horses in the race - Courageous Saint won well on Tuesday - but over a mile Larry will be very hard to beat from in front.”
Larry Lincoln showed a rare brand of speed for a horse of his grade last Saturday night when he came from three back on the outer to nail the favourite Our Madiba on the post.
Pulled three wide 600 metres from home, his sizzling closing 800 and 400 sectionals of 54.25 and 26.51 saw the 1660 metres cut out in a mile rate of 1:54.6.
Barnes says he’s very confident Bondi Shake can back up on his Tuesday win and run a place in the final race.
Bondi Shake faces a tougher field of three-year-olds but Barnes says he’s very bright and is sure to run a “cheeky race.”
“Dance In The Sun looks the winner but he can run second because he chases really well.
“He doesn’t like going from slow to pinging but he’ll sit on a fast speed and chase.”
Bondi Shake showed that determination when he came out of the trail on Tuesday and hunted down the favourite Coppice to score by a nose.
“This is stronger but he’s up to them.”
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Wednesday night at Redcliffe
Race 5: Man Of Action
“I’m having a drive behind him tonight to see if I can find out why he’s not going well. He’s doing everything wrong - pulling hard in the warm-up and not wanting to go in the race, pacing badly and getting on himself. Normally they do that if there’s something wrong so I’ve got to find the problem. We’ll do our best tonight but I’ve got the acupuncture man coming tomorrow in case he has back end niggles.”
Friday night at Auckland
Race 7: Copy That
“He’s capable of anything, he’s such a spectacular horse. He’s a serious Grand Circuit horse, a world class horse, and if he had to go 1:50 it wouldn’t worry him. He’s really come on in the last 10 days and last Saturday at the workouts he grew another leg. I can’t imagine anything beating him.”
Race 9: Louie The Punter
“He trialled well last Saturday and has trained on well. If he gets a trip I’m sure he’ll be right there. It’s just an average field.”