Ready to rumble: Lincoln Farms’ invaders blossom in the Queensland sun

Lincoln Farms’ four new Brisbane invaders have settled into their new quarters so well, trainer Ray Green intends racing at least two of them next week.

Green reports neither Copy That, American Dealer, Tommy Lincoln nor Captain Nemo have left an oat since arriving last Friday.

And after a good training session yesterday at Mark Dux’s Woongoolba property in south-east Queensland, Green says he will definitely line up Tommy Lincoln and Captain Nemo next week, and see if he can find a suitable race for American Dealer as well.

“They all trained well and I had the acupuncture guy go over them too.

“He reckoned Captain Nemo’s back end was crook but I thought he trained super.”

Green, who is on a seven-week campaign, has decided not to run American Dealer in the A$21,000 Redcliffe Derby on Saturday week.

“The blokes here have advised me not to. It’s a tight little track and if you don’t draw well you’re in trouble straight away.

“I’d rather run him in a three-year-old race at Albion Park and give him a look round the track before the South East Derby (July 17).”

American Dealer’s main mission is the A$100,660 Queensland Derby (mobile 2680m) on July 24.

Green will reserve Copy That for a trial at Albion Park on Friday week, to have him fresh for racing on four consecutive Saturdays during July when he will contest the A$25,660 Wondai’s Mate (mobile 1660m), the A$250,000 The Rising Sun (mobile 2138m), the A$100,660 Sunshine Sprint (mobile 1660m) and A$250,000 Blacks A Fake Queensland Championship (mobile 2680m).

Our runners this week

Saturday night at Albion Park


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Ray Green

Ray’s comments

Friday night at Auckland

Race 2: Frisco Bay

“He obviously needed the run last week. He pulled his way round the field and sat outside the leader but he couldn’t cop a run like that first-up and got tired. The ability is there, whether he’s fit enough or not we’ll find out. But I expect him to go well, the three draw is much better than last week.”

Race 2: Lenny Lincoln

“He’ll probably need a race but he’s capable of running a slot. He’s unlucky not to have won a race, all three of his seconds were good. He’s got a bit better with each of his trials this time in and he got home well last Saturday, after coming widest on the turn.”

Race 3: Obadiah Dragon

“The way the race was run at Cambridge last week, his effort wasn’t bad at all. Moni (Monika Ranger) said he felt strong and, if he’d been a few slots closer, he would have been right in it. He’ll be improved for the run.”

Race 3: Leo Lincoln

“He’s very consistent - he’s only missed a couple of cheques. But he’s another just coming back and should improve with the run.”

Dan Costello Race Photography