This week’s ring-around is smaller than usual as many trainers and drivers have been busy during the week with the sales. However, I am sure the ring-around will, like always, throw out a few winners.
Andrew Armour: Believes Macardo is a good bet in the third race at Wyndham on Saturday.
Craig Thornley: Thinks Franco Harrington, who was desperately unlucky at Waikouaiti, can make amends in the ninth race at Methven on Sunday.
David Butt: Expects Lothario to be hard to beat in the third race at Timaru on Sunday.
Gavin Smith: Rates Vincennes as a good each-way chance in the fifth race at Methven on Friday.
Jim Curtin: Thinks the consistent Vitali is overdue a winning turn – Timaru, race one.
John Dunn: Expects Lovemetwotimes to be tough to toss in the sixth race at Timaru on Sunday.
Jonny Cox: Thinks Simply Susational is a good each-way chance from his ace alley in seventh race at Timaru on Sunday.
Scott Phelan: Is bullish about the chances of Rocknroll Lass in the sixth race at Manawatu tonight.
Stephen McNally: Has opted for the talented Trouble Rieu as his bet of the week. He competes in the third race at Timaru on Sunday.
Steve Richardson (T.A.B): Has been impressed by No Doctor Needed at the trials. He makes his debut in the last race at Wyndham on Saturday.
Simon Lawson: Will wait until Monday for his best bet – Bute Mach – Avondale, race ten.
Tim Williams: Thinks smart last start winner Come On Jaccka can repeat the dose on Saturday – Wyndham, race ten.
Mitchell Robertson (Harnesslink):
Best bet – Franco Harrington –Methven, race nine.
Each-way – Lovemetwotimes – Timaru, race six.
Each-way - Tazzy's Devil - Alexandra Park, race eight.
Value – Eyre I Come – Timaru, race three.