Day At The Track

Ray Green likes his two year olds

06:59 AM 21 May 2015 NZST
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Ray Green - Continues to churn out those high class two year olds
Ray Green - Continues to churn out those high class two year olds

Harness racing trainer Ray Green always seems to have a smart two year old or two each season and has become known as one of the best two year old conditioners around.

So when Ray tells you he has a bit of time for a juvenile, it pays to take notice.

The two year old in question is Zach Maguire who lines up for his second lifetime start at Alexander Park on Friday night.

A $34,000 purchase at last years Australasian Classic yearling sale, Zach Maguire made a good fist of his debut when a close up third to the smart Sir Ritchie.

Ray thinks he still has one or two little kinks to iron out with the Bettor's Delight colt.

" He is not the finished product yet but he is getting better all the time."

" The one attribute of his that I really like is his high speed"

"He is a colt with a big future and being a Bettors Delight he should just get better and better with racing."

" He's a keeper," Ray said.

Ray was going to have two babies in tomorrow night but it looks like he may have to scratch his other runner, the Mach Three filly Tuapeka Sky.

" She came out of the paddock lame so I will just have to get her checked out."

" It is a shame because I have a lot of time for her."

" She also has a lot of speed and I think will develop into a lovely three year old next season," Ray said.

One thing that has changed at the Lincoln Farm setup recently has been a change in the stable driving arrangements.

Ray was quick to dismiss any talk of bad blood in the change.

" A lot of the new syndicates we have set up are requesting we put up some of the leading drivers and so to accommodate them we have made the change."

At this point in the main we are using David and Zac Butcher," Ray said.

Ray Green has a great record with young horses and this years crop headed by Killer Queen and company look sure to keep his name to the fore over the next twelve months.

Harnesslink Media 

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