Al Bundy earns Norman praise

11 January 2018 06:19:20 EST

Trainer Greg Norman says his talented pacer Al Bundy will be hard to beat in the South Australia Trotter's Cup at Globe Derby on Saturday night.

Al Bundy has run placings in his last two starts despite 70-metre handicaps, but will start from scratch on Saturday night and the stable is in a confident mood.

Two starts back he was beaten by six metres, then finished eight-and-a-half metres behind stablemate Rocknroll Baby, who won last weekend.

However on Saturday he will be on a level pegging and after being drawn in 2 on the front line, it is easy to see why Norman is upbeat.

"His last few runs have been great off some pretty big handicaps," Norman said. "Moving from 70 metres behind to the front will help his cause.

"I couldn't be happier with the way he is going and expect him to be very hard to beat."

Despite his confidence, Norman does believe Rocknroll Baby is capable of beating her more experienced stablemate.

In fact Norman is positive the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven can add the Group Two to her recent Gramel Cup victory.

"There isn't a lot between them," Norman added. "She's more than capable of beating him even from even terms if she does everything right.

"She's been pretty reliable, but can do things wrong, just like when she paced away a few starts ago.

"On that occasion she settled about 25 metres behind Al Bundy and still beat him home when second and he was third."

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