Co-trainer Trent Busuttin isn't one to mince his words when it comes to the horses he prepares with partner Natalie Young.
Busuttin described the first-up run of Sunsource at Flemington on June 3 as plain, expecting the two-year-old to finish off the 1200m better than he did.
Sunsource will be out for some form of redemption at Flemington on Saturday when he runs in the Rod Johnson Handicap (1420m).
Craig Newitt again has the ride on the colt having partnered him first-up when fourth behind Steparty, an opponent again on Saturday.
"He was plain first-up. If he had run into third, he would have been alright. He's a 1600-metre horse, but he should have been better first-up. Craig said they just sat, sprinted and he was the first horse off the bridle." Busuttin said.
After Sunsource won on debut in the Magic Millions Ballarat 2YO Classic last November, Busuttin called for a set of blinkers for the colt's campaign in Brisbane.
But with Sunsource being aimed at longer races this campaign, Busuttin decided to remove the headgear for his first-up appearance a fortnight ago.
However, the blinkers will go back on again on Saturday.
"At Ballarat on debut he was slow away and didn't know what he was doing, but he put it together late," Busuttin said.
"We took the blinkers off first-up, but we've put the shades back on him, he up to 1400 metres, but he's drawn bad, so we'll just ride him cold and make him finish off.
"Drawing 10, we won't be digging him and if he's running through the line, then you've got those 1600-metre, 1800-metre races at Flemington coming up for him."