Prolific: Trainer Darren Weir.Prolific: Trainer Darren Weir. Photo: Getty Images

There are not many head-scratchers Darren Weir has not solved in the training caper, but the belly laugh on the other end of the telephone line when Glen Boss’ name pops up suggests this is a battle he will never win.

The one when racing’s ultimate smooth-talking showman proffers an opinion and hits you with it right between the eyes, the understated and laconic trainer cringing and cowering in the corner as the words uttered relate to one of his team.