There are so many horses to choose from in SuperCoach Racing, picking a stable can be overwhelming for anyone unfamiliar with the sport.

If you're struggling to wrap your head around all the equine names, it may be easier to choose your team from your favourite trainer.

Here are five trainers that should have an impact during the spring carnival.

The trainer of champion mare Winx, Waller broke more records last season as he secured his ninth successive Sydney trainers' premiership. Waller claimed a national record of 18 Group 1 wins (seven of them by Winx), took his Group 1 career tally past 100 and his stable won an all-time high of $43.4 million. Even without Winx, Waller will still have a formidable spring team.

Horses to consider: Arcadia Queen, Enticing Star, Finche, Girl Tuesday, Verry Elleegant, Nature Strip, Kolding, Youngstar, Funstar, Haut Brion Her.

He's the head trainer for the powerful Godolphin operation and the grandson of racing legend Bart Cummings so it's a safe bet that the third generation of a training dynasty knows a little something about getting the best out of his horses. Cummings has taken Godolphin from strength to strength in just two seasons at the helm, falling one short of 100 Sydney winners last season but set a national record for most stakes wins, including eight at Group 1 level. He had extraordinary success during the autumn with his two-year-olds (who will race in the spring as three-year-olds), winning the Golden Slipper, Sires Produce Stakes and Magic Millions.

Horses to consider: Avilius, Alizee, Hartnell, Bivouac, Osborne Bulls, Exhilarates, Flit, Pandemic, Best Of Days.

The team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig picked up the Melbourne trainers' title after Darren Weir's disqualification. The sheer weight of numbers in their stable means they should again be a prominent player in the spring. Won the 2017 Caulfield Cup with Boom Time.

Horses to consider: Super Titus, Rostropovich, So Si Bon, Yourdeel, Amphitrite, Power Scheme, Spanish Whisper, Victory Kingdom, Qafila.

Their first season as a training partnership netted a staggering 159 winners in Victoria with 42 in the city. They have become a bigger force with nearly 500 horses on their books after taking over disqualified trainer Darren Weir's racing empire. Maher trained Jameka to win the 2016 Caulfield Cup.

Horses to consider:Humidor, Kenedna, Loving Gaby, Dr Drill, Junipal, Bons Away, All Too Royal, The Mobot.

The first lady of racing has won nearly every major spring Group 1 and is one of the carnival's biggest promoters. Waterhouse joined forces with Bott in 2016 and the pair had a big impact in the 2017 spring despite limited numbers -- which included five winners over the Flemington carnival.

Horses to consider: Dawn Passage, Yao Dash, Wolfe, Hush Writer, Stampede, Con Te Partiro Chess Star.

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