Coffs Harbour for their Cup day on a Thursday afternoon to be previewed here at Oddschecker. We have 8 races on the card here. Big fields are the norm here and the rail is in the true position and we should be on a good track come race day.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2.7 - 2,4 - 1,2 - 2,7
Wide Play: 1,2,7,13 - 2,3,4,14 ,- 1,2,7, - 2,7,11,14
BEST BET: R7 – 2. SOFIN
Next Best Bet: R6 – 2. FREE STANDING
Best Roughie: R4 – 10. DOURO
SCRATCHED No2 DREAMSCOPE
SCRATCHED No10 ROLLING CLOUD
No4 I TOO CAN DANCE
VALUE RUNNER: No5 MUSTAKNOWN
No11 NEAR SILENUS
No1 ASK THE PRICE
No3 DAGGA BOY
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ASK THE PRINCE
No1 PLATEAU GOLD is a winner over this course and distance twice in the past. The weight isn’t an issue for mine as he carried 63.5kg when winning last year and has 62kgs here.
No8 I’M A JET has won over the course and distance in the past. Carries no weight and could run them ragged here.
No6 CANNIZZARO is a winner over 900m in the past and was only one length off, of them at the T&D last start.
No2 ARISE AUGUSTUS looks to be using this as a barrier trial, he will be finishing fast.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 CANNIZZARO
No1 COLLABORATION looks to be only getting fit now. Big jockey change with McEvoy jumping on board here and he should improve.
No10 DOURO (BEST ROUGHIE) finally got a race run to suit and finished off well to win last start. Horribly weighted here, but has some upside.
No2 DYLAN’S ROMANCE drops in grade here and should improve here from the good gate.
No3 METEOROLOGIST wasn’t too far off them in the Grafton Cup last start and that should hold up well here.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 DOURO
No2 THREE HATS
No7 MENNEKE BELLE
SCRATCHED No13 FERNIEHIRST
SCRATCHED No1 IMPREGNABLE
VALUE RUNNER: No13 FERNIEHIRST
No2 FREE STANDING (NEXT BEST BET) resumed in good order last start in the Ramornie behind Calanda and The Monstar. His second-up record isn’t too bad at all, and we need to remember he bolted in the Country Championships last preparation. He looks to get a good run behind the speed here and should finish over the top.
SCRATCHED No4 BETTER LAND is his own worst enemy, he has all the talent in the world but hates winning. McEvoy jumps on here and he will run well again.
No14 SHOTGUN ROULETTE was brilliant in the trial coming into this and carries no weight.
No3 CROOKED BLAZE finished off well in the Kirby at Grafton. Up to 1200m now suits much more.
VALUE RUNNER: No14 SHOTGUN ROULETTE
No2 SOFIN (BEST BET) looks set to peak here third-up from a spell. She has wound up quite well in both runs and has been going quite well. Now to a big prizemoney race, from a soft gate she looks the one to beat. She is a country cups winner in the past and looks to be flying.
No1 PELETHRONIUS is low flying this time in with four wins from all starts, my worry is carrying 61.5kg from the wide gate.
No4 EGYPTIAN RULER finished off well in the lead up to this. He drops 4kgs for that run and should figure in here.
No7 MR MCBAT won the South Grafton Cup in good fashion last start and should run well again.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 EGYPTIAN RULER
No7 SUPREME GIRL
No2 GO THE GANTRY
No14 DREAM STARLET
VALUE RUNNER: No14 DREAM STARLET