Big Field for 2012 Coffs Harbour Cup

A full field of 16 horses plus four emergencies has been named to contest Thursday’s $80,000 2012 Coffs Harbour Cup (1600m).

Youthful Jack

Youthful Jack is the topweight in the Coffs Harbour Cup

Set to carry the topweight is multiple black-type winner Youthful Jack who has been allocated 62kg but will get in with 60kg following a two-kilogram claim from apprentice jockey Cassandra Schmidt.

The experienced gelding will come from the inside barrier and will be out to add another victory to his resume that stands at 16 wins from 51 starts.

Based in Taree, the rising seven-year-old has collected over $900,000 in prize money but has not scored victory from five winter starts.

Fellow veteran Pepperwood will come from barrier six with Danny Nikolic on board and also has multiple black-type wins to his name.

The rising eight-year-old’s most recent win came four starts ago when he produced a dominant performance to take out the Listed Spear Chief Handicap by more than a length.

Joining Pepperwood in making the trip south from Queensland is Pat Duff-trained gelding Ausworld who will have to overcome the obstacle of a tough barrier 19 draw.

One horse heading into the race in good form is local mare Erinsea who has won four times and finished runner-up twice in her six most recent starts.

Trained by Brett Dodson, the daughter of Tycoon Ruler will be facing the toughest test of her career on Saturday but performed well against a number of metropolitan horses when runner-up in the Sky Racing Mother’s Gift at the Grafton Cup Carnival.

Also heading into the race with recent success behind them is fellow Coffs Harbour product Toucan Ukelele.

The Brett Bellamy-trained gelding has won three of his four most recent starts including a dominant 2 1/2 length victory at Taree last Friday.

Other hrosres set to line up include Stephen Farley-trained Wishwyn and last-start winner Save A Buck.

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Coffs Harbour Cup – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3111×58438 YOUTHFUL JACK Ross Stitt Ms Cassandra Schmidt (a2), (late alt) 1 62kg 98
2 0x00981486 PEPPERWOOD Liam Birchley Danny Nikolic 6 58.5kg 88
3 3462721634 AUSWORLD Pat Duff Matthew Palmer 19 54kg 78
4 73133×4424 CLEVER HANS Leon Davies Glenn Lynch 10 54kg 77
5 44x06457x0 IRISH LOVE Tim Martin Daniel Ganderton 8 54kg 77
6 7×40211112 ERINSEA Brett Dodson Matthew Bennett 14 54kg 76
7 2154242885 ONE LICKETY SPLIT Gordon Yorke Timothy Bell 9 54kg 74
8 0765234431 SAVE A BUCK Trevor Hardy Raymond Spokes 18 54kg 74
9 2123×92433 BETTER NOT DOUBT Neil Godbolt Chris Whiteley 13 54kg 72
10 0272454362 TIPPOFF Daniel Phegan Scott Thurlow 15 54kg 72
11 397170×712 WISHWYN Stephen Farley Ms Alysha Collett (a0) 11 54kg 71
12 360×700277 LIFEBUOY Terry McCarthy Terry Treichel 3 54kg 70
13 Px24680571 MAGNOLIA LANE Marc Conners Blake Spriggs (a0) 20 54kg 70
14 0x96474359 NEVZLIN Wayne Wilkes Andrew Gibbons 5 54kg 69
15 2211831101 TOUCAN UKELELE Brett Bellamy Chle Lee (a3) 4 54kg 68
16 1230560×04 GERONIMO JACK Peter Goodenough Ms Samantha Munro (a0) 7 54kg 66
17e x544523256 LETCHWORTH Marc Conners TBA 16 54kg 66
18e 84323480×6 TO DUBAWI GO Neil Osborne TBA 2 54kg 63
19e 0x84475475 BONDIT Joe Janiak TBA 17 54kg 55
20e 7×94782562 LONG JOURNEY HOME Neil Godbolt TBA 12 54kg 54