Coffs Harbour Cup Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Coffs Harbour Cup which is to be run at Coffs Harbour racecourse on Thursday 4th, August 2016. View the Coffs Harbour Cup Field.

1TIMELESS PRINCETony NewingMs Winona Costin1161kg
2SINGLE SPIRITRoss StittScott Thurlow1760.5kg
3OUR BOY NICHOLASToby EdmondsJim Byrne1860kg
4BINALONG ROADMack GriffithJames Orman (a)559.5kg
5OLYMPIC ACADEMYKris LeesBlake Shinn359.5kg
6RUSTIC MELODYKris LeesAndrew Gibbons859.5kg
7COLLABORATION (GB)Joanne HardyGlen Colless1359kg
8LIFE OF REILLY (NZ)Paul MurrayGrant Buckley1455.5kg
9SOFINShannon FryRaymond Spokes755kg
10YOUWAITANDSEETrevor HardyJason Taylor1254kg
11GOT UNDERSKen LantryMs Rachel King (a/), (late alt)954kg
12DESERT GENERAL (NZ)Liam BirchleyRobert Thompson2054kg
13MURVATEGordon Yorke454kg
14STEVE’S SURPRISEHunter KilnerMatthew Paget654kg
15MALLEABLEBarry RatcliffSerg Lisnyy1654kg
16TOPMASTLeon DaviesDarren Jones1054kg
17eNISSILERicky RohdeMatthew Bennett1554kg
18eKASHARNCon KarakatsanisPeter Graham254kg
19eLOCK AND LOADMitchell Beer & Max HintonBen Looker154kg
20eCAP BIANCOJoanne Hardy1954kg


A lightly raced import with spring aspirations will begin his campaign at Flemington.

English-bred Pilote D’Essai, a three-time winner in France for Andre Fabre, runs in a 1400m-handicap on Saturday.

The Lindsay Park-trained galloper won his Australian debut at Bendigo in March, also over 1400m.

Tom Dabernig, who trains Pilot D’Essai in partnership with David and Ben Hayes, says there are no concrete plans for Pilote D’Essai.

“He’s been gelded since his win at Bendigo,” Dabernig said.

“That was always the plan but he came out to Australia in light training so we decided to press on and give him a preparation.

“He won well at Bendigo so we’ll kick him off over 1400 metres on Saturday and see where we get to.”

Dabernig says Pilote D’Essai has fully acclimatised and he is looking forward to seeing him line up on Saturday.

The gelding had a jump-out at Flemington last Friday and impressed Dabernig with how he went about his work.

“It’s hard to know what you get with these imports sometimes but he looks pretty straightforward,” Dabernig said.

“Just where he ends up it’s hard to say at this stage.

“He’ll be given every opportunity to make his way through to a good race in the spring if his form warrants it.”

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