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.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 TIMELESS PRINCE Tony Newing Ms Winona Costin 11 61kg
2 SINGLE SPIRIT Ross Stitt Scott Thurlow 17 60.5kg
3 OUR BOY NICHOLAS Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 18 60kg
4 BINALONG ROAD Mack Griffith James Orman (a) 5 59.5kg
5 OLYMPIC ACADEMY Kris Lees Blake Shinn 3 59.5kg
6 RUSTIC MELODY Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 8 59.5kg
7 COLLABORATION (GB) Joanne Hardy Glen Colless 13 59kg
8 LIFE OF REILLY (NZ) Paul Murray Grant Buckley 14 55.5kg
9 SOFIN Shannon Fry Raymond Spokes 7 55kg
10 YOUWAITANDSEE Trevor Hardy Jason Taylor 12 54kg
11 GOT UNDERS Ken Lantry Ms Rachel King (a/), (late alt) 9 54kg
12 DESERT GENERAL (NZ) Liam Birchley Robert Thompson 20 54kg
13 MURVATE Gordon Yorke 4 54kg
14 STEVE’S SURPRISE Hunter Kilner Matthew Paget 6 54kg
15 MALLEABLE Barry Ratcliff Serg Lisnyy 16 54kg
16 TOPMAST Leon Davies Darren Jones 10 54kg
17e NISSILE Ricky Rohde Matthew Bennett 15 54kg
18e KASHARN Con Karakatsanis Peter Graham 2 54kg
19e LOCK AND LOAD Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton Ben Looker 1 54kg
20e CAP BIANCO Joanne Hardy 19 54kg


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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