Coffs trainers hit the road



COFFS HARBOUR Harbour horses and trainers are hitting the road in all directions again over the next few days in search of some substantial prizemoney.

This afternoon Famous Dane lines up in the listed 2400m Stayers' Quality ($80,000) at Rosehill Gardens and will hopefully get plenty of speed on up front after his last start fifth behind the classy Zingam at the same track two weeks ago.

Another country galloper , Precise Timing from the Taree stables of Ross Stitt, is engaged in the race after a last start second to Zingam's stablemate Bush Honey in the Gosford Cup.

Bush Honey is rated a chance in today's Doomben Cup.

It would be nice to see the two North Coast geldings fight out the finish of today's Sydney feature.

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TOMORROW Brett Dodson heads across the big hill to Tamworth with Kreisler's Jewel and Frisco Agogo.

The 1400m course record holder over there, Kreisler's Jewel will be attempting to win his third Tamworth Cup over that distance.

Now a seven year old, the Coffs gelding faces an enormous test first up from barrier 18 and with 58kg, but luckily will have Purton making the journey to Tamworth as well to balance the odds.

Kreisler's Jewel will probably go to the tail of the field early and will need luck in running.

There will be plenty of urging from punters at the Pier Hotel as he makes his run in the straight.

In his favour, Kreisler's Jewel has won twice and been runner up twice from five first up starts and will be fit and fesh for tomorrow's Tamworth Cup against the likes of Golds Coast gelding Omnitrader, a recent winner at Ballina and local gelding Sir Winalot which will be out to maintain an impressive winning streak.

Frisco Agogo will apppreciate a class drop in the last at Tamworth after her recent third at Eagle Farm and al- though also drawing wide, won't be fancy odds to win with Coffs apprentice Brett Poulos on top.

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ANOTHER Coffs trainer Trevor Hardy, himself resuming from a let-up, is also making the trip to Tamworth and his speedy filly Lawlini should run well in the 1,000m maiden.

In her last start third to Max On Top at Coffs six weeks ago, Lawlini showed blistering speed before tiring in the final strides of the race but Zac Purton should be able to nurse her across the line tomorrow.

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THE Hardy stable will continue to chalk up the miles again on Monday with their float heading to Port Macquarie in the hope that filly Miss Lazybones won't live up to her name in the two year old open and that gelding Big Wrap can improve on his last start fifth at Graf- ton for leading provincial rider Dale Spriggs.

Kel Connell has a couple of good chances on the same Port card with filly Secret Money out to lose her maiden status over 1400m and John Sleeman's gelding All In Order chasing a third career win over the same distance of the class 2 with Allan Robinson aboard.

Good luck to all the Coffs Harbour horses

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TRAINERS are reminded that nominations for the Nambucca River Jockey Club's five race community meeting next Saturday will close at 10am on Monday.

The NRJC has planning well under way for this year's Golden Sands Tavern Bowraville Cup Day on Sunday July 3 which they hope will be a record breaking meeting to begin the winter racing season in our district in style.



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