Bookies rate Erinsea top local hope
THE early markets for Thursday's Carlton Mid Coffs Harbour Gold Cup sees bookmakers rate the Brett Dodson trained Erinsea as the best hope for a local win.
TAB Sportsbet have Erinsea as the equal second favourite for the big race offering odds of $7.
The experienced Youthful Jack, who could take his stakes earnings over the $1 million mark with a win on Thursday, has been installed as the $4.60 race favourite despite having to carry eight more kilos than the majority of the field.
The Coffs Harbour trio of One Lickety Split, Save A Buck and Toucan Ukelele have all been rated as $17 chances of victory.
Local trainer Peter Goodenough also has a starter in the big race with Geronimo Jack but the Umatilla gelding is rated an outsider in the field at odds of 50-1.
Bondit is an emergency for the Gold Cup and the Joe Janiak trained gelding is an unlikely starter. Bondit hasaccepted for a start on Wednesday and is at fixed odds of 100-1 to win Thursday's feature event.
2012 Carlton Mid Coffs Harbour Gold Cup - TAB Sportsbet odds
$4.60 Youthful Jack
$7.00 Erinsea, Pepperwood
$11 Clever Hans, Magnolia Lane, Wishwyn
$13 Ausworld, Better Not Doubt, Letchworth (1E)
$17 One Lickety Split, Save A Buck, Toucan Ukelele
$26 Irish Love, Nevzlin, Tippoff
$51 Geronimo Jack, Lifebuoy, To Dubawi Go (2E)
$101 Bondit (3E), Long Journey Home (4E)