Coffs Harbour will host its feature race meeting of the year on Thursday with the feature race being the Gold Cup over a mile. Thirteen runners will take part in the race after scratchings in which Southern Shimmer holds slight favouritism at $4.50 ahead of Disciple and Single Spirit at $4.60 a piece.
Southern Shimmer is likely to start as the outright favourite in the race with good money coming for the Stitt trained galloper which has seen him firm from $6.50 opening quote into his current quote of $4.50. Disciple has also received backing and so has Single Spirt.
Disciple has been racing against some quality opposition of late and despite his poor performance last start i think the drop back in grade here should see him back in the winners stall. He is likely to go forward from the wide gate and if Jason Collett can get him into a nice spot i think we will be seeing him win at good odds of $4.60. Hardest to beat will be Southern Shimmer, Frozen Rope and Hard Ticker.