Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Autumn Carnival in Full Swing

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Autumn Carnival in Full Swing

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ANOTHER big few days ahead for local trainers with racing in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Grafton, Murwillumbah and Taree.

The Brisbane autumn carnival is in full swing and Coffs has a number of hopefuls at today's meeting.

Brett Bellamy's Sectagonal and Gordon Yorke's Nuclear Medicine go head to head in the 1110m Doomben Dash.

Brett has Jim Byrne on board while Gordon has opted for young Luke Cumberland to steer his charge.

The exciting One Lickety Split will head out in the $100,000 2YO Plate over 1200m and Gordon has opted for the experienced Jim Cassidy to take the ride.

Gordon also takes up Happy Finish for the Class 6 over 1200m.

Luke Cumberland will take the ride after jumping off Trevor Hardy's Save a Buck in the 1615m Class 6.

All 5 horses should have their chances today.

While on his way to Brisbane, Brett Bellamy will drop off two horses at the Gold Coast as he has Lotsahula lining up in the 2YO 900m Maiden and Sista Kugah in the Class 6 over 1400m.

When he heads off from Coffs his truck will certainly be full and his staff very busy as another two horses are also lining up at today's Grafton non-TAB meeting.

Brett is sending his stayers Mista Kuga and Gold Parade around in Grafton's 2112m Rating 62 Hcp.

Also on the Grafton card is Joe Janiak's Sea Slew and Trent Greentree's Speedland in the 1612m Maiden, Peter Goodenough has You Know in the 1100m Maiden and Trevor Hardy is dropping off Fantastic Style for the Rating 57 Hcp over 1100m.

Warren Dean will fly the local flag at Sunday's Murwillumbah meeting. Warren takes up the in-form Witch Heart for their Class 2 1200m Hcp.

Then on Monday Brett Dodson and Paul Smith head south to Taree to try their luck.

Both trainers have in-form horses with Paul sending out Strange Cove in the 1300m Class 1 Hcp while Brett will start Ashita in the Rating 72 1300m Hcp.

* Champion sprinter Takeover Target leaves our shores for another crack at international glory after winning his eighth Group 1 in Adelaide last Saturday.

Despite looking pressured in the Morphettville straight, the rising 10-year-old bounded into overdrive and dashed away for an easy win in the Goodwood. …

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