Local trainer Brett Bellamy won four races at the previous Coffs Harbour meeting last month, but, ever the realist, he will be happy enough if he can win just one race from his 10 runners at Friday's eight-race program.
"My four winners the other day was a welcome result and equalled my previous best result at a meeting," said Bellamy. "But you can't go into a meeting thinking you are going to win several races.
"I'll be happy to win just one race on Friday. As long as my runners all get around safely, I'll be happy. At least they are all racing on their home track, which is always a bonus."
Left: Zuccherina (Brenton Avdulla) when she competed in the city earlier on in her career. Image by - Bradley Photographers
Bellamy won four of the seven races at the last Coffs Harbour meeting on April 15 with Zuccherina, Star Fest, Lady End and Ready Zaim Fire. All four are again lining up on Friday along with six other runners from the Bellamy stable.
Bellamy will saddle up Gohardonhula and Real Hype (race one), All About Charlie (race two), Up There Kawana (race three), Zuccherina and Star Fest (race six), Lady End (race seven) and the trio of Ready Zaim Fire, Kawana King and Battalion (race eight).
"I liked the way Zuccherina won here the other day and she should race well again. Ready Zaim Fire came from behind Kawana King and beat him the other day and also again at their last clash at Port Macquarie, so he's probably got his measure.
"All About Charlie should also race well. Her two runs, on debut at Taree and last time at Grafton, have been pretty good. She has drawn out a bit, but that's Ray's (Spokes) problem."
Coffs Harbour Jockey Club is is looking forward to a great day's racing on Friday for its 'Tradies Day' meeting.
"It's free entry for all tradies who also get a free drink on arrival," said CHJC's Russ Atkinson. "We know a lot of tradies are really busy at the moment, but being a Friday afternoon we expect to good roll out for our very strong TAB meeting."
The Coffs Harbour track on Thursday was rated a soft 7. The rail will be in the true position.