Despite the early favourite being scratched, Academy heads the Sportsbet.com.au market for the Coffs Harbour Cup (1600m) on Thursday and has been met with support.
Early favourite for the race was Top Prospect but he’s been scratched to be saved for a Saturday race. Now the favourite is Academy, who has been racing pretty well in Sydney this time in. Opened $5.50 and has firmed to $4.80, keeping in mind a part of that is due to deductions.
He holds the call over Sikandarabad and Saxton Rock. The former is a Stakes class horse when right and finds a winnable race if he produces anywhere near his best. Saxton Rock won during the Grafton Carnival and has the Matty Dunn polish.