Hellenism a clear favourite to win at Coffs Harbour

TAB customers did not wait long to back Hellenism for Tuesday’s NRRA Country Championships Qualifier (1400 metres) at Coffs Harbour.

The locally-prepared runner out of the Aiden St Vincent barn went up $3.90 favourite with TAB Fixed Odds and was immediately pounced on by punters.

A bet of $1,000 @ $3.90 was the first written for Hellenism which has drawn barrier 11 for Tuesday’s feature.

Such has been the weight of early money for the daughter of Helmet that she is now into $3.20 and clear top pick in front of Gracie Belle ($7.50) and a pair of horses at $8.50 (One For Betty and Plonka).

COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER (Coffs Harbour, Tuesday February 18)

Hellenism $3.20 favourite (opened $3.90)
Gracie Belle $7.50 (opened $7)
One For Betty $8.50 (opened $8)
Plonka $8.50 (opened $8)
Our Echo $12 (opened $11)
Xanthus $12 (opened $11)
Lose The Snip $14 (opened $13)
Shes Spicy $14 (opened $13)
Winning Brothers $14 (opened $15)
Others from $21

COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL (Winner market, Randwick April 4)
Ligulate $9 eq fav
Mahalangur $9 eq fav
Bobbing $11
Luna Mia $11
Awesome Pluck $15
El Mo $15
Hellenism $15
Julian Rock $15
News Girl $15
Sneak Preview $15
Whiteley $15
Others from $26