Series favourite steps out at Nowra

Notation is TAB’s favourite to take out the Country Championships Final at Randwick in early April and punters get to have their first look at the series’ top elect this Sunday.

The Matthew Dale-trained runner heads the market at $3.70 to win the Sera Country Championships Qualifier (1400 metres) at Nowra in what is the first of eight qualifiers for country horses.

Notation is an $8 chance to win the whole thing, with the Final itself on April 4 at Randwick, and has been installed a $3.70 favourite to win on Sunday despite being nominated at Randwick a day earlier.

Greenspan and Assault’n’bathory were the first two horses backed to win this Sunday after opening at $9 respectively.

TAB ODDS – Sera Country Championships Qualifier (Nowra)

Notation $3.70 favourite
Julian Rock $6.50
Al Mah Haha $9
Assault’n’bathory $9
Greenspan $9
Common Purpose $12
Coup De Main $12
Irish Songs $12
Moore Euros $12
Safe Landing $12
Others from $15

COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL (Winner market, Randwick April 4)

Notation $8 favourite
Ligulate $9
Mahalangur $9
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