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July Hopefuls Boosted By Supplementary Entries

3yo's on the move!

Three talented three-year-olds, including two fillies from KwaZulu-Natal stables, were added to the list of Vodacom Durban July hopefuls at the first supplementary entry stage on Tuesday.

Team Fiorella – Duncan and Cathy with happy owner Dave Maclean

They join the 46 remaining horses that stood their ground at yesterday’s first acceptance stage for the R4.25-million Gr1 spectacle that draws massive local and international interest and claims the right to be rated the greatest race on the African continent.

The fillies that have joined the battle for a place in the final field of the 2 200m event at the Theatre of Champions at Greyville in Durban on July 7 are the daughter of Go Deputy from the Alyson Wright stable, Flichity By Farr, and the Duncan Howells stable inmate Fiorella.

The third supplementary entry is the bay gelding Rocket Countdown from the Candice Bass-Robinson yard.

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Rocket Countdown wins the Selangor Cup

Flichity By Farr gave notice that she was to be given the utmost respect when finishing just over a length second to Secret Potion in the recent Oaks at Turffontein where Takingthepeace failed to win and secure the Triple Tiara.

She had shown little before that to suggest she could be a July candidate but her earlier wins over 1 800m and 2 000m indicated that she would enjoy ground and her Oaks performance confirmed that.

Fiorella upstaged superstar Snowdance in the Daisy Fillies Guineas at Greyville recently and indicated that she had a fair amount of talent before that when one-and-a-half lengths fourth behind Takingthepeace in the SA Fillies Classic at Turffontein.

Fiorella beats Snowdance in the Daisy Fillies Guineas

The Howells stable is in top form and the Captain Al filly could make her final bid for a big-race invitation in the Grade 1 Woolavington next month.

Rocket Countdown first put his hand up as a gelding worth following when beating the Brett Crawford-trained White River home in the Selangor Cup. White River has since finished second in the Cape Guineas and third in the Byerley Turk and is currently in the top 18 on the first Vodacom Durban July Log.

Rocket Countdown’s latest quest for consideration came when second from the widest draw to Rainbow Bridge in the Cape Winter Guineas confirming that he could be worth considering for a July ticket.

R4 250 000 VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1)

0 Oh Susanna (AUS) Accepted (3F) 0 121 A Justin Snaith
0 Coral Fever Accepted (5G) 0 118 BA Robbie Sage
0 Gold Standard Accepted (4C) 0 117 A Glen Kotzen
0 Legislate Accepted (7H) 0 117 A Justin Snaith
0 Abashiri Accepted (5G) 0 115 A M G Azzie/A A Azzie
0 Nother Russia Scratched (5M) 0 112 A Mike de Kock
0 Rabada Accepted (5H) 0 112 A Brett Crawford
0 Lady In Black Scratched (3F) 0 111 A Dennis Drier
0 Do It Again Accepted (3G) 0 110 A Justin Snaith
0 Liege Accepted (5G) 0 110 AT Sean Tarry
0 Roy Had Enough (AUS) Accepted (3C) 0 110 A Frank Robinson
0 Cascapedia (IRE) Accepted (4F) 0 109 BA Mike de Kock
0 Deo Juvente Accepted (6G) 0 109 A Geoff Woodruff
0 Perovskia Accepted (4G) 0 109 A Harold Crawford
0 Saratoga Dancer Scratched (6G) 0 109 A Duncan Howells
0 Star Express Accepted (5M) 0 109 A Justin Snaith
0 Surcharge Accepted (3C) 0 109 A Stuart Pettigrew
0 African Night Sky Accepted (4G) 0 108 A Justin Snaith
0 $Fiorella (3F) 0 108 A Duncan Howells
0 It’s My Turn Accepted (5G) 0 108 A Dean Kannemeyer
0 Silvan Star Scratched (5M) 0 108 A Glen Kotzen
0 White River Accepted (3G) 0 108 A Brett Crawford
0 Elusive Silva Accepted (5G) 0 107 A Justin Snaith
0 Pack Leader Accepted (3C) 0 107 A Glen Kotzen
0 Glider Pilot Accepted (4G) 0 106 A Tyrone Zackey
0 Greek Fire Accepted (3C) 0 106 A M G Azzie/A A Azzie
0 Like A Panther Accepted (3C) 0 106 A Mike de Kock
0 Noble Secret Scratched (3G) 0 106 A Mike de Kock
0 Sabina’s Dynasty Accepted (4F) 0 106 A Paul Peter
0 Social Order Accepted (4G) 0 106 BAT Sean Tarry
0 Steel Rose Accepted (3G) 0 106 A Glen Puller
0 Crowd Pleaser Accepted (4C) 0 105 A J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Fort Ember Accepted (5M) 0 105 A Paul Peter
0 Matador Man Accepted (4G) 0 105 BA Sean Tarry
0 The Slade Accepted (4G) 0 105 A Dean Kannemeyer
0 Majestic Mambo Accepted (3C) 0 104 A Paul Peter
0 Mambo Mime Accepted (5G) 0 104 A Dean Kannemeyer
0 Takingthepeace Scratched (3F) 0 104 A Mike de Kock
0 Dawn Assault Scratched (4C) 0 103 BAT St John Gray
0 Safe Harbour Scratched (4F) 0 103 AT Sean Tarry
0 Wind Chill Scratched (4F) 0 103 AT Joe Soma
0 Banner Hill Scratched (5G) 0 102 A Geoff Woodruff
0 Brazuca (AUS) Scratched (5H) 0 102 A J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Red Chesnut Road Scratched (4G) 0 102 A Robbie Hill
0 $Rocket Countdown (3G) 0 102 A Candice Bass-Robinson
0 Secret Potion Accepted (3F) 0 102 A Geoff Woodruff
0 Warrior’s Rest Accepted (3C) 0 102 A Sean Tarry
0 French Navy Scratched (6G) 0 101 AT Sean Tarry
0 Platinum Prince Accepted (4G) 0 101 BA Justin Snaith
0 Royal Crusade Accepted (3G) 0 101 A Mike de Kock
0 Silver Thursday Scratched (3F) 0 101 A Mike de Kock
0 Simply Royal Scratched (4F) 0 101 AT Sean Tarry
0 $Flichity By Farr Accepted (3F) 0 100 A Alyson Wright
0 Girl On The Run Accepted (5M) 0 100 BA J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Tilbury Fort Accepted (4G) 0 100 AT Sean Tarry
0 Wild Wicket Accepted (4G) 0 100 BA Duncan Howells
0 Ngaga (AUS) Accepted (4F) 0 99 A Andre Nel
0 Head Honcho Accepted (4G) 0 98 AT Andre Nel
0 Strathdon Accepted (4G) 0 97 A Justin Snaith
0 Yakeen (AUS) Accepted (3C) 0 97 A Mike de Kock
0 Roy’s Riviera (AUS) Accepted (3F) 0 96 A Frank Robinson
0 Dark Moon Rising Accepted (4G) 0 95 A Paul Lafferty
0 Silver God Scratched (3G) 0 93 BAT Sean Tarry
0 The Rocketman (AUS) Scratched (3G) 0 92 BA M G Azzie/A A Azzie
0 Legend Scratched (4G) 0 91 A Duncan Howells
0 Silva’s Bullet Scratched (3G) 0 91 A Dean Kannemeyer
0 Mardi Gras Scratched (3C) 0 90 A J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Shenanigans Accepted (4C) 0 89 AT Sean Tarry
0 Gambado Scratched (3G) 0 88 A Alec Laird
0 My Favourite Brown (AUS) Scratched (5G) 0 88 A J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Chariot Of Gold Accepted (3F) 0 87 A Sean Tarry
0 Throng Scratched (3G) 0 82 BAT Sean Tarry

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4 comments on “July Hopefuls Boosted By Supplementary Entries


    Now aside from the supplementary entries, allow me to play devils advocate.

    Let’s presume that the winner of Saturday’s Betting World 1900 is super impressive, whoever that may be.

    Would that change your opinion or early fancies for the July ?

    So, do you think that any of the runners in the 1900 can make an impact or win the July ?

  2. Riaan says:

    Hi WILLIAM.As far as I can Remember in most years, the Horses in the Betting World 1900,Previously had another name, I Think the Greyville 1900,Does not do good or even win the July.


    Yes Sir, the Republic Day Handicap – It was the starting point for Terence Millard’s July success ..for many years.

    It was the leading pointer for most stables and racegoers

    My opinion is that this years race looks like a rag… just my opinion



    The 1986 Republic Day Handicap had 19 runners

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